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Artists

Luc Mishalle

Instrument: 
soprano saxophone
tenor saxophone
baritonsax
Ensembles: 
Saxafabra - Cezariusz Gadzina

Biography

photo: Willy Schuyten

Luc Mishalle is an idiosyncratic musician, to say the least. Since 1976 he has been working as a musician and composer with theatre groups such as Welfare State International, Emergency Exit Arts (G.B.), Dogtroep (Nl), Internationale Nieuwe Scene and Tiedrie (B). He also performs with ‘jazz brass band’ St. Juttemis (Nl).

Since 1983 he has been focusing mainly on minority music and founded a series of groups that have since made across Europe: Belçikal, Raï Express, Marakbar... He also plays with big names on the improvisaiton scene and has been commissioned to compose for Flemish institutions like Monty, Vooruit, Stad aan de Stroom, CCB, Walpurgis, Zuiderpershuis

He has been involved in present-day music since 1988: he played with Blindman! for ten years and ocasionally also with groups such as Ictus and QO2. These last few years he has regularly composed and/or performed for and with theatre companies such as Het Muziek LOD, Kunstencentrum De Werf, hetPaleis, theater Stap (B), Ro-theater, DNA...(NL). 

He has published in various magazines and books and has dozens of CDs and LPs to his name.

He has been artistic director of MET-X (formerly vzw De Krijtkring) since 1998 and is behind the likes of Al-Harmoniah, Fanfarrah, Aywa!, Marockin' Brass....

 

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