The Klankennest team is: Liesbeth Bodyn (voice, artistic direction and *production), Jeroen Van der Fraenen (visual arts, scenography, technical manager), Annemie Osborne (cello, voice), Hans Beckers (sound art), Tine Allegaert (trumpet, voice, piano), Rielke Brys (percussion), Indré Jurgeleviciute (*kanklès, voice), Rebecca Van Bogaert (flutes, voice), Corentin Dellicour (cello), Seraphine Stragier (cello), Myrte Vandeweerd (dance), Tchi-Ann Liu (dance) and Evelien Verhegge (textiles development, dramaturgy).
For its museum tours, Klankennest collaborates with Sien Verschaeren (Appelsien+Ananas) and Klaas De Roo (Studio Moscou).
Klankennest was established in 2015 and started out by organising music sessions at children’s day-care centres, house concerts, music schools… Over the years this has grown into an artists’ collective with considerable expertise, offering baby-concerts, performance installations and museum tours for the enjoyment and delight of its very young audiences.
Klankennest now performs regularly both in Belgium and abroad and is a member of Small Size, a global network of organisations who focus on creating high quality performances for children under the age of 6.
Klankennest productions are advised on and managed by the booking office Huis Alma.
Liesbeth Bodyn majored in musicology at Ghent University and also studied music psychology during an Erasmus exchange at the University of Oslo in Norway. After finishing her masters, she decided to complement her theoretical knowledge with more practical skills by studying classical voice at the conservatoire of Leuven.
She is fascinated by music pedagogy and music education, and was able to explore this passion in a more practical way through her training in Steiner pedagogy. Taking a masterclass in “musical dialogue with young children” with Sarah Verhulst (Babelut) opened up a whole new perspective for Liesbeth. This marked the start of a process of research lasting a number of years, which led her to explore a variety of methodologies in art, movement and music-pedagogy. She has taken courses, workshops and masterclasses in topics including “Music Learning Theory” by Ewin E., Gordon, Dalcroze, Eurhythmics amongst others. For many years she worked for various arts education organisations in Flanders.
Liesbeth Bodyn is founder, artistic director, and singer at Klankennest, and also works as a preschool teacher in a Steiner school. She works on various projects as a singer, with a focus on early music. Liesbeth is also mum to 2-year-old Tilda, her daughter together with her partner (and Klankennest colleague) Jeroen Van der Fraenen.