The artistic direction of Soundnest is in the hands of founder Liesbeth Bodyn.
Her artistic vision draws on two key ideas. First, Liesbeth believes it is very important to develop a real dialogue with the young audience members as part of the creative process. The way in which young children experience the world inspires and expands Bodyn’s own vision as an artist. For this reason, she does not see children as a passive audience but as active participants both in the creative process as well as during the performance. Second, Liesbeth feels it is essential to have room for artistic innovation during the creative process . For this reason she has brought together a community of artists to work within Klankennest: artists who all share a passion for experimentation and dialogue, and who push the boundaries of different fields of art while developing new creative work for young audiences.
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.
Liesbeth Bodyn (vocals, artistic and production management), Jeroen Van der Fraenen (visual arts, scenography, technical coordination), Annemie Osborne (cello, vocals), Hans Beckers (sound art), Tine Allegaert (trumpet, vocals, piano), Indré Jurgeleviciute (kanklès, vocals), Rebecca Van Bogaert (flutes, vocals), Jozefien Derweduwen (flute, vocals), Corentin Dellicour (cello), Seraphine Stragier (cello), Siri Clinckspoor (dance), Tchi-Ann Liu (dance), Aya Suzuki (percussion), Rielke Brys (percussion) & Kaja Farszky (percussion) …
Soundnest is a company for young children and their parents that enables a dialogue and experimentation in music, movement and visual arts through sensory experiences.
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