Pastoral (Be)



La Raffinerie – Charleroi Danses

21, rue de Manchester Bruxelles

5 euros

OMFI @ City Sonic Live in Brussels, the 30 of September

OMFI/One Moment Free Improvcelebrate the work of music explorers and live music of today with live creations. Instead of chapels, solitary travelers and accomplices.

For his second collaboration with City Sonic, OMFI in a passion filled evening with concerts (creations) from :

  • the group, Razen (Flemish multi instrumentalists on Kraak label, between experimental and free contemporary music folk)
  • Radio Prague (the meeting between the Wallon Pioneers experimental music and improvisational flute)
  • Isa Belle + Paradise Now (Tibetan bowls / gongs, saxophone, guitar, electro soundscapes and vocals)
  • Matthieu Safatly + Björn Jauss saka zen.ze (cello-traveler versus electro / feedback by the inventor of the gonzophone. – Be)

+ City Sonic video selection, small independent audio producers salon and alter DJs (Guy-Marc Hinant / Sub Rosa, Mad-Ap).

OMFI is also the joyful closing event of City Sonic #14 in Brussels.

Figures (video - 2016)

Characters observed -all at once familiar and strange…gestures, games, interrogations, and drifts seen between parallel realities … distorted figures in a nature that’s denaturalized on an electro- rock soundtrack softly hallucinatory.

Transcultures Production


Pastoral is a group created in 2010 by Christophe Bailleau (musician and visual artist based in Huy, who produced several albums with Fenêtre Records, Carte Postale Records, Annexia, Le cri de la harpe…) and Philippe Franck (a.k.a. Paradise Now). Mix of post-folk, post-pop, sound landscapes and experimental music, the discography of Pastoral is open, imaginative, and not deprived of humour.