This CD is produced in association with This Place is Dreaming ,Rethinking and Transfiguring the Sites and Sounds of Brussels, a project for interdisciplinary creations curated by Ive Stevenheydens and presented at a variety of locations between October 15th and 23th, during the argosfestival 2004.

The project brought installations, performances, concerts, lectures and interactive ‘actions’ by Belgian and worldwide (sound) artists, all focused on the city of Brussels. Eighteen of these are included on this CD. This Place is Dreaming is inherently bound to the sonority of the Belgian capital. Heimir Björgulfsson, Yannis Kyriakides, Stilluppsteypa and Olivier Capparos, for example, delved into the interview archives of Brussel behoort ons toe / Bruxelles nous appartient. These ‘remixes’ from stories of the inhabitants of Brussels, telling about their city, urbanization and their relationships with the architecture, the streets and with each other, guarantee a wide range of musical standpoints. Under the title, Brussels Sonic Matter, and together with TMRX, Martiens Go Home, Johan Vandermaelen and Building Transmissions, Francisco Lopez set up a collective sound pool of field recordings from Brussels. For a concert performance, each of the five, according to their own idiosyncratic techniques, used sound material collected by the others. Although some of the Brussels Sonic Matter tracks are based on the sound pool and others are solo works, all of the sounds derive from the sonority of Brussels. aMute has also created a track based on the sounds of everyday life in Brussels. The compilation also offers a view of the working processes of the artists taking part in the project. This is very literally the case with the contributions of Justin Bennett, Angelo Vermeulen, Emilio Lopez-Menchero and Maria Blondeel: their tracks are the result of their studies for their installations and actions for the argosfestival 2004. Finally, This Place is Dreaming comprises not only mutations from the sounds of Brussels. With sounds from other cities and countries, artists Hildegard Westerkamp (India), Mark Bain (Amsterdam), Aki Onda (Paris) and Yuko Nexus6 (Japan and Italy) create a bridge to other atmospheres and cultures.

This Place is Dreaming
14 x 19 cm, CD in DVD jewelcase with 24 pages booklet, English / Dutch
With: Emilio Lopez-Menchero, Mark Bain, Heimir Björgulfsson, Yannis Kyriakides, Olivier Capparos, Stilluppsteypa, Justin Bennett, aMute, Yuko Nexus6, Hildegard Westerkamp, Johan Vandermaelen, Francisco Lopez, Martiens Go Home, TMRX, Building Transmissions, Maria Blondeel, Angelo Vermeulen, Aki Onda