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Brussels’ music in your living room #2

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The weeks pass and are constantly changing. More and more online music initiatives are emerging and flooding the internet with choruses, melodies and beats. To help bring a bit more music to your days and add a welcome dose of rhythm into your confinement, agenda has a few pointers to guide you through this abundant offer.

Publié le 09/04/2020

De la musique en live

To broaden our horizons, Muziekpublique is offering a wide range of musical propositions on its Facebook page. Ever since the start of the confinement, it has been punctuated by interviews and micro-concerts, sometimes funny and sometimes moving, such as this improvised bagpipe piece, which musician Raphaël De Cock dedicated to his grandmother.

Every weekend until May, the live DJ sets of Lockdown Rooftop, Tuesday Tv, and Hangar Rooftop Sunset bring a party atmosphere into our homes. They can also be followed on the Facebook Page . These outdoor Electro livestreams, have Brussels and the clear blue spring skies as the backdrop.

Bota à la carte, is something we’ve always dreamed of! Botanique distils a daily dose of music and navigates from one genre to another with style (Suzanne, Little Dragons, Smino, Romano Nevroso…) while offering a fine preview of its upcoming line-ups!

BOZAR at Home resonates through your speakers with its series of live concerts from musicians of all genres who are performing from home. From the piano of Bram de Looze to the vocals of young Belgian tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen: it will give you shivers!

#culturequarantaine is also bursting with surprising initiatives: enjoy a cup of tea with a piano and song performance by Sarina, an improvised concert on the rooves of the commune of Forest and some songs from balconies that are sure to put a smile on your face! #culturetogether, have an interview with Nicolas de Wieërs, scheduler for Balkan Trafik Festival. He tells us about the many digital and musical events that will bring to life the festival’s website between the 23 and 25 April, while we await its new date.

And we continue to enjoy the musical creations of KIOSK radio from our gardens, concerts from AB Canapé from our sofa, and the Décibels series to help us wake up and climb out of bed in the mornings!

Révisez vos classiques

In times like these music is more important than ever… that’s why BOZAR has joined forces with Europe’s largest concert halls to broadcast a series of exceptional classical music concerts. On Facebook, you’ll find Lauren Zhang's piano performance of Reminiscences of Norma by Franz Liszt at the stunning BirminghamSymphony Hall!

Flagey chez soi also wants to bring music to our homes. By asking musicians to record music from their homes, the Brussels institution hopes to bring a bit of joy into your confined households!

The selection of online operas offered by La Monnaie takes you on a voyage through time and space and around Europe. Mozart and his stirring Lucio Silla, the epic Tristan und Isolde by Wagner and the sombre dream that is La Gioconda!

The wonderful energy of the young talents from La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, are more present than ever on YouTube in a beautiful selection titled the « Best of Music Chapel’s Channel ». Among their blossoming offer are performances of Fauré, Saint Saens, Rossini, Vivaldi and Brahms. You can even visit the Chapelle Musicale in 3D!

The team from the MIM is working tirelessly to continue bringing music to people via social networks! Their Facebook page is full of amazing little concerts with wonderfully unusual instruments like the accordion, the didgeridoo, the bagpipes and the Jew’s harp! It even teaches you how to clap healthcare workers in time to impress your neighbours!

Bruxelles en scène


It time to get your speakers out and support the Belgian and Brussels music scene which is mobilising against the crisis and remains very active online. The #PlayLocal campaign, and its Dutch-speaking equivalent #ikluisterbelgisch encourage us to listen to local music. In the same spirit, the Stay HomeFestival sends positive vibes with its exceptional sound. With an eclectic line-up (Igor Gehenot, Anna Winkin, Funky Fool) its platform supports artists financially. To find out more, follow the #stayhomefestival online! The music catalogue of record label Evil Penguin offers its own service de streaming service. With an annual or monthly contribution, you can explore, to your heart’s content, a musical selection that includes the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.

On their Facebook page, Les ateliers Claus let us rediscover extracts from several of their latest concerts, like the experimental performance of Kaja Draksler & Terrie Ex or the crazy rhythms of 75 Dollar Bill.

True to form, VOLTA has imagined, with its resident musicians, a podcast unlike any other! Entitled “A Conversation on Songs and Songwriting”, it’s an in-depth, one-on-one discussion between musicians who have played in their cpncert hall. A z e r t y klavierwerke, a transdisciplinary musician is he first to be interviewed.  [EN]

Our selection of music videos filmed in Brussels that serve as a visual and musical tour through the streets of the capital: