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New Old World recordings by Matthijs
November 4, 2013, 15:00 pm
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Interesting news on twitter from @zitaswoongroup:
Zita Swoon Group is currently working on the recordings of “New Old World”


Stef Solo – ZSG “on hold” by Matthijs
October 10, 2013, 07:56 am
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Stef Kamil Carlens broedt op een soloavontuur.  Zijn Zita Swoon Group verdwijnt noodgedwongen in de koelkast.  “Zonder subsidies heeft die geen toekomst meer”, klinkt het. “Stef Kamil is inderdaad bezig aan een eigen plaat. Wat dat wordt en wanneer die er komt, is nog lang niet duidelijk”, zegt Laurence Bourgeois, productiemanager en partner van Carlens. De veelzijdige Antwerpenaar vertoeft momenteel in het buitenland. “Stef Kamil heeft vooral veel goesting om verder te gaan met het vermengen van muziek met andere disciplines en culturen. Op dit moment is hij research aan het doen, samenwerkingen aan het aangaan en afstand van de groep aan het nemen.”

Financieel niet leefbaar

Die groep, Zita Swoon Group, houdt op te bestaan omdat ze niet langer leefbaar is. “De beslissing van de muziekcommissie in 2012 is een shock voor ons geweest. De commissie was niet geïnteresseerd in wat wij deden en gaf een negatief advies”, verduidelijkt Bourgeois. “Door de stopzetting van subsidies heeft de groep geen toekomst meer.”Voorlopig blijft Zita Swoon Group wel optreden. De productie Dancing with the Sound Hobbyist, met dansgezelschap Rosas, oogstte onlangs lovende recensies op een festival in Ljubjlana. In eigen land is New World Order komend voorjaar opnieuw vijf keer te zien. Wait for me, het project met Afrikaanse muzikanten, kan zonder financiële injectie niet meer verder. Zita Swoon Group was voortgevloeid uit Zita Swoon, de groep waarvoor Stef Kamil Carlens in 1996 uit dEUS was gestapt.

wait for Me – ManiFiesta by Matthijs
July 23, 2013, 20:14 pm
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On September 21st Zita Swoon Group will bring Wait For Me to ManiFiesta 2013, Staf Verstuyscentrum – Bredene aan Zee.

DWTSH at Mladi Levi International Festival by Matthijs
July 1, 2013, 19:58 pm
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On august 22nd Zita swoon Group will perform Dancing with the Sound Hobbyist at the Mladi Levi International Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Video – Stef Kamil Carlens – Prodigal Son by Matthijs
June 13, 2013, 13:18 pm
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“O Death” – the Münchner Kammerspiele Munich, Germany by Matthijs
May 24, 2013, 09:09 am
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I didn’t mention this before, but Stef is currently performing “O Death” from Jan Decorte at the Münchner Kammerspiele in Munich, Germany. All dates can be found over HERE

Life after Horror & Romance by Matthijs
May 24, 2013, 09:00 am
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The Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery London is proud to present

Revert to Disarray: Life After Horror & Romance

Charting the space between acuity and confusion, detail and dissolution, contemporary Greek painter Stefanos Rokos arrives in London with his first UK show.

It’s a world you’ve already spent some time in, I suspect. You turn your back on a compelling stranger only to find just colours, smoke, and memories. Any. Friday. Night. And who doesn’t smile in recollection of that near riot down the guitar bar? Sure, your friends will be along presently, little punctures in the chaos, and yet that sense of an ending gathers, reflected in the waiting lenses arrayed across the room.

In these works the senses will meet their match. Details are perceived, yet evade our grasp. Women might be muses, imperilled, but always fatales. Men find safety in numbers, hoping to cope with the fantastical. And music is ever present, filling each silent canvas as we revert then, to disarray.

Program of live music throughout exhibition month:
Performances start at 8pm each Thursday in June

6TH JUNE – Matt Friedberger solo (The Fiery Furnaces)
13TH JUNE – Stef Kamil Carlens solo (Zita Swoon Group)
20TH JUNE – Alexander’s Festival Hall
27TH JUNE – Piney Gir

All the acts performing during these four weeks have also participated in the making of “Horror & Romance on Another Planet”, a music compilation that Stefanos Rokos curated and released instead of an art catalogue for his last solo show in Athens three years ago. Lead by previous collaborations and/or friendship, he asked artists that he knew and admired to compose and record music inspired by his work.

Stef Kamil Carlens at The Stones Sessions by Matthijs
May 24, 2013, 08:29 am
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones Radio 1 is going to organize a Stones Session on June 24th.

Stef Kamil Carlens, Arno, Stijn Meuris, Guy Swinnen & Willy Willy (The Scabs), Helmut Lotti, The Van Jets, Paul Michiels and An Pierlé will work with the special “Radio 1 Stones band”  to cover their favorite Stones songs.

The Stones Radio 1 Session will take  place at the Rivierenhof, Deurne and will be broudcast live on radio 1.

Video – We Own The Seasons (Dez Mona with Stef and Tom Van Laere) by Marc
May 24, 2013, 07:22 am
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You can here Stef on ‘We own the saesons’ by Dez Mona. He and Tom Van Laere (singer Admiral Freebee) are providing guest vocals on on Dez Monas latest singel.

Video – Pinkpop 2001 by Matthijs
April 18, 2013, 13:10 pm
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