Future ( Zero Visibility )

Bram Bosteels / Kaboom Karavan composed the music for Zero Visibility‘s production “FUTURE”. FUTURE premiered  1st of  September 2016 in Dansens Hus Oslo . Zero Visibility Corp. is one of the most acclaimed Norwegian contemporary dance companies. It is led by choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen. Since the international breakthrough in 2003 Ina Christel Johannesen and her company has thrilled audiences in 18 countries worldwide – from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Front Centre in Toronto to the Cervantinos Festival in Mexico. EveryRead more

Absence

Made music for ‘Absence’ a performance by Peter Verhelst & Eric Joris, with Fumiyo Ikeda, Frank Focketyn. Absence is a dance creation inspired by the tsunami in Japan (2011). The idea is simple : a woman and a man meet. There is a trauma. They move, they talk. In this performance Eric Joris and Peter Verhelst collaborate on equal terms on the issues of traumas, its problems of interpretation and comprehension and push forward other ways of spinning yarns, orRead more

Kleine Rode Eva

I made two different soundtracks ( through separate headphonelines for adults and children ) for one same performance by Stef De Paepe / De Maan. ” Kleine Rode Eva “ is an odd mix of multimedia / puppettheatre / installation / radioplay and handles the dissapearance of a girl. The adult story is based on ” Kleine Eva uit de Kromme Bijlstraat ” from LP Boon, while the children’s version is loosely inspired by ” Roodkapje “. 30/10  ( 15uRead more

Cutting Edge

Very nice **** review of ‘Hokus Fokus’ on Cutting Edge. Review is in Dutch, but here some short quotes in English : ” Kaboom Karavan must be Belgium’s best kept secret. The music is very inventive, detailed and layered and has something timeless. Something very narrative as well. Your imagination is constantly stimulated. We would dare to call his songs musical tableaux vivants… It’s by blending unusual influences, and by perfectly placing and timing each sound,that Kaboom Karavan shows himselfRead more

Brainwashed

Very nice review of “HokusFokus” on Brainwashed : ” The fact that there is a crazy Belgian out there who can play just about anything, compose in wide-ranging and disparate styles, blend them all together into a unique and hallucinatory whole, and then happily sabotage it all with funny voices, kazoos, and an anarchic sense of humor makes me very, very happy. ” Read full review hereRead more

Kwadratuur

New ‘Hokus Fokus’ review on Kwadratuur ( Dutch only ) : “‘Hokus Fokus’, de nieuwe cd van Bram Bosteels alias Kaboom Karavan heeft het allebei: betovering en richting, een evenwicht dat niet evident is…. flirtend met de grens van concrete en muzikale geluiden, laat Bosteels de luisteraar geregeld in het duister tasten naar de herkomst van de geluiden, waardoor diens verbeelding onophoudelijk geprikkeld wordt…. Het geluid is betoverend helder en rijk, zowel aan kleuren als aan details. Als sluiers wordenRead more

Hokus Fokus

Nice new “HokusFokus” review on IncludeMeOut: “..a kind of mystical masterpiece…a mirage flickering on the far horizon of an imaginary land…Imagine music by René Magritte, arranged by Max Ernst and played at a carnival of lost souls…heard on the wind…from a distance…musique liquide…fantastical, morose, whimsical…sending the listener into a waking dream state where what is barely heard exerts a mesmerising kind of power…like folk forms from a bygone future…playful & plaintive..disturbing and delightful…” Full review here and a special KlankschapRead more

MilleFeuille

Great review of the Kaboom Karavan concert at Les Pieds Dans Les Nuages Festival(FR). “It’s when Kaboom Karavan got on stage that we were, without any resistance, subject, body and soul to our first sensory disturbance of the evening, unexpected and lively. Selfmade soundobjects ,microphones hypersensitive and improvised effects made this concert a rare moment in its intensity and its ability to capture the audience. And when Bram takes the guitar or the piano, it is to give flesh-rending tunes.”Read more