Archive for the ‘TRAIN FRAGMENTS’ Category


November 9th, 2014

THE TRYPTIC Rewire festival november 7th 2014
It was planned to perform 3 of my works


The venue was huge and fit totally with the spirit and aesthetic of these 3 pieces.
I had already performed Train Fragments with this percussion group in Brugge. They are very good and powerful. So, we started using the architecture resonance. Hit and Slam on the Steel metal structure and gradually move on the stage. All the audience in the dark with few lights on the structure of the factory. we played the first piece until the train derails _ just at the end of this movement, very synchronise with the score … Total black out. We crash the electricity of the factory. Incredible but true. Ironical !!!!! The building foreman was out for the week end. Impossible to reboot the system. But these first 15 minutes was so intense and the audience stay very hi when the power crash. So the tryptic was reduce to these 15 minutes. More pictures coming soon !

Different Trains @Laboral/Spain

May 7th, 2014

Beside Train Fragments who is played with a percussion group and the music score was created by me, I still present Different Trains who the music score is from Steve Reich. Different Trains is played with a string Quartet.

Con Different Trains, Herman Kolgen nos presenta una versión AV inspirada en una pieza sonora de Steve Reich. Different Trains fue compuesta en 1988 para un cuarteto de cuerda con cassettes magnéticas. En L.E.V. 2014, un cuarteto de cuerda interpretará junto a Herman Kolgen una perfecta simbiosis de sonido e imagen.


April 11th, 2014

I was please to present Train Fragments with KAREN WILLEMS and BL!NDMAN. They are very talented. We received a warm reception by the Brugges audience. April 17th at the Concertgebouw Brugge / More Music Festival.

Train Fragments Telegraf

May 16th, 2013

Just finished the 4 home-made telegraphs that Sixtrum percussionist group will use for my next performance at Mutek. In the next week, we have to found industrial metal pieces to add to their percussion kits.
They will be 6 on stage. Mutek 30 may 2013 _ Monument National 20h00.

Otro pictures from Train Fragments_ Bolzano

November 19th, 2012

Incredible performance by the musicians, and a special thank’s Contakt percussion group to Andrea Polato. He perform so well with industrial metal train piece. A last minute improvisation. and … thank’s for the beautidfull pîcture from Igor Khuen.

Ready-made instruments

November 17th, 2012

At the view of all these old trains, tools and machines, I decide to use ready made machinery parts like instruments. The musicians find there own way to play on these new percussive kits. I have to admit that I was very lucky to play in these formidable venue.

Train Fragments in a Train Hangar

September 23rd, 2012

Again, I have to thank’s Peter and Sabrina from Transart. They had the idea to present Train Fragments in a old train garage in Bolzano. The Kontakt percussion group play my graphic score with brio. The audience was totally enthusiasm. It was a great night for all of us. There is first some picture of the venue.

Opening Train Fragments in Taipei

January 2nd, 2012

Yesterday it was the opening of the festival transjourney media art festival in Taipei. It was a very official ceremony and well organisated. I was very honored to present Train Fragments with the Ju percussion Group.

First Rehearsal in Taipei

December 30th, 2011

After 26 hours of transit and flights and 12 hours sleeping in my hotel room, We start to experiment and try to find a musical and mood direction for Train Fragments. All the members from the Ju Percussion Group from Taipei was very open minded to find a specific approach for the piece. We will make the opening performance for the TRANSJOURNEY 2012 FUTURE MEDIA FESTIVAL, january 1st. We was also very happy to have a special guest that will perform with us ::: I have to admit that the First lady of Taiwan was talented with the ancient cymbals and the waterphone.


December 8th, 2011

Back from Chicago and Casablanca, I started to work on the new version of Overlapp. OVERLAPP It’s a short piece of 6 minutes lenght. Kind A ZOOM-IN BETWEEN Train Fragments AND DUST, when I present, like in Taipei in january, the tryptic TRAIN FRAGMENTS+OVERLAPP+DUST. IT’S AN URBAN IMPRESSIONISTIC VISION FOCUSING ON MICROSCOPIC PARTICULES.
I share with you some picts from my screen during the creation process.