Charlemagne Palestine
Charlemagne Palestine by © Agne Çs Gania

RUISKAMER #3: Trio Thielemans, Ambarchi & Charlemagne Palestine / Oren Ambarchi & Eric Thielemans

support: Aya Suzuki
Vooruit & MIRY Concertzaal
Wed. 08.12.2021 19:30 - 23:00
Wed 08.12.'21
19:30 - 23:00
  • Wed 08.12.'21
    19:30 - 23:00
    MIRY Concertzaal (Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent)

Avant-garde giants pay tribute to Mika Vainio

The late Finnish artist Mika Vainio was an electronica pioneer and one half of the legendary underground duo Pan Sonic. Going by Ø or simply Mika Vainio, the musician experimented with atmospheric ambient, minimal techno and everything in between. In 2013, Vainio was invited to Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels, where he collaborated and performed with percussionist Eric Theielemans and avant-garde phenomenon Charlemagne Palestine.

The music they created has been compiled to create a record, released in 2020. To mark the release and pay tribute to the man himself, who passed away in 2017, Thielemans and Palestine are bringing the recordings to life during this RUISKAMER, together with Oren Ambarchi.

Trio Thielemans, Ambarchi & Charlemagne Palestine

A brand-new trio thus emerges, with Oren Ambarchi on electric guitar, Charlemagne Palestine on piano and vocals and Vooruit resident Eric Thielemans on drums. Charlemagne Palestine has been active as a composer, fine artist and performer since the seventies. With his hypnotising maximalism, he’s one of the most enigmatic figures of the avant-garde to date. Oren Ambarchi is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with a slew of releases under his belt, released on his own label Black Truffle Records. Eric Thielemans is a member of a whole host of groups, ranging from dance and improvisation to Indonesian music.

Oren Ambarchi & Eric Thielemans

Oren Ambarchi’s oeuvre is, in its great variety, a testament to his productivity. On gems such as ‘Grapes from the Estate’ (2004), ‘Audience of One’ (2012) and ‘Hubris’ (2016), he deconstructs traditional musical conventions to create transcendent listening experiences. As a musical explorer, Ambarchi has collaborated with John Zorn, Jim O’Rourke and Ricardo Villalobos, among others. ‘Simian Angel’, his latest release, is out on Editions Mego. For his performance at Vooruit, Oren Ambarchi will draw from his rich catalogue.

Entry for this event requires a Covid Safe Ticket. Check the corona-page of MIRY Concertzaal.

Part of


19:30 doors
20:00 Aya Suzuki
20:30 Oren Ambarchi & Eric Thielemans
21:15 pauze
21:30 Trio Thielemans, Ambarchi & Charlemagne Palestine

“Mika was an uncompromising artist in all meanings of the word.”

Mika Taanila (filmmaker & artiest)


Wed 08.12 - 19:30 (doors) MIRY Concertzaal (Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent)l
MUSIC / experimental / avant-garde
€20 / 17 (presale) / 7 (student)


co-production: Voo?uit & MIRY Concertzaal