Home / Biography / Peter Vandenberghe

Peter Vandenberghe

Keyboardist and composer Peter Vandenberghe offers appeared on numerous recordings by Belgian avant jazz and rock and roll bands because the mid-’90s. A previous student in the Brussels Conservatory, he started an extended association with composer, bandleader, and reedman Peter Vermeersch upon becoming a member of Vermeersch’s manic avant-prog-jazz group X-Legged Sally, changing the band’s unique keyboardist, Jean-Luc Plouvier. Vandenberghe produced his 1st appearance with XLS on 1994’s Eggs and Ashes, a assortment of Vermeersch compositions created for Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez dance productions increasing back again to 1991. He consequently appeared within the just XLS disc to become released in the U.S. (like a joint creation from the Belgian Bang! and NY City-based Knitting Manufacturing plant Works brands), 1995’s Property of the Large Dwarfs, aswell as the 1996 live swan music Fired as well as the XLS/Smith Quartet cooperation Bereft of the Blissful Union, the second option (also composed for any Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez dance creation) released in 1997, the entire year after XLS split up. Vandenberghe continued to be in the Vermeersch orbit, nevertheless, among several previous XLS associates tapped with the reedman to become listed on his brand-new experimental big music group, Flat Earth Culture (aka FES), produced in 1998. Vandenberghe was present on FES’ debut EP, Live on the Beursschouwburg 1999, released with the Viakra label, and on the ensemble’s following albums released by Vermeersch’s Zonk imprint (e.g., Bonk, 2000; Minoes, 2002; Snare, 2002; The Armstrong Mutations, 2003), Crammed Discs (Psychoscout, 2006; Cheer Me, Perverts!, 2009), and 13 (Igloo, 2013). Vandenberghe may also be noticed in the FES compilation Isms, released by Mike Patton’s Ipecac label in 2004. In the rock and roll side from the formula, Vandenberghe collaborated with XLS/FES guitarist (and blending/understanding wiz) Pierre Vervloesem on several Vervloesem albums including 2002’s Grosso Modo (by an improvising rock and roll quartet including bassist Man Segers and drummer Charles Hayward), 2005’s Rude, and 2012’s Sketches of Discomfort (with the XLS-like octet Caca). In the middle-2000s, Vandenberghe also performed with Daniel Denis’ dark avant-prog ensemble Univers No, appearing in the group’s Live record, released by Cuneiform in 2006. As the initial decade of the brand new millennium was sketching to an in depth, Vandenberghe started exploring more seductive although in no way traditional acoustic jazz configurations, playing piano in As well Noisy Seafood, a trio offering FES bandmates drummer Teun Verbruggen and bassist Kristof Roseeuw. Vandenberghe, Verbruggen, and Roseeuw performed Belgian club schedules in quartets with saxophonists Ben Sluijs (2009) and Ellery Eskelin (2010) before documenting and launching the piano-bass-drums trio established Fast Easy Ill (produced, blended, and learned by Vervloesem) in 2011. Vandenberghe constructed almost all the monitors on the disk, revealing his very own unique style sketching from stylistic affects across a broad spectral range of jazz, while also demonstrating substantial improvisational skill and details of skewed laughter. Too Noisy Seafood documented their sophomore disk at a North California studio room in Feb 2013; titled Battle Eat Rest, the recording premiered in September of this year.

Check Also

John Dowie

Known for his comic sketches and poetry, Birmingham-born John Dowie provides sparked laughter in one …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *