Bells Lab - Dew concert (cancelled)

Sun 25 Oct 2020 - 07:15 to 08:00
Bezoekerscentrum Hageven, Tussenstraat 10, 3910 Neerpelt

This year we invite Bells Lab to provide an unforgettable concert at 07:15 am in the middle of the Hageven nature reserve. When the sun rises, town carillonneur Jan Verheyen will play a meditative concert on a mobile carillon, using the bells as zen singing bowls. He is accompanied on double bass and keys by Martijn Vanbuel. Wake up gently to the vibrations of bells, while little by little nature also awakens. Please note: on the night of October 24 to 25, the time will change to winter time. Dress warmly and bring a blanket to sit on. After the concert, an breakfast will take place with tasty hot Indian Chai tea to warm you up in the Hageven Visitor Center.

Jan Verheyen (BE) is town carillonneur for Hasselt and Neerpelt and the driving force behind Bells Lab, a laboratory for bell-tower music. Bells Lab focuses on different audiences, plays music in various genres and is active in various domains: from theater and dance to education and performance. Together with the Italian bell foundry Allanconi, he developed the carillon: a mobile carillon for both indoor and outdoor use.

Bassist, composer and producer Martijn Vanbuel (BE) studied jazz with Paul Berner and Philippe Aerts at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and continued his studies at the prestigious Conservatoire Supérieur de Music et de Danse de Paris, with Riccardo Del Fra. After a stay in Shanghai, China, Martijn stayed from 2006 to 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. He played with the very successful Chinese music fusion group Sizhukong, with concerts in more than 20 countries. He also created his own group Orbit Folks, with which he experiments with jazz, folk and ethnic music.

He is regularly requested as a composer and arranger and you'll also see him appear on piano, bass guitar or accordion.

The concert is free of charge, reservation is required on site. Breakfast costs 7,50 euro p.p. and can be reserved till 21 October via

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