Stand still for a moment. Sit down, perhaps. Look around you, listen, observe. Maybe it's loud around you, maybe quiet, maybe those notions don't add up. What do you hear? Sounds come to you from everywhere, from all directions. Below the threshold of your consciousness, a place, a place introduces itself to you. You begin to focus on one sound, and you notice that next to it there is another sound, perhaps more interesting, more intriguing. A sound that almostpassed below the threshold of your attention. And so you listen on, jumping from sound to sound until you have recreated a whole world for yourself.
Everybody Lives Here we want to create a performance that explores the sound of spaces. Working with the sound of a place, adding our own sounds to it, and using them to highlight the auditory identity of the spaces we will be playing in. Through an interaction between the three performers and the audience, we want to create a sound environment that researches the sonic being of places, their acoustics, their soundscape and the listening of the audience and ourselves.and Stijn Demeulenaere present a project where field recordings and musical instruments interact with the natural sonic environment of a place. Through real time interaction the performers create layers of sounds, all interacting with each other, creating a multilayered trialogue, bound between time linearity, and the space. With
In 2019 The Third Guy released their first album entitled through the London based label Migro Records which features their own compositions, as well as a work by German noise composer Michael Maierhof "Splitting 65.3" which they developed in collaboration with the composer.
The Third Guy collaborated with artists James Saunders, Marko Ciciliani, Caroline Profanter, Matej Bonin, David Helbich, Petronella van Halen, Elina Lukijanova, and Mihael Maierhof; and performed in venues and festivals such as SIRGA Festival (Flix, Catalunia), University of Southampton (UK), Champ d’action in Antwerp, SPOR Festival in Aarhus (DK), Ljubljana city museum (SI), Miry concert Hall Ghent, and iMAL Brussels.
He is currently artist in residence at the Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels, BE). His work was shown or played in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, Canada and the UK. His work was nominated, a finalist at or won prizes at, amongst others, the Discovery Award at LOOP Barcelona (ES), the European Sound Art Award (DE), the Sound of the Year Awards (UK), the Engine Room international sound art competition (UK), the GRAND PRIX at the Split Videoart Festival (these last two together with
Everybody Lives Here is a project by and .
With the help of Karlien Vanhoonacker, Eva Welkenhuyzen, Lieve Demin, Tom De Cock, Viktor De Greef, Hugo Bergs, Frédéric Van de Velde, Sam Serruys, Tomaž Grom, Clara Levy, Pascal Lervant, Lore Sommereyns, Roosje Mestdagh, Daniel Demoustier, Ioana Mandrescu, Jo Thielemans, Wim Pauwels, and the crews at Kunstenwerkplaats, C-Takt, Musica, De Grote Post, Wilde Westen, Zavod Sploh, GMEA, and SMOG. Our sincere gratitude to all of you.