Fondouk is a unique audio performance.
Fondouk presents an ‘auditive massage’ that moves, moulds, bemuses and hypnotizes the listeners’ attitude. Live foley, sonorization and field recordings are made into enticing musical sound compositions.
Upon arrival, guests will discover dome tents that shape the physical environment from which the performance is experienced. Immersed in a sound world, the performance is not merely auditory, but also physically sensitizing.

Through a game of attracting and repulsing different listening attitudes, the sound awareness is awoken and heightened. We hope to make the audience conscious: of themselves, their environment and the different ways of listening, and convince listeners of the musicality that sounds can bear within themselves and in combination with each other.

Fondouk photo by Kobe Wens

A ‘fondouk’ is a marketplace where nomads can showcase and sell their merchandise. It is a point of gathering and a blend of people, stories and cultures. The title of the performance refers to the fusing of diverse sounds and how anything preconceived by the listeners can be silenced, permitting new thoughts to surface. Everybody is bringing his or her own history and is making his own story.

An extract from the quadraphonic tape composition. So, without bruitage, sonorisation and acoustics. Just a glimpse.

Fondouk is a production of aifoon and Krokusfestival
> concept & director: Stijn Dickel
> sound: J├╝rgen De Blonde, Kurt Vandendriessche & Stijn Dickel
> dramaturgy: Gerhard Verfaillie
> light: Kurt Vandendriessche
in association with Kopergietery and Cultuurcentrum Hasselt.

This project was commissioned by the Flemish Government.