Mu et La Nuée + Joao Lobo


29/10/2019 - 29/10/2019

Mu et La Nuée + Joao Lobo

#### La Nuée + Joao Lobo

La Nuée (the flock)

is a brussels based band founded in 2017.

Our concept is based on the idea of translating bird’s flock behaviour into collective improvisation.
A lot about the behaviour of flocks is still unknown. The formations they fly seem to serve not only as a means of locomotion or protection against predators, but also as a form of expression, an art comparable to music based on a feeling for rhythm and movement.
Still scientific observation has provided understanding of certain rules of flock behaviour that can be directly transferred to the playing of music.

A flock is a gathering of gregarious birds. This group of individuals is
generally made up of the same species, but can also be composed
of mixed species. Individuals gather to form one whole organism. The
character of this new organism is not recognizable in any of the individuals that constitute it, it is a unique character born out of the relations between them. The individuals follow very simple rules, and although there is no centralized control structure dictating how individuals should behave, local, and to a certain degree random interactions between them lead to the emergence of intelligent global behaviour, unknown to the individuals.

- use the upwash from one of the wingtip vortices of the bird infront of
you to fly upwards
- move towards the middle of the group of birds that are within sight
- move away if someone comes too close
- follow the same direction as your neighbors
- mimic their maneuvers

Each bird in the flock, despite his place, can decide a change for the
whole formation.

Johannes Eimermacher, Frans Van Isacker, Audrey Lauro – alto saxophones
Mathieu Lilin – bariton saxophone
Sylvain Debaisieux – tenor saxophone
Joao Lobo - drums

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