bands (sideman)

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Book of Air

A series of bundled compositions by Stijn and Bert Cools exploring each time specific musical parameters closely related to sound, frequency and time. How is the perception of sound influenced by time? What happens when we slow down time, stretch time, and so use time as a microscope to zoom in on sound? How do we relate to time in music as improvising and performing musicians? There are currently two projects in Book of Air: fieldtone and vvolk. Both released a record.


Stijn Cools: drums

Bert Cools: guitar

Indre Jurgeleviciute: kankles

Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar

Nathan Wouters: double bass



Stijn Cools: drums

Sep François: vibraphone and percussion

Hendrik Vanattenhoven

Nathan Wouers: double bass

Laurens Smet: electric bass and double bass

Bert Cools, Ruben Machtelinckx, Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar

Niels Van Heertum: Euphonium

Viktor Perdieus, Thomas Jillings: tenor sax

Erik Bogaerts, Frans Van Isacker: Alto sax

Stefan Bracaval: Flute

Indre Jurgeleviciute: Kankles

Fruz Tonteling: Harmonium

Wout Gooris: Rhodes









Marie-Galante invites you to feel the tropical vibe with some of the greatest retro Caribbean hits. Sway your hips to the accents of mazurkas as well as to the frenzied rythms of Haitian Kompas and Biguine. Sing along with the hymn of the legendary football team « jeunesse Vauclin », embrace your beloved Doudou and dance till the end of the night!

Hélène Duret: Clarinet

Léo Rathier: guitar

Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar

Jordi Cassagne: bass

Théo Lanau: drums

We Were The Future

Choreographer Meytal Blanaru’s dance show about memory, a creation for 3 dancers and a musician.

Meytal Blanaru: Dance, Choreography

Gabriela Cecena: Dance

Ido Batash: Dance

Benjamin Sauzereau: Live music


This Belgian based trio formed around Erik Bogaerts plays mostly improvised song-like and ambient music. Jens Bouttery plays drums and manipulates sounds by recording the band live, treating those sounds in real time, looking for unheard textures, unpredictability. and for a challenging ground for improvisation. Llop has released two records so far.

Erik Bogaerts: alto sax

Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar

Jens Bouttery: Drums, electronics

Guest: Brice Soniano: Double bass


Blue Monday People

Blue Monday People is a soul pop band playing François Vaiana’s songs. They released « Empire of matches » in 2016.

François Vaiana: voice

Dorian Dumont: keyboards and piano

Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar

Wendlavim Zabsonré: drums

Cedric Buya Musa: percussions


warm bad

A band around Hendrik Lasure’s compositions, tons of strings, direct, at times in the no man’s land between harmony and dissonance, but often comforting like the warm bath you take in a beautiful candle lit colored bathroom.

Hendrik Lasure: piano

Sam Comeford: tenor sax

Marco Giongrandi: guitar

Vitja Pauwels: guitar

Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar

Soet Kempeneer: electric bass

Casper Van De Velde: drums



An experimental pop quartet around the songs and the mind of Anja Kowalski. One record was released in 2015.

Anja Kowalski: voice, guitar

Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar, voice

Eric Bribosia: keyboards, voice

Yannick Dupont: drums, voice, things

Jens Maurits Orchestra

Co-led by drummer and composer Jens Bouttery and film maker Daan Milius, the band is a musical translation of their researches on nothing less then:

the idea of satisfaction in Art and Life

the reason for the existence of music

two records are available. Lately the band has included:

Jens Bouttery: Drums

Daan Milius: dramaturgie, filming

Dorian Dumont: Piano

Lukas kramer: installation « la Bestia » (tape loop machine)

Niels Van Heertum: euphonium, trumpet

Benjamin Sauzereau: guitar

Rik Sturtewagen: violin

Lennart Heyndels: cello

Joris Lindemans: doublebass

Doug Eynon: story telling