A word with Le Bureau Electronique

May 08 2019

We join forces with newborn Brussels based platform ‘Le Bureau Electronique’. The brainchild of Marc Jacobs, since seven years programmer of electronic music at the centre for fine arts Bozar, hosts a series of concerts. After its maiden edition at Listen Festival, C12 is happy to collaborate with Le Bureau Electronique for a second run. We had a word with Marc.

“I started Le Bureau Electronique as a platform to gather artists who all share a certain musical DNA, an identity that is hard to put one’s finger on. I don’t like to talk in genres and I’m not a fan of the word ‘experimental’, it’s more about a state of mind, a freedom of expression. I believe these artists deserve more support. Due to the nature of their creativity, they mostly work very DIY and independently. None of the existing structures are capable of assisting them. I want to employ my experience and network to join forces.”

“What kind of artists? To name a few of my personal favourites: Piet Dierickx, Otto Lindholm, Monolithe Noir, Obsequies, Orphan Swords, Stijn Demeulenaere, Zeno van den Broek, Zoe Mcpherson, Echo Collective, Ben Bertrand, Onrust, Bow, Sylvain Chauveau, Aymeric de Tapol, Beastly Tears, … And of course The Angströmers, who will be performing in C12. They are two guys from Brussels who run the Angstrom mastering studio and record label. Their music is a mixture of abstract electronica, modular synths and collaborative recordings they performed with a traditional Haitian band. Think of abstract noise and weird rhythms, very dub infused.”

“I work and live in Brussels. I have been programming electronic music at Bozar for seven years now. Especially the seven editions of Bozar Electronic Arts Festival were highlight to me. Being able to offer cutting edge line-ups in a culturally important place as the museum, is always satisfying. For Le Bureau Electronique I’ll always be looking for the best venues and context for each show. To put the legendary King Midas Sound on the bass heavy sound system of C12 is a perfect fit.

Cover picture: King Midas Sound

Words: Koen Galle