CD digipack + 8 pages booklet

SR267 /

BÔKAN! by Brian, Jérémie, Anthony, David, Johnny, Thomas, Karim, Laurent, Loïc, Ludwin, Michel-Frédéric, Philippe & Guillaume (from 13 to 19 years old), La Porte Ouverte, Blicquy, Leuze-en-Hainaut.

Recorded and build by Benjamin Bouffioux.
Project supervised by Frédéric Bourlez.
Design by Moutain, including photographs
by Dominique Goblet.

Bôkan ! follows up on the heels of "Musics in the Margin" (SR254), showing one more time the very particular relationship with the creative process as a fundamental characteristic of outsider art.

'Once - and I don't know if I will ever have time for that - someone will have to talk about music in the margins.'
Jacques Lacan, Séminaire XX, Encore

The journey continues...
This CD, a second opus of musical art brut, has been produced as part of the music workshops at the institute La Porte Ouverte (Blicquy, Leuze-en-Hainaut). In these workshops, youngsters are given an opportunity at the microphone, percussion, guitar, piano, recording - in a word: music - a try, often for the very first time in their life. They quickly make these music implements their own, using them in surprising ways. Slowly, artists emerge and truly musical personas are built as recording sessions progress. Over weeks, years, with every workshop, a monstrous pile of material accrues, hours upon hours of recordings featuring residents wholeheartedly diving into a journey into sound. A work on voice, with voices. Crazy raucous, unreleased covers, melodies made out of three times nothing but a lot of soul and guts - these recordings undoubtedly hold a few invaluable gems, testifying to these moments when, turned on to music and their instruments, the youngsters inhabit together a soothed and soothing project, away from aggressiveness and violence. Various strategies allowed the production of this sound object: sometimes it took a day of work to produce some of these pieces (for instance track 5), but usually the live takes have been left alone, with no additional work. However, some people close to the organization have obtained copies of workshop recordings and were able to work on them and develop electronic versions...
A striking experience if there ever was one, full of surprises, mysteries, and meetings, "Bôkan!" is an excerpt, a trace, a marker of a destabilizing yet stimulating music experience, an endearing record because it was produced under very special conditions, with very unique young people.


01. Collective improv / impro collective: Aïcha
02. Brian: Mr Thierry
03. I Don't Want to Go to the Hospital / Je ne veux pas aller à l'hôpital
04. Jérémie: Aïcha
05. Jérémie: It's a beautiful day / C'est une belle journée
06. Anthony playing guitar / Anthony à la guitare
07. David: Harry Potter & Rocky
08. David: Hahahahaha
09. David: Trance / Transe
10. Johnny: Knights of the Round Table /Chevaliers de la table ronde
11. Johnny: I'm Happy / Je suis content
12. Johnny: Moon in the Dark / La lune dans le noir
13. Thomas: My Wallet / Mon portefeuille
14. Karim: Suburb 13 / Banlieue 13
15. Karim: Percussions
16. Laurent Adam: Reebok Mix
17. Laurent Adam: Kotic mix
18. Loïc: The DVD Too / Le dvd avec...
19. Loïc: I've been worried
20. Loïc: The Volume, Benjamin! / Le volume Benjamin!
21. Loïc: Soulman
22. Gregory Duret mix: Free
23. Ludwin: Dalida
24. Ludwin: San Francisco
25. Michel-Frédéric in Tibet / Au Tibet
26. Michel-Frédéric: Let Me Sing / Laissez-moi chanter
27. Philippe: I've been looking
28. Philippe: La ballade des gens heureux
29. Guillaume: Zmbient

Bôkan crew !