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Lynn Cassiers

Lynn Cassiers is a Brussels based singer in the new jazz and improv scene. In Belgium she has worked with contemporary jazz ensembles such as Octurn, The Brussels Jazz Orchestrated and Mäâk. As a singer and soundscaper she’s part of bands like Tape Cuts Tape (Trouvé/Cassiers/Thielemans), Lilly Joel (Jozef Dumoulin), Oba Loba, Alexandra Grimal’s ‘Naga’, Jozef Dumoulin & Lidlboj,…

Besides performing solo and as a sideman, Lynn leads her own projects: ‘Imaginary Band’(clean feed 2018) and ‘YUN’(clean feed 2020). Two midsized electro-acoustic ensembles that, despite a partially overlapping lineup, have each their own distinct sound and repertoire.

Recent collaborations include: ‘Konbini’ (Pak Yan Lau), ‘Holsen & Cassiers (Hilde Holsen) and the audiovisual performance ‘On The Edge Of Memories’ (Sylvaine Hélary & Anne Palomérés).

“…One of the most remarkable voices of our Improv Scene…”(Enola magazine) “…Cassiers is brilliant. She really couldn’t care less about genres and vested expectations: she creates her own sonic universe in which avant-garde pop (think Laurie Anderson), traditional jazz and free improv meet, in a wonderful mixture that avoids all the traps of doing this..”(freeJazzBlog) Raised in a musical family and despite her early roots as a teenager singing in her brother’s cover band, Lynn was introduced to jazz at an early age. She studied Jazz vocals at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and had her first bands in such musical environment. Though soon enough her curiosity for contemporary music and other art forms drew her to the realm of ‘improvised music’ and ‘sound art’. She integrated a small set of electronics that ever since has grown around her musical needs. Today, Lynn’s work suggests a wide variety of styles including free jazz, pop, rock, noise, film music, folk and ambient. Lynn has developed a unique style, manipulating her voice to create abstract sound textures in a multitude of musical contexts. Her work has been reviewed by international press.

Lynn has made music for theatre, silent movies and ‘live projections’. She performed around the world and had the honour to play with artists such as: Marshall Allen, Toshimaru Nakamura, Airelle Besson, Salia Sanou, Leon Parker, Lyenn, Akira Sakata, Vincent Glowinski a.k.a. bonom, Bruno Chevillon, Marc Ducret, Benoît Delbecq, Théo Ceccaldi, Gilbert Nouno, Nelson Veras, Pierre Perchaud, Oriol Roca, David Soler, Zingaro, Norberto Lobo, Joao Lobo, Erik Vermeulen, Manolo Cabras, Niels Van Heertum, Giovanni Di Domenico, Nick Roth, Gerda Dendooven HSBG, Liu Heng, Brice Soniano, Daysuke Fuwa, Olifa Hsieh, Sylvain Lemêtre, Michael De Cock,…

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Radio & Podcasts

Lynn Cassiers, AHL6, Alessandra Novaga & New Releases

Read "Lynn Cassiers, AHL6, Alessandra Novaga & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

A Belgian vocalist that turns the Great American Songbook inside out, young Austrian creative minds, female guitar experimentalists, an all female ensemble and the band that brings the Allman Brothers spirit to Rahsaan Roland Kirk town... To find out more, I guess you'll have to click on the player and find out for yourself! Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 AHL6 “Duck Disco" Thinker Try to Dance (Waschsalon) ...

Album Review

Lynn Cassiers: Imaginary Band

Read "Imaginary Band" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

La vocalist belga Lynn Cassiers, molto attiva sulla scena del jazz e dell'improvvisazione nel proprio Paese, guida questa Imaginary Band, settetto al suo debutto discografico con l'etichetta Clean Feed. L'organico strumentale offre un ampio spettro timbrico, con la presenza di violino, eufonio (flicorno basso), sax tenore e soprano, pianoforte, contrabbasso e batteria: cosa che potrebbe far pensare a certi approcci dell'avanguardia storica europea, ma pure neroamericana, in particolar modo quella di Chicago dagli anni Sessanta in poi. In realtà la ...

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