Les Âmes Perdues is an Antwerp based music theatre collective by Naomi Beeldens (soprano/percussion), Isaak Duerinck (piano/accordion/vocals) and Ewout Lehoucq (cello/vocals). Schlagers to motets, theatres to smoking rooms, Dowland to Dalida - these multi-talented performers pull musical pigeonholing to pieces!
The collective arose from their performance Les Âmes Perdues, a personal ode to the cabaret of the interbellum. They tore off the roof in Het Bezoek (a coproduction with deRoovers) and created Struwwelpeter for Big Bang Festival, deliciously contrarian repertoire for children. As the apotheosis of their artists residence with Muziektheater Transparant, Les Âmes Perdues made, under the direction of Wouter Van Looy, a sensual Lynch-ian interpretation of Heiner Müller’s Quartett. They surprised with musical arrangements of Messiaen, Schubert, Poulenc, Roy Orbison and Iggy Pop, which they reworked into Quartett, a Covid proof radio play. Their most recent creations are Eurovisionary, a satirical ode to 65 years of ESC, and How Do You Sleep at Night, a musical submersion into the realm of melatonin. They recently featured as the house band of Happy New Queer by Antwerp Queer Arts Festival/De Studio.
Aside from their theatrical activities, Les Âmes Perdues regularly throws concerts and recitals, eschewing the limitations of genre and aiming for playfulness and originality.
www.lesamesperdues.be - instagram @lesamesperdues
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