photo Raymond Mallentjier

Jacques Foschia | Belgium


improviser-composer-radio artist





"Dry" Solo clarinet 1999 (auto prod)
"Radio griffe" Radio solo 1999 (auto prod)

London Improvisers Orchestra "The Hearing Continues" 2000 Emanem
London Improvisers Orchestra "freedom of the city 2001 "large groups" Emanem
London Improvisers Orchestra "freedom of the city 2002" Emanem
London Improvisers Orchestra "Responses, Reproduction & Reality" (2003-4) Emanem
London Improvisers Orchestra" freedom of the city 2005" Emanem

Small groups:
"PIM at MiM" (A.Bohman, R.Jarvis,J.Foschia) 2003 Mim edit
"Canaries on the Pole" (Irmer-vl, Wissel-sax, Goyvaerts-perc, Foschia-cl) 2005 Free Elephant

He begins his investigation in different fields of improvisation by exploring the relationship dance/music with the amercican bass player Barre Phillips.
Since 2000 he joined the colorful and innovative band "London Improvisers Orchestra".
He has since developped collaborations with experimental groups from the London improvisation scene, such as the Bohman brothers, Robert Jarvis, Lawrence Casserley, David Leahy, Tony Marsh, David Thucker etc...
He founded the belgian/german band "Canaries on the Pole" with acclaimed musicians Irmer, Wissel, Goyvaerts.
He is also involved with radio art work, producing radio pieces under several names for few international radio nets (Kunstradio ORF, Radia FM, Silenceradio) and has been working from some years on streamed and live performances with the japanese philosopher, activist and radio artist Tetsuo Kogawa.
As the main founder of "La brocante sonore" (an experimental group concept incuding guitar, shoe shine cleaner, sound samplings), he 's performing with transmitters and his vintage shortwaves valves receivers.