Joris Van de Moortel SP and his Ur Gerausch Kammer Ensemble, Ping Pong Tactics & Ratzinger


Joris Van de Moortel SP and his Ur Gerausch Kammer Ensemble, Ping Pong Tactics & Ratzinger

concert extra muros
FR 24.04.2015 19:00

On Friday we kick off with a mix of noise, chaotic hard-core and heavy guitars. Probably the most intense day of ARTISTS’ MUSIC programme. Best defined as amazing layered madness, hyper neurotic action and a series of vivid musical performances using a mountain of instruments. In a nutshell: a collage of sound. Brought to you by the multi-disciplined artists Joris Van de Moortel and Matthieu Ronsse; interspersed with a Ghent based pop-rock band using a toy drum kit, the cheapest distortion pedal in the store, a bass guitar plugged into a keyboard amp and some chanting at the top of their juvenile voices. That’s how you describe the sound of Ping Pong Tactics.

Joris Van de Moortel SP and his Ur Gerausch Kammer Ensemble

In his concerts Joris Van de Moortel gives rhythm to movement, collects energy, collapses structures and assembles fragments. His music oscillates between order and chaos. What Joris destroys with his explosive musical performances, he will build up again in his installations.

Joris Van de Moortel (BE, 1983) is a painter, sculptor, performer and musician. He uses the architecture and context of a specific place in order to set up his multifaceted work. Van de Moortel deliberately leaves traces of his creative process behind and only when he is finished performing does the work obtain its sculptural dimension.

© Joris Van de Moortel & Galerie Nathalie Obadia
© Joris Van de Moortel & Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Ping Pong Tactics

Ping Pong Tactics consists of three charming men, playing pop music. This young trio haling from Lembeke (BE) make songs about growing up in a small village and living on social welfare. The band is known for their arrogant no-nonsense way and their self-made video clips on YouTube are instant hits. Loved by the kids, hated by the neighbours.

Bert Huyghe (BE, 1989), Thomas Huyghe (BE, 1991) and Dries Dauwe (BE, 1991) found each other at Royal Academie of Fine Arts Ghent, KASK. What binds them together as a band is where they come from. Their often humoristic artwork, across diverse media, is about growing up in a small farming village.


Matthieu Ronsse, known as a versatile artist, is the frontman of Ratzinger. They are defined by different styles of music that’s undoubtedly proved in the anarchic and energetic structure of their sound, including explosive drums and wrenching guitar riffs. For the concert Ronsse has assembled a top-notch team of composers including Jef Cuypers, Elko Blijweert, Sjoerd Bruil, Mauro Pawlowski and Jeroen Stevens.

Matthieu Ronsse (BE, 1981) studied Painting at Sint-Lucas Visual Arts in Ghent at Royal Academy Of Fine Arts Ghent. Immediately after his studies, he was noticed during Coming People SMAK, Ghent (2003), which led to the start of an international career as a crossover artist. In his eclectic practice he mixes elements from different styles, periods and disciplines, unifying a cohesive body of work with a recognizable idiom.

Ratzinger ©
Ratzinger ©

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