MDCIII (c) Bieke Depoorter/Magnum Photos

Improvisation, Jazz, Experimental


Selected for Eurosonic 2019

Selected for MIL Lissabon 2019

Selected for Jazzahead 2019

Selected for Injazz 2019


For his project MDCIII, reed player Mattias De Craene (Nordmann) invited two drummers that have been active in the worlds of jazz, pop, free improvisation and experimental music.


They are the ideal foil for De Craene’s vision, which seems to exclude no opposites. While the use of a recorder, electronics and percussion steers the music beyond the classic acoustic limitations, the result becomes strikingly rich with contrasts.


What is abstract and introspective the first moment can switch to moments of fierce ecstasy the next. Shifting moods and textures are combined with intricate rhythmical patterns, as the drummers lock together in dense, complex and/or ritualistic grooves.


The result is many things at once, but despite these wildly varying colors, sounds, textures, rhythms and moods, they are all linked, part of a generous, iridescent whole.


Mattias De Craene - compositions, reeds

Simon Segers - drums, percussion

Lennert Jacobs - drums, percussion


Bookings EU: Daan De Bruyne - Toutpartout -

MDCIII (c) Bieke Depoorter/Magnum Photos
MDCIII (c) 2018 Grégoire Verbeke