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Biography

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,…

Studies: ‘de Kunsthumaniora’ of Antwerp and The Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Teachers; Rachel Gould, Kristina Fuchs, Natasha Röth, John Ruocco and Eric Vloeimans. Masterclasses; Jay Clayton, Dave Liebman, Mark Murphy, Ronan Guilfoyle, Billie Hart, Judy Niemack, among others. In 2001 Lynn was a laureate of the Axion-classics competition. She appeared as a semi-finalist on the the montreux vocal jazz competition 2005.

Since 2008 she teaches vocal jazz at the Lemmens Institute/LUCA school of Arts in Leuven, Belgium.

Discography

  • Wrapped In ‘Don’t Scare Isn’t Life Human’(New Oh Records, 2008) compilation Vinyl, Denmark

  • Mrs. Okkido ‘Mrs Okkido’(b.y_records, 2008) CD, Belgium

  • Lidlboj ‘Trees Are Always Right’(BEE JAZZ Records, 2009) CD, France

  • Octurn ‘7 Eyes’(Octurn, 2009) CD, Belgium

  • The Crappy Mini Band ‘Licking Forward’(LMALC Records, 2010) CD, Belgium

  •  Michael De Cock and Brussels Jazz Orchestra ‘Vliegen Tot De Hemel’(DavidsFonds, 2010) book + CD, Belgium

  • Pierre Perchaud ‘Par Quatre Chemins’(Gemini Records, 2010) CD, France

  • Riccardo Luppi’s Mure Mure ‘Live In Milan’(el Negocito Records, 2010) CD, Belgium

  • Tape Cuts Tape ‘Pagan Recorder’(HeavenHotel Records, 2010) vinyl, Belgium

  • Michael De Cock and Brussels Jazz Orchestra ‘Het Einde Van De Wereld'(DavidsFonds, 2011) book + CD, Belgium

  • Manolo Cabras & Basic Borg ‘I Wouldn’t Be Sure'(el Negocito Records), CD, Belgium

  • Tape Cuts Tape ‘Black Mold'(Rough Trade/Jesusfactory), Vinyl + CD, Belgium/U.K.

  • Lynn Cassiers ‘The Bird, The Fish and The Ball’, solo (RATRecords), CD, Belgium

  • Arkala, ‘Eksoh'(ArkalaRec, 2015) Digital Release, U.K.

  • Norberto and Joao Lobo Sextet ‘Oba Loba'(SilentWater, Shhhpuma), Vinyl+ CD, Portugal/Belgium

  • Tape Cuts Tape ‘Lost Footage'(HeavenHotelRecords), Vinyl + CD, Belgium

  • Lilly Joel ‘What Lies In The Sea'(Sub Rosa, 2015) CD, Belgium

  • ‘Spring Encounter In Hangzhou'(Yuefu Xin Records, 2016) netrelease, China

  • Oba Loba ‘Sir Robert Williams'(three:four records), Vinyl, Switzerland

  • Lynn Cassiers ‘IMAGINARY BAND'(Clean Feed records, 2018) CD, Portugal

  • Jozef Dumoulin & Lidlboj ‘Live In Neerpelt'(el Negocito records, 2018) CD, Belgium

  • Alexandra Grimal NAGA ‘Perseus'(ovni records, 2019) CD, France

  • The Crappy Mini Band ‘Live at Les Ateliers Claus'(Sound Shots # 3, 2019) CD Belgium

  • Zylia ‘Logós(no need name/inouï distribution, 2019) France

  • Benjamin Sauzereau ‘Homegrown'(Bandcamp release, 2020) Belgium

  • Lynn Cassiers ‘YUN'(clean feed, 2020) CD, Portugal

Booking

YUN: eliaerts.simonne@gmail.com

IMAGINARY BAND: maaike@aubergineartistmanagement.com

HOLSEN/CASSIERS: martin@auberginemanagement.com

TAPE CUTS TAPE: VOX-Artist Management & Booking Agency. Dieter Craeye: voxconcerts@skynet.be

ALL OTHER PROJECTS: lynnimini@hotmail.com

Links

http://www.cleanfeed-records.com

http://www.aubergineartistmanagement.com

http://www.subrosa.net

http://www.ratrecords.biz

http://www.elnegocitorecords.com

http://www.heavenhotel.be

http://www.silentwaterlabel.com