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TOM VAN OVERBERGHE

TOM VAN OVERBERGHE IS AN ANTWERP BASED ARTIST WHOSE NATURAL ARTISTIC ABILITIES AND NEVER-ENDING CURIOSITY HAVE FUELED A CAREER SPANNING MULTIPLE CREATIVE ENDEAVORS: FILM, MUSIC, THEATRE, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND WEB DESIGN.


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CO2 10/80 (2017)

CO2. There are always two sides to a coin. First: the C and the O are the initials of the name Cel Overberghe - the "2" relates to the fact that with Tom Van Overberghe alongside there are 2 Overberghes in this band. Second: as a chemical formula CO2 refers to the band as a laboratory. A laboratory of musical 'poisoners', because we love to think outside the box.


With this CD we celebrate the 10th anniversary of CO2 and the 80th birthday of painter, saxophonist and free jazz pioneer Cel Overberghe. In the mid 70s Cel was one of the founding fathers - together with Fred Van Hove a.o. - of W.I.M. or 'Werkgroep Improviserende Musici' and the legendary Free Music festivals in Antwerp.


For this festive occasion we are delighted and honored to have bassist Peter Jacquemyn and drummer Dirk Wauters on this CD, two musicians with an impressive track record.


Initiated by guitarist Tom Van Overberghe, the first concert under the name CO2 took place on December 10, 2007 at El Negocito in Ghent. Always curious about what was happening on the scene, the 'modus operandi' was to tune in to kindred spirits and invite them to our 'laboratory'. This resulted in our previous CD 'Intersections', released on El Negocito Records in 2012 (eNR007), featuring Paul Van Gysegem and Giovanni Barcella as 'compagnons de route'.


For quite a long period of time our musical adventures mainly consisted of hosting a series of concerts at Cafe Bato Batu and Cafe Do Re Mi in Antwerp. In addition CO2 also played memorable concerts at Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club in Liège and De Singer in Rijkevorsel where we opened for Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio.


From 2007 until 2017 we shared - and lifted! - the bandstand with the following musicians (in alphabetical order): Yusuke Akai, Christophe Albertijn, Giovanni Barcella, Rory Brown, Thomas Campaert, Gino Coomans, Patrick De Groote, Tsjok Declercq, John Dikeman, Ann Eysermans, Onno Govaert, Erik Heestermans, Gerard Herman, Peter Jacquemyn, Audrey Lauro, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joe McPhee, Kris Nelissen, Antoine Prawerman, Kristof Roseeuw, Lazara Rosell Albear, Jasper Stadhouders, Paul Van Gysegem, Dirk Wauters and Pierre Michel Zaleski.


Artwork CD by Bart Van Overberghe

"Tom Overberghe biedt weerwerk met gitaarwerk dat vaak iets heeft van een wentelende klankmassa, vol excentrieke effecten die het ene moment herinneren aan Sonny Sharrocks fabuleuze soloplaat Guitar (1986) en het andere aan een spacey klankengenerator of zelfs op hol geslagen lunapark." Guy Peters in Enola

LISTEN TO "CO2 10/80" ON BANDCAMP

"INTERSECTIONS" by CO2 QUARTET (2012)

BUY "INTERSECTIONS" ON ITUNES

M U S I C   V I D E O S

INTO THE WOODS

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / SARABANDE (BWV 996)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / BOURRÉE (BWV 996)

ERIK SATIE / GYMNOPÉDIE NO.1

ANTONIO LAURO / MARIA CAROLINA

CO2 & PETER JACQUEMYN AT BATO BATU

CO2 QUARTET - I REMEMBER SERGIO

CO2 QUARTET - INTERSECTIONS

THEME FROM HENDRIK CONSCIENCE

L I N K S

BANDCAMP
FACEBOOK YOUTUBE

F I L M

1 6   M M

P H O T O G R A P H Y

A N T W E R P E N   2 0 1 9

S I N K S E N F O O R   2 0 1 9

P A R I S   1 9 8 6

S A L A   C O M A C I N A   1 9 8 6

C A N N E S   1 9 8 9

P O R T   O F   A N T W E R P   1 9 8 3

L A G O   D I   C O M O   2 0 1 5

V I L L E R S   L A   V I L L E

M A L P E N S A   2 0 1 5

P O R T R A I T S

T H E   P A R T Y   1 9 8 8

P A I N T I N G S   &   D R A W I N G S

F I G U R A T I V E   W O R K S

A B S T R A C T   W O R K S

W E B

C O N T A C T

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