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Welcome to my About Page
For the dedicated booker and programmer

RAPHAEL DE COCK

Multi-instrumentalist & singer

Overview Current Bands & projects

website : raphaeldecock.be

contact : rdecock@hotmail.com

tel : +32477993946

Note: underlined are links

Short Bio

  • based in Antwerp, Belgium

  • multi-instrumentalist and singer inspired by traditional singing styles & techniques

  • involved in various Belgian as well as international music projects

  • regularly gives workshops and courses; teacher at Muziekpublique.be ​World Music & Dance Academy

Raphael discovered the Irish bagpipes, the uilleann pipes, in 1989. In those days he also discovered Tuvan throat singing and overtone singing. This was the start of a lifetime adventure and search for musical instruments and vocal timbres and techniques. Raphaël  is active in many different kinds of local and international musical projects. Discover these in the next pages…..

(https://www.raphaeldecock.be/full-bio )

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Musical Expertise

 

Vocal style expertises: Belgian trad & folk (Flemish + Walloon); Irish sean-nós; Scandinavian (Norwegian kveding, lokk/kulning); Medieval and World polyphony (Sardinian, Corsican, Albanian/Epirus, Balkan); Galician-Portugese; Sephardic songs; Sámi yoik; Tuvan and other overtone throatsinging styles (kattajaq, khöömeï, Xhosa umngqokolo, ..), etc.

Musical instruments: shortlist - bagpipes (uilleann pipes, säckpipa, Belgo-french type, Gaita Galega, Bulgaro-Thracian Gaida); flutes and whistles (tin+low whistles, kaval, duduk, clarinettes, alboka, overtone flutes, ...); zithers (chatkhan, citera, épinette, guqin); fiddles (hardanger fiddle, Tuva, igil & byzaanchy); mouth harps/jew’s harps; ravvast hand pans; kalimba; small percussion; etc.

"Own" projects

Osuna     www.osuna-orovivo.be

Osuna interweaves Anatolian strings with those from South Siberia and strings from bygone eras. A symbiosis of Anatolian stringed instruments (saz, tanbur), Siberian harps (Khakas chatkhan) and medieval European string instruments and voices produces a musically surprising tapestry of sounds. In their latest album they follow Marco Polo along the Silk Road in collaboration with a Sand Artist that shows the journey visually with live projected Sandscapes.

Album : https://open.spotify.com/album/0ZKhXlFhnlNw6vcLjq5V4Q?si=zJsDNSVATxChEriMst1tXg

Videos: https://vimeo.com/573471983 ; https://vimeo.com/830667857

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Vocal style expertises: Belgian trad & folk (Flemish + Walloon); Irish sean-nós; Scandinavian (Norwegian kveding, lokk/kulning); Medieval and World polyphony (Sardinian, Corsican, Albanian/Epirus, Balkan); Galician-Portugese; Sephardic songs; Sámi yoik; Tuvan and other overtone throatsinging styles (kattajaq, khöömeï, Xhosa umngqokolo, ..), etc.

Musical instruments: shortlist - bagpipes (uilleann pipes, säckpipa, Belgo-french type, Gaita Galega, Bulgaro-Thracian Gaida); flutes and whistles (tin+low whistles, kaval, duduk, clarinettes, alboka, overtone flutes, ...); zithers (chatkhan, citera, épinette, guqin); fiddles (hardanger fiddle, Tuva, igil & byzaanchy); mouth harps/jew’s harps; ravvast hand pans; kalimba; small percussion; etc.

Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

+32 477 99 39 46

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