biography - releases - projects
Innerwoud is a one-man-band by double bass player Pieter-Jan Van Assche started in spring 2014, Ghent (Belgium). The music is often reffered to as ambient, drone and neoclassical. Drones are built live upon each other, layering different textures and sounds produced by the double bass. This results in a melancholic trip, wandering in wide open landscapes or craving in anonymous darkness, while the subtle melody shines a humble light on the whole.
In December 2015 Innerwoud releases his first full album, named 'Mirre' through Consouling Sounds (also: CHVE, Inwolves, Amenra, The Black Heart Rebellion,...).
'Grashelm' was a collaboration with dancer Lieselot Vanderroost, first performed live at the Raversyde site, Oostende, curated by Vrijstaat O.
One year later the soundscape opera 'Medeamaterial' was presented, a collaboration by director Aïda Gabriëls, Astrid Stockman (soprano) and Lieselot Vanderroost (contemporary dance and choreography). The production was led by Muziektheater Transparant and supported by Consouling Sounds. A shortened version was performed at the BRDCST festival in Brussels. The music from this opera will be released late 2017.
On Recordstore day 2017 a split 10" album with Treha Sektori (FR) will be released by Consouling Sounds. This split contains two unreleased pieces of music, the one from Innerwoud was written for the earlier mentioned 'Grashelm'-performance.
Innerwoud often works with visual artist and designer Bram Bentein (design logo and live visuals).
Picture © Stefaan Temmerman 2015