Lynn Cassiers is a Brussels based singer in the European new jazz and improv scene. In Belgium she has worked with contemporary jazz ensembles such as Octurn, The Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Mäâk. As singer/soundscaper she’s part of bands like Tape Cuts Tape (Trouvé/Cassiers/Thielemans), Lilly Joel, Oba Loba, Alexandra Grimal’s ‘Naga’, Jozef Dumoulin & Lidlboj,…
Lynn performs solo and as a sideman through Europe and elsewhere. She leads her own projects ‘Imaginary Band'(clean feed 2018) and ‘YUN'(jazz lab 2019). Recent collaborations include some new duo’s: ‘Konbini’ (with Pak Yan Lau), ‘Frankly Honest’ (with Hilde Holsen) and ‘On The Edge Of Memories’ ( with Sylvaine Hélary).
Raised in a musical family and despite her early roots as a teenage singer 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 that 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 organically 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. As long it communicates is what matters to her. She likes to stimulate deviation and ambiguity, allowing the music to be vulnerable and very dynamic at the same time. She has a unique style, manipulating her voice to create abstract sound textures in a band or by herself. Her work has been reviewed by the press in Europe and beyond: “…One of the most remarkable voices of our Improv Scene…”(Enola magazine, read on: ‘press’)
“…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)
Besides singing and live performing, 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, Salia Sanou, Leon Parker, Lyenn, Akira Sakata, Vincent Glowinski a.k.a. bonom, Bruno Chevillon, Marc Ducret, Airelle Besson, 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, Gerda Dendooven HSBG, Liu Heng, Brice Soniano, Daysuke Fuwa, Olifa Hsieh, Sylvain Lemêtre, Michael De Cock,…
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