A New World of Percussions
Hands in Motion opens a playground around percussions. Darbuka, gongs, kalimbas, riqq, doholla, bendirs, udu,… These are just some of the instruments that make up their sound universe. This percussion trio which brings together Simon Leleux (Fabrizio Cassol / I Silenti, Refugees for Refugees), Robbe Kieckens (Lamekan Ensemble, Myrddin De Cauter), Célestin Massot.
From Senegal to Eastern Europe, from Turkey to India, from the classical conservatory to nomadic people, it is nourished by all their influences that Hands in Motion juggles with the codes of tradition to create a new space of expression, resolutely current and innovative.
Deeply respectful of the power of nature, they are also rooted in urban life. This duality is both integrated and transcended in their music. Acoustic percussions rub shoulders with electronics. Minimalist sound layers, captivating grooves, acoustic trance, their music is organic, contrasting and subtle at the same time. They alternately create melodies and textures that might as well make you think of Philip Glass, Mammal Hands or Why the Eye ?. The atmospheres they create invite movement and sharing.