Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Aug 15th 2017 to Oct 2nd 2017 | Apr 2nd 2019 to May 14th 2019
  • PRACTICE : Composer/musician
  • FROM : Belgium
  • TWITTER : @aurelielierman
Lierman was born in Rwanda but, after the age of two, raised in Belgium. An independent radio producer, vocalist, and composer, her work fuses radio art, vocal art, and composition. Her main focus is her personal field recordings: a large collection of unique sounds and soundscapes from rural and urban contemporary East Africa. Sound-bit by sound-bit, she transforms and sculpts them into something she calls “Afrique Concrète.” Her work has been broadcast, exhibited, and performed throughout Europe, Israel, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States. In 2013, she was awarded first prize at Sonic Art (Rome) for her radio composition KARIAKOO (a sonic portrait of a lively neighborhood in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania). In the same year, she also won the third prize at Grand Prix Nova (Bucharest) for her radio composition iota mikro (based on field recordings from her birthplace, Mount Karisimbi volcano, in Rwanda). In May 2014, she won the First Prize at Monophonic 2014 (Brussels) for Anosmia, a radio composition reflecting on the Rwandan Genocide. She has released two albums with the British cult-group Nurse With Wound and collaborated with visual artist Vincent Meessen (the Belgian entrant for the 2015 Venice Biennale) on his recent exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland. Read more