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Each season the MIM presents you a new podcast, interviewing a guest musician who speaks about his/her favourite instrument. A nice way to discover the museum's collections and to encourage to visit us!

Lucile Boulanger : viola da gamba (in French)

Lucile Boulanger, rising-star of the viola da gamba in France, gave us a short visit at the MIM, where for a few moments we stood still in front of some beautiful ancient instruments...

Lucile grew up in a family of artists and learned both music and acting in her youth. She finally decided to concentrate on music, and in particular on the viola da gamba, a distant cousin of the cello.

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© Alix Laveau

Floris de Rycker: lute (in Dutch)

Lute and guitar player Floris de Rycker visited the MIM to get inspired by the plucked instruments on display on the recently renovated 1st floor. With his ensemble Ratas del Viejo Mundo he’s steadily conquering the Early Music stages in Belgium and abroad. In this podcast he explains his approach to music of the Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

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Olivier Poumay: harmonica (in French)

On the occasion of the exhibition Toots 100. The Sound of a Belgian Legend at KBR, we'd like to honour the harmonica. Olivier Poumay, harmonica player, jazzman, musical nomad in perpetual search of new sounds, tells us about his instrument and the paths he travels with it. A walk in the immense world of a very small instrument!

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Olivier Pournay - © Hervé Blieck
© Hervé Blieck

Christophe Morisset: serpent (in French)

For this Christmas season, the MIM is honouring an instrument that has long been played in the church: the serpent. Serpent player Christophe Morisset talks passionately about the history, use, cessation and resurrection of this strange but fascinating instrument.

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Nabou Claerhout: trombone (in Dutch)

Trombone player Nabou Claerhout shares the love she has for her instrument… she shows it can be very warm and dark but also very spicy and punchy!

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Jefferson Louvat: mandoline (in French)

Jefferson Louvat guides us through the history & repertoire of this versatile plucked instrument! Moreover, he treats us with some lovely music Szabadság, his latest project.

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Gwen Cresens: Happy Birthday Piazolla! (in Dutch)

On March 11, we celebrated Astor Piazzolla's 100th birthday. We did this in the fine company of Gwen Cresens, who knows the repertoire of this grandmaster of the bandoneon very well! It was a real treat to learn so much about the instrument and its music.

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Jan Caeyers: a walk with Beethoven (in Dutch)

A walk in the MIM at the time of Beethoven. Biographer and conductor Jan Caeyers talks enthusiastically about the instruments, the music and provides context.

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