I studied the violin at the Liège Royal Conservatory of Music. In the course of my studies I also studied improvisation, and created an experimental string trio, Spelling Alphabet. Following my studies I have been working as a facilitator and lecturer with numerous bodies such as schools, social centres and cultural centres. For six years I have been involved in the child and adolescent psychiatry unit at the Saint Jean hospital in Brussels. As part and parcel of my musical activities, I also act as a producer for two Haiti-linked musical groups, Désir Fiorini and Chouk Bwa Libète. Françoise has been helping me to push further the idea of collective creation linked to a powerful group dynamics which I have been instilling over the past few years in conducting the Dizôrkestra orchestra for non musicians.
I studied group dynamics at the C.D.G.A.I. in Liège. As a facilitator I am particularly interested in processes of change. I was for several years a member of Dizôrkestra, an orchestra of non musicians conducted by Michael Wolteche, which only played its own music. What was experienced in the orchestra went far beyond the mere pleasure of doing music together. The rehearsals and Michael’s ardour bound together the orchestra, making it capable of organising, adapting, inventing then making all sorts of things, whether an action to be taken, scenery to be built, a book or a poster to be produced… And this all with an incredible level of cohesion, confidence, pleasure and ability to listen to one another. That is why the idea arose in both of us to work together and use that tremendous tool with other teams.