Opname nieuw album ensemble Bel Ayre / Recording new album ensembie Bel Ayre

Bel Ayre wrote a new album "Entre-temps" and is recording this now!

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Opname nieuw album ensemble Bel Ayre / Recording new album ensembie Bel Ayre

Bel Ayre is the ensemble built around soprano Lieselot De Wilde and jazz guitarist Peter Verhelst. The name Bel Ayre can be understood in many languages as “beautiful song”. The unusual collaboration of the musicians of the ensemble allows versatility. The name suggests the connecting power of music. Bel Ayre's inspiration is boundless and its curiosity reaches to songs and stories coming from all times and places. With its own songs and its creative, refined and generous style the ensemble creates a very personal story and a unique musical universe.


Bel Ayre has developed a very personal and unique interpretation of the Neapolitan song repertoire with its first album A Canzone e Partenope. Now we are making it even more personal with a new album brimming with compositions of our own hand. The album is titled Entre-temps and contains songs in Dutch and French. The music, texts and arrangements are finished and we are ready to record!

The musicians involved in the project are:
Lieselot De Wilde, sopraan, orgue de barbarie, percussion
Peter Verhelst, guitar, orgue de barbarie, shruti box
Jean-Philippe Poncin, clarinets
Lode Vercampt, cello


 can refer to a period or space in the in-between or to a side activity. It also refers to the dorveille. Before the industrial revolution, many people had sleeping habits that differed remarkably from the ones we have today. Due to the fact that they went to bed earlier and they didn't have the sleeping comfort that we know today, it was a common use to spend a part of the night being awake. The period between two stages of sleep came to be called the dorveille.

This dorveille was the ideal time to commit all sorts of clandestine activities, such as love affairs, petty crimes or bacchanals. Another popular occupation was the interpretation of dreams, as they were freshly lingering in the memory. Hence many a writer was inspired during this mysterious dorme-veille.

Entre-temps is a voyage through an imaginary town during the night. Here and there, human activity is noticed and the story zooms in on the occupations of the people. But sleep is always lurking, blurs the perception, and therefore the difference between dreams and reality as well.

An orgue de barbarie (a small, portable barrel organ) guides the nocturnal travelers past secret lovers, praying monks, the lonely writer, the mother that feeds her child, the broken hearted, dream readers, the sneaky charlatan and the trance of the jabbering drunk for whom the dorveille lasts all night.

Hereby a live-version of one of the songs of Entre-temps: Chanson d'amour


If you want your proper copy of the album to be guaranteed, you have the chance to order it at this very moment! You can place your order by contributing to this crowdfunding campaign. When the album is finished, your copy will be sent directly to your address (so don't forget to fill this out!).

There are also other ways to contribute to the realization of the album! We kindly invite you to have a look at the column at the side, which offers suggestions for donations. As you will notice, each donation gets a matching bonus from our behalf. We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution and support!

The fundings will be put on the account of the association of Bel Ayre and will only be used to realize the recording project!

Best wishes! 

Lieselot, Peter, Lode and Jean-Phillipe

All pictures used on this page are made by Laura D'Halleweyn

For those who want to experience once again a part of the concert at the Royal Palace

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Hereby you can find a detailed description of the costs we would like to cover with the crowdfunding campaign. The recording will take 4 days, preceded by rehearsals. After the recording, the CD will be edited and mastered. A new drawing will be designed for the CD cover. Afterwards comes the lay out and pressing of the CD. Release is expected in the beginning of the fall 2019.

*In case the amount of 8000 euros is surpassed, the extra money will go to the artwork of the CD. In that case, 100 examples will be foreseen with a unique drawing. These examples will go to the sponsors that contributed a minimum of 100 euros.


Rent recording location: 600 euro
Fee recording engineer & editing: 1365 euro
Mastering: 600 euro
Artwork & layout CD: 1000 euro
Pressing CD: 1300 euro
Fee musicians: 3200 euro

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