The group MISST originated as an acapella-formation in 2017, as the Flemish deputy of an international Ferrara-busker-festival in Italy (at the end of august). Meanwhile evolved to a quality ensemble, they developed a program filled with rich musical traditions of an infinite Europe. With a lot of enthusiasm and finesse, they turned traditional music into our current juncture. In a time with a lot of debate about Europe and people longing for their culture and identity, MISST brings a story about uniqueness and connectedness.
Their MISST.EU-CD highlights vocal elements of Europe and focusses on the rich cultural diversity of Europe in a connecting musical project.
MISST.EU is a long journey through many European regional languages.
A journey that arises questions: why do people hide behind the flag of their own region? Their so-called identity? Why navel-gazing to a short history? Belgium only exists since 1830!
This trip highlights the old continent vocally (with 5 voices). The cooperation with producer Nicolas Delépine and various musicians including Jorg D’Hondt, Peter Verhaegen, Sam Vloemans and Laurens Van Bouwelen, creates a contrast between the more traditional and modern-day, which proves that traditions are not obsolete.
This road trip turns into a quest. To music that connects us all in a Europe that is no longer up for discussion. For the power of collaboration and the wealth of all these different regions. A surprising and thorough investigation to a musical DNA from the people of the world.
“Every voice has a unique timbre and range. With the five of us, we can color a lot of chords. I love singing together; everyone accounts for one voice. Every song descends from a different European singing tradition with each time a different way of singing, a different color, a different style… which proves the cultural wealth of Europe we want to demonstrate with our CD” – Elly Aerden.
MISST is: Elly Aerden, Linde Van Puyenbroeck, Liesbet Van Reeth, Eva Moens en Jan Van Rossem. The singers of MISST are also part of different formations within the Flemish Folk/world music/Bluegrass/Pop scene including Eléonor, Elllis, Zefiro Torna and Roots. For their live performances, they are supported by Gielis Cautaers (drums/percussions) and Jess Jacob (guitar and bass).
Leading up to the release of the album, following singles were released:
Vor í Vaglaskógi: https://youtu.be/humcmbCiC0U
Sur l’eau: https://youtu.be/65HgXyeLIn4