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Dennis Tyfus launches outdoor music pavilion in Antwerp

De Nor is set to host gigs this summer with Eiko Ishibashi & Joe Talia, Richard Youngs, Helm and many more

Lowlands underground music linchpin Dennis Tyfus has created a brand new outdoor music venue in a sculpture garden in the centre of Antwerp. De Nor is a pavilion conceived in collaboration with FVWW architects which is set to host weekly gigs over the summer.

“I basically made the pavilion next to the main entrance of Middelheim Museum with a fence around it so I can open it also when the musuem is closed,” the artist and musician emails. “I’m planning a weekly mixtape this summer for it too and a zine to anounce the acts.”

The pavilion is set to play host to Eiko Ishibashi & Joe Talia for its first gig on 23 May, and then will be open each Friday for performances with a schedule that includes Hanne De Backer, Chris Corsano/Richard Youngs/David Maranha, Drew McDowall, Miaux, Kuunatic, Lieven Martens Moana, Celine Gillain, Helm, Cuntst, Mark Harwood, Dave Bixby, Cylène (duo of Stephen O’Malley and Kassel Jaeger), and more.

De Nor is located in Nachtegalenpark in Central Antwerp, a space whose Middelheim Museum sculpture area includes works by numerous renowned artists including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Dan Graham and Alexander Calder. The museum is currently showing the first solo art show by Tyfus himself, an exhibition titled My Niece’s Pierced Knees which runs until 17 March.

You can read more about De Nor on its Facebook page.