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Idegeal is a musical and visual show by Jonathan and Corentin Aussems, with the special participation of François Schuiten, in collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of Students of Louvain-la-Neuve (OSEL) led by Philip Gerard, the chorus of I Quattro Elementi of Joel De Coster, and as soloists from the group “A Consommer De Préférence”.

A dive in the visual and musical work of François Schuiten. The original show was performed in April 2010 in Louvain-la-Neuve..

François Schuiten talks with ActuaBD about this event:

… students of the UCL came to me with a musical they had written, asking me if I could put designs on their music for a public performance. I was excited! It takes time, but it's not refusable! Moreover, their work and the use of my drawings made me I very interested. This unique concert, Idegael, will take place at the Aula Magna on April 27.

Just before we will open the giant fresco (12 m by 5) I have imagined for the Grand Place of Louvain-la-Neuve, and is directed by Alexander Obolensky, a painter whom I greatly admire. I love these projects that allow me to talk to a city, an artist or group…. 1)

Jonathan and Corentin Aussems


Interview with François Schuiten with RTBF about the Idegael event.

Photos by Alain Desmarets.


The performance was filmed at Aula Magna in Louvain-la-Neuve on April 27, 2010.

2016 edition

The show was again performed on May 28, 2016 in Brussels 2) at the Théâtre Saint-Michel. The benefits of this exceptional evening are donated to the association Domisum, a carrier combination of a citizen and solidarity project for a living space suitable for disabled adults and dependence 3).

This time the performance was done, beside Corentin & Jonathan Aussems and François Schuiten, by the Orchestre des Musiciens du Nord, directed by Guénaël Catteloin and the choir: Chorale Jolies Notes, directed by Bénédicte Dujardin.


A CD was published in 2016 at The artwork of the CD is by François Schuiten.

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