Ijsbreker 17: Van toeters en blazers

1984 01:02:26 col.

For the very first time the Flemish public broadcasting network lifts a corner of the veil which surrounds one of the main aspects of amateur art: the world of local musical associations, symphonic bands and brass bands. From Dutch Limburg a live report is transmitted of a large-scale symphonic band festival. At the same time the brass band Midden-Brabant responds over another satellite uplink. What is the difference between a symphonic band and a brass band, with regards to character, colour and composition? What is the importance of local identity? How do artistic considerations relate to the social aspect of community life? Walter Boeykens, internationally renowned clarinet soloist and conductor, and Jan Segers, connected to the Brussels conservatorium, share their views. Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Ijsbreker’ (’Icebreaker’).

Original broadcast date: 06/06/1984.

Directed by Decostere, Stefaan
Directed by Cornelis, Jef
Directed by Claeys, Jackie
Directed by Schoetens, Karel
With Nozy, Norbert
With Halkes, C.J.J.
With Harmonie-orkest St.Michael
With De Wit, Yves
With Leveugle, Jean-Pierre
With Brass Band Midden-Brabant
With Segers, Jan
With Boeykens, Walter
With Tamboerkorps St.Michael
With Van der Roost, Jan
Technical co-ordination Nonneman, Frans
Technical co-ordination Devogelaere, Piet
Manager technical team Vandensande, Rik
Manager technical team Guldentops, Frans
Manager technical team Derkinderen, John
Manager radiobeam link Vandepitte, Julien
Lab manager Coenaerts, Mark
Lab manager Deloose, Etienne
Location manager Hoste, Albert
Location manager Callebaut, Willy
Location manager Kerkhove, Dirk
Research Hoste, Pol
Research Van Kerkhoven, Marianne
Assistant to the director Vanhooren, Veerle
Produced by BRT (Dienst Kunstzaken)
Production Bekkers, Ludo