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    • 24/09/2021
    • 26/09/2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Full Circle House – Chaussée de Vleurgat 89, Ixelles 1050
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    BRUSSELS MUZIEQUE

    Chamber Music Session

    Music / Fri 24 Sep / Sat 25 Sep / Sun 26 Sep / 8 PM

    Discover the magic of Chamber Music in an inspiring setting. Join our partner, Brussels Muzieque and their award-winning musicians for a weekend of concerts, presenting three different programs, with a varied and amazing team of musicians craving for live concerts and real public once again.


    24/09: Bassoon & Strings Quartet

    Devienne, Mozart and more


    Musicians

    • Gordon Fantini (principal Bassoon at Belgian National Orchestra)
    • Sarah Oates (assoc. concertmaster at London Philharmonia)
    • Monika Młynarczyk (co-principal viola at opera La Monnaie)
    • Domenico Ermirio (co-solo cello at Royal Opera of Liège)


    25/09: A Transfigured Music Evening

    J. Brahms - String Sextet no. 1 op. 18; A. Schoenberg - 'Verklaerte Nacht' String Sextet


    Musicians

    • Nadja Nevolovitsch (leader of the 1st violins at Brussels Philharmonic)
    • Sarah Oates (assoc. concertmaster at London Philharmonia)
    • Mihai Cocea (principal viola at Brussels Philharmonic)
    • Monika Młynarczyk (co-principal viola at opera La Monnaie)
    • Dimitry Silvian (solo cello at Belgian National Orchestra)
    • Eduardo Tonietto (cellist and artistic director at Brussels Muzieque)


    26/09: Clarinet Trios

    Stravinski, Bruch and more


    Musicians

    • Maura Marinucci (principal clarinet at Brussels Philharmonic)
    • Nadja Nevolovitsch (leader of the 1st violins at Brussels Philharmonic)
    • Monika Dars (concert pianist based in Brussels)

    Discover all the artists 

      • 25/09/2021
      • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Full Circle House – Chaussée de Vleurgat 89, Ixelles 1050
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      BRUSSELS MUZIEQUE

      String Trios by Bach, Schubert & Dohnányi

      Music / Sat 25 Sep / 8 PM

      Discover the magic of Chamber Music in an inspiring setting. Join our partner, Brussels Muzieque and their award-winning musicians for a weekend of concerts, presenting three different programs, with a varied and amazing team of musicians craving for live concerts and real public once again.


      Musicians

      • Nadja Nevolovitsch (leader of the 1st violins at Brussels Philharmonic)
      • Mihai Cocea (principal viola at Brussels Philharmonic)
      • Dimitry Silvian (solo cello at Belgian National Orchestra)
        • 26/09/2021
        • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Full Circle House – Chaussée de Vleurgat 89, Ixelles 1050
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        BRUSSELS MUZIEQUE

        Clarinet Trios

        Music / Sun 26 Sep / 8 PM

        Discover the magic of Chamber Music in an inspiring setting. Join our partner, Brussels Muzieque and their award-winning musicians for a weekend of concerts, presenting three different programs, with a varied and amazing team of musicians craving for live concerts and real public once again.


        Repertoire

        • Stravinski, Bruch and more

        Musicians

        • Maura Marinucci (principal clarinet at Brussels Philharmonic)
        • Nadja Nevolovitsch (leader of the 1st violins at Brussels Philharmonic)
        • Monika Dars (concert pianist based in Brussels)
          • 05/10/2021
          • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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          THE MYSTERY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

          A salon with Axel Cleeremans

          Tue 5 Oct / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

          Marvel at the mystery of consciousness as Axel Cleeremans guides us to the heart of what it means to be human. As a world authority in the field of neuroscience, his investigations look into solving how and why our brain becomes self-aware, aware of our thoughts and feelings, and aware of ourselves in the wider world. It’s a radical new look into what makes us ourselves. And something with unknown implications for a range of rapidly evolving technologies. Join the discussion.

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          ABOUT

          Axel Cleeremans is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the ULB in Brussels, Research Director at the National Fund for Scientific Research in Belgium, and among the most eminent world experts dedicated to the science of consciousness. As Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Psychology, he has successfully built a vibrant editorial board of over 11.000 researcher from all over the world, making it the one most cited multidisciplinary psychology journal in the world. He is also President and guiding light of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. His research is essentially dedicated to the differences between information processing with and without consciousness, particularly in the domain of learning and memory, perception, social cognition, decision-making, and cognitive control. Cleeremans has authored or edited several books dedicated to the study of consciousness, most recently has co-authored the Oxford Companion to Consciousness.


          KEY LINKS

          Website: www.axc.ulb.be

          On Netflix: The Most Unknown (2018)


            • 21/10/2021
            • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
            • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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            RUSSIAN LITERARY TRADITION AND DISSENT

            A salon with Mikhail Shishkin

            Thu 21 Oct / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

            Award-winning Russian contemporary writer Mikhail Shishkin treats us to a journey through Russian literary tradition, insights into the political climate and an exploration of dissent.

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            ABOUT

            Mikhail Shishkin is one of the most prominent names in contemporary Russian literature. Born in Moscow in 1961, Shishkin has worked as a teacher and journalist. His novels have earned him the three most prestigious Russian literary awards: the Russian Booker Prize in 2000, the National Bestseller Prize in 2005, and the Bolshaya Kniga (Big Book) Prize in 2006. His works have been translated into eleven languages. The author of two widely acclaimed novels, Shishkin is admired as a refined stylist whose fiction engages Russian and European literary traditions and forges an equally expansive vision for the future of literature. All of his novels have been adapted for stage productions.


            GOOD READS

            War or Peace. Russia and the West (2019), The Light and the Dark (2013), Maiden's Hair (2005), The Taking of Izmail (2000), Russian Switzerland (1999), Calligraphy Lesson (1993).

              • 19/11/2021
              • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
              • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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              Daria van den Bercken

              OFF THE BEATEN TRACK 
              Fri 19 Nov / Music / 6:30 PM



              Experience the magic of a virtuoso classical pianist in the intimate setting of Full Circle's salon. Since her last visit to Full Circle back in 2016, classical pianist Daria van den Bercken has stepped up her unique campaign to extend classical music’s reach to new audiences, across all ages.

              She'll be updating us on her work, playing for us and discussing her ideas on how to draw contemporary audiences to classical music through innovation and boundless energy. This is a unique opportunity to hear a classical pianist play her repertoire in the intimate setting of Full Circle's living room. 

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              ABOUT

              Dutch-Russian pianist Daria van den Bercken is an unconventional classical pianist, celebrated for the fresh ways she brings piano music to life, and is regarded as ‘a model for musicians of the future’. Her original and successful approach in bringing classical music to wider audiences has focussed on educational and social outreach. Since at least 2012 she has been playing the piano on alternative stages and platforms. Her award-winning project ‘Handel at the Piano’ led to the prestigious Amsterdam Prize, countless concerts worldwide, and a weekly series about classical music on prime-time Dutch television. She previously won the Concertgebouw Vriendenkrans Prize 2005 and the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2006 and 2008. Daria performs regularly around the world and is committed to actively reaching out to younger audiences.

              KEY LINKS

              • Website www.dariavandenbercken.com

                • 24/11/2021
                • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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                WE ALL HAVE A BLACK FRIEND

                A salon with François Gemenne

                Wed 24 Nov / Ideas / 6:00 - 8:00PM

                Migration is a hot subject. One that François Gemenne dedicates his career to researching and understanding in all its intricacies and taboos. Public discussion is often polarised around borders issues, quotas, police violence, the veil, discrimination and mostly fears. Can we do any better?

                In his latest book, On A Tous Un Ami Noir, François deconstructs received ideas on migration, and debates why Western societies - France in particular - look so suspicious and tense on this subject. Himself a foreigner, living in France for over twelve years, he does away with ideologies and brings in calming new reflections and facts that are all too often absent from debates. He shows that it is possible to think about migration in a rational and peaceful way. Join us to find out more.

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                ABOUT

                François Gemenne, a specialist of environmental geopolitics and migration dynamicsis a FNRS senior research associate at the University of Liège where he also directs the Hugo Observatory. He is also at Science Po Paris. His research deals mostly with environmental and migration governance. He has worked in particular with populations displaced by environmental changes, including natural disasters, and the policies of adaptation to climate change. He has conducted field studies in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, Tuvalu, China, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Mauritius and Japan, after the Fukushima disaster. He has been involved in a large number of international research projects on these issues. In 2015, he was recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to pursue research at Princeton University. In 2010, he was awarded the ISDT-Wernaers Prize for achievement in the communication of science to the general public.


                GOOD READS

                On A Tous Un Ami Noir (2020), Dis, C'Est Quoi L'Immigration? (2020), Atlas De L'Anthropocène (2019), Géopolitique Du Climat (2015), Geopolitique Du Changement Climatique (2015).


                KEY LINKS

                Hugo Observatory - Environment, Migration, Politics




                  • 17/02/2022
                  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
                  • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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                  CHINA, FROM FOOD TO POLITICS

                  A salon with Roel Sterckx

                  Thurs 17 Feb / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

                  Roel Sterckx shows us that to understand China today we must learn to think Chinese. 

                  Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday Western life. But how much do we really know about its origins and key beliefs? How did the ancient Chinese think about the world?

                  Sterckx looks at China's world of ideas and examines questions of leadership, social order, death, nature, and more. He reveals how these ideas shape contemporary China, from table manners at a traditional banquet, to the Chinese obsession with education and family, to the rhetoric of political leaders and the nation's grand strategy. The ancient Chinese have shaped the thinking of a civilization that is now influencing our own.

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                  ABOUT

                  Roel Sterckx is a Flemish-British sinologist and anthropologist. Among the foremost experts in Chinese thought, he is Professor of Chinese History, Science, and Civilization at Cambridge University, and a fellow of Clare College. He has held previous posts at National Taiwan University, Wolfson College Oxford, and University of Arizona. He has authored several books on Chinese thought and ancient China, looking at philosophy, literature, history and food culture - helping us to understand the core ideas of Chinese civilisation.


                  GOOD READS

                  Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding (2019), Ways of Heaven: an Introduction to Chinese Thought (2019), Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China (2011), Of Tripod and Palate: Food, Politics, and Religion in Traditional China (2007).


                    • 17/03/2022
                    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
                    • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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                    DO NOT DISTURB

                    A salon with Michela Wrong

                    Thu 17 Mar / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

                    One of the sharpest observers of African politics, Michela Wrong joins us to discuss her latest controversial work. Do Not Disturb is already contributing to a rethink about the nature of the regime in Rwanda as it puts uncomfortable questions about the country's track record into the public domain. 

                    With her powerful investigation into a gruesome political murder and the authoritarian regime behind it, Michela upends the narrative that Rwanda sold the world after one of the deadliest genocides of the twentieth century.

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                    ABOUT

                    Michela Wrong has been writing about Africa for the last 15 years, reporting for Reuters, the BBC and the Financial Times. She is the author of three non-fiction books on the continent and a novel. She was awarded the 2010 James Cameron prize for journalism that combined moral vision and professional integrity. Michela Wrong lives in London and is regularly interviewed by the main media outlets on her areas of expertise. She is also a consultant for the Miles Morland Foundation, which funds a range of literary festivals, workshops and scholarships for African writers, a trustee of the Africa Research Institute, and an advisor to the Centre for Global Development.


                    GOOD READS

                    Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad (2020), Borderlines (2015), It's Our Turn To Eat (2009), I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (2005), In The Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo (2000).


                    KEY LINKS

                    Michela Wrong's Homepage

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