Metaphon is an independent non-profit organisation. It is a platform dedicated to promoting sound experimentation, soundart and electronic music. It was founded by Timo Van Luyk, Greg Jacobs és Marc Wroblewski in 2007 with the purpose of presenting concerts, performances and installations and for producing audio publications and related media. All three were members of the belgian experimental and improvising music collective, the Noise Maker’s Fifes which worked between 1990 and 2000.
As a record label Metaphon mainly focuses on releasing archival and previously unreleased sound work by Belgian electronic music composers and sound artists from the 20th century. There is yet a lot of important and interesting material that has remained in obscurity although it is undoubtedly of significant value to our cultural and musical heritage. Metaphon endeavours to uncover these hidden treasures. (see ‘releases’)
As a concert promoter Metaphon concentrates on contemporary soundart and related disciplines. We intend to organise several events per year at various locations according to the musical content and the specific requirements of each project. This also enhances the possibility for artists from different countries and with various backgrounds to connect, interact and create new pieces within the framework offered.
Just few, but more interesting items have released in deluxe edition. Almost each ones released in CD and LP version.
Issues have been released thus far:
Baudouin Oosterlynck: 1975-1978 (4 LP box / 4 CD box – (Metaphon 001 – 2008)
Arsène Souffriau: Expériences BIMES (3 LP box / 3 CD box – Metaphon 002 – 2010)
Michael Ranta – Mike Lewis – Conny Plank: Mu (2LP box/ 2 CD box – Metaphon 003 – 2010)
Catalogue: Brussel Live (LP / LP + bonus 7″ – Mettre à Fond BXL(X) – 2010)
IPEM: Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (2CD + 88 page book – Metaphon 004 – 2013)