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The Web Site Police have notified me that my website is criminally outdated, and that I will be fined unless I take swift, decisive action. I can't say I disagree with them. The last update dates back over 2 years. With the energy and the hipness gathered at this year's De Nachten, an effort can be made. Will I succeed? Visit again tomorrow and be surprised! Or not! (29 january 2006)

Maskesmachine (previously called Maskesmachien) will release their first EP 'Plaktang' with a small CD presentation at Café Capitole (Stadspark) on 9th may at 20h00. More info is at 5Voor12. (24 april 2004)

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The photosite Moid (by Alison and Martin) has an enormous set of great photographs of Think Of One's first ever gig in the United Kingdom! This happened on 18 january 2004 in Union Chapel, London. Go to Moid and select Think Of One from the drop-down menu. (11 april 2004)

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Think Of Ones cd Marrakech Emballages Ensemble 3 has won the BBC Radio 3 World Music Award 2004 in the category called "Boundary Crossing". Other nominees were Bob Brozman, Manu Chao and DuOuod. Congratulations! This is wonderful news, and will certainly help them getting the international recognition they deserve. (1 february 2004)

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De Nachten 2004 are over! Antwerps indoor winter festival for all that's hip was again a great success, especially for Belgian music. From this site there were Maskesmachien and Traktor, who both played to enthousiastic audiences on friday. (1 february 2004)

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Peter Vermeersch has been appointed as 'city composer' of his hometown Ghent. His task is at the moment still unclear, but he will probably write a few compositions dedicated to the city. Earlier, FES took a similar position as the house orchestra of Brugge2002. At the moment, Peter is in the US working on a project with jazz pianist Uri Caine. (14 january 2004)

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Think Of One has won the Zamu 'Roots' Award 2003. This means that a jury of musicians considers them the best World music band of Belgium! At the moment, David and Roel are in Brazil, preparing for the new project Think Of Mangue. Soon, their adventures will be broadcast weekly on Radio 1. (17 februari 2003)

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El Tattoo del Tigre is working on a new cd, which will be released before the summer. (17 februari 2003)

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Think Of One goes to Brazil! Next year, they will leave for Recife, the capital of the province of Pernambucco. That city is the core region of the "Mangue Beat", the typical Brazilian music. The project originated with the radio1 music show Cucamonga, which has started an exchange project with a radio programme in Pernambucco. (8 november 2002)

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The new FES album, Trap, will be released on monday 28 october. It features some of the songs that the Flat Earth Society has been playing for a long time, like The Carmen and the Marche des Lames from Larf. Also on the songlist is something called Servus Sagt Die Schone Stadt Der Lieder, a Greek song translated into German and once on the setlist of the Liederzyklus. Meanwhile the opera Heliogabal by Peter Vermeersch will be premiered in Germany on 8 may, and is scheduled to be performed at the Antwerp Bourla in november 2003. Also underway is the new project Armstrong which was premiered already in august at the Boterhammen in de Stad festival. (25 october 2002)

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Minoes, the movie with a Peter Vermeersch/Flat Earth Society soundtrack, has won two awards (Gouden Kalveren, golden calfs) at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. The awards were best movie and best actress for Carice van Houten. In two weeks time (19 october), the soundtrack may also win the World Soundtrack Awards. (5 october 2002)

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Meanwhile, David Bovée is still injured and will not be able to play guitar for six weeks. The scheduled concerts will continue, however, with Tom Pintens on guitar and David doing vocals and occasional keyboards. (6 september 2002)

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The Prometheus ensemble will be playing a rearranged version of Peter Vermeersch' composition Eggs & Ashes. Check the tourdates. (4 september 2002)

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During the soundcheck for last nights Flat Earth Society concert in Brussels, where they premiered their Louis Armstrong project, David Bovée injured his shoulder. The concert took place without him (Tom Wouters played some guitar parts). Because of this, all Think Of One concerts for this week are cancelled (except for a short one tonight in Bruges), later concerts for the Marrakesh tour are still to be considered. (31 august 2002)

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Pierre Vervloesems new CD Grosso Modo has been released on Carbon7. He's also in a new band Studio Pagol, with a CD called Serendipity (thanks Cori for that info). And his unofficial homepage now also has a page of photographs (Pierre has a beard now!). (22 august 2002)

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Minoes, the movie with music by Peter Vermeersch/FES, will be released in Germany this summer. There are also plans for a release in Great-Britain, and for a four-part tv series. By Christmas 2002 the movie will be released on VCR and DVD. (20 june 2002)

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Update: Peter Vermeersch' new composition, the string quartet "'s Nachts brede opklaringen" (which roughly translates as "clear skies at night") has been delayed. The Spiegel String quartet who ordered the work will start playing it in november. (1 may 2002, update 2 may 2002)

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