Poor Isa project


  • Ruben Machtelinckx (Banjo, woodblocks, voice)
  • Frederick Leroux (Banjo, woodblocks, voice)


Poor Isa is the duo of Ruben Machtelinckx and Frederik Leroux. The combination of prepared banjo and woodblocks expresses a surging condition in which silence and sound are equivalent. From improvisations, elements are magnified, isolated or developed further until rippling compositions arise in which subtle and hardly audible sounds come to the surface. The project resulted in 'let's drink the sea and dance', a bundle of nine compositions. This debut album will be released by Aspen Edities in the spring of 2019.