HOERA.

As a trio, Bert, Dries & Stijn create music in between songs and film music, jazz and soundscape. They create an intimate mood through open compositions combined with improvisation

Projects

Agenda

12•01•20 | Hoera.
Brussels jazz festival
'Jaunu' in surround with Vito Willems
Flagey, Brussels, BE

10•05•20 | Hoera.
with Otark breakfast
Het Bos, Antwerp, BE

03•12•20 | Hoera.
Funke, Ghent, BE

02•04•21 | Hoera.
'Jaunu' in surround sound with Vito Willems
De Bijloke, Ghent, BE

 

JAUNU

‘JAUNU’ the fourth album by HOERA., weaves new sounds and structures with samples of the Lithuanian chamber choir ‘Jauna Muzika’.
Together with conductor Vaclovas Augustinas and the 24 singers they recorded an archive of original audio material in the LRT studio in Vilnius. 

Instead of using the recorded material as is, they created a digital identity of the choir, a processed version that could be manipulated through sampling and performed again later in the studio. With the choir as a new instruments they performed in trio in the studio. They discovered new sounds and structures in dialogue with the Lithuanian chamber choir samples. 

‘JAUNU’ presents the resulting sonic world of a 24 singers choir performed by HOERA.

 

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CREDITS

01 Oya
02 Wawarba
03 Emane
04 Bada
05 Yu Lou
06 Twinny
07 Pollie
08 Jin
09 Ayewo
10 Elon

released May 17, 2019 

Written and performed by HOERA. 

BERT COOLS 
electric guitar, bouzouki, synths 
choir samples
 

DRIES LAHEYE 
electric bass, bass synths 
choir samples 

 
STIJN COOLS 
acoustic drums, percussion, electronic drums 
choir samples 


STIJN COOLS recordings and production 
WERNER PENSAERT mixing 
UWE TEICHERT mastering 

IVAN MORENO Choir recordings in LRT Studio Lithuania 

VACLOVAS AUGUSTINAS Conductor Vilnius ‘Jauna Muzika’ choir 

Sopranos 
Brigita Šakalienė, Maria Voskoboj, Ieva Skorubskaitė, Justina Leinartaitė 
Lina Valionienė, Agnė Kynienė, Gintarė Barisaitė, Nerutė Šiliutė 

Altos 
Justė Andrikonytė, Milda Poškaitė, Milda Zapolskaitė, Irma Kubertavičienė 

Tenors 
Povilas Vanžodis, Deividas Janušas, Daniel Monteagudo Garcia, Romas Makarevičius 
Vaidas Bartušas, 

Basses 
Jaunius Šakalys, Mantas Jarašūnas, Šarūnas Visockis, Dainius Balsys
Imantas Šimkus, Vytautas Pastarnokas, Linas Zdanys. 

RAJAN CRAVERI – cover artwork 

 
Concept by granvat 

Produced & Published by granvat 2019, gran19
 

with help from deSingel international art campus 
Hendrik De Ryker (Rockoco) & Indre Jurgeleviciute (production) 
Made with the financial support of the flemish government 

 

‘≈’ the third album by HOERA, “Approximation, anything that is similar but not exactly equal to something else”.

 

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CREDITS

1 ⚆

2 ⩥

3 ⧉

4 ⟢

5 ⧂

released November 23, 2018

BERT COOLS – electric & acoustic guitar
DRIES LAHEYE – electric & acoustic bass guitar, acoustic guitar
STIJN COOLS – drums

Production and recordings STIJN COOLS
Mix by WERNER PENSAERT
Mastering by UWE TEICHERT
Cover art ‘Flower of the karst’ by JOHAN MEURIS
Layout by STEVEN VAN LOY

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Produced & Published by granvat © 2018
Made possible thanks to the financial support of the flemish government of Belgium

BEESTENTIJD

Animals in one’s own good time.
Beestentijd is the second full album by HOERA.

As animal species have different metabolism speeds and body masses, their perception of time, and thus sound varies.

 

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CREDITS

01 Ti
02 Maakt je blij
03 Deinen
04 Slaapgraag
05 Jajaa
06 Treta
07 Arklys
08 Zondag geluk
09 Ming

music performed by HOERA.

BERT COOLS – electric & acoustic guitar
DRIES LAHEYE – electric & acoustic bass guitar
STIJN COOLS – drums

Production, recordings and mix by STIJN COOLS
Final master mix by PETER DESMEDT
Mastering by UWE TEICHERT
Cover art ‘Bonasus’ by JOHAN MEURIS
Text by JASPER DE RYCKER
Layout by SANDRA SENA

gran14
Produced & Published by granvat © 2017
Recorded on 8 & 9 Februari 2016 at studio KipKaas

 

PRACHT

For the recording of this album, Bert, Stijn & Dries went to a little village called Bigonville. With a “summer holidays are coming” feeling, and surrounded by birds, trees and hills, this music was played….. and everybody was happy. 

 

 

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CREDITS

01 Mylios
02 Wandelijn
03 Vaagjes
04 Rudy Vekemans
05 Onderweer
06 Tavijrne
07 Zeven
08 Avondpracht
09 Slaapgras
10 Bigonville

Music Performed by HOERA. 
 
BERT COOLS – Guitars
DRIES LAHEYE – Electric bass
STIJN COOLS – Drums
 
Released November 14, 2013
recorded somewhere in June 2012 in a little house in Bigonville

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Recordings by STIJN COOLS
Mixed by PETER DESMEDT
Mastering by STIJN COOLS 
Cover art  «There»  by JOHAN MEURIS
Layout by XING DETHIER