Johannes Eimermacher - composition, alto saxophone
Audrey Lauro, Frans Van Isacker - alto saxophones
Sylvain Debaisieux - tenor saxophone
Hanne Debacker - bariton saxophone
La Nuée (english: The Flock)
A flock is a gathering of gregarious birds. This group of individuals is generally made up of the same species, but can also be composed of mixed species. Individuals gather to form one whole organism. The character of this new organism is not recognizable in any of the individuals that constitute it, it is a unique character born out of the relation between them. The individuals follow very simple rules, and although there is no centralized control structure dictating how individuals should behave, local, and to a certain degree random interactions between them lead to the emergence of intelligent global behaviour, unknown to the individuals.
-use the upwash from one of the wingtip vortices of the bird infront of you to
-move towards the middle of the group of birds that are within sight
-move away if someone comes too close
-follow the same direction as your neighbors
-mimic their manoeuvres
Each bird in the flock, despite his place, can decide a change for the whole formation.