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IMAGO MUNDI - a musical meeting place

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Sofie Vanden Eynde listens to the world.
She wanders over borders and is wonder-struck.
About what connects people across the borders of time and space.
She cherishes the difference between cultures, between people between sounds.
But she seeks for concord.
For contact points in the margin, for unexpected resonance.
Because in every voice there whispers another way to say something similar: what it is to be human.

Imago Mundi sonorous stories about a shared world

IMAGO MUNDI is not an ensemble, not a 'collective', but a meeting place for old and new music, for Western and Eastern music, for various artistic disciplines, with constantly changing musicians, gathered around artistic director Sofie Vanden Eynde.
IMAGO MUNDI is a home for but also a hotbed of encounters, musical ideas and an honest view of artistic expression. In this sense, IMAGO MUNDI's projects are always different, surprising, yet with the same urge for a quest for content and attention to the audience's overall experience.
IMAGO MUNDI's first project looked for parallels in the experience of melancholy between Western Europe and Sufi culture. For this, Sofie collaborated with Moneim Adwan (Divine Madness). Over the years, collaborations followed with Dogan Dikmen and Maryam Akhondy, among others. Meeting Iraqi oud player Saad Mahmood Jawad resulted in a permanent duo.

Sofie's participation in WOMEX 2023 is mainly to promote the new album "Whirling Waters" she made with Saad. She also wants to highlight her new collaborations with Shahab Azinmehr and Amel Sdiri.

participating in

  • Classical:NEXT 2019
  • Classical:NEXT 2013
  • Classical:NEXT 2012


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"WHIRLING WATERS" - Sofie Vanden Eynde and Saad Mahmood Jawad