Marc Galo °1965
Musician, Composer

Marc Galo is a Belgian guitar player and composer living in Brussels. He is currently leading a sextet with Ben Okri, Emile Vertraeten (violin), Thomas Lux (cello), Toine Thys (bass clarinet), Claude Tchamitchian (bass) for the  ‘After Gilgamesh’ project.
Marc played with Adrien Lambinet, Jan Rewefski, Sarah Murcia, Claude Tchamitchian, Antoine Prauwerman, Thomas Lux, Isnelle Da Silveira, Nico Nijholt, Véronique Delmelle, Adrienne Altenhaus, Chris Defoort, Jean Yves Evrard, Christophe Morisset, John Snauwaert, Luc van Lieshout, etc.

Ben Okri °1959
Novelist, Poet


After Gilgamesh

Inspired by the famous epic of Gilgamesh this performance invites to reflect on life and death, on how the certainty of death influences our lives and on the human hope for life after death. Music and words tell the story in five stages, from the perspective of the 5 characters described in the original tale.

Marc Galo — music
Ben Okri — text 
Emile Verstreaten — violin
Thomas Lux — cello
Toine Thys — bass clarinet
Claude Tchamitchian — bass

Touring Dates ‘After Gilgamesh’ 

2017 — Le Semain Du Son, Flagey, Brussels, Belgium


2014 The Age of Magic
2012 Wild
2011 A Time for New Dreams
2009 Tales of Freedom
2007 Starbook
2002 In Arcadia
1999 Mental Fight
1998 Infinite Riches
1997 A Way of Being Free
1996 Dangerous Love
1995 Astonishing the Gods
1995 Birds of Heaven
1993 Songs of Enchantment
1992 An African Elegy
1991 The Famished Road
1988 Stars of the New Curfew
1986 Incidents at the Shrine
1981 The Landscapes Within
1980 Flowers and Shadows


2001 OBE
2000 Premio Palmi (Italy)
1995 Crystal Award (World Economic Forum)
1994 Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy)
1993 Chianti Ruffino-Antico Fattore International Literary Prize
1991 Booker Prize for Fiction
1988 Guardian Fiction Prize
1987 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region, Best Book)
1987 Paris Review/Aga Khan Prize for Fiction