(7th November 1929 - )
Born in Brussels, Belgium. Stage name (from the evil magus in Wagner's Parsifal) of Claude Isbecque. Inspired in 1942 seeing a tent-show at a park fairground and learned from father's magic book. Agricultural engineer and semi-pro magician (until 1968).
AFAP Master Magician. Since 1957 dealer in Brussels (Klingsor Magic Shop). 1958 Paris AFAP Grand Prix Magicus. Owning most of Kalanag's stage props, which he bought in 1967, he features a Kalanag pastiche act. Also specializes in psychokinetic effects. Full-time pro since 1968. In Paris played the Folies-Bergère and the Olympia. Collector of apparatus (Robert-Houdin's Orange Tree), etc.
Inventor of several electronic effects such as Chronos, Pythagoras, and Mammoth Rising Cards.