dinsdag 10 maart 2020

Saturday 21 March - Vrooom #80














Saturday 21 March

VROOOM #80

┆ASMUS TIETCHENS 
┆BLUNTAXE
┆ZIPO


location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:00 / entrance: 8,00 euro [ CASH only! ]

https://www.facebook.com/events/1303669579838164

Asmus Tietchens is a living legend of German electronic avant-garde music and we're honoured to have him as our guest at our 80th edition. His elusive music has been often lumped in into lazy genre categorizations in an attempt to contextualize his body of work, but in Tietchens' opinion music should be no more than itself. He is a purveyor of absolute music and most of his pieces can be interpreted as results of formalistic exercises, designed for an audience who insist on more than easy listening. Bluntaxe is a Dutch five-piece who will perform a live set where concrete poetry and sound meet. Tietchens' set will be complemented with a DJ set from DJ Zipo.

┆ASMUS TIETCHENS┆de
Asmus Tietchens (1947) is one of the most important and unique figures in non-academic electronic music and sound manipulation. The Hamburg-based composer has made more than 80 albums worldwide and has collaborated with many different sound artists. His music draws on various musical genres; electronic (both high and low-brow), minimalism and classic. In 1980 he released his first solo album "Nachtstücke", followed by a series of albums containing rhythmic and harmonic music for the renowned Sky label ("Biotop", "Spät Europa", etc.). These fairly melodic synth tunes almost seem an abberation in light of the later shift towards 'industrial', as first witnessed on "Formen Letzter Hausmusik" (1984, United Diaries) and the meticulous sound manipulations he is known for today. Tietchens continues to explore the posibilities of specific sound sources (ranging from water sounds to pure sine wave tones). His work is rooted in a deeply sceptic gesture and inspired by philosopher E.M. Cioran, who is often quoted on his album covers. Tietchens has been awarded with the prestigious Karl Sczuka Prize of the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) twice.
www.tietchens.de

┆BLUNTAXE┆nl
Bluntaxe is a group centered around the concrete poetry of ACG Vianen. The sounds and words by Vianen are complemented by a combination of bass (Jan Vanderlest), drums (Rik van Iersel), guitar (Jacq Palinckx) and saxophone/electronica (Edward Capel). Bluntaxe was created from a series of monthly instant composing events at TAC in Eindhoven, providing exciting encounters between of words and music. Artists brought what they had in common; the freedom of sound art.

┆DJ ZIPO┆de / aufabwegen
Zipo aka Till Kniola will play a DJ set that contains electronic bricolage and field recordings. He is the main editor of Aufabwegen; a magazine, label and mailorder that ranks as one of the most comprehensive, long-running underground publications in Germany, covering all things Post-Industrial, Ambient and Noise. Aufabwegen published a monography on Asmus Tietchens in 1998, alongside a number of CD releases. Till curates sound events in Cologne and is the artistic director of the 'Geraüschwelten Festival' in Münster, Germany, which is co-produced with Radio WDR 3.
www.aufabwegen.de

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Asmus Tietchens and DJ Zipo appear with support from Goethe-Institut Niederlande

zaterdag 8 februari 2020

Thursday 13 February - Vrooom #79




















Thursday 13 February:

VROOOM #79

┆ALAN COURTIS & GERT-JAN PRINS
┆TONY GUARINO
┆3TIMES7
┆GOLDBLUM

location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 end: 23:00 / entrance: 7 euro [ CASH only! ]

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Alan Courtis collaborates with Gert-Jan Prins in a live set that mixes cosmic ritual, glitch-Blues, and drone metal. Goldblum celebrate the release of their self-titled tape with a special set occupying the twilight zone between DJ set and live performance. Tony Guarino investigates the sonic tactility of de Kapelzaal. In the music of young'uns 3times7, anything goes.

┆ALAN COURTIS & GERT-JAN PRINS┆ar/nl
Alan Courtis is a key figure of the Argentine underground and co-founder of the cult group Reynols. His solo work is usually based on skilled techniques involving prepared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, and live electronics. He uses objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools and plays traditional (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments. Alan collaborated with e.g. Lee Ranaldo, Damo Suzuki, and Francisco Lopez, but Courtis is an excellent electro-acoustic improviser in his own right. His electrifying performances resolutely dodge any contrived genre convention.
Gert-Jan Prins focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic noise and percussion and investigates its relationship with the visual. While he started his career as a drummer, his works include performances, sound-installations, compositions, electronic circuits and collaborations with other musicians, visual artists, composers, and dancers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anla_Courtis

┆3TIMES7┆int'l / R'dam

Fresh new band consisting of guitarist Jorrit Westerhof, drummer Aleksandar Škorić and bassplayer Marko Curcic. This culturally comprehensive trio takes the listener to the outer limits of various music styles. There's Blues, Balkan-style rhythms, psychedelia and noisy outbursts, but also mellow parts that let you float around, like in a lucid dream. For them, anything goes.
www.3times7.com

┆TONY GUARINO┆us/nl
Tony Guarino is a sound artist from Maryland, United States currently based in Den Haag. Rooted in experimental percussion and improvisation, he approaches places’ inherent materials as ins truments for physical performance. Site-specific textures, rhythms, and characters are unearthed and explored with an ear towards dissociative hallucination. His research project at the Institute of Sonology extends this practice to investigate the sonic tactility of everyday life.
https://soundcloud.com/tony_guarino/cans

┆GOLDBLUM┆R'dam
Sparkling duo messing around with flea market cassette tapes and cheap keyboards. Fragments of golden oldies, crippled rhythms, bursts of ferric noise and melancholic melodies come together in dreamlike songs and soundscapes, buried in tape hiss. Goldblum has cut their teeth in acts like Sweat Tongue and Red Brut.

This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.

dinsdag 14 januari 2020

Friday 17 January - Vrooom #78













Friday 17 January

VROOOM #78

┆FELICITY PROVAN 5TET
┆JOS SMOLDERS
┆MANIRASTAR


location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 end: 23:30 / entrance: 7 euro [ CASH only! ]

https://www.facebook.com/events/481810806052831


We're set for 2020. Join us at Klooster Oude Noorden for our first round of explorative music with Manirastar, Jos Smolders, Felicity Provan, Han Buhrs, Ada Rave, Harald Austbø, and Michael Vatcher. Poetic narratives, lyrical melodies, rhythmic momentum, and appearances by the Blippoo and the handpan.


┆FELICITY PROVAN 5TET┆int'l

Trumpeter and composer Felicity Provan is a household name in the Amsterdam improvisation scene. Poetic narratives, songs, and lyrical melodies with rhythmic momentum best describe her quintet. The music flows from solos to pieces and surprises with moments of group acapella. Playful and thoughtful with hints of the theatrical, these distinct personalities perform a vibrant sound mixing composition and improvisation, which can sound delicate as well as wild.
• Felicity Provan – cornet, voice
• Han Buhrs – voice
• Ada Rave – saxophone
• Harald Austbø – cello
• Michael Vatcher – drums
https://felicityprovan.com

┆JOS SMOLDERS┆nl
Jos Smolders has been a mainstay of the Dutch electronic soundart scene for many years. He is a founding member of the renowned Dutch electroacoustic ensemble THU20. Tonight, his performance is based on the exciting sounds of the 'Blippoo'; a synth box handmade by Dutch designer Rob Hordijk (perhaps The Netherland's most famous synth & module builder) which offers a ton of possibilities for weird and tense improvisation.
https://jossmolders.bandcamp.com

┆MANIRASTAR┆id / r'dam
Manirastar aka Bintang Manira Manik is a multi-instrumentalist from Bandung, Indonesia. In addition to his studies at Codarts, he focuses on percussive ambient, soundscapes, and tribal chanting in his own work. He learned to play a wide variety of percussion instruments and completed three years of studying the tabla at the institute of Indian classical music and dance; Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi. Tonight he will perform with the handpan.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJEB23i81E/

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This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.

woensdag 18 december 2019

Thursday 19 December - Vrooom #77














Thursday 19 December 2019

VROOOM #77

┆MAYA FELIXBRODT, NINA HITZ, REINIER VAN HOUT (RÄS)
┆LUCIJA GREGOV
┆LUL LUL ZEVEN (Jeroen Kuster)
┆HUIB EMMER

┆BROKEN PROMISES (DJ)


location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: 7 euro [ CASH only! ]
https://www.facebook.com/events/2519927014790552/


Vrooom's end-of-the-year jamboree. A fine crew of local artists and friends will present a genre-defying program of different dynamics of sound using keys, strings, and electronica.

┆RÄS┆int'l
Trio consisting of Maya Felixbrodt, Nina Hitz, and Reinier van Houdt. They will be performing a unique graphic score that will form a type of symphony in 3 or 4 parts. The piece is being determined and rehearsed as we speak.
Amsterdam-based Maya Felixbrodt is a viola player who explores different styles, genres and disciplines. Reinier van Houdt is a renowned Dutch pianist whose work revolves around matters that escape notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, environment - points beyond composition, interpretation and improvisation. Nina Hitz is a Swiss-born cellist who plays baroque music, and is also involved in experimental and theatrical performances, and various avant rock bands.
www.pninax.com | www.reiniervanhoudt.nl

┆LUCIJA GREGOV┆roffa
Lucija Gregov is a cellist and improviser who uses analogue synthesizers and processed field recordings to creating her very own sonic language. Her visceral approach to improvisation proposes a radically different way of creating and performing beyond the current dynamics of sound.

┆LUL LUL ZEVEN (Jeroen Kuster)┆roffa
The culmination of a long-term project by Jeroen Kuster. In 1996, as a student at the Aki Enschede, he started recording all kinds of sounds with a voice recorder with the intention to make music with it one day. He kept doing this throughout the years; first on tape, then digitally, and he recently finally completed a work with the source material during a residency in Paris.
www.jeroenkuster.nl

┆HUIB EMMER┆roffa
Rotterdam-based veteran electronica composer who doesn't stick to just one genre. Influenced by 20th century avant-garde music and early techno, his gritty instrumental electronic pieces and A/V projects have been performed by many ensembles, soloists, and orchestras.   
http://huibemmer.com/

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This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.

zondag 8 december 2019

Saturday 14 December - Instruments Make Play 2019































SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER

INSTRUMENTS MAKE PLAY 2019

festival / fair for newly invented, self-built music instruments

location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
doors: 14:00 | start: 14:30 | end: 20:00 | entrance: 5 €


https://www.facebook.com/events/451858665488407/

https://worm.org/production/instruments-make-play/


Instruments Make Play is een platform voor de bouwers en bespelers van nieuw uitgevonden, zelfgebouwde, onconventionele muziekinstrumenten. Op zaterdag 14 december presenteert Instruments Make Play vanaf 2 uur 's middags tot 8 uur 's avonds een uitgebreid programma in WORM dat het midden houdt tussen een festival en een beurs voor zowel publiek als makers. Op elk moment van de dag zijn er performances te zien en te beluisteren, naast de vele te aanschouwen installaties en presentaties in de zalen van WORM. Iedere instrumentenbouwer geeft een korte showcase.

Instruments Make Play is a platform for the inventors and players of newly invented, unconventional musical instruments. On Saturday December 14, from 2 PM to 8 PM, Instruments Make Play presents an extensive program in WORM, which is basically 50/50 a festival and a fair, for both public and makers. Throughout the day there are continuous performances and showcases to see and listen to, in addition to the many installations that are on view. The fair is a meeting point for like-minded people that build their own musical instruments (which in some cases will be for sale) and audiences alike.


PARTICIPANTS / ARTISTS:

• ANDREAS OSKAR HIRSCH
• ANTON MOBIN
• ARTHUR BENNIS/SINNEB
• ARTHUR WAGENAAR
• BART KOPPE
• CHRIS MEIGHAN
• DANNY BOSTEN/DAS DING
• DATO
• DENNIS VERSCHOOR
• GERTJAN PRINS/BAS VAN KOOLWIJK
• JASNA VELICKOVIC
• JEAN-BAPTISTE LÉVÊQUE
• KAREL VAN DER EIJK
• KAREN GEYER
• KASPAR KONIG
• MAIKA GARNICA
• MARLOES VAN SON
• MINA KIM
• NEON & LANDA
• NIEK HILKMAN
• NORA MULDER
• PAUL TAS
• PETER ZEGVELD
• PIERS TITUS VAN DER TORREN
• RADBOUD MENS
• REVERSE LANDFILL
• ROALD VAN DILLEWIJN
• ROBIN SUTTCLIFF
• ROB HORDIJK
• SISTOR/SOMA (Laboratory presenting “ENNER” X Ekkoflok DIY Modular)
• SJOERD LEIJTEN/JO CAIMO
• SONIC RIDER
• UNDERBELLY
• VOF DUHO DUBACH
• WE LOVE TRASH
• WOODSTONE KUGELBLITZ
• YANN LEQUAY


[ about: ] Instruments Make Play is an event and production platform for self invented musical instruments and its inventors / makers. It takes shape in the form of live concerts, exchange, workshops, exhibitions and residencies. The first events were launched in November and December 2017, in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and Deventer. Instruments Make Play is Initiated, programmed and produced by Lukas Simonis, Julie Dassaud and Harco Rutgers.  


https://instrumentsmakeplay.nl

maandag 25 november 2019

Saturday 30 November - Koffie & Ambacht x Vrooom goes to church


Saturday 30 November 2019

KOFFIE & AMBACHT X VROOOM GOES TO CHURCH

┆PICATRIX (Greetje Bijma, Mary Oliver, Nora Mulder)
┆JOACHIM BADENHORST
┆FATHER (Nanao Kobayashi)

location: Oude Kerk Rotterdam Charlois – Charloisse Kerksingel 35
doors: 20:00 end: 23:00 / entrance: 10 euro
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Anderhalf jaar geleden startte Koffie & Ambacht de reeks ‘Koffie & Ambacht Goes To Church’ in de Oude Kerk van Charlois. Een prachtige ruimte met een bijzondere akoestiek: geen bombastische gotiek waarin ieder geluid verzuipt in clichés van goddelijkheid, maar een aantrekkelijke galm die het gevoel van ruimtelijkheid voedt. Deze kerk is een actieve kerk met een vitaal en open karakter. Voor deze 9e editie slaat Koffie & Ambacht de handen ineen met Vrooom voor een gezamelijke aflevering. We creëren in dit programma een situatie waarin de muziek en de muzikanten het best tot hun recht komen. We besteden speciaal aandacht aan de thematiek, akoestiek en enscenering.

Eighteen months ago, Koffie & Ambacht started the ‘Koffie & Ambacht Goes To Church’ series in De Oude Kerk of Charlois; a beautiful space with special acoustics: no gothic bombast in which every sound drowns in cliches of divinity, but an attractive reverb that feeds the sensation of spaciousness. This old church is an active place with a vital and open character. In this collaborative program between Koffie & Ambacht and Vrooom the focus is on theme, accoustics and staging. With: Greetje Bijma, Mary Oliver, Nora Mulder, Joachim Badenhorst, and Nanao Kobayashi.
PICATRIX (Greetje Bijma, Mary Oliver, Nora Mulder)int'l
The concerts of Picatrix aka Greetje Bijma, Mary Oliver, and Nora Mulder are marvelous adventures. We hear light classical sounds coming from a piano, grating against the screeching eruptions of the viola, and jazz ballads shifting into dark throat singing. Piano and viola strings growl and snarl, vocal chords vibrate in the highest or the lowest register; all of this with an added sense of drama. This original trio, which made its debut at the Le Guess Who? festival in 2017, feels at home at many different stages. Nora Mulder is known for her performances of contemporary classical music, improvised music and absurdist sound installations. Mary Oliver has a repertoire in both composed and improvised music, and is a member of the Instant Composer Pool Orchestra. Greetje Bijma is one of the best-known vocalists in The Netherlands, and was the first woman to be awarded the major Dutch jazz award, the Boy Edgar Prize.
Mary Oliver – violin, viola, hardanger fiddle
Nora Mulder – piano
Greetje Bijma – vocal

JOACHIM BADENHORST┆be
 Joachim Badenhorst is a reed player from Antwerp who is active in many different groups and projects (including Carate Urio Orchestra, Mógil, Han Bennink trio, etc). Recently he has been working on an electronica project called Zero Years Kid with which he released the album 'Ongerijmde rijmen'. Next to that, Joachim also worked with Rutger Zuydervelt for one of the tracks of the Machinefabriek album 'With voices'.

FATHER
jp
Father is the elusive solo project of Nanao Kobayashi from Tokyo. More info soon.
https://soundcloud.com/father-tokyo 

zondag 3 november 2019

Tuesday 5 November - Los Siquicos Litoraleños (live & film) + La Bruja de Texcoco


Tuesday 5 November 2019

Vrooom x Pantropical x WORM Rotterdam presents:

┆LOS SIQUICOS LITORALEÑOS ­– live
┆LA BRUJA DE TEXCOCO – live
┆+ docufilm 'DAZZLE LIGHTS: 'A Psychotropic journey with Los Síquicos Litoraleños'

location: WORM - Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: 7,50
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Extraordinary double bill featuring the gaucho psychics los siquicos litoraleños from Argentina, and the witch of Texcoco - La Bruja De Texcoco from Mexico. La Bruja De Texcoco is a music performance born out of a rejection of masculinity in Mexican music, taking traditional Mexican music down a feminine path, into a fabulous world of baroque extravagance. We'll start of the night with the docufilm "Encandilan Luces, viaje psicotrópico con Los Síquicos Litoraleños" about Los Siquicos.

┆LOS SIQUICOS LITORALEÑOS┆AR
Los Siquicos Litoraleños (The psychics of el Litoral) is a unique band formed in 2004 who are originally from the outland countryside around the small city Curuzú Cuatiá in the province of Corrientes, northeast of Argentina. It's an area known as 'el Litoral', where the locals are called Litoraleños. The band plays a highly original style using acoustic / electric guitars and drums, adding toy keyboards, shortwave radios and all sorts of domestic machinery (i.e. washing machines and freezers). Stuffed with a vast array of sound effects, they craft otherworldly tunes which cover tropicalia genres such as cumbia, chamamé (popular folk music of Corrientes and other regions), chicha, and a variety of non-rock rhythms. Los Siquicos' first European tour in 2009 was organised by the then still unnamed Pantropical, and Worm.
youtu.be/bPktkg4KPWQ | annihayarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sonido-chipadelico

┆LA BRUJA DE TEXCOCO┆MX 

La Bruja de Texcoco (The Witch of Texcoco) from Mexico City, has been dedicated to music for twenty years. A lover of transfeminity and Mexican tradition, La Bruja was born in Texcoco, into a world of rituals, armadillo shells and the depth of the night. “I did not find La Bruja, she found me ...”I stand firm and proud, wearing my huipil (traditional Mexican indigenous garment) that has a thousand colors and speaks to the wind." La Bruja De Texcoco is a music performance project born out of a rejection of masculinity in Mexican music. La Bruja takes traditional Mexican music down a feminine path, into a fabulous world full of extravagance, sequins, masks and huipiles.
youtu.be/p3Fa7DqwJbE | labrujadetexcoco.bandcamp.com

┆DAZZLE LIGHTS: A Psychotropic Journey with Los Síquicos Litoraleños
"𝘌𝘯𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘓𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘴, 𝘝𝘪𝘢𝘫𝘦 𝘗𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘳𝘰́𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘰 𝘊𝘰𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘴 𝘚𝘪́𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘴 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘯̃𝘰𝘴" | 80 𝘮𝘪𝘯, 𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘚𝘶𝘣𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘴]
From the Curuzú Cuatiá in the rural heart of the Argentine Northeast and, a group of quirky musicians invent a new sound: psychedelic chamamé folk. They are Los Siquicos Litoraleños, also lovingly dubbed as "The Pink Floyd of the Poor". "Dazzle Lights" is a docufilm that follows the band and their surroundings. They are inadvertently the instigators of a fresh take on things in the music scene before deciding to step out of it, showing more interest in cultural debates about chamamé, UFOs and mushrooms instead.
facebook.com/encandilanluces | teaser: https://vimeo.com/300580206