woensdag 19 september 2018

Wednesday 26 September VROOOM #63

Wednesday 26 September 2018

VROOOM #63

CHARALAMBIDES
ANTICLAN
JUAN ANTONIO NIETO


location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: €7,-
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As part of their first European tour since 2011, the acclaimed duo Charalambides will visit Vrooom for a rare live concert to support their new album release. Add to that the very first live show of brand new Rotterdam-based power trio Anticlan, and a live set by electronica/glitch maestro Juan Antonio Nieto and you've got another fine evening out.

CHARALAMBIDES┆us
Charalambides' Tom & Christina Carter create a vision of iconoclastic music as transformative force. Touching on the outer limits of acid folk, psych rock, and improvisation, their sound is uniquely personal & consistent. Since 1991, they have released albums on labels like Siltbreeze, kranky & Wholly Other. Despite Tom and Christina’s solo careers and other projects, Charalambides has existed in an unbroken trajectory for over two-and-a-half-decades, outlasting the genres that critics have tried to cram them into. Their recent performances and recordings retain the directness and delicate menace that mark their early releases. Charalambides' newest album (to be released on Drawing Room in October) entwines their best known approaches into a raw, fragile, wordless and hypnotic whole. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to catch this unique duo live on stage.
https://charalambides.bandcamp.com
 
ANTICLAN┆int'l
Brand new Rotterdam-based outfit featuring Hugo Costa (saxophone), Philipp Ernsting (drums) and Josué Amador (guitar). Anticlan plays adventurous improvised music. Sometimes you'll get to hear intense distorted guitar rock and explosive sax and drums, while at other times things are subtle, quiet and contemplative. Anticlan engage in a multitude of moods. They have just released their excellent debut album "Volcano hour" through Creative Sources.
https://anticlan.bandcamp.com

JUAN ANTONIO NIETO┆es
Juan Antonio Nieto is a prolific soundartist from Spain who plays live electronics using field recordings as raw material. In his music he meticulously dissects then incorporates very specific sounds but also celebrates the glitch, the digital error; revelling in imperfections. Juan's music has been featured in various art installations, modern dance pieces, (silent) movies, and has been documented through a slew of releases (some of them under his alias Pangea) on different labels (Trente Oiseaux, Moozak, Plus Timbre, etc.). He has collaborated with Brazilian composer Leo Alves Vieira, composer Kenji Siratori, turntablist Maria Chavez, among others.
https://soundcloud.com/juanantonionieto

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

woensdag 18 juli 2018

20.07.2018 - things to do while there is no VROOOM













While VROOOM is having a break we recommend to check out the amazing Romperayo and others over at Pantropical in WORM. Romperayo is a fantastic band from Bogotá; a fast moving musical journey through Colombian tropical folklore. The 4-piece with drummer extraordinaire Pedro Ojada (Los Pirañas, Chúpame El Dedo, etc.) at the helm is part of the forward-thinking Colombian music scene that re-interprets its own roots in unorthodox ways. Deltatron from Lima is one of the most representative artists of Peru’s current electronic dance music scene.

FRIDAY 20 JULY 2018 – pantropical:

✹ ROMPERAYO (co | los pirañas, chupameeldedo)
✹ DELTATRON (pe | terror negro records)
✹ PANDA LASSOW (roffa)
✹ CHULENGO & CHRIS BAAS (roffa)
✹ JONATHAN CASTRO (pe) – visuals


location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
22:00 – 04:00 | presale: €7 / door: €8
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Worm.org item
https://www.facebook.com/pantropical
https://soundcloud.com/pantropical/tracks

zondag 8 juli 2018

Thursday 12 July: VROOOM #62













Thursday 12 July 2018


Vrooom #62

RAYMONDE
DIANNE VERDONK
DEZE SOFTWARE IS SHAREWARE.
LE ROMPH


location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: € 6,-
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Vrooom #62 is where an ingenious instrument developer will present her unique creations, where the rambling musical styles of a Roffa-based New Zealander can be heard one last time (he's moving to Hamburg soon), and where the up-and-coming French electronica artist Raymonde will create stunning musical dialogues. Add to that the selections of mister expert ear Le Romph, and you'll have more startling combinations than a hot summer Thursday can handle. Last one before our summer break!

DIANNE VERDONK┆nl

Dianne is a performer, composer and instrument developer. She seeks the ultimate personal form of musical expression in the creation and performance of electroacoustic music. She operates within different contexts as a double bass, and cello player but Dianne's craving for making and performing expressive electronic and electroacoustic music inspired her to build the electronic instrument 'La Diantenne'. The 'Bellyhorn' is her second self-built instrument, developed during a residency at Gaudeamus Muziekweek in cooperation with four designers (David Menting, Daniëlle van Lunteren, Toon Welling and Quinten Swagerman) based at Vechtclub XL in Utrecht. The 'Pulseyarn' is her third creation; a big pendulum to create rhythms on the spot.
https://dianneverdonk.com

DEZE SOFTWARE IS SHAREWARE.┆nz

Deze Software is Shareware is the rambling musical styles of a Roffa-based New Zealander. A self-proclaimed degenerate punk who says this is not a throwback to former selves nor the lonesome half to E-Kare, but rather a patched release of abandonware/freeware/shareware smeared across an array of VG consoles. Deze Software is Shareware is a reflection of Householder, a rotation about Givens and a search for identity from a failed computational mathematician, this is nonsense. In reality, Deze Software is Shareware is a live reading of Paulo Freire's 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed' and an ode to the plight of the schoonmaker.
https://smikkelbaard.bandcamp.com/album/plz-never-unsubscribe

RAYMONDE┆fr

Raymonde is the alias of Thibault de Raymond; an electronica artist from Lyon. Thibault became active in music around 2001, played guitar influenced by what he calls afro-noise. He then co-founds the group Pan Pan Pan, and goes solo with Raymonde in 2008. With his main project he creates stunning musical dialogues between interlaced electronic tools: 4-track recorders, 80s samplers, grooveboxes, delays, and a quadraphonic sound system. The interaction between the four speakers generate a spatial, polyrythmic and percussive effect, and the tape recordings reproduce, through the particularity of its sound, the 'old' cry of raging synths and 'hijacked' guitars; a nod to Noise music that Raymonde loves so much. He recently recorded his forthcoming album on Brussels' finest imprint VLEK at Les Ateliers Claus. Quality stuff!
https://soundcloud.com/lopppossum

LE ROMPH
(roffa)
DJ who has fallen victim to contemporary musical omnivorism, which shows in his mixes. Proto-techno? Check. Oriental synth experiments? Included. Exotic leftfield boogie? Got it. Industrial balearics? It's there! Le Romph will be a fine addition to the live performances of this Vrooom.
https://soundcloud.com/leromph

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

woensdag 6 juni 2018

Wednesday 13 June: VROOOM #61




















Wednesday 13 June 2018

VROOOM #61

FELL – Simon Berz & Toktek

MANIRA STAR & BENJAMIN STEIN
ANG3L_SP1DER


location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: € 6,-
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Vrooom #61 will kick off with ang3l_sp1der's algorithmic, partly live-coded ambient/electronica. Things will then take a more rootsy turn with Manira Star & Benjamin stein who will masterfully play the Iranian Taar, Indian tabla, and other instruments. We'll conclude our sermon with the spasmodic, sweaty musical dialogue between the machines of Fell.

FELL┆ch/nl
Fell aka Switzerland-based Simon Berz and Toktek from NL battle it out in supercharged music sessions. They play self-made electronic instruments and interfaces and turn human emotion and body movement into sound. Simon Berz's drum kit creates feedback which is looped back to him. The ensuing dynamic exchanges range from loud arguments to the whisper of sweet nothings. Toktek has mastered the art of sampling and watching him build up his palette of sounds, blissfully playing them on his controller is something to behold. He is like a modern-day Robinson Crusoe castaway in a wonderland of electronic music.
http://www.fellband.org

MANIRA STAR & BENJAMIN STEIN┆id/de
Bintang Manira and Benjamin Stein are skilled multi-instrumentalists who are currently studying at Codarts. In their live sets they combine a variety of ethnic music styles with instruments that are traditionally used in Middle Eastern and Indo-Indian music.
Bintang Manira Manik focuses on tribal chant, percussive ambient and soundscapes in his own work. He has been exploring Latin and traditional Indonesian percussion and completed three years of studying tabla at the institute of Indian classical music and dance; Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi.
Benjamin Stein studied non-western musical systems and Middle Eastern modal music, and plays several stringed instruments like the santur, tar, oud and robab. He not only plays and composes within the aforementioned traditions, but also creates his own sounds, with groups like Embryo, and the Rouzbeh Asgarian Band.
https://www.instagram.com/manira.star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4N7_-o-gDI

ANG3L_SP1DER┆lt
Miša Skalskis is an electronica musician and artist, dwelling between Lithuania and the Rotterdam. ang3l_sp1der is his most recent project. Under this umbrella Miša explores palettes of ambient and IDM whilst often employing practices of algorithmic composition and live-coding.
https://soundcloud.com/ang3l_sp1der

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

zondag 13 mei 2018

Thursday 17 May: VROOOM #60





















Thursday 17 May 2018

VROOOM #60

–– SHACKLE (nl | Anne La Berge & Robert van Heumen)
–– FRAQX (nl | Frank Crijns & Jacq Palinckx)
–– ERFAN ABDI (ir)


location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: 6 euro (cash only)
https://www.facebook.com/events/208205196446178

Vrooom #60: tapestries of textured sound from Anne La Berge & Robert van Heumen aka Shackle, dueling guitars from Blast and Palinckx members, and additional sensory stimulation from Erfan Abdi from Tehran

SHACKLE
This duo has a way of making music all their own. At the heart is a self-designed, digital cueing system which in a way operates as a third member. Both prodding and reactive, the 'Shackle' system suggests musical directions and textures to La Berge (flute, electronics) and van Heumen (electronics), opening up a fascinating array of sonic choices to play with and against. With uncanny transitions that turn on a dime and long, spun-out tapestries of sound, Shackle’s music works on two levels at once.
https://shackle.eu

FRAQX
Fraqx is the collab between the Tilburg-based guitarists and scene veterans Frank Crijns (Blast, Betonfraktion) and Jacq Palinckx (Palinckx, VLEK), and simultaneously the title of their debut album. Both artists have been active on the cutting-edge of avant-rock, improvisation and contemporary composed music. As a duo they have developed an organic blend between noise, ambient and instant composing.
https://fraqx.bandcamp.com/releases

ERFAN ABDI
Erfan Abdi is an artist, designer and performer from Tehran, Iran. He graduated from the Masters program at the Artscience Interfaculty, Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2011. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Tehran (2006) he has a background in visual art and design, while he has also experimented with electronic music, video art, computer programming, physical computing and with constructing physical models for haptic controllers.
https://erfanabdi.com

dinsdag 10 april 2018

The Master Musicians Of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar in Rotterdam


VROOOM recommends:

SATURDAY 14 APRIL

Pantropical x Arab Film Festival:

THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA led by Bachir Attar
DJ Duckfood
DJ Chris Baas


location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
start: 20:30 | end: 02:00 | presale: 12,50 | door: 15,00
https://www.facebook.com/events/1938739239776696/
https://worm.org/production/pantropical-the-master-musicians-of-jajouka-led-by-bachir-attar/

timetable:
20.30  –  DJ's Chris Baas / Duckfood
21.30  –  THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA led by Bachir Attar
23.00  –  DJ's Duckfood / Chris Baas

Pantropical and Arab Film Festival proudly present the masters of the Rif mountains' pagan trance sounds - the group of Moroccan villagers who have been a massive inspiration for everyone from Brion Gysin to Ornette Coleman and The Rolling Stones!

THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA LED BY BACHIR ATTAR (ma)
As residents of the Jajouka village in the Djebala hills of Northern Morocco, the Attar family preserves one of the oldest known musical traditions on the planet. Their music is recognized by the Moroccan Royal family for centuries, but also by jazz masters, rockers and influential writers from all corners of the globe. But it’s not just the influence upon western culture that sets the Jajouka masters apart; it’s the highly complex rhythms and melodies which had been taught by their fathers and practiced for a lifetime; skills which have been passed on through generations and have endured through centuries of struggle. The Master Musicians of Jajouka perform a variety of folk music - both ancient and new - on traditional instruments. Many of the compositions in their extensive repertoire are unique to the Attar family and their traditions in Jajouka.
https://www.jajouka.com

Bachir Attar – Rhaita, Gimbri, flute, leader
Mustapha Attar – Rhaita, flute
Abdeslam el Moudene – Rhaita, flute
Ahmed El Baloutti – Rhaita, flute
Ahmed Bahkat – violin, percussion
Abdellah Bokhzar – percussion
Mohamed el Attar – percussion


DUCKFOOD (nl | pantropical / rebel up)

Duckfood's awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not preoccupied by knee-jerk pigeonholing. Because of his love for the Maghreb and Arab music he is hellbent to make something extra special of this evening!
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa/zl-alibah-rebel-up-libya-duckfood-stomper

CHRIS BAAS (nl | pantropical)
As a DJ, Chris has shared stages next to illustrious names such as Mdou Moctar, DJ Tetris, DJ Bebedera, Gaye Su Akyol, Altin Gün, Romperayo, Sufyvn, Senyawa and others, which clearly demonstrates his abilities. He also curates Pantropical's irregular radioshow at Operator.
https://soundcloud.com/pantropical/pantropical-chris-baas

maandag 26 maart 2018

Wednesday 4 April: VROOOM #59















Wednesday 4 April 2018 – Vrooom & Camera Japan presents:

VROOOM #59 goes JAPAN

–– LA VEUVE MOUSTACHE / KISHINO YUICHI
–– JON THE DOG
–– KAISU SHIMAI


location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: 8 euro (cash only)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2031096087207510/

Vrooom and co-hosts Camera Japan present an evening with playful live music & performance from a Tokyo-based group of artists. The moustached widow Kishino Yuichi has been a welcome guest in Rotterdam, performing at Camera Japan Festival in 2010 and 2014 and at selected shows at the old Worm. It's the first time we're rolling out the red carpet for the outlandish Jon The Dog and Kaisou Shima.

LA VEUVE MOUSTACHE / KISHINO YUICHI
Kishino Yuichi / La Veuve Moustache is an intriguing figure. On stage he transforms in the singing moustached widow, enjoying her holidays in a kind of theatrical kingdom of cabaret chansons and choreographic elements. In the company of pianist Gary Ashiya and video artist ALi, the widow lands in an interactive stage set of movies, opening up a dialogue with them. The self-effacing movie-sampling transforms into a tragic-comic story, often moving audiences from laughter to tears. Kishino Yuichi is also a network catalyst in Tokyo, runs the Out One Disc label (Oorutaichi, Sparks, Gangpol Und Mit), DJ's and works as a university professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, specialised in sound design of cinema.
https://youtu.be/hgmJmQCZLOk

JON THE DOG
Jon The Dog is Shoko Uehara, who dresses up in a wolf (or dog, if you will) costume, and sings and plays the harmonium. Her work has an endearing, childlike quality. She released her debut cassette tape "GAAAAAA-JON sings" in 1994. Her 2nd album "Smoke" was as released in 1996 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records. The following year, she made a contribution to the "Great Jewish Music: Serge Gainsbourg" complilation. In 1998 she released a collaborative album with Yasushi Utsunomia (ex- After Dinner). Aside from her music performance, she is also known to be active as a Tarot fortune-teller and Zenith Healer.
http://jonthedog.com

KAISOU SHIMAI
Wakame, Kombu and Mekabu are Kaisou Shimai aka the "Seaweed Sisters". This classically trained trio plays music for sax and piano, and is influenced by the original bands of the retro-music show era. Their sound emulates modern (film) music and Matsuribayashi (Japanese tradition festival music), somewhere between the work of Nino Rota and award-winning Japanese composer Kōji Ueno. 
http://kaisou-shimai.blogspot.nl/