maandag 17 december 2018

Thursday 20 December VROOOM #67












Thursday 20 December 2018

VROOOM #67

┆BERGHAIM
┆ZOONTOON & ALERTA
┆MANIRA STAR & LEAH UIJTERLINDE
┆BOTERKLONTJE

location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:55 / entrance: €6,-
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/596094254158957


We're wrapping up another eventful year. Vrooom #67 focuses on local artists exlusively. Icelander Berghaim plays synth-based pop that involves storytelling about ducks, magicians, and gatekeepers. Zoontoon and Alerta engage in a loopstation-ed and casio-ed audiovisual show. Furthermore, expect a 180 degree stylistic turn between Manira Star & Leah Uijterlinde, and noisemongers Boterklontje. It's gonna be goood Vrooom vibes again.


┆BERGHAIM┆is/nl
Berghaim is the alter ego of Icelander Bergur Thomas Anderson, who presents a hybrid show that includes synth-based pop, storytelling and performance art, that reminds us of the esoteric mysticism of Die Welttraumforscher or the Moomins. Berghaim is a voice in progress, finding perfection in imperfection. Having previously played in bands like Grísalappalísa and Oyama, Bergur says in an interview: “When I moved to the Netherlands, all of a sudden I had nobody to make music with”. “So I started writing music on my own, which evolved into making music for performance pieces.” A pop-orientated full-length album that includes recordings made in the WORM studio is in the process of being completed.
https://soundcloud.com/bergurta

┆MANIRA STAR & LEAH UIJTERLINDE┆id/nl
Manira Star aka Bintang Manira Manik focuses on tribal chant, percussive ambient and soundscapes. 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 in New Delhi. At this event Bintang will be accompanied by singer Leah Uijterlinde who just finished her Jazz studies at Codarts.

┆ZOONTOON & ALERTA┆nl/cl
Zoontoon is a Rotterdam-based artist who experiments with a loopstation and a self-modified SK-1 Casio keyboard, combined with Northern African-type rhythms, hypnotizing loops and melodies. At Vrooom #67, Zoontoon will be enhanced by the geometric and symmetric graphics courtesy of VJ Alerta; a Chilean/Dutch artist whose main source of inspiration are symbols and folkloric expression from various indigenous cultures.
https://vimeo.com/239463987 Zoontoon
https://www.studioalerta.com/VJ-Alerta

┆BOTERKLONTJE┆nl
Boterklontje is the 99% female noise trio of Vanita Monk (electric guitar), Linda Nijboer (no-input mixer) and Johanna Monk (no-input mixer). A bit like like "that scene from a war movie where everyone got blown up and you're hobbling across the battlefield like a half-deaf soldier and that persistent ringing in your ears."
https://soundcloud.com/vanita-joe-monk/sets/boterklontje

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

maandag 3 december 2018

INSTRUMENTS MAKE PLAY 2018

































SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER

INSTRUMENTS MAKE PLAY 2018

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

location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
14:00 – 20:00 | entrance 8 €
https://www.facebook.com/events/471290653362501/
https://worm.org/production/instruments-make-play-2018/

Instruments Make Play is a new platform for the inventors / players of newly invented, unconventional musical instruments. On Saturday December 8, from 2 PM to 8 PM, Instruments Make Play presents an extensive program in WORM, which is basically 50/50 festival and 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. Additionally, there's Noodle Bar's electrical and modular afterparty for the real diehard, in the WORM foyer afterwards.

PARTICIPANTS / ARTISTS (line up subject to change): 

• Anton Mobin
• Arthur Bennis / Sinneb
• Bart Koppe
• Daniel Maalman
• Dennis Verschoor
• Ed Devane
• Gijs Gieskes
• Gert-Jan Prins & Bas Van Koolwijk
• Guoda Dirzyte
• Harmen G. Zijp (tbc)
• Jan Schellink
• Jasna Velickovic
• Jochem Van Tol
• Kacper Ziemianin / Ctrl Freqs.
• Karel Van Der Eijk
• Krijn Hendriksen / I Love Trash
• Magnetoceptia
• Martijn Verhallen / Reverse Landfill
• Michele Abolaffio
• Mina Kim
• Neon & Landa
• Niek Hilkmann
• Paul Tas
• Piers Titus Van Der Toren
• Radboud Mens
• Rik Wijngaards
• Roald Van Dillewijn
• Rob Hordijk
• SONICrider
• Till Bovermann
• Victor En Owen
• Woodstone Kugelblitz

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[ 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

eventpic: the 'Carbophon' by Andreas Oskar Hirsch

maandag 19 november 2018

Wednesday 21 November VROOOM #66































VROOOM #66

┆APRICOT MY LADY
┆SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER
┆MARIA CARLAS & MYLO CYWITZ
┆DJ No See Jazz

location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: 6 euro
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/544955812633327/


On this evening: Apricot My lady is sound bros Adam and Jonathan Bohman, Anne La Berge, and Lukas Simonis. As a four-piece band they make music that sits on it’s desert island waiting for nobody, heard by everybody. The duo Maria Carlas and Mylo Cywitz present a costumed show that sounds like a garagey electronic opera. Stopping by from Germany: the "outernational" Spiritczualic Enhancement Center; an eclectic ensemble with rootst in different cities and countries who create ritualistic and devotional instrumentals.

APRICOT MY LADY┆int'l

Apricot My Lady comprises sound mavericks Adam and Jonathan Bohman, Anne La Berge and Lukas Simonis. Formed in 2003, the quartet joyously make borderline music using found objects, text, voice, samples, filters, mixers, pedals, violins, guitars and flutes. It might be (un)interesting to know whether this music is supposed to be ‘improvised’ or ‘composed’ or ‘heavily processed’ or even ‘spontaneously erected’. It’s all that and less, or none of that and more. Influences are: Fluxus, Cage, de Band Zonder Naam, and Ubiquity (not the software).
https://adambohman.bandcamp.com

SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER┆int'l
This eclectic ensemble can be described as a sort of free beat resonance field with a revolving cast of players. At Vrooom they're are going to be a quintet that creates spontaneous instrumentals that are ritualistic, strange and devotional. Following concerts at Fusion Festival in Berlin, the Outernational Days in Bucharest, and the New Hamburg festival, they have three releases coming up: "Transporting Salt" on Crash Symbols, "Who Corrupted Our Wave, Back in 1969?" on Kinship; and a vinyl release entitled "Me and My Students Have Reached Higher Levels" on Cheb Gero's Akuphone, scheduled for early 2019.
https://soundcloud.com/enhancementcenter

MARIA CARLAS & MYLO CYWITZ┆it/nl
Maria Carlas (aka Carla Genchi) is a classicaly-trained singer from Italy who studied at the Nino Rota Conservatory in Monopoli. Carlas teamed up with Mylo Cywitz; a German vocalist and composer based in the Netherlands. The voices of this duo are embedded in an orchestral environment created by their samplers and electronics. Maria layers her operatic voice and impulsive key work onto Mylo's classical industrial compositions.
https://mariacarlasmylocywitz.bandcamp.com/releases

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

maandag 12 november 2018

Wednesday 14 November VROOOM #65















VROOOM #65


┆SAX RUINS (Tatsuya Yoshida & Ono Ryoko / Ipecac Recordings)
┆PISITAKUN (th / Chinabot)
┆LAFIDKI (kh / Chinabot)
┆Chris Baas – DJ

location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: 7 euro
FB event

Vrooom goes Far East. Minimalist in instrumentation, maximalist in compositional complexity, the hyper-kinetic instrumental rock duo Sax Ruins comprises Yoshida Tatsuya and Ono Ryoko. Yoshida is the most important and innovative drummer in Japanese avant-garde music of the past 30 years. Ono Ryoko is one of the best saxophone players in Japanese improv. Next to the post-human, ultra-nimble mathematical bludgeon of this pair we're also excited to host two artists of Chinabot – a collective created to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music.

┆SAX RUINS┆jp
Drummer extraordinaire Yoshida Tatsuya and saxophonist extraordinaire Ono Ryoko form the tag team Sax Ruins. This duo packs more ideas and time signature changes into their two-minute songs than most artists can fit on an entire album. The albums "Yawiquo" (on Mike Patton's Ipecac, 2009) and "Brimmguass (Skin Graft, 2014) are jaw-dropping works of extremely dense and pure musicianship, comparable to a big band playing progressive Jazz-hardcore.
https://ipecac.com/artists/sax_ruins

┆LAFIDKI┆kh / uk
Lafidki is a London-based sound/visual artist who has been releasing experimental electronic since 2008. He is the founder of Chinabot, a platform / collective created to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music. Born in a refugee camp in Phanat Nikhon (Thailand) to Cambodian refugee parents who fled Pol Pot's regime, Lafidki was raised in France. His music is an confluence of ideas, synthesising multiple underrepresented histories, geographies, musical genres and cultural signifiers into compelling, colourful sonic material that packs contemporaneous dancefloor weight. He released his EP ‘Absynthax’ via Orange Milk records.
https://www.chinabot.co/lafidki


┆PISITAKUN┆th
Pisitakun Kuantalaeng is an artist from Bangkok, Thailand. Visual and performance elements inspired by historical (political) events feed into his experimental music. His album "Black Country" (2016) deals with a country full of dialogues between dark voices. As Thai history currently unfolds under martial law following the military coup on 22 May 2014 – the thirteenth since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932 – Pisitakun’s music and art represents a decisive break from many of his Thai peers: he questions fundamental and increasingly universal values without merely decrying corruption, or offering palliatives. Pisitakun's works are based on political speculation and the external and internal frustrations artists are subject to.
https://www.chinabot.co/pisitakun
http://thequietus.com/articles/24151-pisitakun-kuantalaeng-thailand-noise-artist

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

vrijdag 19 oktober 2018

Friday 26 October VROOOM #64




















Friday 26 October 2018

Vrooom #64

┆CHARALAMBIDES
┆RAFAEL TORAL
┆DJ BOSHOER


location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: €7,-
FB event

We're hopping over to the Klooster in Rotterdam Noord with this fine double bill. Charalambides will play a live concert as part of their anticipated first European tour since 2011. Rafael Toral is a sound alchemist who has been top of our list for a long time, we're excited to have him join us this night.

┆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' new album on Drawing Room 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

┆RAFAEL TORAL┆pt
Rafael Toral is an influential Lisbon-born musician who mostly works with electronics. During the nineties he created blends of (guitar-based) ambient to critical acclaim. In a transition to more vulnerable action, he launched the 'Space Program' in 2004; an ambitious long-term project exploring an approach to electronic music based on silence, through decision making and physical gesture, in a way inspired by post-free Jazz. The resulting music, “melodic without notes, rhythmic with no beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free – riddled with paradox but full of clarity and space”, has been described as “a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers”. Rafael is also active in visual and spatial arts. He has engaged in numerous collaborations with Jim O’Rourke, Chris Corsano, Evan Parker, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Christian Marclay, Sonic Youth, Rhys Chatham, Lee Ranaldo, C Spencer Yeh, and many others.
http://rafaeltoral.net

┆DJ BOSHOER┆
We wonder what 'Boshoer' actually means to our francophone guest DJ. At Vrooom he's keen to demonstrate his oddball ideas about 'party' music. Our faith in the Boshoer is strong, always.

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

woensdag 19 september 2018

Wednesday 26 September: VROOOM #63

Wednesday 26 September 2018

VROOOM #63

ANTICLAN
JUAN ANTONIO NIETO


location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: €4,-
FB event

TAKE NOTE: CHARALAMBIDES will NOT be performing at Vrooom this evening due to an unfortunate planning mistake on our behalf. We'll do our utmost best to get the band to perform in October.

Vrooom #63 and the remaining line up will now take place for a reduced entrance fee of 4 euros.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

 
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
FB event
Worm.org item
https://www.facebook.com/pantropical
https://soundcloud.com/pantropical/tracks