maandag 13 mei 2013
VROOOM #1 took place on the 6th of December, 2012. It featured improv, electroacoustic, experimental music and tactile noise with:
LONBERG-HOLM | SIMONIS | ALMEIDA | VAN WIJCK + ANDRE CASTRO + dj CODEX
- FRED LONBERG-HOLM (us) - cello and electronics
- LUKAS SIMONIS (nl) - guitar and effects
- GONÇALO ALMEIDA (pt) - doublebass
- FRISO VAN WIJCK (nl) – percussion
- ANDRE CASTRO (pt) - noise boxes
- dj CODEX (nl)
Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has played and studied music in a variety of situations, from the Juilliard School to the gutter. A former student of Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Pauline Oliveros, his primary projects are his Valentine Trio and The Lightbox Orchestra. He is also a member of a number of ongoing collective projects The Boxhead Ensemble, The Friction Brothers, The Flatlands Collective, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens as well as participating in numerous one-offs or frequently convening ensembles. He currently plays in groups led by Joe McPhee, Peter Brötzmann and Ken Vandermark. Improvisors he has worked with include John Butcher, Axel Dörner, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Kowald, Jim O'Rourke, etc. He has contributed cello sounds to numerous recording projects by rock groups including Smog, Superchunk, US Maple, Wilco and many others.
Head honcho Lukas Simonis has his roots as an instrumentalist and musical 'activist' in the industrial music and noise rock of the Eighties. Being a part of the Rotterdam jazzbunker scene (that consisted of punk druggies, free jazzers, early electronic artists and pre-postrock combo's) he discovered and revelled in the unlimited world of improvisation. This resulted in the forming of a shitload of interesting bands and various activities in different organisations that are imprinted in the collective mind of many Rotterdammers.
Around a decade ago, Gonçalo traded the Lisbon sun for the cloud ridden skies of Rotterdam. Meanwhile, with a Codarts master's degree under his belt, Gonçalo aka Gonzo Almeida plays bass in (and composes for) a variety of interesting projects that swing from modern jazz, free jazz and jazzcore to free improv music. He has shared stages with improvisers like Chris Speed, Wilbert de Joode, Jasper Stadhouders and others. Almeida also has a knack for seeking out interesting collaborations with multi media artists, modern dancers, poets and theater makers. He's currently a member of a.o. Heinz Karlhausen & The Diatonics and Albatre.
FRISO VAN WIJCK
From the late eighties until now, Friso made his mark with his versatile, A-class drumming in bands varying from jazz to free improvised music, blues, alternative pop and metal, amongst them: Insomniac’s Lullaby, The New Earth Group and Heinz Karlhausen & the Diatonics. Recently he has been very active as a composer in the field of contemporary / composed music (a.o: Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, Mondriaan Kwartet, Doelen Ensemble, etc.).
Media artist from Lisbon who tends to employ DIY and exploratory strategies in his practise, to investigate less visible layers of media and technology, in an attempt to understand, appropriate and recontextualize them. André is currently studying at the Media Design and Communication Master’s Program at the Piet Zwart Institute.
Mr. codex is known for his tireless work as a curator and lovely host for his very cool 'Textuur' concert series at the Poortgebouw. He'll play music that will serve as a nice contrast to the Live performances.