|trio STADHOUDERS | GOVAERT | DE JOODE @ Vrooom #2 |
by Victor Snijtsheuvel
VROOOM #2 took place on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - with New Yorkers THE GATE, trio STADHOUDERS | GOVAERT | DE JOODE and dj Jarra.
THE GATE (us):
"Point well struck between Kentucky doom gnarl and NYC jazz exactitude"(Blastitude)
● DAN PECK – tuba
● TOM BLANCARTE – upright bass
● BRIAN OSBORNE – drums
trio STADHOUDERS | GOVAERT | DE JOODE (nl):
● WILBERT DE JOODE – upright bass
● JASPER STADHOUDERS – guitar
● ONNO GOVAERT – drums
Moving fluidly between freely improvised music and composition, their sound is an inhuman collection of snorts, groans, and demonic screams, described as “dark, plodding, and at times bleak” (All About Jazz). Tuba and bass combine to erode conventional notions of melody and harmony, marching to the rhythm of decaying ship hulls falling against each other, metal scraping against metal. Incomprehensible languages combine with layers of viscous noise to create a suffocating and unrelenting texture of doom.
TRIO STADHOUDERS / GOVAERT / DE JOODE
Stadhouders/Govaert/DeJoode improvise. The trio emerged from Amsterdam’s thriving improv circuit and unites two generations of improvisers: the young, up-and-coming Onno Govaert and Jasper Stadhouders with ‘old dog’ Wilbert de Joode. All three currently play in many and various (inter)national line-ups. They dip into that rich source of experiences and ideas to produce music that is both urgent and extremely flexible. Music that’s not tied to any particular style – music of the next moment.