woensdag 18 september 2013
FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 2013:
ROBERT CURGENVEN + ISTANPOOL + RICHARD FRANCIS + ALBERT JONGSTRA + ROWAN VAN AS + MARIT SHALEM
location: Het Klooster
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 / start: 20:30 / end performances ca. 23:00 / curfew: 01:00
entrance: 5 euro (all proceeds go to the artists)
The kick-off to our fall/winter program. What we got in store for you: the delicately textured, immersive drones of Aussie Robert Curgenven and New Zealander Richard Francis, a Live set by the Turkish/Dutch/Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft of Alban Lotz, Akinci, Gürkal and La Berge. One can expect some impromptu installations and/or audiovisual interventions by the likes of Albert Jongstra and Rowan van As, and if all this isn't enough, there's a screening of the short film 'Frozen Hope' by Marit Shalem. This is the first Vrooom edition to take place on a Friday, btw, so take note!
►ROBERT CURGENVEN (au)
Robert Curgenven spans immersive resonances via turntables and custom-made vinyl, instrumental harmonics, pipe organ and tone generators through to detailed field recordings from remote areas where he lived for many years. He draws on the physicality of sound - not just the physical impact on the body but the way in which the auditory can shape our perception of space and the flow of time. The Wire surmises that “behind the music lurks such presences as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.” Over the past ten years Curgenven has performed at festivals and venues across Europe and Australia as well as releasing on labels such as LINE, The Tapeworm and Winds Measure.
– MARK ALBAN LOTZ (de/nl) – winds
– ŞEVKET AKINCI (tr) – guitar
– GIRAY GÜRKAL (tr) – guitar
– ANNE LA BERGE (uk) – flute
Mark Lotz is a skilled flutist, a unique voice exploring a wide range of musical contexts. Raised in Thailand and Uganda, his appetite for musical adventures sent him globetrotting for new experiences. In Istanbul, he pacted with Şevket Akinci and Giray Gürkal, both guitarists of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s longest-standing free improvisation ensemble that paved the way for other musicians to boldly perform freely improvised and experimental music in Istanbul. Veteran flutist, composer and improviser Anne La Berge will join this trio to complete this alternate line up of the IstanPOOL project.
►RICHARD FRANCIS (nz)
Richard Francis is an New Zealandic sound artist using field recordings, modular synths and computer to compose and improvise sound works. He has released solo and collaborative albums on e.g. Korm Plastics, Aufabwegen, Last Visible Dog and his own record label CMR. He has been working with Mattin, Jason Kahn and Francisco Lopez.
►ALBERT JONGSTRA (nl)
In an economy based on information, time and money, most online networks and corporate adds contain invitations to participate in one way or another. Everyone wants something from someone. Jongstra does not want to force participation on people with his work, but tries to inspire people into creating something from their own ideas.
►MARIT SHALEM (nl)
Marit Shalem makes short, slightly rough edged and humorous experimental films. The scenarios refer to the world of capital economy but also popular culture and literature. It is Shalem’s intention to set deep rooted conceptions under a new light. A great deal of the projects is realized in collaboration with Lenno Verhoog under the name SpOp.
►ROWAN VAN AS (nl)