woensdag 27 november 2013
SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2013:
Radboud Mens | Machinefabriek | Michel Banabila | Roel Meelkop | Lukas Simonis
Westerkade 27, Rotterdam
doors: 15:00 / start: 15:30
entrance: 5 euro
+++ A special Matinee that takes place at a special location +++
Vrooom #9 focusses on the dreadnought sound surgery performance by the (let's cut some corners here) 'who's who' of the Rotterdam experimental electronic/improv scene.
The location is basically the equivalent of a 'baron of industry' residence situated at the Maas riverside, close to the Euromast park. The actual house is restored in the old pre-war style and evokes an interesting ambiance.
RADBOUD MENS (nl)
Mens has been a sound artist since the mid-eighties and currently operates from Rotterdam. His work varies from electronica to conceptual music, sometimes ambient/drone-like and rhythmically often quite minimal. In '88 he started creating audio installations and noise machines. In '94 he started out releasing (rhythmic) noise as Hyware and Technoise. He then continued to make music using his own name from '97, on many different labels such as Staalplaat, Korm Plastics/Digitaal and Audio.nl.
MICHEL BANABILA (nl)
Michel Banabila is a sound artist, composer and producer who's career kicked off with his acclaimed 'VoizNoiz' album in 2000. His discography meanwhile encompasses some 35 albums and Banabila has also produced musical scores for films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies. Banabila's unclassifiable output blends disciplines and music styles, using elements and influences from jazz, electronica, classical and world music.
Machinefabriek's music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as ‘films without image’, with a sharp ear for detail. Besides his vast sound palette, he graphically designs, makes music for films, builds installations and often collaborates with other wellknown (inter)national performers.
ROEL MEELKOP (nl)
With the Dutch group THU 20 as his springboard in the early eigthies, Roel Meelkop went on to create music with Goem and Kapotte Muziek, and continues to work on his body of work in the small but dedicated world of sound art.
LUKAS SIMONIS (nl)
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 he discovered and revelled in the unlimited world of improvisation. This resulted in the forming of a shitload of interesting contemporary bands and various solo activities that are imprinted in the collective mind Rotterdammer.