Yes, it's short notice but this might be of interest to you: our friends De Player are hosting an event tonight with Lorah Pierre, Ewa Justka and Poulomi Desai; three upcoming artists who's common goal is the "development of self-built electronic devices for the use of making sound in a sculptural and performative way. All three of them will demonstrate their own solutions."
Starts from 20:30 in the south of heaven, Rotterdam.
More info here:
dinsdag 7 januari 2014
TUESDAY JANUARY 14
PROBOSCI (TIMBA HARRIS & GYAN RILEY / us)
BENEATH THE BLANKET (dk)
dj BOSHOER (fr)
location: Het Klooster
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors / start: 20:30
Vrooom will usher in it's new year with an NL exclusive by Probosci; Timba Harris of Secret Chiefs 3, Gyan Riley and L'Œillère from France. A fitting start to the new season!
■ PROBOSCI (TIMBA HARRIS & GYAN RILEY / us)
Probosci is a new collaboration between guitarist Gyan Riley (EVIYAN, TERRY RILEY) and violinist Timba Harris (SECRET CHIEFS 3, ESTRADASPHERE). Both composers, whose work is featured in John Zorn’s Tzadik Records Composers’ Series, contribute to the interplay between composition and improvisation, steeped with intricacy, subtlety, and shape-shifting energy. They adventurously explore the sonic landscape, from purely acoustic music to unfamiliar electroacoustic textures, able to dance between delicacy and aggression.
Timba Harris - violin
Gyan Riley – guitar
■ L'ŒILLÈRE (fr)
Nicolas Gardrat developed a style of compositions that he dubs “barbaric classical (solo) guitar”. The Former Bordeaux, now Bruxelles based artist was first accompanied by a violinist, playing a repertoire called "les Memoires de l'Oeil”, inspired by ramshackle rock, judeo-arabic and contemporary music but decided to go solo after two years.
■ BENEATH THE BLANKET (dk)
BTK aka Nikolaj de Haan Mikkelsen is a Rotterdam based Codarts student who concocts his immersive ambient with a battery of synths, samplers and effect machines. A jumping-off point could be just one singular sine wave, to which Nikolaj gradually adds his sample library of field recordings. The music is accompanied by quirky visuals, where the computer also gets a chance to improvise with various video clips and effects reacting to the music. Might remind you of Eno and Tape (Häpna label).
■ dj BOSHOER (fr)
We wonder what 'Boshoer' actually means to our francophone guest. This bitch from la forêt is rumoured to be a skilled AND friendly soundguy from another Rotterdam venue. It's his night off and he's keen to demonstrate his oddball ideas about 'party' music. Our faith in the boshoer is strong.