VROOOM #30 @ Wolfart - SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
– KOMOREBI (jp)
– MARK ALBAN LOTZ / ALAN GUNGA PURVES (de/uk/nl)
– CATHY HEYDEN & ROGIER SMAL (fr/nl)
Unboxing #30: stillness like the rustling of leaves vs eruptive improv from Komorebi, soli and duets by Alan Gunga Purves and Mark Alban Lotz, free French sax and Dutch drums explorations by Cathy Heyden & Rogier Smal. This time at Wolfart, check it out & enjoy!
location: Wolfart projectspace – Wolphaertstraat 23-25, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 / start: 20:30 / entrance: €6
■ CATHY HEYDEN & ROGIER SMAL DUO
Parisian Cathy Heyden is an autodidact sax improviser who keeps true to her own ideas, performing all over the world with musicians, dancers, comedians, poets: Faust, Ganguru, Geoff Leigh, etcetera. Originally a hardcore/punk drummer, Rogier Small's quest for liberty brought him to places far beyond. He has been fortunate to play with artists from an ever expanding musical spectrum; from Earth's Dylan Carlson to Sun Ra's Marshall Allen.
■ KOMOREBI (jp)
Komorebi is a duo consisting of Shizuku Aosaki and Morihide Sawada. They combine drums, harp and vocals in an unusual way, and with great attention to detail. Sawada started playing drums in various bands circa 1980 and collaborated with biggies such as Faust, Damo Suzuki, Chris Cutler, and Keiji Haino. Like the delicate celtic harp playing of his music partner Aosaki, Sawada's music is strongly influenced by traditional folk music and minimalism. Komorebi's music as a unit is never really unsettling or really calm, but rather somewhere inbetween.
■ ALAN GUNGA PURVES / MARK ALBAN LOTZ (de/uk/nl)
The pairing of flutes and drums might be one of the oldest musical combinations ever, tried and tested on many battlefields, now revived in a new and exciting form by this duo. Multi-flautist Mark and self-proclaimed “squeekologist” and percussionist Alan are true individualists on top of their game. Both expatriates (Germany and Scotland respectively) live and work in the Netherlands, refining their skills in the Amsterdam music scene, creating unique sound palettes of their own.