maandag 30 november 2015

'Ein Abend in WORM' w/ Asmus Tietchens, Transport & more.


The continuation of the unique event series for original (pop)music culture & art made on German soil. In previous years cult acts like PALAIS SCHAUMBURG, BODENSTÄNDIG 2000, DER PLAN, CHRIS IMLER, and ECHO KRANK all found their way to ‘Ein Abend In WORM’. This should be enough of an indication to save this date! With kind support from Goethe-Institut Niederlande.

location: WORM - Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
doors / start : 20:30 | entrance: €7 | presale: €6

With kind support from Goethe-Institut Niederlande

Hamburg based Avantgarde composer Asmus Tietchens is one of the most important figures in non-academic electronic music and sound manipulation. Since the early 70s he has published more than 70 albums worldwide and collaborated with many notable sound artists. Asmus Tietchens' music draws on various musical genres; classical, electronic (both high and low-brow), minimalism, process music, all inform his sensibility. His sounds are both analytical and emotional, with a strong sensivity for the sources being used. The light rhythmic and melodic synth tunes from the early 80s almost seem an abberation in light of his later shift towards meticulous sound manipulations. To this day, Asmus Tietchens is actively releasing music, and spends the rest of the time being a theoretician, and music teacher.

Asmus Tietchens' performance will be expertly complimented by the electronic bricolage of DJ Zipo aka Till Kniola. He is also the main editor / curator of the Aufabwegen Magazine and label, which ranks as one of the most comprehensive, long running Fanzine-turned-Magazines, covering all things Post-Industrial, Ambient, Noise, and 'Geräuschmusik'. Aufabwegen published a monography on Asmus Tietchens in 1998, alongside a number of cd releases. For his part, Tietchens also contributes to Aufabwegen Magazine.

Transport is a young, very energetic band from the Ruhrgebiet, featuring instrumentalist Nils Herzogenrath, drummer Niklas Wandt (both also involved in German psychedelic pop group Ωracles / Oracles), and electronic composer Edis Ludwig. Drawing on early electronic music, Minimal, and the German Kosmische Musik of the 1970s specifically, Transport’s rocking improvisations are built around the slow and hypnotic variation of steady, Motorik drum and bass pulses, bursting into etheric synthesizer washes. Think Can’s “Mother Sky”, Ashra’s “New Age Of Earth” and Boredoms’ “Vision Creation New Sun” rolled into one tight sounding unit!

Following Amus and Zipo, The Transporters will also be your DJ hosts into the night, presenting a very tasty cocktail of Kraut / Dub / Afro / Kosmische Elektronische Musik, and a pinch of skewed disco.

MENEER VAN NU – visuals

Meneer van Nu learned the craftsmanship of moving images in the early 2000 in the clubs of Berlin. Based in NL since 2004, he currently accompanies several live projects; from free jazz to speed metal or abstract electronics, with sound-interactive visuals, around Europe.

maandag 23 november 2015

Thu, Nov 26: VROOOM #32 @ new Post Office

We're excited about the VROOOM initiation rite at the brand new Post Office headquarters, sandwiched right between Annabel and the Schieblock. This will be an evening dedicated to mindblowing performances by Eli Gras and Frédéric Le Junter, with their unique self-built instruments topped off with SK Kakraba's first live appearance in Rotterdam. Added ftw bonus: this new venue is the former Masonic lodge of Rotterdam.

date: Thursday, November 26
location: Post Office / Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 / start: 20:30 / entrance: €6

Frederic began to construct his unique instruments with found objects in 1984; a bizarre, partly mechanical assemblage of strings, winds and percussions. Little by little he managed to formulate a singular vocabulary of sounds that inspired him to consider music as landscape. Frederic presents his machines in the shape of 'automatic facilities' in exhibition centres and concert venues alike, giving partly improvised concerts.

Self-taught artist who has travelled a long musical path, from experimental to electropop, via Greek music, minimalism, folk, choral music, noise, etc. Eli's performance is based on experimental improvisation, using a portable set of instruments that she designed and built; sound plants, string-sequencer, bounce harp and prepared guitar. She has performed with many artists around Europe (Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Alain Wergifosse, etc.), and is founder / director of the NoNoLogic Festival (Spain) and the La Olla Expréss record label, and occasionally does workshops, and lectures.

SK KAKRABA (gh / Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Sk Kakraba was born in Saru, a small farming community in the northern region of Ghana, which is known for its many great xylophone players. His uncle, Kakraba Lobi, was one of the first gyil players to tour, lecture and record internationally. Sk Kakraba undertook traditional training in xylophone from a young age. Later, he was brought to Accra by his uncle to work as a performer and instructor at the International Center for African Music at the University of Ghana. From 2000, SK began touring internationally, performing in Jordan, Switzerland, and seven African countries. In 2002, he released his first recording “Gandayina: Xylophone Music of Ghana” (Pentatonic Press). In 2012 SK relocated to Los Angeles and began working with local musicians to create a new blend of traditional and modern music. He also began performing for children in schools and giving workshops to American music teachers. He is currently working on a book with Doug Goodkin of Gyil music adaptable to Orff instruments.