SATURDAY JUNE 18: VROOOM #39
–– PHONOPTICON (pt)
–– AFTERBURNER (AUDREY CHEN & DORON SADJA) (us/de)
–– REINIER VAN HOUDT (nl)
–– CANDLESNUFFER & LUKAS SIMONIS (au/nl)
location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 / start: 21:00 / 6 euro
#39: We welcome back vocalist extraordinaire Audrey Chen who will be accompanied by electronica artist Doron Sajda. Gustavo Costa also returns, this time with fellow performers Henrique Fernandes, José Alberto Gomes and Ricardo Jacinto, to extract everything out of the venue's space with the Phonopticon project. Also joining this chock-full happening: pianist and Current 93 collaborator Reinier van Houdt, and a mysterious wax snuffer...
– DORON SADJA (electronics, light) & AUDREY CHEN (voice)
Berlin based Afterburner is the new collaborative project of vocalist extraordinaire Audrey Chen and electronica artist Doron Sadja. Some of you should remember Audrey's stunning live show with the Phil Minton at Vrooom back in May 2013... in Afterburner her idiosyncratic vocal growls and chirps are weaved together with Sadja’s dense synthetic atmospheres into a singular monolithic texture. Intimate, dark, chaotic and ritualistic, Afterburner have created a fascinating vision of romantic noise music that is all their own.
Concert performance & audio installation inspired by the Panopticon prison which was designed by Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. The Panopticon had a central 360º surveillance tower overlooking its cells. In Phonopticon, the architecture of implicit control and power is replaced by sound representations that are free and abstract; new ways of expression are explored within the areas of composition, performance, and electroacoustic spatialization. New self-built acoustic and electronic musical instruments are centered and played in the middle of the structure. The audience positions itself concentrically and is, in turn surrounded by eight loudspeakers installed at the outer limits of the circle.
REINIER VAN HOUDT (nl)
Musician/composer who works with recorders, radios, objects, electronics and piano. Reinier focuses on matters that escape notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, environment - phenomena beyond interpretation and improvisation. He has worked with visionaries such as Francisco López, Robert Ashley, Christian Marclay, Luc Ferrari, Elliott Sharp, Walter Marchetti, and Alvin Lucier. He collaborated with CURRENT 93 on 2014's "I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell...", with guest appearances by e.g. Nick Cave and John Zorn. He will be releasing solo work on various labels soon. At Vrooom Reinier will play music from his upcoming release "Paths Of The Errant Gaze".
CANDLESNUFFER & LUKAS SIMONIS (au/nl)
Candlesnuffer aka Dave Brown is a guitarist and improviser from Melbourne. Dave has performed with e.g. Bucketrider, Western Gray, and as part of a trio with Anthony Pateras and Sean Baxter. Together with Lukas he dives into a lively and abrasive form of extended guitar improvisation that is mostly acoustic and surprisingly percussive in nature.
This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.