zondag 13 mei 2018

Thursday 17 May: VROOOM #60

Thursday 17 May 2018


–– SHACKLE (nl | Anne La Berge & Robert van Heumen)
–– FRAQX (nl | Frank Crijns & Jacq Palinckx)
–– ERFAN ABDI (ir)

location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: 6 euro (cash only)

Vrooom #60: tapestries of textured sound from Anne La Berge & Robert van Heumen aka Shackle, dueling guitars from Blast and Palinckx members, and additional sensory stimulation from Erfan Abdi from Tehran

This duo has a way of making music all their own. At the heart is a self-designed, digital cueing system which in a way operates as a third member. Both prodding and reactive, the 'Shackle' system suggests musical directions and textures to La Berge (flute, electronics) and van Heumen (electronics), opening up a fascinating array of sonic choices to play with and against. With uncanny transitions that turn on a dime and long, spun-out tapestries of sound, Shackle’s music works on two levels at once.

Fraqx is the collab between the Tilburg-based guitarists and scene veterans Frank Crijns (Blast, Betonfraktion) and Jacq Palinckx (Palinckx, VLEK), and simultaneously the title of their debut album. Both artists have been active on the cutting-edge of avant-rock, improvisation and contemporary composed music. As a duo they have developed an organic blend between noise, ambient and instant composing.

Erfan Abdi is an artist, designer and performer from Tehran, Iran. He graduated from the Masters program at the Artscience Interfaculty, Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2011. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Tehran (2006) he has a background in visual art and design, while he has also experimented with electronic music, video art, computer programming, physical computing and with constructing physical models for haptic controllers.

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