vrijdag 19 oktober 2018

Friday 26 October VROOOM #64

Friday 26 October 2018

Vrooom #64


location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: €7,-
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We're hopping over to the Klooster in Rotterdam Noord with this fine double bill. Charalambides will play a live concert as part of their anticipated first European tour since 2011. Rafael Toral is a sound alchemist who has been top of our list for a long time, we're excited to have him join us this night.

Charalambides' Tom & Christina Carter create a vision of iconoclastic music as transformative force. Touching on the outer limits of acid folk, psych rock, and improvisation, their sound is uniquely personal & consistent. Since 1991, they have released albums on labels like Siltbreeze, kranky & Wholly Other. Despite Tom and Christina’s solo careers and other projects, Charalambides has existed in an unbroken trajectory for over two-and-a-half-decades, outlasting the genres that critics have tried to cram them into. Their recent performances and recordings retain the directness and delicate menace that mark their early releases. Charalambides' new album on Drawing Room entwines their best known approaches into a raw, fragile, wordless and hypnotic whole. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to catch this unique duo live on stage.

Rafael Toral is an influential Lisbon-born musician who mostly works with electronics. During the nineties he created blends of (guitar-based) ambient to critical acclaim. In a transition to more vulnerable action, he launched the 'Space Program' in 2004; an ambitious long-term project exploring an approach to electronic music based on silence, through decision making and physical gesture, in a way inspired by post-free Jazz. The resulting music, “melodic without notes, rhythmic with no beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free – riddled with paradox but full of clarity and space”, has been described as “a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers”. Rafael is also active in visual and spatial arts. He has engaged in numerous collaborations with Jim O’Rourke, Chris Corsano, Evan Parker, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Christian Marclay, Sonic Youth, Rhys Chatham, Lee Ranaldo, C Spencer Yeh, and many others.

We wonder what 'Boshoer' actually means to our francophone guest DJ. At Vrooom he's keen to demonstrate his oddball ideas about 'party' music. Our faith in the Boshoer is strong, always.


This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.