maandag 17 december 2018

Thursday 20 December VROOOM #67

Thursday 20 December 2018



location: Klooster Oude Noorden – Ruivenstraat 81, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:55 / entrance: €6,-

We're wrapping up another eventful year. Vrooom #67 focuses on local artists exlusively. Icelander Berghaim plays synth-based pop that involves storytelling about ducks, magicians, and gatekeepers. Zoontoon and Alerta engage in a loopstation-ed and casio-ed audiovisual show. Furthermore, expect a 180 degree stylistic turn between Manira Star & Leah Uijterlinde, and noisemongers Boterklontje. It's gonna be goood Vrooom vibes again.

Berghaim is the alter ego of Icelander Bergur Thomas Anderson, who presents a hybrid show that includes synth-based pop, storytelling and performance art, that reminds us of the esoteric mysticism of Die Welttraumforscher or the Moomins. Berghaim is a voice in progress, finding perfection in imperfection. Having previously played in bands like Grísalappalísa and Oyama, Bergur says in an interview: “When I moved to the Netherlands, all of a sudden I had nobody to make music with”. “So I started writing music on my own, which evolved into making music for performance pieces.” A pop-orientated full-length album that includes recordings made in the WORM studio is in the process of being completed.

Manira Star aka Bintang Manira Manik focuses on tribal chant, percussive ambient and soundscapes. He has been exploring Latin and traditional Indonesian percussion and completed three years of studying tabla at the institute of Indian classical music and dance in New Delhi. At this event Bintang will be accompanied by singer Leah Uijterlinde who just finished her Jazz studies at Codarts.

Zoontoon is a Rotterdam-based artist who experiments with a loopstation and a self-modified SK-1 Casio keyboard, combined with Northern African-type rhythms, hypnotizing loops and melodies. At Vrooom #67, Zoontoon will be enhanced by the geometric and symmetric graphics courtesy of VJ Alerta; a Chilean/Dutch artist whose main source of inspiration are symbols and folkloric expression from various indigenous cultures. Zoontoon

Boterklontje is the 99% female noise trio of Vanita Monk (electric guitar), Linda Nijboer (no-input mixer) and Johanna Monk (no-input mixer). A bit like like "that scene from a war movie where everyone got blown up and you're hobbling across the battlefield like a half-deaf soldier and that persistent ringing in your ears."


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

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