woensdag 27 november 2013
SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2013:
Radboud Mens | Machinefabriek | Michel Banabila | Roel Meelkop | Lukas Simonis
Westerkade 27, Rotterdam
doors: 15:00 / start: 15:30
entrance: 5 euro
+++ A special Matinee that takes place at a special location +++
Vrooom #9 focusses on the dreadnought sound surgery performance by the (let's cut some corners here) 'who's who' of the Rotterdam experimental electronic/improv scene.
The location is basically the equivalent of a 'baron of industry' residence situated at the Maas riverside, close to the Euromast park. The actual house is restored in the old pre-war style and evokes an interesting ambiance.
RADBOUD MENS (nl)
Mens has been a sound artist since the mid-eighties and currently operates from Rotterdam. His work varies from electronica to conceptual music, sometimes ambient/drone-like and rhythmically often quite minimal. In '88 he started creating audio installations and noise machines. In '94 he started out releasing (rhythmic) noise as Hyware and Technoise. He then continued to make music using his own name from '97, on many different labels such as Staalplaat, Korm Plastics/Digitaal and Audio.nl.
MICHEL BANABILA (nl)
Michel Banabila is a sound artist, composer and producer who's career kicked off with his acclaimed 'VoizNoiz' album in 2000. His discography meanwhile encompasses some 35 albums and Banabila has also produced musical scores for films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies. Banabila's unclassifiable output blends disciplines and music styles, using elements and influences from jazz, electronica, classical and world music.
Machinefabriek's music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as ‘films without image’, with a sharp ear for detail. Besides his vast sound palette, he graphically designs, makes music for films, builds installations and often collaborates with other wellknown (inter)national performers.
ROEL MEELKOP (nl)
With the Dutch group THU 20 as his springboard in the early eigthies, Roel Meelkop went on to create music with Goem and Kapotte Muziek, and continues to work on his body of work in the small but dedicated world of sound art.
LUKAS SIMONIS (nl)
Simonis has his roots as an instrumentalist and musical 'activist' in the industrial music and noise rock of the Eighties. Being a part of the Rotterdam jazzbunker scene he discovered and revelled in the unlimited world of improvisation. This resulted in the forming of a shitload of interesting contemporary bands and various solo activities that are imprinted in the collective mind Rotterdammer.
maandag 11 november 2013
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2013:
James Harrar's CINEMA SOLORIENS ft. MARSHALL ALLEN (Sun Ra Arkestra) + SHELDON SIEGEL + dj Rem Gow
location: Het Klooster
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors: 21:00 / start: 21:30 / end performances ca. 00:00 / curfew 02:00
entrance: 8 euro
limited capacity! Reservations: send a pm to our facebook page:
or mail: sascha[at]worm[dot]org – first come, first served!
Cinema Soloriens is de constant evoluerende multimedia performance van James Harrar, Marshall Allen en Rogier Smal. Harrar's experimentele film -en video beelden worden live voorzien van muzikale exploratie en spoken word. Binnenkort viert Harrar deze bijna 20 jarige samenwerking met Marshall Allen; de wereldberoemde avant-garde saxofonist en leider van het legendarische Sun Ra Arkestra. Het Cinema Soloriens project eert de begindagen van de cinema, waarbij live muziek de visuele ervaring versterkte, en is een unieke mix van excentrieke, ethnologische improvisatie, psychedelische rock en Marshall Allen's unieke spel. Support is het Antwerpse Sheldon Siegel, een van de meest avontuurlijke Belgische improvisatiegroepen van dit moment!
■ CINEMA SOLORIENS ft. MARSHALL ALLEN (us/nl)
A gripping, constantly evolving multi-media performance consisting of experimental film and video images with live musical exploration and spoken word. The show celebrates the nearly 20 year anniversary of James Harrar's ambitious collaboration with Marshall Allen, premier avant-garde saxophonist and leader of the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra. This project honours the early beginnings of cinema, providing live music to support and elevate the visual experience. Cinema Soloriens is a pure form of spontaneous performance, possessing a penchant for psychedelic rock, outre ethnological improvisations and Marshall Allen's approved jazzy stomps, all delivered in equal measure.
James Harrar – tenor sax, EVI, bulbul tarang, reeds, voice and effects
Marshall Allen – alto sax, flute, keyboards, EVI and effects
Rogier Smal – percussion and electronics
■ SHELDON SIEGEL This fresh free improv / instant music band hails from in and around Antwerp. With a taboo on taboos the trio explores the possibilities of interplay; not by trashing their instruments like a berserker but rather in a contemplative state where each member can claim their part or give it away. Sheldon has performed with e.g. Roscoe Mitchell, John Butcher, Audrey Lauro, Cassis Cornuta, Cam Deas, Leo Coomans. After a few CDRs on Reeshønd and a split LP on Kraak, they released 'Grève Totale', a double LP resulting from a 2011 residency at the Antwerp independent mainstay Scheld'Apen.
Erik Heestermans – drums, percussion, etc.
Gerard Herman – saxophones, etc.
Gino Coomans – cello, etc.
■ DJ REM GOW (nl / red light radio, all around the globe) Rotterdam's own Rem Gow is a Red Light Radio resident and tastefully mixes deeper vinyl explorations from any tangible corner around the world.
vrijdag 1 november 2013
Take Note! During the 8th Vrooom edition we're welcoming James Harrar's CINEMA SOLORIENS featuring MARSHALL ALLEN (Sun Ra Arkestra). Support will be SHELDON SIEGEL; this fresh free improv / instant music band hails from in and around Antwerp and features acclaimed (performance) artist Gerard Herman. Hope to see you there! Date: 15-11-2013.