Are you in a festive mood or seeking refuge from it? The last VROOOM of the year will put you into that invigorating state of limbo before you surrender to the obligations. With: delicate solo guitar stuff from Xavier Dubois, bloodcurdling improv by Shackle and a drum/dance duet by the iDIOTS Philipp Ernsting and Charlotte Goesaert. All this will be chiseled into form by the impeccable music choice of DJ Ergo Phizmiz. Come, rejoice!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors/start: 20:30 / curfew: 01:00 / entrance: €6
iDIOTS - CHARLOTTE GOESAERT & PHILIPP ERNSTING (nl)
Oddball duet between drummer Philipp Ernsting and dancer Charlotte Goesaert. Philipp's most excellent skills have impacted in the Rotterdam music scene and far beyond. The name Goesaert must ring a bell with some because of the collaborations with vocal artist / poet Joost Maaskant. With iDIOTS, Ernsting and Goesaert are trying to find their own physical language between punk-ish, poetic dance and off the meter percussion.
XAVIER DUBOIS (be)
Mr. Dubois from Namur started playing guitar in the nineties, secretly desiring to match Keith Richards' playing and songwriting. He then thankfully dropped this ambition to broaden his horizons, learning to play music bordering on jazz and other forms of experimental music. This led him to play with the cool Belgian noise rock band ULTRAPHALLUS and poet/writer/performer Vincent Tholomé. Xavier has become a fine solo guitarist, having carved out a very good reputation through many quality live shows.
The duo Shackle = Anne La Berge (flute, electronics) and Robert van Heumen (laptop). At the heart of their duo performance is a self-designed digital cueing system which operates as a sometimes visible third member. Both prodding and reactive, the so-called Shackle system suggests musical directions and textures to play with and against. We imagine it a bit like a Doctor Who episode, with a Dalek commanding uncanny transitions that turn on a dime and long, spun-out tapestries of sound.
DJ ERGO PHIZMIZ (uk)
We welcome back Ergo Phizmiz; the composer, writer, collagist, radio-producer, home opera-maker, performer, and, for this special occassion disc jockey. Ergo's work has been received around the world to critical acclaim, but he somehow still seems to annoy some folks to the point of violence. That means good music!