vrijdag 26 augustus 2016
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7: VROOOM #42
– ANDREA PARKINS (us)
– JEFFREY RODEN (us)
– PAOLO MONTI (THE STAR PILLOW) (it)
interviews: Tobias Fisher
curation: Martijn Comes
location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 / start: 21:00 / entrance: €6
Our fall/winter season kick-off is basically a carte blanche for composer/producer, and collaborator Martijn Comes. Together with Martijn we present an evening of immersive listening pleasure. Tobias Fisher will conduct introductory interviews.
ANDREA PARKINS (us)
Andrea Parkins is a sound artist, composer and electroacoustic improviser. She engages with interactive electronics as compositional and performative process, exploring strategies related to Fluxusʼ ephemeral activities. She is known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically-processed accordion, amplified objects, and self-designed sound-processing instruments. Andrea creates sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, punctuated by moments of gap and rift.
JEFFREY RODEN (us)
[with: Martine Von Gleich - violin / Arjen Leendertz - double bass]
Jeffrey Roden is a composer from California who spent most of his career in music as a bass player in a variety of genres and settings. Jeffrey's live set at Vrooom will however comprise a solo piece for (electric) piano. Additionally he will perform a piece for organ, double bass and violin, featuring the above mentioned Rotterdam-based musicians. Roden's work revolves around meditative, textural and slow-moving themes; constructed of repetitions and silences relying on the ability of the musician to create a space from which they themselves are both absent and present.
PAOLO MONTI [THE STAR PILLOW] (it)
The Star Pillow is the alias of Paolo Monti's evocative guitar drone meets ambient project that saw the light of day in December 2007. The output of this artist from Massa/Carrara expresses the relationship between sound, space and human emotions. The Star Pillow's spatial, guitar-based excursions provides a soothing sensory trip.
• Tobias Fisher (de)
Tobias writes for the New-Zealand based arts magazine White Fungus and has contributed to online- and print publications such as All About Jazz, Klassik.com, Earlabs, Headphone Commute, Fluid Radio and many more. He is also head of the einzeleinheit and Ex Ovo labels (the latter in unison with Mirko Uhlig).
• Martijn Comes (nl)
Composer specialized in new media, sound design and electroacoustic composition. Comes is also curating producer and host of two radioshows on national Dutch radio; 'Kraak Helder' and 'Inventions for Radio' (Concertzender), and wrote various research works on popular, contemporary, and classical music.
This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.