vrijdag 7 juli 2017

Thursday, July 13: VROOOM #51

Thursday, July 13:


– DNK ENSEMBLE (int'l)
– NDR (Natalia Domínguez Rangel / co)


location: Pink Pank – Delfsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors/start: 20:30 / entrance: 7 euro

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Instruments / Electronics / Field Recordings / Fire / Smoke / Voice / Speech / Text / Banter / Mixing / Movement / Space / Momentum ... Vrooom is closing off the first half of its 2017 season before taking a well needed break. Come and join us once more, before pruimentijd!

The DNK Ensemble is a group of artists centered around the (former) DNK-Amsterdam concert series for avant-garde, music, sound art, and performance. The series that were organized by Seamus Cater, Koen Nutters, and Martijn Tellinga currently lives on as the "Nearly Not There Records" record shop and will soon be revived from it's slumber. Tonight's DNK performance at Vrooom features Seamus Cater and Koen Nutters. The duo will perform a new version of a piece they developed for the art show "Things To Remember (Page Not Found)" (2016). It involves (amongst other things) memories, anecdotes, remote recordings and islands of slowly moving sound, sustained by an harmona organ, concertina and electronic tones.

Jonathan Castro is a musician, art director, and graphic designer from Lima, Peru. His music is a crossover of (guitar) noise and ambient with a specific taste for the eclectic. His appearance at Vrooom #51 marks his first solo live performance in the Netherlands.

NDR (Natalia Domínguez Rangel / co)

Natalia Domínguez Rangel is a composer / sound designer from Bogotá, whose work encompasses film music, electronica, music theater, performance, and video. She graduated from her Bachelor and Master in composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2010 and has since then collaborated with various ensembles (Nieuw Ensemble, Asko | Schönberg, Adapter ensemble, etc.), and worked on numerous projects. At this event she will dive deep into bold obscure sounds and genres as our DJ.

Jacco weener is a performer, and theologist who lives in Rotterdam. His performances move in all directions; from tributes to Wim Sonneveld to religious theme evenings; anything is possible. This evening he will focus on the music side of things, demonstrating his unique take on singer/songwriting, mixed with tapeloops and a disturbing voice performance.


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

Sun, July 9: Goat / YPY / Le Romph

As you may have noticed, GOAT from Osaka (see Vrooom #41, 2016) can be seen again in Rotterdam, this time at a show presented by Sandwich-Island @ WORM Rotterdam. Highly recommended!

– GOAT (jp)
– YPY (jp)
– LE ROMPH (nl)

doors: 20.30 | presale €7
location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
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presents: Goat –– cutting edge instrumental rock from Japan. A mesmerizing rhythmic pulse of synchronized muted harmonic bass, saxophone and drums. YPY is the solo project of Goat's Koshiro Hino, and one of the finest examples of Osaka's contemporary experimental electronica scene.

GOAT (jp)
Goat is an Osaka-based band is comprised of bass, drums, percussion, and saxophone. What sets this quartet apart is the intentional disregard they pay to their instruments’ musical scales. In their painstakingly crafted percussive songs, they mute the melodic instruments to reinforce the beat, and make frequent use of harmonics played outside the twelve-tone system. The effect is a trance-inducing 'minimal techno'-like pulse that is both 'urban' and 'tribal'. Goat’s new 2017 line-up explores the rhythmic aspect even further, centering on intertwining patterns of repetitive rhythms. They have released two albums; the debut "New Games" (2013), and the second album "Rhythm & Sound" (2015).
• Koshiro Hino – percussion, bass
• Akihiko Ando – percussion, sax
• Tomohisa “Soopy” Suzuki – percussion, drums
• Takafumi Okada – percussion, drums

YPY (jp)
Solo project from Goat's Koshiro Hino, who is a key member of Osaka's experimental music scene. Besides playing with Goat and touring with the Boredoms, he also leads another band called Bonanzas. His work as YPY can be described as oblique, dense electronica / techno with a dash of industrial grittiness. Hino debuted in 2015 with the 'Visions EP' for the Berlin-based label Nous, which included moody and dance-orientated tracks ignoring the unspoken rules of club music. He also runs the birdFriend label.

Rotterdam born-and-raised DJ who has fallen victim to contemporary cultural (i.e. musical) omnivorism. This is reflected in any Le Romph mix that you'll get to hear. Proto-techno? Check. Oriental synth experiments? Included. Exotic leftfield boogie? Got it. Industrial balearics? It's there! This youngster's DJ'ing will be a fine addition to the live action on offer.