dinsdag 9 december 2014

VROOOM #21
























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
location: Klooster!
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors/start: 20:30 / curfew: 01:00 / entrance: €6


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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.
http://xavierdubois.bandcamp.com/

SHACKLE (nl)
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.
http://shackle.eu/

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!

http://www.ergophizmiz.net/

woensdag 3 december 2014

DEC 5: CHRIS IMLER / TULIP, DIE SINGENDE TULPE / HALLO WERNER CLAN



Continuation of the event series for original pop culture made on German soil. In previous years cult acts like PALAIS SCHAUMBURG, BODENSTÄNDIG 2000, DER PLAN and ECHOKRANK all found their way to 'Ein Abend In WORM'. And guess what, yes, this basically a Vrooom show, so be sure to check it out.


CHRIS IMLER

Chris Imler is a Berlin based performer with a stache fancier than Eroll Flynn's. He has worked with various musicians throughout the years (Peaches, Puppetmastaz, Driver & Driver, Jens Friebe, Oum Shatt, Die Türen, etc.), but recorded his solo debut 'Nervös' only just earlier this year after repeated requests from his current label Staatsakt. Nervös resonated with audiences and pretty much each self respecting German music magazine quickly publicized a headline article about Chris. The record's angular, infectious pop has been that significant, injecting a much needed dose of fun, eccentrism and spontaneity into Germany's musical landscape.

TULIP, DIE SINGENDE TULPE
The ultimate Hamburg scene insider tip. Tulip revolves around the persona of Holger Steen; the artist who doesn't have a homepage, presskit or booking agency. Steen doesn't need all this; once you've seen this 2+ meters tall man dressed up as a tulip, he'll be imprinted in your mind forever. In his solo incarnation, Tulip combines classic singing techniques and odd texts mixed up with accounts of his personal microcosm.

HALLO WERNER CLAN
Germany's weirdest hiphop duo? We saw Hallo Werner Clan aka Benni Bo and Miss Hawaii (the Tokyo-to-Hamburg expat) perform during a recent, rather flaccid cultural event in Hamburg, and the odd couple transformed the whole thing into a messed up party from the get-go. Hallo Werner's 'Wie-auch-immer-Hip-Hop' is a breath of fresh air; total trash Kult to be taken with a grain of salt, or two. Hallo Werner will DJ + perform live.

DJ's KLETSMEIER & TRAPATTONI

These two will play some great, known and lesser known teutonic tunes and more. After all: good 'German' music culture is also about lucidity, political consciousness and breaking the rules, and less about putting the 'B' of the Bratwurst into the music.


location: WORM - Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
doors: 21:00 / start: 21:30 / entrance: €7 (presale: €6)


https://www.facebook.com/events/326283014220163/
http://www.worm.org/home/view/event/20601



woensdag 29 oktober 2014

VROOOM FEST (#20)






































The 20th VROOOM event is a jam-packed mini-festival presenting a group of extremely diverse artists that defy genre in music, performance & video. Apocalypse Lauw is a wild and wanton tour de force of Icelandic, American and German artists and musicians staging an amalgam of improvised poetry, noise music and video. Junko & Michel Henritzi will either totally transfix people or have them stagger to the emergency exit; a once-in-a-lifetime experience regardless. The trio Yassin / Sehnaoui / Prins will play unruly live improv filtering through their Lebanese and Dutch practices.

location: WORM - Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 / start: 20:30 / entrance: €7 (presale: €6)

https://www.facebook.com/events/794366250621252/
http://www.worm.org/home/view/event/19530

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APOCALYPSE LAUW featuring:
• REBEKKA ERIN MORAN (us/is)
• KOLBEINN HUGI HÖSKOLDSSON (is)
• ÁDIS SIF GUNNARSDÓTTIR (is)
• ANNA McCARTHY (de)
• SONYTAGARTONY (de)
An experimental collaborative wild and wanton tour de force of Icelandic, US and German artists and musicians putting on stage an amalgam of improvised poetry, noise music, video and which is witch kind of shows abiding to the laws of what might be an apocalypse, snakes included.
http://www.rebekkamoran.com/
http://kolbeinnhugi.net/
http://www.annamccarthy.de/
https://soundcloud.com/tagar
http://icelandicartcenter.is/people/artists/asdis-sif-gunnarsdottir/

JUNKO (jp / HIJOKAIDAN) & MICHEL HENRITZI (fr)
We're thrilled to announce the exclusive NL performance of Junko & Michel Henritzi. Junko – 'La Grande Dame du Shriek' – is the vocalist of the Japanese performance art-based cult noise group that has been active since the late seventies. Hijokaidan is as essential to the global noise scene as its other Japanese progenitors (Merzbow, Hanatarash, Incapacitants, Masonna, etc.). Henritzi wanders between noise and abstract 'blues' on guitars and lapsteel. The duo is likely to divide the crowd between total lovers and haters and that's how we like it!
http://michelhenritzi1.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/michel-henritzi

RAED YASSIN / SHARIF SEHNAOUI / GERT-JAN PRINS (lb/nl)
The Yassin / Sehnaoui / Prins trio will do an intense live set combining Lebanese and Dutch practices within improv and electronics. Both Sharif and Raed contributed considerably to the emergence of an unprecedented experimental music scene in Lebanon, which influence is ongoing. They founded the Annihaya and Al Maslakh labels, and together with Mazen Kerbaj they are the organisers of the annual IRTIJAL Festival. Autodidact sound artist Gert-Jan Prins is one of the most challenging knob twiddlers in NL.
• Raed Yassin – double bass and objects
• Sharif Sehnaoui – acoustic guitar and objects
• Gert-jan Prins – electronics
http://www.raedyassin.com/
http://www.sharifsehnaoui.net/
http://www.gjp.info/


maandag 20 oktober 2014

VROOOM #19


























FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

VROOOM #19


• LE CHEVALIER DE RINCHY (fr)• TILDE (it)• SPACE ADVENTURE FROM THE PULP VISION MACHINE (nl)• DJ BOSHOER (nl)

location: Klooster
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors / start: 20:30 curfew 01:00 / entrance: €6
https://www.facebook.com/events/794140780636719/


■ LE CHEVALIER DE RINCHY (fr)

Le Chevalier De Rinchy: former positively failed TV talkshow host, one half of Le Club Des Chats (remember that crazy band?), jingle composer and Francophone pop savant. For this Vrooom, Le Chevalier will team up with SCARLATTI GOES ELECTRO's Antoine Souchav and INTERNET2's Carlos Carbonell. What to expect? A great live set of absurdist pop miniatures, adding Souchav's 'baroque' keyboard playing and Carbonell's 'theremin plants'; oddball fun guaranteed!
http://www.lechevalierderinchy.com/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Le_Chevalier_De_Rinchy

■ TILDE (it)
Intriguing electro acoustic project from Italy featuring Attila Faravelli, Nicola Ratti and Enrico Malatesta, who are active in the field of contemporary music and sound art. Tilde utilizes 'spare' objects, a snare drum, a cymbal and a few analog synthesizer modules to create / provoke a relationship between artificially produced sounds and sites that happen to grab their musical interest. Tilde's performances are much like interventions (in the open air or in the controlled environment of a stage). Far from being an empty container to their actions, the sites they pick provide some of their unlimited aural possibilities, both imagined and real.
http://tildehome.tumblr.com/


■ SPACE ADVENTURE FROM THE PULP VISION MACHINE (nl)
Total mystery slide show by this looongtime Rotterdammer.

■ dj BOSHOER (fr/nl)
Who else to ask to counteract our other Francophone guests tonight? This bitch from la forêt has a great eclectic taste in music and is keen to deejay 'Boshoer style'. Our faith in the boshoer is strong.

vrijdag 17 oktober 2014

VROOOM #18 - STUBNITZ BENEFIT





























































VROOOM #18
We're kicking off our fall / winter offensive with a benefit for STUBNITZ, featuring:

▨ PIERRE BASTIEN (fr)
▨ TORTURE CORPSE (nl)
▨ MARGRIET KICKS-ASS (nl)
▨ XAVIER VAN WERSCH (nl)
▨ BASSUKA (pt - Bruno Xavier Ferro Da Silva & Gonçalo Almeida)

This event will mark the end of a Dutch crowdfunding project to save the STUBNITZ from its demise. In other words: we're trying to help the MS STUBNITZ organisation in the prevention of not being able to keep their ship afloat:

On the 1th of September, 2014 the MS STUBNITZ had to be docked for class renewal in the Norderwerft - a very costly affair, which the non-profit association cannot manage to generate on its own.

The Stubnitz is an 80 meters long ex- East German fishing vessel, transformed in 1992 into a moving platform for cultural research and exchange; in the Netherlands it moored in Rotterdam and Amsterdam on a regular basis, providing space & opportunities for a lot of cultural events to take place. A diverse range of disciplines including performance, theatre, dance, spoken word, lots of music and parties. An incredible number of artists were able to perform on the STUBNITZ.

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We (Margriet Kicks-Ass & Lukas Simonis, one of the Vrooom initiators) have decided to put together a compilation album called „SOS STUBNITZ“.

Representatives of the Dutch experimental music scene support the MS STUBNITZ in support of the crowdfunding project, not only financially, but also in spirit.

The „SOS STUBNITZ“ compilation of dutch experimental artists was initiated & produced in less than a week's time. We hope it will generate a lot of money for the Stubnitz crew but it is also meant as a way of giving moral support to a great ship, it's activities and it's great crew...

Track contributions: Xavier van Wersch, Anne Wellmer, Vilborg Broch, Truus de Groot, Staplerfahrer, Staalplaat soundsystem, Robert Pravda, Radboud Mens, POW Ensemble, Peter Fengler, Michel Banabila, Paralodia, Nico Parlevliet, Martin Hoogeboom en Theo Calis, Marije Baalman, Machinefabriek, Jos Smolders, Huib Emmer, Henk Bakker, Harry Hummer, Vincent Koreman, Bertin, AU, Alberto Novello, Zesde Kolonne, Jaap Blonk, Lukas Simonis en Margriet Kicks-Ass.

https://dutch-experimental-musicscene-supports-ms-stubnitz.bandcamp.com/album/sos-float-that-boat

All money collected through the sale of this album + doorincome of this VROOOM event will go directly to MS Stubnitz.

More info:
http://ms.stubnitz.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SOSstubnitz

The crowdfunding project:
https://www.nordstarter.org/stubnitz-voll-voraus

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For information regarding the performances of the artists of this event, please see the FB event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/550450668421206/

donderdag 9 oktober 2014

ZS in Rotterdam - 11.10.2014

























New York luminaries ZS will be stopping in Rotterdam at Worm for their only performance in Holland during their upcoming European tour. We wholeheartedly recommend this show, and not just because one of us is behind this.
This IS going to be one of the best shows you'll be able to witness in the next few months!

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It’s ZS playing this music that sounds like outerspace, it’s ZS playing intense live shows you’ll never forget, it’s ZS always having a great line-up, it’s ZS what you call Jazz but it’s not, it’s ZS touring europe for a few days..."


https://www.facebook.com/events/680205928726050/






zondag 28 september 2014

VROOOM back on track
























We currently have three events in the works right now, featuring: JUNKO (jp / Hijokaidan), MICHEL HENRITZI (fr), PIERRE BASTIEN (fr), TORTURE CORPSE (nl), MARGRIET KICKS-ASS (nl), XAVIER VAN WERSCH (nl), TILDE (it / Attila Faravelli, Nicola Ratti and Enrico Malatesta), RAED YASSIN (lb), SHARIF SEHNAOUI (lb), GERT-JAN PRINS (nl), REBEKKA ERIN MORAN (us/is), and many more.

Extensive info soon to come, but in the meantime mark these dates and locations down on your calendar:

VROOOM #18
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
@ Klooster, Rotterdam
https://www.facebook.com/events/550450668421206/


VROOOM #19
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
@ Klooster, Rotterdam
https://www.facebook.com/events/794140780636719/

VROOOM #20
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
@ Worm, Rotterdam