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 edtion, 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'; FUN guaranteed!
http://www.lechevalierderinchy.com/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Le_Chevalier_De_Rinchy

■ TILDE (it)
Intriguing fresh new 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 some sites that happen to grab their musical interest. Because of this Tilde's performances are much like interventions (in the open air or in the controlled environment of a stage inside a venue). Far from being an empty container to their actions, the sites they pick react by providing 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 forĂȘt is a very skilled AND friendly soundguy from another Rotterdam venue. Has a great 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

zaterdag 28 juni 2014

Vrooom #17: VROOOM FEST @ Foundation B.a.d.




















FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014


– SENYAWA (id)
– CHAKAI HOUSE (uk)

– ERGO PHIZMIZ (uk)

– COOLHAVEN (nl)
– HASSAN K (ir)

– SWEAT TONGUE (nl)
– VIALKA (fr/ca)

– MACHINEFABRIEK (nl)

– DESNUDA MONSIEUR MADAME (ru)
– NINA HITZ and ANNA MIKHAILOVA (ch/ru)

– DJ CHARLATAN PHILISTINE (de)– DJ THIERRY CHAMPIGNON (de)

location: B.a.d. Foundation
Talingstraat 5, Rotterdam
doors: 17:00 - 02:00 | entrance: 8 euro
food by Bebe Beliz available between 17:00 and 20:00. Cocktails by JC Thomaz & BB.

https://www.facebook.com/events/451662041645279/
http://www.foundationbad.nl/


Initially Vrooom #17 was intended to be just a fun, self-indulgent, navel gazing little event by us and our immediate circle of friends, but it gradually snowballed into a mini festival for all. A Vrooom season closing party, if you will. A good alternative for those who still are around town early July, undesiring stressful trips abroad or having to choose between 200 acts a day at festival XYZ. So take it easy, come down south, and hear cool local performers, international veterans and exciting newcomers wrestle it out in the laid-back ambiance of B.a.d. Foundation.


• SENYAWA (Jogjakarta, Indonesia)
One of THE most anticipated Live shows of the season. Find out what rootsy music from Indonesia sounds like given the unorthodox 'Boredoms-esque' treatment. Coming from the ancient city Jogjakarta, central Java, Indonesia, Senyawa aka Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi filter their traditional Javanese heritage through a framework of contemporary experimental music practices. They push the boundaries of both traditions in an attempt to mix the musics’ of the east and the west to create a new sound. It's cerebral and visceral, and a serious must see/hear command is in order.
http://senyawa.tumblr.com/

• CHAKAI HOUSE (uk)
Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides' Pascal Nichols is also Chakai House: an improvised drum performance of rudimentary polyrhythms and amplified percussion. Nichols is a self-taught, free-thinking drummer and sound artist from Manchester. His playing is both reductive and high-energy, and born out of a love for prog rock, free jazz, and ritualistic music. Nichols has recorded and performed with fellow nutters such as e.g. Phil Minton, Ludo Mich, and Harappian Night Recordings.
http://pascalnichols.tumblr.com/

• ERGO PHIZMIZ (uk)
Ergo is a hero. Ergo-Hero. To his detriment these times are not made for heroes, unfortunately. In Ergo's case, the hero is a beautiful young man who can sing, dance and throw in a decent conversation as well. But why this urge to worship him? Well, just because he writes brilliant songs, makes very good radio plays and wears nice clothes. Which is more than you can say for the rest of the world population.
http://www.ergophizmiz.net/

• COOLHAVEN (nl)
This legendary Rotterdam trio can rock like a ...uhhhh rock, can perform like your worst nightmare, will finally play a 'soothing' set with new and old (well, yes, you can call it) music. They will likely put on skirts and moustaches just like in the old days when they were young, beautiful and dominated...
http://coolhaven.hotglue.me/

• HASSAN K (ir)
A mystical one man band from Persia who sometimes goes by the name of Keyvane Alinaghi. The prince of Persia mixes occident and orient, surf music and bellydance, swing and heavy metal. Armed with a guitar, a keyboard and a few sensors, he travels from the Turan to the Western kingdom, to spread the words of his illuminated ancestors…
http://hassan-k.com/

• SWEAT TONGUE (nl)
Sweat Tongue are the great hope of the Rotterdam Underground Foundation Theory (R.U.F.T.). This band does things on stage that could be contagious and might transform this stupid old town into something as cool as Berlin or Magdenburg, musically speaking that is. Who needs ladders, guitars or things to bang on if you have a sweaty tongue?
http://sweattongue.hotglue.me/

• VIALKA (fr/ca)
The post-genre guitar and percussion duo Vialka is named after a hole in the ground somewhere on the Russian prairie. They must be the ultimate touring band cause it takes less time to name the places they haven't visited: Antartica, Greenland, Hawaii, Liechtenstein, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan. Did I forget something? On stage, Vialka display great chemistry and put everything they find on their extensive tours back into their music; folksy stuff from all over the world, punk, improv, chanson and whatnot...
http://vialka.com/

• MACHINEFABRIEK (nl)
We placed a special factory order and asked Machinefabriek to churn out standardized, low-cost sounds which we could afford to program, and would also be tailored for our audience's wages (see also: Fordism In Music). More good news: it has been determined that 90 minutes is the perfect length for this purpose.
http://www.machinefabriek.nu/

• NINA HITZ and ANNA MIKHAILOVA (ch/ru)
Russian / Swiss duo that will play acoustic improv with cello and koto. Nina is more of a Baroque chick while Anna has a background in music theatre (http://korzo.nl/nl/producties/constant-tranzit). This cooperation will probably result in very subtle Cagean gestures mixed with cheesy swiss baroque chainsawing and Russian koto banging.

• DESNUDA MONSIEUR MADAME (ru - aka Alexander Brener and Barbara Schurz)
Alexander Brener and Barbara Schurz are self-taught artists whose works include autobiographical novels, pamphlets, cartoons, graffiti, frescos, poems and other 'Kunststuecke'. Brener was jailed in 1997 for painting a green dollar sign on Kazmir Malevich' painting 'Suprematisme'. Recently they self-published 3 picture-books about rebellious and unruly girls. Now they are working on a funny pornographic novel called 'Cabaret Flaubert'.

• DJ CHARLATAN PHILISTINE (de)

Jobless immigrant truckdriver, now on a mission to become the 2nd best dj in the world to pay his bills. While he's not likely to challenge David Guetta or dj Fill In The Blank, we're convinced he can steal just about enough good music in time to play at this event.

• DJ THIERRY CHAMPIGNON (nl)

Self-proclaimed walking jukebox. Provides perfect muzak to fill voids inbetween the live perforances.


zondag 22 juni 2014

BLACK PUS & JULIE MITTENS in Rotterdam - 26.06.2014

Highly recommended show organised by one of our programmers:

Brian Chippendale, drummer of the "amplified tribe of two” Lightning Bolt, is BLACK PUS. Chippendale's solo project is maximalist rock music out of frenzied drumming, vocals and phat bass grooves blubbering out of an oscillator triggered by his kick drum. This Thursday, June 26th with Leiden's psych rock pride in Worm, Rotterdam.


https://www.facebook.com/events/1478343352400427/