woensdag 25 februari 2015

VROOOM #24






































SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

VROOOM #24 w/
– HACO & TONIC TRAIN (jp/de/uk)
– SINTA RUQYAY YUYANA aka TOMÁS TELLO (pe)
– BEEQUEEN (nl)
– SARAH PHELAN & EVA BOWAN (au/pl/uk)

An all-embracing, highly international program of various musical delights. 4 live sets: the After Dinner celebrity visit of Haco, accompanied by Tonic Train, lush electronica from Worm / Klangendum studio residents Sarah Phelan & Eva Bowan, surreal dream-pop from Beequeen, and deep Peruvian folkloric experimentalism from Tomás Tello.

location: Klooster
doors: 20:30 / curfew: 01:00 / entrance: €6


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■ HACO &TONIC TRAIN (jp/de/uk)
Haco is an influential vocalist, composer, sound artist from Kobe, Japan. She is a founding member of the classic After Dinner (1981-1991) and Hoahio, released countless records, and collaborated with Fred Frith, Acid Mothers Temple, Otomo Yoshihide, Cassiber, and many others. With her unique sensibility, Haco has developed a practice based on principles of post-punk, electroacoustics, the avant-garde, improv, post-rock, environmental sound, and technology. She is about to release her new album 'Secret Garden' in March. Haco will collaborate live with TONIC TRAIN, the longstanding experimental electronics duo of Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann.
www.hacohaco.net/
http://www.japanimprov.com/haco/profile.html
http://tonictrain.klingt.org/

■ SINTA RUQYAY YUYANA aka TOMÁS TELLO (pe)
Tomás Tello is a Peruvian sound artist who currently lives in Luxembourg. His work is deeply inspired by ancient forms of music and environmental sounds. He is interested in the qualities of multiplicity in musicianship, using a varied set of instruments that include D.I.Y. electronics, walkmans, guitars, samplers, flutes, bells, etc. A close relationship with the sounds that surround us is a key element in his material. Tomás also runs the highly interesting Andesground tape label.
http://andestapes.tumblr.com/
https://soundcloud.com/andesgroundlabel

■ BEEQUEEN (nl)
In the fickle world of pop music Beequeen forms an extraordinary beacon. Their fragile sound balances on the fine thread that links experiment with pop. The result is 26 years of surreal dream-pop, documented on over twenty albums. Beequeen's core has essentially been Frans de Waard and Freek Kinkelaar since 1988. The duo added singer Olga Wallis to the line-up in 2007, her warm and intimate voice being the perfect icing on the cake. This evening the band will be performing as a four-piece.
http://www.beequeen.nl/

■ SARAH PHELAN & EVA BOWAN (au/pl/uk)
Sarah Phelan and fellow Brighton based artist Eva Bowan are currently undertaking a residency at the Worm / Klangendum sound studio. Eva is a Polish born artist who combines analogue and digital techniques, both in visual and sonic art. She creates lush ambient soundscapes. Sarah originally comes from Melbourne, and operates as DRILL FOLLY, her solo experimental electronica project. Phelan and Bowan will be demonstrating the results of their studio collaboration at Vrooom.
https://soundcloud.com/drillfolly
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Drill-Folly/573085176049913
http://evabowan.com/
https://soundcloud.com/evabowan

donderdag 12 februari 2015

VROOOM #23
























FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015

VROOOM #23

with:
- ANDY MOOR (uk) & YANNIS KYRIAKIDES (gr)
- DANIEL LEVIN (us) & MAT MANERI (us)
- NYRD - FRISO VAN WIJCK (nl)

It's hard not to brag about this VROOOM line up; the adventurous string sounds of jazz/improv greats Daniel Levin and Mat Maneri (duo set), the disparate rebetiko experimentalism from Andy Moor and Yannis Kyriakides, and the premiere of Friso van Wijck's electronica tape piece, we kid you not, it's all great stuff!

location: Klooster
doors: 20:30 / curfew: 01:00 / entrance: €6


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■ ANDY MOOR (uk) & YANNIS KYRIAKIDES (gr)
Yannis Kyriakides (electronics) and Andy Moor (guitar / The Ex) lovingly dis- and reassemble Rebetika in their unique live set. The duo's original take on this powerful early 20th century Greek "blues" encompasses a wide scope of musical vision. Andy's guitar playing is layered on top of a sonic backdrop of scratchy old Rebetika record samples and electronics supplied by Kyriakides. The dope induced haze of bouzoukis, the distant wail of this Greek urban folk, and the contemporary influences will most definitely mesmerize you.
http://www.kyriakides.com/
http://unsounds.com/

■ MAT MANERI (us)
During his twenty-five year career, Mat Maneri has defined the voice of the viola and violin in jazz and improvised music. The Brooklyn born musician is widely praised for his original mix of jazz and microtonal music. His work as an improviser is informed by a vast knowledge of baroque violin music and chamber music, that continues to shape his approach to solo and ensemble improvisation. Maneri has worked with 20th century icons such as Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Paul Motian, William Parker, etc.

■ DANIEL LEVIN (us)
Daniel Levin from Burlington, Vermont is a cellist, improviser and composer. His physical approach to his instrument has earned him many praise. Levin occupies a musical space bordered by many kinds of music, but fully defined by none of them. Elements of European classical music, American jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improv all figure prominently in his unique sound. At Vrooom, Levin will be linking his cello wizardry to the violin/viola sounds of Mat Maneri in a duo set.
http://daniel-levin.com/

■ 'NYRD' – FRISO VAN WIJCK (Rotterdam)
The premiere of Friso van Wijck's new electronica tape piece entitled 'Nyrd'. This meticulous composition by the renowned drummer/composer is partly about large gestures that nevertheless contain a lot of detail and movement. Picture a moment of impact, a gazillion small sound particles giving way to (as) many contrapuntal possibilities, eventually resulting in -or interrupted by- another collision... a search for a new musical form.

vrijdag 2 januari 2015

VROOOM #22


VROOOM #22 w/

LOS DANSING QUEENC (nl)
INDICATOR2000 (at)
FANFARE VOOR VOORUITSTREVENDE VOLKSMUZIEK (nl)


FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
location: Klooster
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 / curfew: 01:00 / entrance: €6

https://www.facebook.com/events/1017654778260899/ 
 

We kick off the new year with a particularly off-key program. Maastricht's Los Dansing Queenc are coming to bin your last remaining notions about music vs art with their anything but straight forward performance. Joseph Knierzinger, an expat from Austria, is basically David Copperfield with computer mice. Kubelblitz, the editor of the stenciled art newspaper L'Intolérant, will bring his assembly of mystery fanfare musicians. Surprises guaranteed but don't forget to bring a sense of humor.

LOS DANSING QUEENC (nl)
Los Dansing Queenc [sic] are a phenomenon. Sprouting from the moldy hotbed of culture, Maastricht, Los Dansing Queenc might be the best kept secret in the Dutch music and art scene. This completely derailed band play absurdist pop with the dryest sense of humor, and dabble with performance art for good measure. They freed themselves from any preoccupation with what their stuff should sound or look like, sometimes resembling Rotterdam's Coolhaven from another, particularly warped parallel universe. Los Dansing Queenc will provide plenty of entertainment for the curious, jaded and faded.
http://www.losdq.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/LosDQ/110955685586970

INDICATOR2000 (at)
An entirely different kind of affair is 'Indicator2000'. This project by the artist and (quote) dilettantish (unquote) engineer Joseph Knierzinger explores different kinds of micro and marco movements of the X-Y indicator device, aka the computer mouse. By translating these movements into amplitude and frequency of a nofi-oscillator, an audible experience is created. By recording variable sequences of the movement an arythmic collage will be discovered.
http://indicator2000.nospace.at/

FANFARE VOOR VOORUITSTREVENDE VOLKSMUZIEK (nl)
Mysterious project by the even more mysterious Woodstone Kugelblitz. Next to setting up the abovementioned fanfare project with homemade trumpets, Kugelblitz is known for activities that includes ongoing work on L'Intolérant - a stenciled newspaper on art in daily life, poetry and popular uprising. Kubelblitz is all about work that is 'lived' instead of work that is being 'created'.

http://www.woodstonekugelblitz.org/
 

DUCKFOOD (nl)
Duckfood told us that he doesn't like the abbreviation 'DJ' in front of his alias, but he actually is one. It's because the man loathes pigeonholing and rightly so. So do we. Under Duckfood's scrutiny, the boundless juxtaposition and mixing of tracks always ends up being something really tasteful.

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/