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)
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.
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!
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