Myriads 19

Thursday is MYRIADS #19 in Helicopter. With Qualm!, Haddow, and Tony. Groovey free jazz noise, improvised explorations with accidental acoustics & electronics, and a percussive performance with found objects and electricity.

QUAM! is a new Belgian/French trio operating on the border of free jazz, noise, and groovey things. Bass, drums, and an electronically enhanced trumpet by Farida Amadou, Tom Malmendier, and Timothée Quost. They just recorded a record for Colin Webster’s Raw Tonk Records so there you go.

HADDOW is a persona for improvised exploration of home made instruments, hardware processing and accidental acoustics. Jagged rhythm and instinctive voice build and crumble forming a primal sound between beat and drone.

TONY Guarino is a percussionist from NYC who is currently living in The Hague. He is interested in exploring the instrumental potentials of found objects and materials through improvisation.

El Otro at Munganga

Modern Flamenco

Modern Flamenco

Tomorrow El Otro is playing at Munganga theater in Amsterdam. Other sets by Gabor Hartyani with Robbert van Hulzen, two spoken word performances and a capoeira event. Crazy combination, can’t wait to see it!

Myriads #15

Monday 6 november I’m organizing another concert at Helicopter, which will be a crazy night with Olli Aarni and Nuslux, two Finnish experimental performers. Also acoustical explorations by Haddow, and I’m happy to play a set as well with Maria Mavridou, the great greek dancer who is also part of Help Me To Crash. In between we’ll have movie screenings by the portuguese duo Von Calhau. A packed night full of goodness. Full announcement on Facebook.

Myriads 14: Mikko Savela, Ilya Ziblat, Görkem Arıkan

Friday october 27 next concert in the Myriads series at Helicopter! Three sets by three musicians who are each pushing the boundaries of their instrument in a different way. Mikko Savela turns his beaten-down guitars into a percussion instrument using electronics, objects and his bare hands; Ilya Ziblat plays live contrabass interacting with computers, and Görkem Arıkan combines various sound sources and treats them depending on mood and space. Full announcement on Facebook.