This saturday I’m joining Cinema Soloriens: movies by James Harrar, with improvised music by James, Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra, and the mighty Roro. Also joining are Yedo Gibson, Anne La Berge, and Vasco Trilla — a real big band! Rebel Up DJs playing the rougher world music before and after so bring your dancing shoes.
Last minute gig in Antwerpen tomorrow: opening for King Champion Sounds, that new band with ex-Ex singer G.W. Sok. At Cafe de Valk, Offerandestraat 93. Doors at 1900, showtime at 20:00 (or so).
Dagora’s Stephen Doyle (drums), Cae Carvalho (electronics) and I started a new band called The Mud, The Blood and The Beer. Tomorrow we’re doing our improvised noise playing our second show at the Dokhuis Gallery in Amsterdam. Also playing is the trio of Anne Le Berge/Renato Ferreira/Frankie Vis, and DJ Gingermoon spinning some records. Excellent (trust me) dinner starting at 19:00, and we’ll probably play somewhere at 21:00 or so.
Tomorrow I’m playing two shows. First, in the afternoon, at W139 at an impromptu improvised music festival. Also playing will be Stephen Doyle of Dagora fame with a drum solo, Fetter with her vocal drone pop dreams, and some DJs. We will most likely join each other’s sets and improvise some stuff on the spot, so that will be fun. Then, in the evening, I’m playing together with noise Peruvian Chrs Galarreta, a duo of two guitars, at Villa K. Chrs and I toured together but never played together, so I’m pretty excited about this one. Another reason to be excited is that we’re opening for the mighty I’d M Thfft Able, and also Janneke van der Putten is playing a set. So come down!
Friday Manuela Tessi and I play our third Modern Flamenco set at Studio Seven in Amsterdam. There will be four shorter sets that night, see here for more info. The weather will be great so we will do our performance in the courtyard, with Manuela swirling through the audience like an ecstatic butterfly. Monday and wednesday she’s teaching a workshop at the same place and I will provide the music; part of the Magpie Improvisation Summer Course.
Tomorrow I’m playing a duo with Cae Carvalho on electronics. We’re opening for Lori Goldston whose name may not ring a bell with you immediately but you surely know her as the girl that plays cello at Nirvana’s unplugged session. Currently she does real interesting things as an improviser, so come down!