Saturday at SUP Impro in Amsterdam, another improvisation with Maria Mavridou! Also playing is Qualm! trio. All info here, drop by if you’re around.
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.
Great review in Polish from Andrzej Nowak at Spontaneous Music Tribune. My Polish is not so good, use Google translate to read it. They end with “Wyśmienite” which means “delicious”. So wonderful to hear our music made it to Poland and it’s enjoyed there!
This saturday, november 25, El Otro plays at Vrooom #54, at the Pink Pank in Rotterdam. With the great Georgian saz player Asiq Nargile. This will be a very special evening, looking forward.
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.
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.