Gangpad premiere

SILVER GHOSTS is possibly Den Haag’s longest running tape label, steadily uncovering underground gems for some 15 years now. All sold out and highly sought after. This friday, April 12, Silver Ghosts celebrates the release of 2 new tapes at Helicopter.

The two new cassettes are by THE SUNSHINE LOUNGE and EERIEAR who will both perform live that evening. The newly formed duo GANGPAD, by Silver Ghosts’ head honcho Manuel Padding and myself, will play too. Manuel plays water drums and I’m playing an amplified piece of wood (no, I don’t mean a guitar). Facebook for details

SOTU Benefit

The SOTU festival is the number one underground festival, every year in Amsterdam. I’m happy to have played there multiple times, in different settings. This year there’s a benefit for the festival happening in my town of Den Haag, at de Samenscholing. And I’m happy to be a part of this! Drop by, this needs your support. See facebook for details

ADM Benefit

Tomorrow — another wild ride with Maria Mavridou, benefit for the ADM. Come support yet another beacon of freedom that fell prey to the hungry ghost of commercial consumerist capitalism. Details here

Liège tomorrow!

Tomorrow at the Festnoïzzz in Liège, festival organized by the L’Oeil Collectif. I’m playing in a trio with Tom Malmendier and Tomich, and later doing a solo set which I think will be pretty noisey. Looking forward to a long drive and some good old noise!

Manchester

In Manchester next week, with Colours & Shapes, a movie about master improvisers John Edwards, Phil Minton and Steve Noble. Plus master improvisers Andrew Cheetham, David Birchall and Benedict Taylor. I’m playing a duo with master improvising dancer Shelley Owen. Looking forward!

Subrahmanya reviewed

In Vital Weekly 1152, Dolf Mulder reviewed the Subrahmanya release now out on Econore:

“(…) The improvisations vary in dynamics and textures. Weird over the top cacophony and ambient-like drones go hand in hand. His approach is very physical and aggressive. He improvises from a punk rock attitude with advanced technical skills. And above all with lots of power and musical ideas. Very interesting and fresh sounding stuff! Encore!”