I let go of all plans to go on tour this year and then, suddenly, just before the year is over, a possibility pops up! Four consecutive days throughout the Netherlands, as an ad hoc trio with the amazing Nora Mulder on piano and Mees Siderius on drums. And great to share these nights with Bhajan Bhoy (Ajay Sagar’s new solo project) + Kohhei Matsuda (yes, of Bo Ningen), and finger picking Americana guitar wizard Joost Dijkema. We play in Den Haag, Utrecht, Amsterdam (two sets each!) and Eindhoven. All conform corona regulations so check those links for all info. Hope to see you, so excited!
After playing in the Rotterdam garden in the afternoon, I’m off to Amsterdam for the evening this Sunday, where Maria Mavridou and I play a tzZiiiY set at the Vrijpaleis in the city center. Also playing is VoltageSpa, with Branka Zgonjanin & Gert-Jan Prins. Very much looking forward to play with Maria again, in this legendary palace. All info on Facebook.
This sunday afternoon Josué Amador and I play two improvised sets in the garden of Ateliergebouw Oranjeboom, as part of the Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend 2020. Free improvisation on two electric guitars in the open air, very much looking forward. Also playing are Gonçalo Almeida (solo double bass), and the trio of Lucija Gregov, Tisa Neža Herlec and Philipp Ernsting. All in a garden installation put up by Mika Radescu as part of her As Soon As We Are Motionless, We Become Elsewhere program that continues until december. Free entry, come hang!
Saturday Manuel and I play a set with our new-ish electro-acoustic duo Gangpad, first public appearance since releasing our new tape in May. Well worth checking out! We play at the Grey Space in the Middle, on an evening hosted by Radio Tonka and curated by Vrijhaven. Times are strict so be on time — or follow the action live on the Radio Tonka stream.
This Saturday at Helicopter we host our annual Unplugged Festival, the fourth edition by now! I’m giving a performance with percussionist Christian Smith, both of us play acoustic on some objects we found or had lying around. A nice meditative rendering of sound on a wonderful and inspiring evening. Most of the program is outside; no reservations necessary, we will stick to corona regulations. Drop by!
Wednesday Maria Mavridou and I do a tzZiiiY performance at OT301. The first live performance with audience in a long time. It almost feels unreal. Only 19 tickets available so reserve quickly. All details here on Facebook. Hope to see you, we almost forgot what real people look like, it’s been too long!
We’re happy and grateful to be able to do quite some online performances with Help Me To Crash in these confusing days. This allows us as performers to find new approaches and possibilities as well. This Wednesday we’re invited at the wonderful Boiler Room Sessions. A live performance streamed directly on YouTube. Come join us!
This thursday, June 11, Maria and I perform a tzZiiiY set in Capetown — virtually of course, no planes — on the YouTube channel of MusicDance 021 CapeTown. Three duo performances; other sets by Leilah Kirsten & Friederike Wendorf, and John Cartwright & Vintani Nafassi. Check it out!
Help Me To Crash live performance on YouTube this wednesday! 20:00 CEST shart, join us!
This Thursday is the presentation of a Help Me To Crash set during the “Contaminated” virtual exhibition and performance art event, organized by the Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy in Minneapolis. A total of sixty acts presented in a digital exhibition space with virtual venues — quite a setup and we’re happy to be a part of it. All free and online so do drop by even if you’re not anywhere near Minneapolis!