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VROOOM’S READYMADE

READYMADE A NEW SERIES BY VROOOM

Besides the regular Vrooom concerts (that happen appr. once a month) Vrooom has started a new concert series called Readymade. It will happen on several location and is supposed to be an event that acts as a playground for (mainly) Rotterdam musicians to play improvised music. As we’re slow starters we will do it once a month until the summer (of 2016), and hope to map all the Rotterdam musicians that are interested in playing improv… The idea is to pursue the Readymades (after the summer) on a more regular basis (twice, 4 times a month?)… It should function as a try out/meeting point for all Rotterdam musicians that dare to play this stuff…

At the moment we have Poortgebouw & Koffie & Ambacht as locations.

So this is the way we’d like to work;

– Tell us you want to play @Readymade. We’ll find you a date and curate the thing. Maybe you want to play with certain people.. that can be arranged too (if these certain people agree of course). Else, we’ll find you a good match…

– We will invite musicians ourselves as well of course.

– at each event we count on 4/5 musicians that play 2 sets. In this group it’s also possible to do duo’s or trio’s or whatever the players want to do…

– we’re also interested in collaborations with dancers/performers

– Of course musicians from other planets are welcome too… (not only the Rotterdam planet we mean)

– money will be door income… but the reason for doing this is not ‘playing another gig’… but trying out new ways of making sounds and working with people you haven’t played with before.

Readymade is a possibility for musicians to find new ways of working, new concepts of playing, new people to work with…

IDEOLOGY

– we think that Rotterdam finally has enough interesting musicians to start a weekly improv series that functions as a lab.

– we also think that there are lots of different scenes floating around that don’t meet eachother much, if at all. Readymade is a chance to look beyond your own little world.

– we think music that is blurred, unpure, ecclectic and spontaneous is the way to go… So please well trained jazz kids, allow some horrible noise in your world… and please droneheads listen to a beat or two… and please psychedelic farties, think a bit before you get out of the groove…

– improv music is for everybody to play… it’s not a means to an end… it can be anything you want… it happens in all cultures… it doesn’t necessarely come from jazz, or fluxus, or noise… it comes from the heart as well as the brain…

send us a message if you’re interested in joining….

 

READYMATE #1, february 17th, Poortgebouw

with; Dennis Verschoor, Jorrit Westerhof, Henk Bakker, Hugo Costa & Eren Aksahin

READYMATE #2, march 26th, Het Geheim van Noord, Noordsingel gevangenis

with; Pierre Bastien, Nina Hitz, Mariette Rouppe van der Voort, Sato Endo, Philipp Ernsting

VROOOM

Vrooom is an (ir)regular event series and it took mainly taking place at the Kapelzaal of Het Klooster in Rotterdam-Noord, until last spring (2015) when this cooperation was ended. Since then Vrooom is more like a travelling party, but our main places of collaboration are WORM, Post Office & Roodkapje at the moment. The concerts are organised by Lukas Simonis and Sascha Roth.  The locations we used until now (2013-2015);  WORMBADDePlayerDe Maaskamer, Post Office, Wolfart Project Space, Het Klooster.

We focus on experiments in left field music, improvisation, electro acoustic and performance art, adding dj’s, visuals or anything else that excites. Freeform fun, implausible and overtollig vet!

The Vrooom collective

Sascha Roth– vrooom program, former WORMer organiser, independent promoter, dj.

Lukas Simonis– vrooom program, performer, musician, producer, another former wormer.

Sanne Van Ham – help in all directions.

Gonçalo Almeida– help in all directions, Musician.  Jazz, noise & improvisation. Studied at the Rotterdam conservatory. Is touring a lot.

for recent info about VROOOM

HERE’S THE VROOOM FACEBOOK LINK

HERE’S THE VROOOM BLOGSPOT LINK 

 

VROOOM TRACK RECORD

VROOOM #36: 2016.04.06

@ Pink Pank, Rotterdam

– LUCAS ‘GRANPA’ ABELA (au)

– BOB BELLERUE (us)

– FILLINTHEGAP (it/nl)

READYMADE #2: 2016.03.26

@ Het Geheim van Noord / Gevangenis Noordsingel, Rotterdam

– Nina Hitz

– Mariette Rouppe van der Voort

– Pierre Bastien

– Sato Endo

– Philipp Ernsting

VROOOM #35. 2016.03.26

@ Pink Pank, Rotterdam

– FRITS JONKER (nl)

– JANNE ERAKER / BRUNO FERRO XAVIER DA SILVA (nl)

– SATO NAOMI (jp)

– MACHINEFABRIEK / SUBTERRANEANACT (nl)

READYMADE #1: 2016.02.17

@ Poortgebouw, Rotterdam

– Dennis Verschoor

– Jorrit Westerhof

– Henk Bakker

– Memory stream

– Hugo Costa

– Eren Aksahin

VROOOM#34: 2016.01.22

@Pink Pank, Rotterdam

– HAN BENNINK & OSCAR JAN HOOGLAND

– BMB CON. (Justin Bennett | Wikke ‘t Hooft | Roelf Toxopeus)

– WIM LANGENHOFF

& DJ Frederic Van de Velde.

VROOOM #33: 2015.12.17

@ De Player, Rotterdam

– Goodiepal & friends

– Philipp Ernsting

– Red Brut

– Saskia Venegas

– Henk Bakr

– Gonçalo Almeida

– Lukas Simonis

– DJ Raging Ego

VROOOM #32: 2015.11.26

@Post Offce, Rotterdam

– SK KAKRABA (gh / Awesome Tapes From Africa)

– FRÉDÉRIC LE JUNTER (fr)

– ELI GRAS (es)

2015.10.9 – 11 OCTOBER NZZN FESTIVAL

@ De Player, Roodkapje, Studio De Bakkerij, Niffo Gallery, Damage Playground, Wolfart

Various Artists:

VROOOM #31, september 2, 2015

@ Roodkapje, Rotterdam

– LOS PIRANHAS (col)
– DICK EL DEMASIADO & GUESTS (nl/arg)
– DJ DØG

VROOOM #30, august 22, 2015

@ Wolfart, Rotterdam

– KOMOREBI (jap)
– ROGIER SMAL/CATHY HEYDEN (nl/fr)
– MARK ALBAN LOTZ/ALAN PURVES (nl/de, nl/uk)

VROOOM #29, july 13, 2015

@ Roodkapje, Rotterdam

– OBNOX (usa)
– BLACK MIDGETS FROM THE FUTURE (nl)
– DJ MULTIFUNCTIONELIS (nl)

VROOOM #28, july 4, 2015

@ WORM, Rotterdam

– FLIPSIDE PARADOX (nl)
– JOSEF VAN WISSEM & GARCIA HUIDOBRO (nl/peru)
– GOH/OTTAVI/SIMONIS (mal / fr / nl)

VROOOM #27, june 13, 2015

@ Post Office, Rotterdam

– MIA ZABELKA &PHILIPPE PETIT (oos / fr)
– CUMBIA COSMONAUTS (b)
– LAURENS VAN DER WEE & JAVIER AREAL VELEZ (nl / col)

VROOOM #26, may 2, 2015

@ DePlayer, Rotterdam

– IKE TRINKS (nl)
– CHRIS COSANO METTE RASMUSSEN  (usa/no)
– GONCO ALMEIDA (nl/por)
– DJ SAJJRA

VROOOM #25, april 18, 2015

@ Post Office, Rotterdam

– BLAAST (sp)
– FRISKE FRUGT (den)
– RICHARD DAWSON (uk)

VROOOM #24, MARCH 7, 2015

– HACO & TONIC TRAIN (jp/de/uk)
– SINTA RUQYAY YUYANA aka TOMÁS TELLO (pe)
– BEEQUEEN (nl)
– SARAH PHELAN & EVA BOWAN (au/pl/uk)

VROOOM #23, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015

– ANDY MOOR (uk) & YANNIS KYRIAKIDES (gr)
– DANIEL LEVIN (us) & MAT MANERI (us)
– NYRD – FRISO VAN WIJCK (nl)

VROOOM #22 FRIDAY, JANUARY 16,  2015

– LOS DANSING QUEENC (nl)
– INDICATOR2000 (at)
– FANFARE VOOR VOORUITSTREVENDE VOLKSMUZIEK (nl)

VROOOM #21, december 20, 2014

– XAVIER DUBOIS
– SHACKLE
– IDIOTS; ERNSTING & GOESAARTS
– DJ ERGO PHIZMIZ

VROOOM #20  NOVEMBER 7, 2014

location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam 

APOCALYPSE LAUW featuring:
• REBEKKA ERIN MORAN (us/is)
• KOLBEINN HUGI HÖSKOLDSSON (is)
• ÁDIS SIF GUNNARSDÓTTIR (is)
• ANNA McCARTHY (de)
• SONYTAGARTONY (de)

JUNKO & MICHEL HENRITZI

trio YASSIN / SEHNAOUI / GERTJAN PRINS

VROOOM #19, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

– LE CHEVALIER DE RINCHY (fr)
– TILDE (it)
– SPACE ADVENTURE FROM THE PULP VISION MACHINE (nl)
– DJ BOSHOER (nl)

VROOOM #18 ,  OCTOBER 17, 2014
(a benefit for STUBNITZ)

– PIERRE BASTIEN (fr)
– TORTURE CORPSE (nl)
– MARGRIET KICKS-ASS (nl)
– XAVIER VAN WERSCH (nl)
– BASSUKA (pt – Bruno Xavier Ferro Da Silva & Gonçalo Almeida)

VROOOM FEST (#17): 2014.07.11

@ Stichting B.a.d. Talingstraat 5, Rotterdam

– SENYAWA (id)
– CHAKAI HOUSE (uk)
– ERGO PHIZMIZ (uk)
– COOLHAVEN (nl)
– HASSAN K (ir)
– VIALKA (fr/ca)
– MACHINEFABRIEK (nl)
– DESNUDA MONSIEUR MADAME (ru)
– NINA HITZ & ANNA MIKHAILOVA (ch/ru)
– DJ CHARLATAN PHILISTINE (de)

VROOOM #16: 2014.06.06

– GUSTAVO COSTA (pt)
– DJ URINE (fr)
– OYO & MMTHS (bg/at)
– NAN WANG (cn)
– GOZ (pt)
– dj lndpndVROOOM #15: 2014.04.20

@ WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam

– LASSE PASSAGE (no)
– COSTA ERNSTING (nl)
– BARHÛS (nl)

VROOOM #14: 2014.04.08

@ DE PLAYER, Hillelaan 49d, Rotterdam

– DIAMOND TERRIFIER (us / Sam Hillmer of Zs)
– GHOSTRIDE (nl)
– PHILIPPE CAVALERI (be)

VROOOM #13: 2014.03.14

– GUD ER KVINDE (dk)
– AVERY TINNITUS (ch)
– CITY HANDS (nl)
– DJ PAZ (nl)


VROOOM #12: 2014.02.14:

– SLUMBERLAND aka Jochem Baelus (be)
– LUDO MICH (be)
– GOOD COP / NAUGHTY COP (nl)
– GILBERT VAN DRUNEN (nl)
– dj PAUZE (nl)

VROOOM #11: 2014.01.14:

– PROBOSCI (TIMBA HARRIS & GYAN RILEY / us)

– L’OEILLÈRE (fr)

– BENEATH THE BLANKET (dk)

– dj BOSHOER (fr)

VROOOOM #10: 2013.12.21:

– PATRIC CATANI (de) / ‘Der Krabbenmann’

– KARL MARX STADT (de)

– WINDRICH & GRENZDÖRFFER (de)

– DJ PANDA LASSOW (de)

VROOOM #9: 2013.12.01

– RADBOUD MENS | MACHINEFABRIEK | MICHEL BANABILA | ROEL MEELKOP | LUKAS SIMONIS (nl)

VROOOM #8: 2013.11.15:

– James Harrar’s CINEMA SOLORIENS featuring MARSHALL ALLEN (SUN RA Arkestra)

– SHELDON SIEGEL (be)

– DJ Rem Gow (nl)

VROOOM #7: 2013.10.04:

– ROBERT CURGENVEN (au)

– MARK ALBAN LOTZ, ŞEVKET AKINCI, GIRAY GÜRKAL (de/nl/tr)

– RICHARD FRANCIS (nz)

– ALBERT JONGSTRA (nl)

– ROWAN VAN AS (nl)

VROOOM #6: 2013.06.27:

– DEAD NEANDERTHALS & COLIN WEBSTER (nl/uk)

– CHRS GALARRETA (pe)

– MACHINEFABRIEK & ROEL MEELKOP (nl)

+ installation by Bart Koppe

VROOOM #5: 2013.05.30:

– LAMA TRIO (pt/ca)

– PATO (es)

– MORITZ GEREMUS (at)

– dj DUCKFOOD (nl)

VROOOM #4: 2013.05.16:

– AUDREY CHEN (cn/us) & PHIL MINTON (uk)

– LUCRECIA DALT (co)

– OTO.3 (nl)

– dj LISTENTOMERIJN (nl)

VROOOM #3: 2013.04.25:

– JOHNS LUNDS (dk)

– RORO (nl)

– MICHAEL MORLEY (nz / dead c)

– BEBE BELIZ (tr/nl)

– MMTHS & JOAK (at)

VROOOM #2: 2013.03.21:

– THE GATE (us | Dan Peck, Tom Blancarte, Brian Osborne)

– trio STADHOUDERS | GOVAERT | DE JOODE (nl)

– dj JARRA (nl)

VROOOM #1: 2012.12.06:

– LONBERG-HOLM | SIMONIS | ALMEIDA | VAN WIJCK (us/nl)

– ANDRE CASTRO (pt)

– dj CODEX (nl)

 

 

RADIO RADIO Past Events

RADIO RADIO #2

22 juni 2013 WORM

 

Presentatie

Armeno Alberts

 

Gasten

Gesprek met en kort optreden van Hessel Veldman (muzikant, radiomaker, Concertzender).
Nieuwe Geluidswandelingen Door Rotterdam (presentatie) met Sara Pinheiro, Gyz De La Rivière, Vincent Denieul, Fiona Weir.
Gesprek met Michiel Huijsman en Renate Zentschnig van SoundtrackCity
Live Radio Hoorspel door Han Buhrs en Nora Mulder

Hoofdonderwerp van deze RADIO RADIO is het geluidswandelen. In het laatste nummer van Gonzo Circus stond er al een interressant stuk over deze tamelijk nieuwe discipline en wij willen de discussie nog enigszins uitdiepen; enerzijds door met de producenten van geluidswandelingen te praten (Michiel Huijsman en Renate Zentschnig van SoundtrackCity), anderzijds door zelf de aanzet te geven tot een drietal geluidswandelinge waarvan er vanavond twee worden gepresenteerd. Wat betekent dat we een kort gesprek met de makers hebben,en ook dat vanaf de 22e juni 2013 WORM het verzamelpunt zal zijn van de in Rotterdam (en door Soundtrackcity samen met Stichting Klangendum geproduceerde) gesitueerde geluidswandelingen.

 

 

Fake Tanken, een Live Hoorspel door Han Buhrs en Nora Mulder

De twee houden zich nadrukkelijk bezig met actuele muziek maar staan kritisch tegenover trends en kortademige opwinding. In hun werk vermengt de tijdgeest zich met noties over het hoe of wat van ‘zijn’, gehakketak versus de langere lijn, breaking news als interruptie van meer fundamentele bespiegelingen. Dat levert een wat dieper stekend realisme op dan de ultrakorte ‘events’ waarmee de mediaconsument momenteel zo’n beetje gezandstraald wordt.
Mulder en Buhrs proberen niet amechtig het moment te vangen, want dan zouden ze liever zwijgen. Evenmin componeren ze voor de eeuwigheid door te pogen via alomvattende filosofische thema’s het ‘nu’ te duiden. Zij proberen het heden te begrijpen door in de grabbelton van impulsen en opwinding verbintenissen te zoeken met meer fundamentele thema’s zoals dreigende onthechting en totale vervreemding.
*zoals: handboorcymbalspeler, bonensnijderbongoflapper, rolgordijn met handmixer, reuzenstemvorken en aangeblazen orgelpijpen.

 

 

Hessel Veldman

Veldman (1956) is sinds 2004 werkzaam voor de Concertzender als programmamaker en sinds 2009 als coördinator / redacteur. Wij kenden hem voordien als muzikant in het onovertroffen Gorgonzola Legs (oa. Met GJ Prins), als cassett mogul achter het label Exart, en van zijn samenwerkingen op radio gebied met oa. Willem De Ridder.
Zijn verschijnen op juist deze avond heeft te maken met een van zijn favoriete radioproducties; Europe In Flames.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RADIO RADIO #1

5 april 2012 WORM

Het programma bestaat uit interviews met alle betrokken, twee Tape Composities die in opdracht van WORM zijn gemaakt, een live-hoorspel, een Radio Performance en tot besluit een muziekoptreden.

 

Armeno Alberts

Armeno Alberts is de laatste der Mohikanen, te weten; de enige persoon (zo’n beetje) die binnen het NL Omroepbestel nog aan KUNSTRADIO doet. We hopen dat ie het volgende jachtseizoen der zendercoördinatorren overleeft… Check zn programma; Cafe Sonore op radio 6/VPRO. Vanavond gaat Armeno de avond inleiden en presenteren.

 

Truus De Groot

Truus de Groot’s musical career spans over the last 3 decades. Born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands she debuted as a chanteuse just at the beginning of the Punk craze in 1976. Playing in a number of Dutch bands she released her first single in 1979 on the Plurex Label with a duet called “BandT Plus Instruments”. Playing odd electronic instruments, Bass and vocals, most of their performances were improvised. She teamed up Michel Waisvisz, the inventor of the Crackle Synthesizer in numerous performances. At the same time she was also the lead singer in the popular Dutch New Wave Band “Nasmak”. Who released an album, again on the Plurex Label, in 1980, “Instruments Plus Nasmak / Nasmak Plus Instruments”.

 

 

The Tobacconists

In April 2009, Scott Foust (Idea Fire Company, XX Committe, Tart, and the Swill Radio label) was invited to screen his feature length movie Here’s To Love in Europe, as well as staging his The Four Accomplishments performance. The trip to
Europe also gave him the opportunity to join musical hands with Frans de Waard (Beequeen, Freiband, Shifts, Kapotte Muziek), who had been on tour with Idea Fire Company in 2005, resulting in the IFCO album Vital – Live In Europe. As both Scott
and Frans are heavy smokers, they settled upon The Tobacconists as the name for their collaborative musical venture (Ashtray Temple was considered, then rejected).
Scott and Frans got to work in the Extrapool studio, composing six pieces using a small keyboard, an echo machine, a radio, some pre-recorded tapes, a laptop, and some contact microphones. Then, they took the road to perform in the Netherlands,
Germany, Belgium and the UK. At the end of their tour, they spent a week conducting proper studio recordings of all six pieces plus a seventh, ‘The Dark Secrets Of Dr. Perati’, which was released as a 7” by Plinkity Plonk/Swill Radio. The original six pieces from the tour, now in glorious full mixed version will be released on LP very early 2012 by Economy Of Brevity (UK), along with a bonus CD with their 2011 radio play ‘Smoking Is Green’– a radiophonic opera in four cigarettes.

 

 

Daniela de Paulis

OPTICKS borrows its name from the pivotal essay by Isaac Newton on light refraction.
OPTICKS is a live performance during which digital images are sent to the moon in form of radio signals from a dish situated in Brazil, the UK or Switzerland and received back by Dwingeloo radio telescope in The Netherlands. The ‘moonbounced’ images are projected in real time during the performance and accompanied by sounds composed for the project by musician and sound researcher Marty Quinn. The conceptual framework for the sounds is also based on Newton’s theories: the great scientist dedicated in fact part of his research to the representation of a ‘colour music disc’ in which he associated each colour of the light spectrum to a musical note. The performance is introduced by live sounds of amateurs radio signals captured by the Dwingeloo antenna tracking the moon.

 

 

Future Sound Of Folk Tape Composition

The Future Sound Of Folk -One Man Nation, Jimbot and Bambu Wukir- did a tour in december and spend some time at the WORM studios, i think it was their first time together in a studio. So they made lots of stuff and gave us this track. We will play an excerpt from it. Title; Future Movement IV

 

 

Kamama Tape Composition

Kamama -Audrey Chen en Luca Marini- did a residency in the WORM studios last december and provided us with 4 great tracks. Tonight we will play one of them, called; ‘ captively assigned’.

 

 

Vincent Denieul

Vincent Denieul is a radiomaker/soundartist from Paris. He will talk about his work and maybe show 1 or 2 examples.