Live performance


Readymade is an Improv Lab

Besides the regular Vrooom concerts (that happen once a month) we have started a concert series called Readymade. It could happen on several location and is supposed to be an event that acts as a playground for (mainly) Rotterdam musicians to play improvised music.

It should function as a try out/meeting point for all Rotterdam musicians that dare to play this stuff… But also as a Lab for trying our different approaches to improv music. Our latest graze is to get movers/dancers involved in a setting with musicians that are not afraid to follow their limbs every now and then.





One thing we totally forgot to post about is our Radio Radio event in january (well. it’s only april now)…
We invited Joyce Hinterding & David Haines and they combined their performance in WORM with an exhibition in Roodkapje. Here are some photo’s…

radio radio event… 

smell & hum installation… (roodkapje)

Other thing that happened on the radio radio event was the sub-premiere of a new Klangendum/Worm project; ‘Geluidhuiden’ a text & sound piece by poet Saskia De Jong & composer Yannis Kyriakides.

It will come out on cassette this month…. together with the other 3 radioplays we produced last year…


Stig Noise in Worm Studio

A little film they made themselves about Stig Noise in the Worm Studio. This is the comment Jake send me after his visit;
“…aahhh man, it was great, and we made alot of good music,(…). we recorded our live band using a lot of the amazing mics you had available, and worked like that the first couple of nights so not to disturb people in the building too much, and then overdubbed a lot of basically amazing sounds using some of the amazing equipment you have there. thanks so so much (…)…
We 90% recorded the basis for our next split release, 3 full tracks and a bunch of bits  thats coming out in September when we have a hefty tour of europe, greece, romania and serbia for 6 weeks.
We spent a couple of nights laying down the live elements of our music, 2 drumkits and bass and violins were overdubbed. then we got to mess around alot with some of the synths instead of our usual casiotone melodies, the finished mixs will be a mixture of both plus a whole bunch of soundscapes…. what a beautiful place! …”
the stig noise set-up in the worm studio

Stig Noise in worm

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Releaseparty Soundpiece with Machinefabriek, Pierre Bastien & Daisy Bell

Last tuesday we had a very nice party @ Worm; to celebrate the three records we released as a documentation/celebration of the Soundpiece Project we did last year.

the acts that we released all showed up and played a short show.
Here are some photo’s that Theo Huijgens took;



 Daisy Bell

 And here’s the press info on the records. At the moment you can order them from the worm shop ;
WORM SHOP They will also be distrubted through ‘the usual’ channels , more info about that later.
Other thing;
There’s only 200 copies of each record available…
If you order the threesome, you get a nice discount (but this only counts if you buy the records from the wormshop)

3 New Vinyl releases by WORM Records

Performer: Machinefabriek
Title record: 15/15
WORMREC 4276, 12”, yellow vinyl
Performer: Dyane Donck/Daisy Bell
Title record: Proverbs of Hell
WORMREC 4277, 12”, pink vinyl
Performer: Pierre Bastien
Title record: Entomology
WORMREC 4278, 12”, blauw vinyl

threesome of coloured vinyl by WORM Records. These records are
extraordinary not just because of their appearance (bright yellow, blue
and pink vinyl), but because of their arising history as well. The
a-sides of the records were recorded for Soundpiece, a soundinstallation
under the floor of the Schouwburgsquare in Rotterdam.

invited the composers Machinefabriek, Pierre Bastien and Dyane
Donck/Daisy Bell to compose a piece for this. The results are three
soundartworks/tape compositions that are made for public space, but are
impressive as isolated piece of art as well. Something that stands out
as well, is the different approaches of the three composers.The pieces
were played at fixed times at the Soundpiece installation, for a month
at the end of 2011.

On the 8th of october 2012, these records were presented in WORM with a performance of all three performers.

Dyane Donck/Daisy Bell
Bell is the new group of Donck. The live show involves a collection of
electronic and acoustic instruments, harmony vocals, lots of live
sampling and sound processing plus a video projection, illustrating each
song with minimal, yet evocative imagery.  All songs are based on
poetry by William Blake. His texts provide the vocal spine of the
compositions. These range from experimental musique concrete to pop
“with a twist” with a strong intensity, dark atmosphere and raw beats.

Pierre Bastien
is very French, but lives in Rotterdam for quite some time now. His
work finds its place on the secant of installations / robotica / visual
arts on one side and soundart / jazz / improvisation on the other.
Pierre is signed to the Rephlex label (the Aphex Twin playground) but
also does projects for lots of other labels and works for dance and
theatre as well.

Machinefabriek is the
project of Rutger Zuydervelt. Machinefabriek’s music combines elements
of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. He
has a big discography, containing his own releases as well as releases
on renowned lables.

Soundpiece is a
soundinstallation in the public space of the Schouwburgsquare in
Rotterdam and covers an area of 30 by 30 meter through 32 speakers. It
can be heard across the entire Schouwburgsquare at limited volume.

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The Sound We See

The Worm Studio crew aka X-Static Tics aka Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis with help from Nina Hitz made the music and sound to a film project initiated by WORM, done by Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr from Los Angeles. They cooperated with  a lot of Rotterdam locals and made the ‘analog’ film ‘The Sound We See’, shot on 8mm. All filmmakers took a minute out of the 24 hours of a day. The idea being that the film was a bit like a ‘City Symphony’.  For the original idea see HERE.
So we recorded a soundtrack but also did a live performance at the presentation of the film, which turned into a great party with BBQ & a very big audience @ the Scottish Church very near the worm building (never been there before, the inhabitants didn’t look very scottish to me). The film will also be out on DVD with the two soundtracks; the live one, played and recorded on this evening, and the one we made in the studio.
Here are some photo’s of the event. (it happened on the 25th of may)

(before the event, soundchecking)

(the audience and nina, waiting for the lights to go out)

(the screening)

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Kim Fowley & Worm All-Stars Band

On the 19th of april The WORM ALL-STARS BAND backed up Kim Fowley. In this incarnation the band was; Peter Graute, Wim Ver A, Lukas Simonis on guitars, Florian Veenhuis on bass and Hajo Doorn on drums. We practised an hour or so in the afternoon with Kim and his Cane (and his dominatrix Snow Mercy) and played quite a long set, only disturbed by the fire-alarm going off (at the end of the song ‘My pussy’s on fire!’).

Peter Bruyn did a nice interview on that occasion and there’s also some stuff about the music. SEE HERE . (it’s in dutch).

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RADIO RADIO with Truus De Groot, The Tobacconists en Daniela de Paulis

A live event organised by the WORM STUDIO@WORM, april 5th…

The event was broadcasted as live streaming audio, and will, in an edited form be broadcasted again on Radio 6,  VPRO’s cafe Sonore. The two tape compositions that were played were by KAMAMA and The Future Sounds Of Folk.

text about the event; (in dutch, sorry)
WormRadio/radioWORM is afkomstig van het live-gebeuren en de eeuwigdurende zoektocht naar een podium voor onalledaagsheid. Zowel op radiofonisch/geluids gebied als op documentair/menselijk gebied. In het kort gezegd; eind jaren 90 inspireerde de electronische revolutie in de rock & experimentele muziek ons tot de gedachte dat het live optreden eigenlijk net zo goed als radio gebracht kon worden (omdat het ‘performance’element ten enemale ontbrak), tegenwoordig inspireert de ‘content is overal’-revolutie ons tot de gedachte dat we juist moeten inzetten op een ‘schaarste’ revival. Als de podcasten en streaming content voor het oprapen ligt is het misschien zaak van de radio weer een ‘hot medium’ te maken bijvoorbeeld door middel van onherhaalbaarheid zoals ons RADIO RADIO evenement van vanavond. Hoewel het geheel ook live gestreamed wordt en dus eigenlijk als ‘radio’ uitzending (met beeld`) over de gehele wereld te volgen is.
Ons 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.

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