Eindelijk zijn we er klaar voor. Ons terras is weer open en dat laten we niet zomaar voorbij gaan. De hele zomer kan er in het tuinhuis en op het terras worden gegeten, zijn er kinderactiviteiten, muziek, kefircocktails en meer. We nodigen jullie, buurtbewoners, Noorderlingen, zonaanbidders, dagjesmensen, saunagangers en stamgasten, uit om bij ons te komen buurten.
Huiskamer, podium, café, restaurant, werkplekken & platenzaak in de Verkeerstoren in Amsterdam-Noord. Concerten, kunst en cultuur, lokale biertjes en goed eten in samenwerking met diverse partners en curatoren.
Living room, concert venue, café, restaurant, workspaces and record shop at a place called De Verkeerstoren in Amsterdam-Noord. Concerts, arts, local beers and good food in cooperation with various partners and curators.
OMELETTE PLAYS ORNETTE
Omelette is a repertoire band. They only play pieces by Ornette Coleman, a musician that needs no further introduction. They focus on his more obscure compositions, from the ’70s and ’80s, mainly from Ornette’s group Prime Time. But some of the standards might make an appearance.
Omelette treats the compositions as a starting point for their improvisations. In no way they try to recreate the music, this is definitely not a cover band. Ornette’s compositions work particularly well when they’re interpreted in new and wayward ways.
Saturday, July 28, start concert 17:00, entrance: donation
BIRD IN A GLASSHOUSE Bird in a Glasshouse (Femke Ravensbergen) is an Amsterdam based singer-songwriter and one-woman-band with her violin, vocal and electronics.
Bird’s music is a mix of pop, jazz, trip hop and electronic music. On stage she surrounds herself with musical instruments and electronic gear, creating live loops in her musical kitchen. It’s being cooked right there on the spot while Bird uses her instruments in an unconventional way. She just as well turns her violin into a contrabass as her voice into a drum kit.
Bird in a Glasshouse can be described as exploratory, non-conformist, original, vulnerable and creative. With her bright voice and mix of acoustic instruments and electronics she creates her own world. “I want to amaze my listeners. I lure them in with familiar grooves and melodies just to have them hooked up with the unfamiliar in the end.” Meanwhile crossing borders of not only one, but several genres.
Bird’s musical hero is the Dutch percussionist and looper artist Binkbeats. “He has a great ear for intriguing sounds of original instruments and weaves them seamlessly into his electronic soundscapes”. Massive Attack, Andrew Bird, Björk and the Dutch Awkward I are as well on Bird’s great-examples list. It’s no surprise you hear their influences in her music.