De Ruimte


Huiskamer, podium, café, restaurant, werkplekken & platenzaak op de bovenverdieping van de Verkeerstoren in Amsterdam Noord. Concerten, kunst en cultuur, lokale biertjes en goed eten in samenwerking met diverse partners en curatoren.
Geopend woensdag t/m zondag vanaf 12.00 uur

Living room, concert venue, café, restaurant, workspaces and record shop at the top floor of De Verkeerstoren in Amsterdam Noord. Concerts, arts, local beers and good food in cooperation with various partners and curators.
Open every Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00



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28-8 Ruisburo Saverio Rosi, Martijn Comes, Martin Reints

RUISBURO: Saverio Rosi, Martijn Comes & Martin Reints

Sunday, August 28, 20:30, entrance €6

RUISBURO is our latest series of nights featuring cutting edge electronics, drones, ambient and field recordings.

Martijn Comes and Saverio Rosi will present the result of their week-long residency, in the form of a concert and presentation, inspired by the city of Amsterdam. To top this off, Martin Reints will read from his own poetry.

SAVERIO ROSI has investigated the electroacoustic sound and its “psycho/environmental” implications since 2008. His personal musical research is a synthesis that is substantially a reduction-subtraction of the sound material: a palindrome sound that proceeds by repetition and reversal emerges from this process.

He is the founder of Discreet records, a label focused on free electronic, avant and improv sounds. With the moniker “Least upper bound”he released works for DNA, Laverna, EphreIm print, Many feet under. He has performed in many festivals and art events and he has released two studio album as Sentimental Machines (with Attilio Novellino), on Laverna (It) and Dronarivm (Rus).

MARTIJN COMES (1979) is a Dutch composer, specialised in new media, sound design and electro-acoustic composition. He wrote diverse works based on research in popular music, contemporary music and classical music combining elements of various acoustic+digital aesthetic, composition techniques and sound design in six releases with ‘Infinite Spaces and Beyond’ (2014), ‘Wolf’ (2015), ‘Tradition Noise (2015)’ and ‘Radio Oblivion (2016)’ being his most recent albums, which all were critically acclaimed.

He has written critiques for broadcasting network the VPRO (Vrije Geluiden) and he is an avid curator of concerts and host of two national radioshows in the Netherlands, ‘Kraak Helder’ and ‘Inventions for Radio’, both featured on the Concertzender. Both programs focus on promoting innovative electro-acoustics and broadcast art. Collaborations include the New BBC Radiophonic workshop.

MARTIN REINTS (1950) publiceerde de essaybundel Nacht- en dagwerk (1998) (J. Greshoffprijs) en de dichtbundels Waar ze komt daar is ze (1981), Lichaam en ziel (1992) (Herman Gorterprijs), Tussen de gebeurtenissen (2000), Ballade van de winstwaarschuwing (2005) en Lopende zaken (2010). Begin 2017 verschijnt een nieuwe bundel: Wildcamera. Reints levert eens in de paar weken een bijdrage aan de website van De Groene Amsterdammer.

In 2015 verwerkte Martijn Comes twee lange gedichten van Reints (‘Strech limo’s’ en ‘Moeras’) tot een radiofonisch hoorspel.

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29-09 SPACE IS THE PLACE: Clemens van der Feen / Tristan Renfrow / Keno Harriehausen

SPACE IS THE PLACE: Clemens van der Feen / Tristan Renfrow / Keno Harriehausen

Thursday, September 29, 20:30, Entrance €9 / CvA €6

Three quarters of the Keno Harriehausen Quartet.

Harriehausen’s 20th-century harmony rich compositions are interpreted with a balance of structured and free improvisations. The highly collaborative quartet continually seeks to cross genre boundaries and challenge the conventional roles of instrumentalists through a refreshed avant-garde lens. Recently, they received first place honors in the International Zeeland Jazz Award 2013, Ujazz Award 2013 and Mechelen Jazzcontest 2014.

Clemens van der Feen bass | Tristan Frenfrow drums | Keno Harriehausen piano

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01-09 EP PRESENTATION Glice + Coen Oscar Polack + Capsular


Thursday, September 1, 20:30, entrance €6

Release party for Glice’s brand new FLEISCH II cassette. Listen to FLEISCH I here:

Glice is the brainchild of Amsterdam based musicians Ruben Braeken and Melle Kromhout, conceived as an antidote to the song based pop-tendencies of some of their other musical outfits (Apneu, Fata ‘al Moustache’ Morgana, Katadreuffe). With Glice, diving into their second love of abstract music, they commit an act of musical adultery. Mainly using lo-fi equipment, the musical approach is improvisational, but highly focused, free, but with a keen ear for detail. No ego, just ears. The music of Glice might be characterized as a soundtrack for non-existent science fiction disaster movies.They continuously strive for full frequency exposure. Sonic identities turning into sonic indecencies: Glice is as much music for the mind as it is music for the gut.

Coen Oscar Polack is co-founder of Narrominded and a member of Living Ornaments and Psychon. In his solo work he investigates texture, abstraction and more longform music without losing touch with emotion and harmony.

Capsular was born from a longing to withdraw, to hide in times of rupture, confusion and alienation. In highly personal, dark and haunting songs, Capsular studies the encounter with the ill-shaped walls of personal space, the fears of intimacy and trust. The desire to love and the desire to be secluded and safe.


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