Space is the Place: Arifa
sep 22 @ 8:30 pm

Sunday, September 22, music starts 21:00, entrance €9

“A bridge of sounds between the Orient and Occident”

Arifa’s secret lies in the creative chemistry between its three members. Coming from Romania, Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany, their music is just as diverse as their origins. Ancient musical traditions from the Middle East and Balkans are blended with jazz and contemporary improvised music through a Western frame of mind.

Their CD ’Beyond Babylon’ was released in 2010, ’Anatolian Alchemy’ in 2012 and their third album “Voices from the East” in 2014. They were consecutively awarded the title “best world music release” in the Netherlands to five star reviews, as well as receiving international acclaim.

Alex Simu (Ro) – clarinets | Franz von Chossy (De) – piano | Sjahin During (Tr/Nl) – percussion set

Space is the Place: Phil Minton/Roger Turner + Frank Rosaly’s Ruido Oscuro
sep 29 @ 8:30 pm

Sunday, September 29, music starts 21:00, entrance €9, tickets at the door

The legendary experimental duo of Phil Minton / Roger Turner has played all over the world, but not in Amsterdam since the 80s. Grab your chance.
Also on the schedule: a new, promising, dynamic and rocking improv trio.

Roger Turner has been working as an improvising percussionist since the early 1970’s, collaborating in numerous established and ad hoc configurations. Solo work, work with electro-acoustic ensembles & open-form song, extensive work with dance and visual artists, plus specific jazz-based ensembles have brought collaborations with the most interesting European & international musicians and performers from Annette Peacock to Phil Minton, Cecil Taylor to Masahiko Satoh, Charles Gayle to Lol Coxhill, Derek Bailey to Otomo Yoshihide.​Phil Minton has been working as a improvising singer in groups, orchestras and situations, in various locations worldwide. Some composers have written pieces that especially employ his extended vocal techniques and improvisations. He has a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John Butcher and ongoing duos with all the above.Phil also sings with many other musicians including Audrey Chen, with whom he, in the last ten years, has performed as a duo again worldwide. And recently, after a long break, he’s been involved in several of American composer Bob Ostertag’s projects.Phil Minton – vocals | Roger Turner – percussion

RUIDO OSCURO is Frank Rosaly’s dream band, exploring principles of communal music making from Latin America and the Caribbean. Using melody, trance, energy and ‘frequency dispersion’, we invite the audience to become enveloped in a communal and spacial expansion through sound. Future outings of this band will include cornetist Rob Mazurek.

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti – electronics/voice/percussion | Marta Warelis – synthesizer, piano, percussion | Andy Moor – The Ex – guitar | Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass | Frank Rosaly – drums/electronics