SITP: Greene/Prins/Pandi + Leeuw/Purves + Van de Graaf/Janssen
mrt 21 @ 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 21, music starts 21:00, €9 / students €6.

a new collaboration from three generations of improvisers,
Balász and Gert-Jan first met each other during the Irtijal festival in Beirut in 2013, and are playing shows in several line-ups now and then.

This setting will be an electro-acoustic one, combining piano, keyboards, drums and more electronics.

Burton Greene – piano, keyboards | Gert-Jan Prins – electronics Balász Pandi – drums

One of Hans Leeuw’s favorite performances in the past, has been a duo with Alan Purves at a Brokken Festival years ago. We’re honoured to host a reprisal. (music starts at 2:10)

Hans Leeuw – electrumpet | Alan Purves – various percussion

A first-time duo performance. The idea for a collaboration developed when the two played together in I COMPANI.

Guus Janssen – piano | Bo Van de Graaf – saxophone

The Great Comet of 1882 – Improvised music on dancing shoes
mrt 22 @ 9:30 pm – mrt 23 @ 3:00 am
Friday, March 22, 21:30, entrance € 6

Guitarist Jasper Stadhouders and saxophone player John Dikeman are out of town, but the remaining four member of Bacchanalia are aching to play! They invited drummer Aleksandar Škorić and saxphone player Natalio Sued for a night that starts with a drum trio and evolves into a party night with the steaming psychedelic cumbia that you know from Bacchanalia. There will be a lot of space for improvisation on the stage, so don’t hesitate to throw down your weirdest dance moves.

The drummers of Bacchanalia team up with Groningen based drummer Aleksandar Škorić to get you pumped up and ready to dance.

Aleksandar Škorić – Drums | Onno Govaert – Drums | Tristan Renfrow – Drums

The most scarcely dressed band in town is back in De Ruimte to make you sweat.

Natalio Sued – Saxophone | Nicolas Chientarolli – Keys | Miguel Petrucelli – Bass guitar | Tristan Renfrow – Drums | Onno Govaert – Drums

Live music and party night: The Rebirth of Fast D
mrt 23 @ 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 23, 20:30, entrance €5

After three years of living mostly in horizontal positions caused by Pfeiffer (a.k.a. Mono/Kissing Disease), Daniël Eskens is back to normal life and takes over de Ruimte for an avant garde party night full of music.

Jorn ten Hoopen is a musician, composer and producer from Rotterdam. He recently recorded a solo guitar album in an abundant house. The natural acoustics of the different rooms were used to create the right atmosphere for each track on this somewhat melancholic album that has a raw and very intimate feel to it. One guitar and the reflections of the room, that was the concept.

One 30-minute set of improvised music by three musicians. Wietse Voermans and Daniël played a lot as a duo, but only for their own 4 ears. For this evening they invited Friso van Wijck to join them to play for more than 4 ears.

Wietse Voermans – Saxophone | Daniël Eskens – bass guitar | Friso van Wijck – drums

This trio is a crying try to mix the worlds of alternative pop, jazz, club music and improv. Instrumental pop songs played on synths and electronic drums, alter with West African rhythms, alter with singable melodies, ending with a challenging dance part.

Dario Trapani – guitar | Daniël Eskens – bass, synthesizers | Jimmi Hueting – drums

FAUT HAUT Soundsystem will bring avantgarde pop songs to the dancefloor. Stowing rhythms, to keep you on a tight leash. In other words, we’ll have some fun ;).

JIM EN DAANS Bovenstebeste Pubquiz #19
mrt 24 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Zondag 24 maart, 15:30, entree € 4,50 per persoon


De pubquiz van De Ruimte door Jim Glerum en Daan Doesborgh is nu al tenminste legendarisch te noemen. Deelname: € 4,50 p.p. Reserveren aanbevolen (max. 4 pers. per team):



NAAKT IN NOORD: Saunakaravaan
mrt 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Sunday, 17:00 to 22:00, Entrance € 8

Every Sunday our colleagues of the Saunakaravaan fire up the sauna and hot tub at the back of De Verkeerstoren (next to our terrace).

Most Sundays there is also a concert or performance in the sauna, sometimes a unique performance. Performances are around 20:30. Check the detailed program on Facebook.

Bring your towel and bathrobe.


Space is the Place: Wild Man Conspiracy/Michael Moore/Joost Buis -Radio Days + Ryosuke Kiyasu + Team Orkesterra
mrt 28 @ 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 28, music starts 21:00, €8 / students € 5


Wild Man Conspiracy treks through the jungle of free music – wild untraceable free improvisations reach out to superhuman efforts. Tempi that break out, individual rambles, unruly treatment for instruments; these elements are keystones to a musical undertaking that can scarcely be compared with anything already done in this field. (NL) / Rinus van der Heijden (April 2015 )

Their newest project presents music from the RADIO DAYS, and features Michael Moore and Joost Buis, two of the most influential improvisers in the Dutch and international jazz scenes. Their surprising repertoire comes from the beginning of the history of jazz, and was inspired by 19th century spirituals, and early New Orleans jazz and swing, made famous by musicians such as Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, and Fats Waller. Blues-injected solos, and adventurous collective improvisation come into their own, and shine a new light on the New Orleans tradition. Dixieland in a way you’ve never heard before. RADIO DAYS will have you singing along, bouncing out of your chair and dancing in the street!


Michael Moore – reeds | Joost Buis – trombone | Guillermo Celano – guitar/effects | Gerard Kleijn – trumpet, flugelhorn | Joost Kesselaar – drums

In 1995, Ryosuke Kiyasu started his career as a drummer and experienced live performances in various bands. In 2003 he moved to Toronto, Canada in order to gain experience as a drummer and began to play solo snare drum.

From 2004 after returning to Japan, he started own punk band SETE STAR SEPT and free jazz band KIYASU ORCHESTRA, and has released numerous works and has performed various tours to countries around the world. As a solo snare drummer, the countries that have performed in the past span the United States, Europe, Canada, SE Asia, Australia, Korea, China, Mongolia and Russia.

Team Orkesterra is many different things. Actually they’re still not exactly sure what they are themselves. Is it a band or an orchestra? A collective, maybe? Are they a team or just a bunch of individualists? Generation X or Millenials? Team Orkesterra is new, that’s for sure. It’s fresh and exciting, or using more colloquial terms suitable to 2019: woke and lit a.f.

It started with a vague idea by Jarno van Es in 2003. The band officially got together for the first time in December 2011. Only three rehearsals in a timeframe of 8 years later, they finally decided it’s time to face the outside world. This performance will be an experiment. A try-out. A random occasion. An immersive experience. But most of all: a lot of people having fun together. It will be like a little kid, trying to walk for the very first time. Endeering, cute, funny, hilarious at moments and awkward at others, breathtaking and dangerous while making you wonder about the circle of life and the unending beauty of it all.

They play different styles of music, taking inspiration from all over the world. Carribean dancehall, baile funk from Brasil, Dutch EDM and free jazz at the same time (both drug induced), a touch of Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, Scandinavian minimalists, influencers like Marie Kondo, Huda Kattan, Yotam Ottolenghi and of course Hulk Hogan.


Reindert Kragt – bass guitar / synthesizer | Wout Kemkens – electric guitar / effects | Jarno van Es – keyboards / electronics | Miriam Den Boer Salmón, Peter Grond – violin | Gediminas Stepanavičius – sousaphone | Kobi Arditi, Vladislav Psaruk, Salvoandrea Lucifora – trombone | Randell Heye, Thomas Geerts – trumpet | Natalio Sued, Andrius Dereviancenko – tenor saxophone | Ziv Taubenfeld – bass clarinet | Gabriel Milliet – flute | Maripepa Contreras Gámez – oboe | Renato Ferreira – double bass | Bram Knol – drums | Alex Figueira – percussion

Ditdit-dada-ditdit – March: Ferry Heijne & Luc Ex, Edna Azulay, Yannis Kyriakides
mrt 29 @ 7:00 pm

Ditdit-dada-ditdit – March: Yannis Kyriakides, Luc Ex & Ferry Heijne, Edna Azulay

Friday, March 29, 19:00


Een innige verstrengeling van diner, dans, muziek, poëzie en theater. Een avond waarin een kakelvers seizoensgebonden diner en performances één worden. Slechts € 16,50 voor drie gangen en 12,50 voor alle optredens. Laat de kok op tijd weten als je komt!
A tight embrace of food, dance, music, (Dutch) poetry and theatre. € 16,50 for three courses and 12,50 for all the performances. An evening where a great, season based dinner and performances become one. Please contact the chef on time!


19:00: deuren open / eerste gang
19:30: aanvang eerste performance

DINER: Tim Sprangers / John Pastinaak
Zoals altijd kookt tim met groenten, kruiden en fruit van het seizoen en het liefst uit moestuinen in Amsterdam-Noord. Het menu wordt binnenkort bekend gemaakt!

MUZIEK: Ferry Heijne (de Kift) & Luc Ex
Een primeur! Voor het eerst treden zanger/gitarist Ferry Heijne en bassist Luc Ex op als duo. Deze onafhankelijke muzikanten hebben een volstrekt eigen stem ontwikkeld in de afgelopen decennia van de muziekgeschiedenis in onder andere de beste twee bands van Nederland: The Ex en de Kift. Speciaal voor ditdit-dada-ditdit spelen ze verschillende liedjes, vooral van de Kift.

MUZIEK: Yannis Kyriakides solo
Deze Cypriotische componist en geluidskunstenaar is wereldwijd gewaardeerd door zijn vernieuwende ideeën en intrigerende composities. Hij is op dit moment druk bezig met ‘Manual for the Forgetting of Language’: een semi-geïmproviseerd/gecomponeerd stuk met geprojecteerde tekst en elektronica. Tijdens deze ditdit-dada-ditdit editie zal hij het laten horen.

POËZIE: Edna Azulay
Edna (1995) schrijft poëzie en toneel. Droeg eerder voor op plekken als Notes of a Dirty Old Man, Frontaal en Dichters in de Prinsentuin. Mocht afgelopen winter met 8 andere HKU-studenten naar Rabat met hun stuk Don’t Kill Your Darlings (een kritiek op romantiek en neoliberalisme, gebaseerd op Leonce en Lena van Georg Büchner), waarin ze een feministische Lena met bontmuts en tutu speelde. Momenteel schrijft ze bij Likeminds aan een toneelstuk dat iets te maken heeft met de Wallen.


Veldwerk: Interactive Electronics
mrt 30 @ 9:00 pm – mrt 31 @ 3:00 am
Veldwerk: Interactive Electronics

Saturday, March 30, door opens at 21:00, music starts 21:30, € 5

Veldwerk is a group of artists from Amsterdam that gives a stage to alternative electronic dance music. Veldwerk mainly organizes parties outside, where they invite artists for a group sessions. Open to everyone that feels invited by the music we play and make.

After an amazing new year’s session at De Schietbaan its time for a new experiment! On March 30 we create an evening where interplay between musicians take place.

Veldwerk curates three sessions of live-improvisation with machines, by three or four musicians/producers for each play.

NAAKT IN NOORD: Saunakaravaan
mrt 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Sunday, 17:00 to 22:00, Entrance € 8

Every Sunday our colleagues of the Saunakaravaan fire up the sauna and hot tub at the back of De Verkeerstoren (next to our terrace).

Most Sundays there is also a concert or performance in the sauna, sometimes a unique performance. Performances are around 20:30. Check the detailed program on Facebook.

Bring your towel and bathrobe.


Space is the Place: Lencastre/vd Weide/Govaert + Aviv Noam 4tet
apr 4 @ 2:47 pm

Thursday, April 4, music starts 21:00, € 9 / students € 6


This band played together for the first time in the Fall of 2017 and has an album recorded live at Zaal 100 coming out later this year. Prior to that, the musicians have played together but not as a trio. The music is totally improvised.

José Lencastre – alto sax | Raoul van der Weide – double bass, percussion, objects | Onno Govaert – drums

A group of young Amsterdam based musicians that play their own original music alongside arrangements to compositions of artists such as Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler (but of course, played in their own way…) The quartet includes a lot of different kinds of improvisation in their music, with different approaches and styles of Improvisation.

Aviv Noam – alto, bari sax | Federico Calcagno – bass clarinet, clarinet Louis J. Bourhis – double bass | Guy Salomon – drums, percussion