Ruisburo: Orphax’ birthday + Roald van Dillewijn
Saturday, August 18, doors open 20:00, first performance 20:30, entrance €7*
*all proceeds go to the performing musicians; bring presents, there might be cake ♥
ROALD VAN DILLEWIJN (NL)
Roald van Dillewijn is a sound artist from The Netherlands, using hacked hardware and home-made software to create spectral joy. In his recordings and performances, he dives deep into the textural possibilities of ambient and drone music. Next to his solo work he also a part of The Void Pointers, Puin+Hoop and Tapage & Espoir.
With his latest project Digilog, he focuses on a different use of guitar pedals to create beautiful new sounds. To achieve this goal the guitar pedals are hacked. Every parameter is controllable by a computer, opening a new world of sonic possibilities.
Amsterdam based musician and trained drummer Sietse van Erve (Orphax) was introduced to electronic music in the early nineties. After playing around with tracker software for a couple of years, he eventually recorded his first more serious attempts of music with beats and melodies in 1998, though soon lost interest in both these.
He started researching new sounds and new ways of working – always with an organic touch, often incorporating sounds that would be regarded by others as errors or mistakes. Considering life isn’t without errors either. During this search he found his way into drone and microtonal music. As a result in his most recent work time and spatiality become more important factors. The goal of the music is for the listener to lose sense of time and place.
Live, this is combined with room for improvisation. This way of working results often in an organic form of drone and minimal music.
Orphax has over 40 releases out, as download, CD-R, tapes and CD’s, on various labels, as well as self-released online since he started working on music, and contributed to many remix projects including work for Kenneth Kirschner, Martijn Comes, TVO and Chris Dooks.
In the past he has shared the stage with various musicians including Martijn Comes, Jos Smolders, Frans de Waard (Modelbau), Zeno van den Broek, TVO, BJNilsen, Philip Jeck and Yann Novak.