Nebular Sessions: The Speed Of Silence + Rianne Wilbers + Peax + Paroah

Doors open 20:00, music 20:30 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can), tickets for sale at the door or online here.

The Nebular Sessions celebrate adventurous genrebending music with monthly concerts and unique live videos. This edition mixtures of folk, indie, jazz and storytelling.


Interactive lecture performance

Ned McGowan (flutist and composer) and Guy Livingston (pianist and podcaster) bring their artistic interests together in an innovative, interactive performance that combines live music with slides, films, small lectures and audience interactions.

They offer a new kind of concert, where they bring together abstract philosophical ideas in highly practical, humorous implementations. 

Ned McGowan – flutes | Guy Livingston – piano 

Compositions and improvisations for voice and live-electronics

Singer Rianne Wilbers is a musician who likes to take on risks, challenges and connect people. As an ambassador and pioneer of contemporary music, Rianne enjoys working with living composers. She is the initiator of VONK in the field of cross-border new repertoire. She sang several world premieres by Mayke Nas, Gerard Beljon, Anthony Fiumara and others at venues such as November Music, Rotterdamse Operadagen, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, TransitFestival and Concertgebouw Brugge. In 2019/2020 she was selected as a new young talent at Music Hub Brabant. As a result, she explored and still explores the limits of her voice and her classical background through improvisation and experimentation. 

Rianne Wilbers solo

Multi stylistic crossover gaze, PEAX was born as multi stylistic crossover ensemble by saxophonist Ties Mellema and percussionist/drummer Barry Jurjus. The band integrates all of the music that has resonated with Barry and Ties in their 20+ years career as classical and cross-over musicians.

Inspiration comes from minimal music, funk, jazz, baroque, avant-garde, drum and bass. The global Corona-crisis marked the beginning of PEAX. Barry and Ties all of a sudden had time to get together and share their ideas about music. They experienced a strong musical connection, which resulted in the creation of their own pieces. 

Ties Mellema has an Eppelsheim bass saxophone on loan from the collection of The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. 

Ties Mellema – Saxophones, Electronics, Keys | Barry Jurjus – Vibraphone, Bells, Percussion, Drums, Electronics


Paroah is Vicky de Visser’s moniker for everything music related. She is an audiovisual artist, cultural centipede and spends most of her time dipping her ears in music. She experiments with diverse genres and weaves them together in either thoughtful sound tapestries or danceable yoga-terrorism workouts.

Besides offering heavy dance floor wipes, she is also exploring the more ambient realms with her monthly mixtape series ‘post-:§:-order’ for Root Radio Istanbul. She is co-founder of the Free Shit label that publishes one-take improvised music and is currently active as a promoter of electronic and post-club music for Ruisburo in De Ruimte, Amsterdam.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, VSB Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en Fonds Podiumkunsten.