SatMar 11, 2023
De Ruimte
Distelweg 83, 1031 HD Amsterdam

Doors 20:30, Music 21:00. Tickets 8-20 (Sliding Scale. If you’re on a tight budget, please don’t hesitate to contact us via to see what we can do regarding the entrance fee.)
A very special edition of Ruisburo with Brainhack Musicbox from Ukraine and guitarist Bram Stadhouders.

Brainhack Musicbox is a synth | noise | jazz trio from Ukraine. The “Ukrainian Makers Support Fund” gave guitarist Bram Stadhouders the opportunity to invite this trio for a residency and tour in March and April in the Netherlands. They come from Ukraine especially for this, and then go back again.

Brainhack Musicbox Trio is an improvised music collective started in 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine to blend electronic and free-jazz traditions when expressive voices of acoustic instruments meet powerful textures and alien timbres of modular synth.

Background of musicians is diverse: Pavel Lisovsky plays in punk-jazz band Le Cru, Anton Boldenko has a long story of noisy improvised music collectives (Supremus, Ukrainian Improvisers Orchestra), while Stanislav Bobrytsky came after 10 years of avant-prog/jazz-metal Cthulhu Rise and endless collaborations with projects listed above.

Stanislav Bobrytsky – modular synth | Pavel Lisovsky – tenor sax | Anton Boldenko – viola, didgeridoo

Bram Stadhouders is one of the most free-thinking guitarists of his generation. Besides being a gifted guitarist and improviser, he is also a composer and initiator of groundbreaking projects. Bram made waves with numerous productions off the beaten track, such as the guitar-driven Big Barrel barrel organ project; Orbit with ‘surround guitar’ and collaborations with, among others, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Nils Petter Molvaer, Baroque Orchestration X, Sidsel Endresen, Aart Strootman, Jim Black, Under the Surface with Sanne Rambags and Joost Lijbaart, and many others. They brought him to all major European (jazz) festivals and stages in 60 countries, on 4 continents.

Bram’s playing is influenced by (natural) landscapes, visual arts, ambient and global music, always exploring the boundary between improvisation and composition. Trained as a jazz guitarist, he often seeks encounters with electronica and classical music. With each new project he tries to challenge himself again.

Bram Stadhouders – guitar


Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.