*photo credit: Carmen Schabracq
Fearless sounds, recalcitrant rhythms and exciting interplay – it’s time to enjoy the best of the Amsterdam adventurous music scene and beyond in this inspiring concert series! Improv giants Stichting Doek and Space is the Place, together with De Ruimte, present Sexy Planet.
LEO SVIRSKY SOLO
DIAMANDA DRAMM / DAVID DRAMM / ANNE LA BERGE
MARTA WARELIS / ADA RAVE / TRISTAN RENFROW
LEO SVIRSKY SOLO
Leo Svirsky (b. 1988, USA) is a Russian-American pianist and composer currently based in the Hague, Netherlands. His music explores the instability of listening and the disorientation of memory and affect while remaining grounded in history and symbol, song and story. His latest solo record ‘River without banks’ is a masterpiece.
Leo Svirsky – piano
DIAMANDA DRAMM/DAVID DRAMM/ANNE LA BERGE
They are called ‘The 21st century von Trapp family’, composer and guitarist David Dramm, composer and flutist Anne La Berge, and composer and violinist (and their daughter) Diamanda La Berge Dramm. For as long as Diamanda (Dutch Classical Talent in 2018) can remember, the La Berge Dramm family has been making music, also together, on the stages and in a domestic circle. Last year, all those own compositions and pieces by, for example, Charles Ives, but also covers of The Velvet Underground, Cindy Walker and Burt Bacharach, among others, were documented on a triple LP: Modern Genetics (Splendor Records release), with sometimes rough, sometimes tender sounds.
Expect a good dose of harmony vocals and playful virtuosity.
David Dramm – guitars/vocals | Anne La Berge – flutes/electronics/vocals | Diamanda La Berge Dramm – violin/vocals/bass pedals/kick drum
ADA RAVE/MARTA WARELIS/TRISTAN RENFROW
Three high-profile improvising musicians from the Amsterdam scene: saxophonist Ada Rave, pianist Marta Warelis and drummer Tristan Renfrow. They take you on a journey in sound, rich in melody and texture, sometimes fierce and sometimes calm, like waves along the coast.
Ada Rave – sax, bass clarinet | Marta Warelis – piano | Tristan Renfrow – drums