Space Impro: Kika Sprangers / Mikkel Ploug + Full Sun + Jasper Stadhouders / Alberto Novello / Tristan Renfrow

Doors open 19:00, music 20:30 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can) tickets for sale at the door or online here.

Tuning the antennas tonight with melodic waves and grooves by Ziv Taubenfeld’s Full Sun & the wonderful duo of Kika Sprangers & Mikkel Ploug with their personal voice and velvety sound plus synths & improvisation by Stadhouders / Novello / Renfrow.


From 19.00-20.00 John Pastinaak serves fresh vegetarian season based food for only 10€: Indonesian spiced potatoe tortilla with sereh, ginger, lemon leaves and a lemon coleslaw.
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Danish guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug has a strong personal voice and a sound that shines (La Vanguardia). He has performed all over Europe, Brazil and the US with his bands Mikkel Ploug Group, Mikkel Ploug Trio and Equilibrium (with Joachim Badenhorst & Sissel Vera Pettersen). During the first lockdown in March 2020 Mikkel Ploug started with nightly lullaby performances from the balcony of his apartment in Copenhagen. These Balcony Lullabies were released in October 2020.

With her velvety sound, sparkling sound language and compelling compositions, the Dutch saxophonist, composer and bandleader Kika Sprangers is one of the most captivating musicians in our country. Kika introduces her musical story to the listener through emotional and honest playing. In her own words: “When listeners are touched by my music, that is the greatest compliment I can receive”.

Tonight these two wonderful musicians play as a duo.

Kika Sprangers – sax | Mikkel Ploug – guitar

Full Sun was founded by Ziv Taubenfeld with Amsterdam’s improvised music scene as its point of departure. Stories of ancient Natufians and modern culture beings resonate in its improvisations and compositions. This evening Full Sun is tuning the antennas. What’s that strange wave? Is it a melody? A never ending groove? White noise? Does it matter? This is the vibration of the unique individuals that form Full Sun, celebrating sound and it’s endless possibilities.

Michael Moore – clarinet, alto sax | Joost Buis – trombone, bongos | Ziv Taubenfeld – bass clarinet, balafon, gongs | Nico Chientaroli -piano, objects | Omer Govreen – double bass | Onno Govaert – drums, percussion |

These three get together again after some years! They’ve gotten together sporadically over the years and felt immediate kinship. They have an infinite array of sounds and textures at their disposal, can blend seamlessly into each other as one organism or can sound as three islands at far distances removed from one another. Electronics, electricity, strings, percussion, the three instruments’ properties have as many similarities as they have differences, which these three utilize and explore in an improvisational context.

Alberto Novello – modular synth | Jasper Stadhouders – guitar, bass | Tristan Renfrow – drums

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