20th All Strings Night
nov 18 @ 8:30 pm

Monday, November 18, 20:30, € 5

Guitarist Henk Zwerver, and bass player Raoul van der Weide present: New Handicaps All Strings Pool. A night of free acoustic string improvisation by top musicians from the Amsterdam improv scene and beyond. Improvising in trios, sextets and tutti – all free, all acoustic, only strings and voices……

The 20th edition :
piano – Nora Mulder, Jarno van Es
bass – Dion Nijland, Jonathan Nagel, Pietro Elia Barcellona
cello – Raoul van der Weide, Saartje Van Camp
viola – Noortje Köhne
violin – Marielle Groven, Mona Creisson, Miriam Den Boer Salmón
guitar – Plan Kruutntoone (Hansko Visser), Henk Zwerver, Miguel Petruccelli, Omar Medina
voice – Marta Arpini, Stefanie Janssen, Sean Bell

Don ’t miss this evening !!

Space is the Place: Ziv Taubenfeld Full Sun + Gonzo Almeida Ritual Habitual
nov 21 @ 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 21, music starts 21:00, entrance €6-18 sliding scale, tickets at the door

A small formation of bass clarinet player Ziv Taubenfelds new band, Full Sun. 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. The ensemble translates graphic scores into melodies, conduction, grooves and dedications to influential jazz artists John Tchicai, Jemeel Moondoc and Sunny Murray.

Ziv Taubenfeld – bass clarinet, composition | Luís Vicente – trumpet | Nicolas Chientaroli – piano | Onno Govaert – drums



Riccardo Marogna – tenor sax / bass clarinet & electronics | Gonçalo Almeida – double bass | Philipp Ernsting – drums
Project Wildeman live + Martijn den Ouden
nov 27 @ 8:30 pm

Woensdag 27 november, 20:30

Verwacht het onverwachte met een elektronische en poëtische kruisbestuiving waar improvisatie en experiment voorop staan. Samples van koorzang worden vermengd met diepe technobeats. En dat alles wordt omlijst door de diepzinnige en absurde teksten van dichter Martijn Den Ouden.

Project Wildeman maakt absurdistisch en intuïtief muziektheater met lef. Kind en krijger; speelsheid en oerkracht komen samen. Project Wildeman maakt rauwe, eigentijdse rituelen die moeiteloos laveren tussen primitief en futuristisch, lichamelijk en virtueel. De kracht van Project Wildeman is de overgave – zowel in de fysieke uitputtingsslagen die het gezelschap ondergaat als in de kwetsbaarheid in het contact met het publiek.

Space is the Place: Father + Zero Years Kid + Lennart Heyndels
nov 28 @ 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 28, music starts 21:00, entrance €6-18 sliding scale, tickets at the door

Father is the solo project of Tokyo-based artist Nanao Kobayashi

Zero Years Kid is a collaborative project of Joachim Badenhorst and Sean Carpio. ‘Ongerijmde rijmen’ will be released on the Eotrax label on 5 March 2019. This time, Joachim will be performing solo.

Lennart Heyndels ’music is characterized by a fluid mix of styles and balances between playful simplicity and serene introspection. With his brand new solo project on modular synth, he is inspired by artists such as Eliane Radigue, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Animal Collective. It goes from ambient drones to abstract rhythmic fragments and everything in between.

Ditdit-dada-ditdit – November
nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

Vrijdag 29 november, 19:00, entree € 12,50 / entree + driegangendiner € 29

Een innige verstrengeling van diner, dans, muziek, poëzie en theater. Een avond waarin een kakelvers seizoensgebonden diner en performances één worden. Slechts € 16,50 voor drie gangen en 12,50 voor alle optredens. Laat de kok op tijd weten als je komt!
A tight embrace of food, dance, music, (Dutch) poetry and theatre. € 16,50 for three courses and 12,50 for all the performances. An evening where a great, season based dinner and performances become one. Please contact the chef on time!


19:00: deuren open / eerste gang
19:30: aanvang eerste performance

DINER: Tim Sprangers / John Pastinaak
Zoals altijd kookt Tim met groenten, kruiden en fruit van het seizoen en het liefst uit moestuinen in Amsterdam-Noord.

MUZIEK: Duplum Duo (Þóra Margrét Sveinsdóttir en Björk Níelsdóttir)

Geïnspireerd door moderne poëzie speelt het IJslandse duo Þóra Margrét Sveinsdóttir (altviool) en Björk Níelsdóttir (stem) verbeeldende muziek. Het zijn twee instrumenten die je zelden bij elkaar hoort in een bijzondere vorm en in intieme setting.

Laura Mentink is toneelspeler, schrijver en maker. Ze studeerde in 2007 af aan de Arnhemse Toneelschool en speelde o.a. bij NT Gent, Hotel Modern, Bonheur, ’t Barre Land en Maatschappij Discordia. Voor Ditdit-dada-ditdit maakt ze een theatrale performance van teksten van haar hand.

MUZIEK: Guus en Wim Janssen

Pianist en componist Guus Janssen werkte samen met het Schönberg Ensemble, het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest én is de vaste pianist van de Instant Composer Pool Orchestra. Hij behoort tot de meest veelzijdige muzikanten van de afgelopen vijf decennia. Guus speelde talloze malen met broer, drummer en schilder Wim Janssen: een even universeel kunstenaar die achter ketels uitblinkt in subtiele improvisaties en levendige interacties.

Zelden speelden zij als duo, vanavond wel.

Impro Jam
dec 1 @ 9:00 pm

Music starts 21:00, audience €6 / participants €3

Jam session created for practicing, exploration, growth, development, exchange and enjoyment of free improvisation and experimental music.


Space is the Place: Amado/Serries/Stadhouders/Govaert + Buhrs/De Joode/Vatcher
dec 5 @ 8:30 pm

Thursday, December 5, music starts 21:00, entrance €6-18 euro’s (sliding scale)

An explosive combination of three mainstays in the Amsterdam improvisation scene.

Han Buhrs – vocals | Wilbert De Joode – double bass | Michael Vatcher – drums


On August 28, the prolific Portuguese saxophone player Rodrigo Amado and veteran experimentalist Dirk Serries met for the first time for a duo concert at JazzBlazzt. This concert was released on limited cassette on Colin Webster’s label Raw Tonk Records. To celebrate this release, they’re touring as a duo.

Guy Peters wrote (freely translated): “Amado’s music is mostly situated in the simmering, soulful versions of free jazz. The tenor saxophone player stays connected to the tradition, even when his improvisations dive deep into improvisation. Very unlike the music of Dirk Serries, who started out playing industrial, noise, and ambient music. So this duo combines soulful music, with a Southern sensibility, with an abstract, detached sound.”

On this night, Serries and Amado will team with Amsterdam locals Jasper Stadhouders and Onno Govaert for a second set as a quartet.


Rodrigo Amado – tenor saxophone | Dirk Serries – guitar | Jasper Stadhouders – guitar/bass guitar | Onno Govaert – drums

Space is the Place: Lencastre/Petruccelli/Skoric + Emilio Berné + DADA
dec 12 @ 8:30 pm

Thursday, December 12, music starts 21:00, entrance €6-18 euro’s (sliding scale)

This band first played together last February in Portugal. In October the trio hits the road in Serbia for a tour. The music can go into different paths but always flows naturally in constant communication between the three musicians.

José Lencastre – saxophone | Miguel Petruccelli – bass guitar | Aleksandar Škorić – drums

Emilio Bernè (IT) is a drummer and improviser whose approach is oriented on abstractionism and noise with the idea of extended sound of simulated electronics through the use of amplified metal strings and spinners on an electro-acoustic drum set combined with no input mixer.

Emilio Berne’ – drums, electronics

Started off as a middle finger to the framing of educational systems worldwide, DADA! evolved into a mashup of do’s and don’t’s of alternative band.

« It was always better before »

That is a sentence that the DADA! duo is trying to prove wrong. Pushing the boundaries of all conformism in art, they believe that the only real art form can be performed in the present. Art shouldn’t be a relic of the past or a vision of the future. Art is now.

The rough shapes of this bass/drums duo is going to leave a print on your ears, good or bad. Get ready for a big question mark remixing all the thoughts you had about being an artist in 2019!

Ruisburo: Belgian drone night
dec 15 @ 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 15, doors open 20:00, start music 21:00, entrance €7

Ruisburo with Stratosphere, Distant Fires Burning, Misantronics and Synchyse

In the early 90’s, Stratosphere started experimenting with music. Using analog tape devices combined with synth sounds, the first songs were created. After these first steps, audio recordings were added that complemented and defined the typical stratosphere feel. Spheric soundcapes with harmonic melodies became the signature sound of stratosphere. This resulted in a few releases in the next years together with some live performances. Feeding on these experiences, more acoustic instruments (including guitar) were added which created an even more harmonic sound.
After a decade of silence, and a dramatic change in life, stratosphere picked up music again. Using his experience as a sound and recording engineer, his interest in music creation returned. This time, only guitar and bass guitar were used, in combination of a wide range of pedal effects. Simplifying his working method, resulted in an number of new tracks. Due to the changes in life, a darker side is introduced, but the typical sound remains. Soundscapes and harmonics are still the base of his music. So a new era has started for stratosphere returning to the music scene with a fresh view and renewed motivation.

The creative work of Gert De Meester from the town of Battel (A suburb of Mechelen, Belgium, at the confluence of three rivers). Gert’s musical outlet always represented a very diverse palette of musical genres. He started out as a bass-player for rock, thrash, funk and pop bands including: The Hindu Needle Trick and The Seven Laws Of Woo. Elsewhere he was creating electronic music under aliases The Mental Attack and Reverend Basstorius’ Intergalactic Funk Experience.
In 2007, Gert started to experiment more with ambient and it became clear that Distant Fires Burning was the vehicle for a very personal expression and one in which the bass guitar re-entered as the primary source. Distant Fires Burning is Gert’s expression through bass – enhanced and manipulated to create a very unique and personal sound.

“Misantronics is the experimental ambient project by musician/writer/music journalist/creative generalist Serge T. Formed in 2009, Misantronics explores the boundaries of ambient, often by blending it with other musical styles, such as trip-hop, techno, post rock, noise and even death metal. With this approach, this act has delivered some surprising pieces of music, even to himself. Besides his solo work, Misantronics has cooperated with several acts, including Stratosphere, Ashtoreth and Syrinx.
He is also a member of Synchyse and Valavond Ensemble.

A new collaboration between the musicians behind Stratosphere, Distant Fires Burning and Misantronics.

Foraminerals Symposium
dec 15 @ 8:45 pm

Sunday, December 11, 20:30, RSVP here.























At the intersection between organic and inorganic matter, the field of biomineralization studies how organisms form minerals, which often are shaped into complex architectural structures with remarkable material properties.

The Foraminerals symposium provides a stage for scientists, outside of the usual academic platforms, and artists to share thoughts, images and stories inspired by biominerals. The symposium aims to enable connections between artists, architects, designers and scientists, and to offer new perspectives on our environment by merging the lenses of biogeochemistry and art.

Please RSVP here as there are a limited number of seats available, for questions feel free to contact me. Hope to see you at De Ruimte on the 11th of December!