Jan
27
Thu
Space Impro: Oktopus Connection Ensemble + Joris Roelofs/Ernst Glerum + Raw Fish @ De Ruimte
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

Space Impro: Oktopus Connection Ensemble + Joris Roelofs/Ernst Glerum + Raw Fish

Doors open 17:30, music 18:00 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)

Please send a reservation for music and/or food to info@cafederuimte.nl before Thursday 17:00. Please note: tickets are reserved after a confirmation e-mail.

A diverse and experimental Space Impro edition with the highly original Oktopus Connection Ensemble, combining art, games, theater and music, plus the brilliant musicians Ernst Glerum and Joris Roelofs, playing as a duo for the first time.

OKTOPUS CONNECTION ENSEMBLE
Oktopus Connection Ensemble features some of the bravest improvisers from Den Haag and Rotterdam. Graphic scores, game pieces, chance music, free jazz, and surrealistic musical theatre are some of the ingredients the group make use of, combining experimental and adventurous sounds with a playful, joyful and irreverent attitude. The Ensemble now combines up to 10 musicians coming from different backgrounds, from jazz to classical to experimental, and the instrumentation ranges from traditional instruments to DIY electronics, toy instruments, and found objects.

The Ensemble will present some new music by Riccardo Marogna, composed in the past months with the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten/Muziekauteur Grant

Gonçalo Almeida – bass, streamers | Guillermo Almo Martín Viana – drums, buccaneer | Wen Chin Fu – amplified cello| Arvind Ganga – noisy guitar, hair | Elisabeth Lusche – weird double-headed trumpet| Irene Ruipérez Canales – flute, kazoos | Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni – voice, lazy dancing | Emilio Tritto – bari sax, bass clarinet, balloons | Darina Žurková – zither, gem organ, electronics, more balloons | Riccardo Marogna – sax, clarinet, synth, big leader

JORIS ROELOFS / ERNST GLERUM
This just might be the birth of a new wonderful duo! Reeds player Joris Roelofs and double bass player Ernst Glerum, both incredible versatile musicians and active in the international music scene for years, will join forces for the first time. They are both known for their improvising qualities as well as for their deep musical involvement, both in theory and in practice.

Joris Roelofs – bass clarinet | Ernst Glerum – piano

RAW FISH
Light-bending electro-acoustic avant-garde indie duo between Italian Giovanni Iacovella and Danish Teis Semey. The quirky, virtuous, contemporary harmonic lines and chords of Semey take off in an epic bi-protagonistic adventure with the bombastic and intricate drumming by Giovanni Iacovella. Into and through the universe of modern music in all its shapes and forms. Expect nothing, and everything, but mainly an energizing rebirth of the duo with surprises flying like sparks, left and right and center.

Teis Semey – guitar | Giovanni Iacovella – drums, electronics

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Jan
28
Fri
CANCELLED: Ditdit-dada-ditdit januari @ De Ruimte
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

CANCELLED: Ditdit-dada-ditdit januari

Een innige verstrengeling van diner, dans, muziek, poëzie en theater. Een avond waarin een kakelvers seizoensgebonden diner en performances één worden. Slechts € 19,50 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. € 19,50 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!
WIL JE MEE-ETEN? RESERVEER DAN SPOEDIG VIA DITDITDADADITDIT@CAFEDERUIMTE.NL
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.
LINE-UP
Fabienne Rachmadiev
Vinkepeezer
Felicity Provan/Ada Rave

FABIENNE RACHMADIEV
Fabienne Rachmadiev schrijft essays, fictie en kunstkritiek voor o.a. De Gids, de Groene, Metropolis M, NRC, de Revisor, Terras en Tirade. Daarnaast cureert ze programma’s waarin theorie, literatuur, kunst en performance worden gecombineerd. Momenteel rondt ze haar proefschrift af en werkt ze aan haar debuutroman die zal verschijnen bij Das Mag.

VINKEPEEZER
Vinkepeezer (Ivo Bol) maakt muziek met gevonden geluiden. Het zoemen van de koelkast, een vergeten cassettebandje, het gekraak van de lp voordat de muziek begint. All Kinds is een live performance, remix en improvisatie met samples van Latijns-Amerikaanse 78-toerenplaten. Een betoverende mix van oud en nieuw met planten, synthesizers en draaitafels.

FELICITY PROVAN / ADA RAVE
Beide musici komen van het zuidelijk halfrond (Argentinië en Australië) en spelen sinds 2013 samen in verschillende ensembles. Het zijn improvisatoren die een achtergrond in (free)jazz delen en hun persoonlijke klank en muzikale interesses blijven ontwikkelen. Hun improvisaties zijn uitgesproken verhalen via tenorsax, cornet en stem die ter plekke ontstaan.

Felicity Provan – cornet | Ada Rave – tenorsax/basklarinet

MENU
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To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Jan
29
Sat
Ruisburo: AS + Ruben Kieftenbelt + Zuza Banasińska @ De Ruimte
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ruisburo: AS + Ruben Kieftenbelt + Zuza Banasińska

Doors open: 14:00 / Music 14:30 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)

Our capacity will be limited, so please send a reservation to info@cafederuimte.nl if you want to join us.

First edition of a new series of listen bar events at De Ruimte. The events will include ambient and experimental electronic music combined with visual arts.

This Saturday, we have the experimental duo AS from Berlin fusing nostalgic melodies with pulsing analog synth patterns, live visuals from artist Zuza Banasińska and new soundscapes from sound engineer & electronics master Ruben Kieftenbelt.

LINE-UP
AS
Ruben Kieftenbelt
Zuza Banasinska

AS
AS (IT/DE) is an experimental duo formed by Agnese Menguzzato (lute, electronics) and Sara Persico (voice, electronics, synths).
Both mentees in the Amplify Berlin residency program at Kunsthaus ACUD Macht Neu they stumbled upon each other and started collaborating since. They fuse nostalgic melodies with pulsing analog synth patterns.

RUBEN KIEFTENBELT
Kieftenbelt is a solo sound designer and engineer from Amsterdam. With his background and passion for technology in sound and improvised music, he is always seeking new ways of creating and playing exciting distinct sounds. With his new solo project, Kieftenbelt went to Malta for 7 weeks to write new pieces. Combined with his brought instruments and field recordings he made on the island, he explores the possibilities there are now today with modular synthesizers. Kieftenbelt’s yet unreleased work brings out repetitive melodic music with emotional tension and drama.

 

ZUZA BANASINSKA
Zuza Banasińska (PL, 1994) is an artist making video-based environments, where virtual and real elements are hybridised beyond distinction in order to generate narratives and spaces that are unfixed and non-hierarchical. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Universität der Künste in Berlin and Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. In 2020 she won first prize at “Short Waves” in Poznań and “On. Art” in Wrocław. Her works have been shown in such spaces as the U-Jazdowski CCA in Warsaw, “Dům Umění Mesta Brna” in Czech Republic or “Blindside” in Melbourne.

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Jan
30
Sun
Space Impro: Felicity Provan/Ada Rave + Wilbert de Joode/Kenzo Kusuda + Remco Menting + Gerri Jäger + Fabienne Rachmadiev @ De Ruimte
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm

Space Impro: Felicity Provan/Ada Rave + Wilbert de Joode/Kenzo Kusuda + Remco Menting + Gerri Jäger + Fabienne Rachmadiev

Doors open 13:30, music 14:00 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)

Please send a reservation for music and/or food to info@cafederuimte.nl before Saturday midnight 23.59. Please note: tickets are reserved after a confirmation e-mail.

LINE-UP
Felicity Provan/Ada Rave
Wilbert de Joode/Kenzo Kusuda
Remco Menting solo
Gerri Jäger solo
Fabienne Rachmadiev

FOOD
John Pastinaak serves a delicious Indonesian meal (vegan) for only €10: sticky lontong rice with a coconut stew of vegetables with lemon grass and lime leaves

FELICITY PROVAN / ADA RAVE
Two musicians from the southern hemisphere (Argentina and Australia), who have been playing together since 2013 in different groups. They are improvisers sharing an interest in (free) jazz, and always developing their personal sound and musical direction. Their improvisations tell stories that come into being on the spot.

Felicity Provan – cornet | Ada Rave – tenor sax, bass clarinet

WILBERT DE JOODE/KENZO KUSUDA
Masters of improvisation, Willbert as bassist, Kenzo as a dancer. Both artists are very active in the improv scene of Amsterdam and beyond. This Sunday, they will perform as a duo.

Wilbert de Joode – double bass | Kenzo Kusuda – dance

REMCO MENTING
After studying jazz drums at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Menting played in a wide variety of bands in recent years, of which jazz trio Kapok was the most important. Kapok won the Dutch Jazz Award, the European Jazz Award and the Edison Audience Award. In addition to many performances at home and abroad, Menting has always been involved in teaching, both on a regular basis as with workshops and group sessions. He is also directing groups, next to improvising and performing.

Remco Menting – drums

GERRI JÄGER
Gerri Jäger makes anti-discriminatory, non-violent and prejudice-free music for the open-minded. Made with drums and electronics: off beats, open improv, odd melodies and raw electronics.

Following his conservatory studies in Amsterdam, the Austrian-born drummer immersed himself in experimental music, combining his drums with the kind of gear mostly associated with DJ’s or guitarists.

Gerri Jäger – drums, electronics

FABIENNE RACHMADIEV
Fabienne Rachmadiev writes essays, fiction and art criticism for i.a. De Gids, de Groene, Metropolis M, NRC, de Revisor, Terras and Tirade. She also curates events where theory, literature, art and performance are combined.  At the moment she’s finishing her dissertation and working on her first novel, which will be published by Das Mag.

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Jan
31
Mon
Impro Jam @ De Ruimte
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Impro Jam @ De Ruimte

Impro Jam

Music starts 20:00, audience €6 / participants €3

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

Opening band TBA

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Feb
5
Sat
Mooring the Docks: Eleonora Luccarini + Maja Chiara Faber @ Sexyland World
Feb 5 @ 8:30 pm

Mooring the Docks: Eleonora Luccarini + Maja Chiara Faber

Door open: 20.00, first performance 20.30 entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can).

Organised by Isadora Tomasi and Angeliki Tzortzakaki

Harbours have often been associated with toxic masculinity, obscure economic transactions, sex
work, rough nightlife and excess, but can they also be seen as spaces to rest, loiter, welcoming non-
normative behaviours?

“Mooring the Docks” thinks of the harbour as a space that can potentially question its shaping of
social interactions, gender and performativity.

Taking this as a starting point for the Mooring the Docks series, Isadora Tomasi and Angeliki
Tzortzakaki invited Eleonora Luccarini and Maja Chiara Faber for this edition.

ELEONORA LUCCARINI
This reading performance by Eleonora Luccarini is the first output of an interdisciplinary poetry project about performativity of the self where the line fiction and autobiography is blurred. Léonard Santé is the artist’s alter ego, a white cisgendered heterosexual man in an identity crisis and also the author of the 13 poems the artist herself reads during the performance.

Santé is the tool used by the artist to portray a kind of masculinity that struggles to deconstruct itself and its subtle misogynistic traits, while poetry is the medium through which the alter ego, thus the artist, tries to understand his complex and contradictory relationship with emotional vulnerability, gender, sexuality, religion, future and family expectations.

MAJA CHIARA FABER
Maja Chiara Faber‘s work navigates explorations of esotericism, sexuality, memory and fiction. Sound is her collaborator, theme and method at the same time. Her research is exploring queer femxle-identified narratives and deprogramming patriarchal structures by enlisting femme aesthetics to do a labor of it. Maja Chiara’s practice focuses on healing and communal bonding. Polish musician and DJ, performs under the moniker Satin de Compostela.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Feb
16
Wed
Space Impro: Carate Urio Orchestra + Perselí @ De Ruimte
Feb 16 @ 8:30 pm

Space Impro: Carate Urio Orchestra + Perselí

Doors open 19:30, music 20:30 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)

The Carate Urio Orchestra of Joachim Badenhorst is back. This wonderful and rather mysterious ensemble belongs to the world’s best kept musical secrets. Expect gorgeous melodies, incredible crescendo’s and little improvised fairytales. Also on the schedule is Perselí: an Amsterdam based giant talent trio with ao Fuensanta Mendez, translating poetry into music and vice versa.

JOACHIM BADENHORST’S CARATE URIO ORCHESTRA
Musically, Carate Urio Orchestra balances somewhere on a tightrope between indie pop songs and noise buzz. Little endearing singer-songwriter songs can derail into apocalyptic chaos or vice versa, all within the span of a blink of an eye or three.

The international group around the Antwerpian reeds player Joachim Badenhorst released four albums between 2013 and 2017: Sparrow Mountain (2013, Klein), Lover (2016, Klein), Ljubljana (2016, Cleanfeed), Garlic&Jazz (2017, Klein), and toured during that period. throughout Europe and the United States. In recent years it has been quiet around the group, but Badenhorst has brought the Carate Urio Orchestra back together, with new crunchy music, written for a slightly new line-up.

Joachim Badenhorst – reeds, voice, | Jeremy Thal – French horn, trumpet | Simon Jermyn – guitar| Liz Cosack – synth | Brice Soniano – double bass | Sean Carpio – drums

PERSELÍ (FUENSANTA MÉNDEZ / ALISTAIR PAYNE / JOSÉ SOARES)
Perselí is a jazz trio that brings together musicians from Mexico, Portugal and Scotland: Fuensanta sings and plays double bass, José plays saxophone and Alistair plays trumpet. They found each other in their respect for vulnerability, sensitivity to sound and their constant path of exploring new grounds. Translating music with different influences to stories that develop unhurriedly, like an imitation of flowers, leaves and life without fear. The trio is based in Amsterdam. They improvise, and write music and poetry without getting into conflict.

Fuensanta Méndez – voice, bass | Alistair Payne – trumpet | José Soares – saxophone

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Feb
20
Sun
Ruisburo: soccer Committee + Wouter van Veldhoven + Machinefabriek @ De Ruimte
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ruisburo: soccer Committee + Wouter van Veldhoven + Machinefabriek

Doors open: 14:30 / Music 15:00 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)

Our capacity will be limited, so please send a reservation to info@cafederuimte.nl if you want to join us.

LINE-UP
soccer committee
Machinefabriek
Wouter van Veldhoven

New series of listen bar events at De Ruimte presenting ambient and experimental electronic music combined with visual arts.

This Saturday is dedicated to the festive re-issue of the album “soccer committee” and two more acts, Machinefabriek and Wouter van Veldhoven. The three artists have also collaborated quite a few times. Expect a variety of mesmerizing music – ranging from ambient, noise, minimalism and electro-acoustic experiments to subtle vocal “stillness”.

SOCCER COMMITTEE
Currently based in the small Dutch village Kekerdom, Mariska Baars has been relying on just her vocals and subtle guitar touches for over fifteen years. Growing up in the countryside, soccer committee spent hours and hours listening to the enchanting sounds of the river running by her house. At an early age she was already making up songs to sing herself to sleep at night, but she only really got started after discovering the guitar to accompany her voice.

Baars is a master of letting sounds resonate and exploring their own path. Although her music is definitely rooted in the folk tradition, she is more interested in conducting the songs in a certain direction than pushing them in a specific shape. To reach her goal, Baars works in a very restrained way: she never uses a single note when it’s not fully required. She does it so effortless that no one else really comes close to her approach.

Before ‘Tell from the grass’, her last solo release dates back to 2007, but she released quite a few collaborations, most notably with Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek), but also with the likes of the Kleefstra brothers (as Piiptsjilling), Greg Haines, Sylvain Chaveau, Joachim Badenhorst and members of the morc family like Wouter van Veldhoven and Annelies Monseré. Apart from that she has been active as a painter too.
WOUTER VAN VELDHOVEN

Using analog equipment, such as reel to reel taperecorders and analogue synthesizers, Wouter van Veldhoven makes pop-influenced experimental ambient and some conceptual soundscapes. Old means, new music.

Wouter van Veldhoven currently resides in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

MACHINEFABRIEK
Machinefabriek is the alias of Rutger Zuydervelt. His music combines elements of ambient, noise, minimalism, drone, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments. The music can be heard as an attempt to create sonic environments for the listener to dwell in. It can be minimalistic at first glance, but reveals its depth upon closer listening. The devil is in the details.

Zuydervelt was born in 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) and now resides in Schiedam (close to Rotterdam). He started recording as Machinefabriek in 2004. After a series of self released CD-Rs, his official debut Marijn was issued in 2006, to great critical acclaim. Since then, a solid stream of music was released on labels such as Western Vinyl, Type, Important, 12K, Entr’acte, Miasmah, Consouling Sounds, Eilean and Edition Wandelweiser. He performed all over the globe, from Canada to Israel and from Russia to Japan.

Zuydervelt collaborated (on record and/or live) with numerous artists, such as Marissa Nadler, Jaap Blonk, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Richard Youngs, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis, Stephen Vitiello, Michel Banabila, Dirk Serries and Dead Neanderthals, amongst many others.

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Feb
24
Thu
Space Impro: Semey/Hoiby/Hong + Fear O’She + Baars/Deman/Buis @ De Ruimte
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm

Space Impro: Semey/Hoiby/Hong + Fear O’She + Baars/Deman/Buis

Doors open 19:30, music 20:30 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)

Three bands tonight, all with an exceptional line-up and marked by unsuspected, relentless and adventurous interplay & spectacular improvisations.

TEIS SEMEY | JASPER HØIBY | SUN MI HONG
Teis Semey is a young Danish guitarist, composer and a new talent on the modern European jazz scene. Semey brings together Scandinavian folk music and DIY indie music with jazz and improvisation, all with a high voltage output and appealing visual appearance.

With his trio, Teis Semey teams up with two heavy-weights on the European jazz scene: Korean drummer Sun Mi Hong and Danish bassist Jasper Høiby. In this celebration of interplay, the Teis Semey Trio goes on musical adventures in the familiar avant-garde and finds appealing grooves and melodies in unsuspected corners of Danish folk and impro-punk. The Teis Semey Trio is on a sonic quest, carving out new paths for the guitar trio as we know it.

Teis Semey – guitar | Jasper Høiby – bass | Sun-Mi Hong – drums

FEAR O’ SHE
In a relentless attempt to disrupt the fiction that music is a mere tissue of deductions where everything happens with unambiguous necessity, Fear O’ She favor choices and immediacy within their aesthetic curve.

Now speaking! At once violent and inhibited, sonorities result in intricate frames in turns intersected or abandoned as different protagonists step forward.

In search! In search for this place where the mute will of music takes over, penetrates speech.

Philipp Gropper – tenor sax | Elisabeth Coudoux – cello | Elias Stemeseder – piano | Tancrède D. Kummer – drums, composition

AB BAARS / BERLINDE DEMAN / JOOST BUIS
A unique trio of three wind instruments!

Ab Baars and Joost Buis are established names in the Amsterdam jazz and improvisation scene, Baars as reed player/composer for Duo Baars-Henneman and ICP Orchestra and Buis as trombonist and founder of the tentet Astronotes. Both musicians have been very active in the international jazz scene in the past years.

Berlinde Deman is the regular tubist of Flat Earth Society and also appears in numerous bands and projects in the Belgian jazz, theater and classical world. After years of fascination with the forerunner of the tuba, Berlinde acquired the serpent. A rare instrument from the 16th century. The melancholy and unique sound of this instrument brought her to uncharted territory and to very different projects such as B.O.X, Razen, and Machinefabriek. She performed with Joost Buis and Ab Baars before, but never as a trio.

Ab Baars – reeds | Joost Buis – trombone | Berlinde Deman – tuba, serpent

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Feb
28
Mon
Impro Jam @ De Ruimte
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Impro Jam @ De Ruimte

Impro Jam

Music starts 20:00, audience €6 / participants €3

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

Opening band TBA

To be able to organise these concerts, we are bound to the rules of Testen voor Toegang. Please show your Coronacheck app at the entrance. For more info, click here.

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