January 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
De Ruimte
Distelweg 83

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 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

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

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.