Events in September 2019
September 1, 2019
STUDIO LOOS AGENDA SEPTEMBER 2019
September 12, 2019
21:00 concert SHO SHIN TRIO ( IT/BE ) with Seppe Gebruers - Riccardo La Foresta - Riccardo Marogna
LVVI - LOOS Verein Voor Improvised Music presents
FREE FALL - Adventurous & Improvised Music Series in Studio Loos presents
SHO SHIN TRIO ( IT/BE )
Seppe Gebruers: piano
Riccardo La Foresta: drums
Riccardo Marogna: tenor saxophone, clarinets
Sho Shin Trio is the result of a high-temperature melting process between Italian project Sho Shin Duo and Belgian pianist Seppe Gebruers. The fortunate clash originated in a particular Time-Space concurrency on May 9th 2017 at 7.30pm CET in Antwerpen, Belgium. After that first encounter, exactly two years later the trio met again for a short tour during which the fusion reached the point of no return, becoming inevitable.
Formed in 2013, Sho Shin Duo have developed an original language, rooted in free improvisation, combining the acoustic impact of reeds and drums with live electronic manipulations. Sho Shin Duo have published three albums and toured all around Europe, playing in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland.
Seppe Gebruers is one of the most original voices of his generation. He was one of the founders of the Ifa y Xango collective, created music for film and theater, experimented with quarter-tone pianos and co-founded the (non-profit) Troika organization. Recently, he has been active in several international improvisation units, among them a lauded trio with Hugo Antunes and Paul Lovens.
MUSIC STARTS 21.00
September 14, 2019
11:00 - 15:00 CRAB MUSIC WORKSHOP elektronische muziek voor kinderen (14:45 concert presentatie voor ouders!)
At the next Crab Music Workshop you can expect to discover new musical instruments (AKA "electronic sound generators"). Creative activities led by music teachers will guide you towards creating your very own composition and music performance.
At 14:45 the participants will perform their new musical creations.
To take part please make a reservation by emailing - firstname.lastname@example.org
You will then receive a form with more information.
Have a look and listen to what it's all about on our website:
September 19, 2019
La Libraire Nomade avec: Rencontre littéraire avec l'écrivain Laurent Gaudé
20:00 - 22:00
Rencontre littéraire avec Romancier et dramaturge primé par le prestigieux Goncourt Laurent Gaudé
Romancier et dramaturge primé par le prestigieux Goncourt pour Le Soleil des Scorta et le Goncourt des lycéens pour La Mort du roi Tsongor, Laurent Gaudé sera à La Haye pour une soirée exceptionnelle, le jeudi 19 septembre. Une rencontre pour découvrir aussi sa poésie, et son engagement à travers son dernier livre, Nous, l’Europe. Banquet des peuples. Une magnifique écriture qui offre à voir le monde qui le hante. Interview menée par La Librairie nomade.
Avec le soutien de l’Institut français des Pays-Bas, en partenariat avec Français du monde-adfe, l’Alliance Française La Haye, L’Échappée Belle et Le temps retrouvé.
September 20, 2019
TodaysArt Festival with Anzani, Charalampides, Emmer, Fazekas, Chocholi, Loupis, Osman, Roessler, Sol Éy, Van Bergen, and Van KreijStudio LOOS program at TODAYS ART 2019Vrijdag/Friday 20 Septemberfirst concert 20:00-21:00 abel fazekas - intuitive music - chinese whispers - huib emmersecond concert 21:30-22:30 sol éy - johan van kreij - symptosis - van bergenfirst concert more detailed20:00 - 20:15 Abel Fazekas (HU) - performance "mindig csak a pampogás"20:15 - 20:30 quartet Shanti Suki Osman (UK), Sol Éy (IS), Leonie Roessler (DE), Peter van Bergen (NL) - Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Intuitive Music"20:30 - 20:45 Giuliano Anzani (IT), Chris Loupis (GR), Kyriakos Charalampides (GR) - "Chinese Whispers"20:45 - 21:00 Huib Emmer (NL) - Noise Quartetsecond concert more detailed21:30 - 21:45 Sol Éy (IS) - "Intimacy"21:45 - 22:00 Johan van Kreij (NL) - "Instability e"22:00 - 22:15 Anna Chocholi (GR), Kyriakos Charalampides - Symptosis22:15 - 22:30 Peter van Bergen (NL) - Feedback Keys
September 21, 2019
TodysArt Festival with Evan Parker, Roessler, Cathedral of Thorns, and IOM-AIM RESEARCHStudio LOOS program at TODAYS ART 2019Zaterdag/Saturday 21 Septemberfirst concert 19:00 - 19:45 "iCOT+" Evan Parker + IOM-AIM Researchsecond concert 19:55 - 20:40 Leonie Roessler with "EastOnwards"more details first concert 19:00 - 19:45 "iCOT+": Evan Parker + IOM-AIM Research
“iCOT+” is a next step in IOM-AIM Reserch (Peter van Bergen & Johan van Kreij). IOM-AIM researches improvisation as an art of instability in human computer interaction (HCI). “iCOT+” is a complex, multilayered composition in which various behaviours, choices and processes influence each other like in a web: (1) automatic algorithmic sound generating processes (Johan van Kreij), (2) compositional seeds (Peter van Bergen), partly genetically based on tone patterns substracted from Evan Parker’s solo soprano saxophone performances, (3) data coming in from four sensors measuring audience activity (the audience). Together they feed and form a 16.2 artificial choir that starts a dialogue with the live acoustic performance of Evan Parker on a soprano saxophone.
“iCOT+” is dedicated to Evan Parker, the titel comes from the Cathedral of Thorns, a community work of art on Curacao that will be officially opened on February 20, 20120. IOM-AIM Research will then provide the Cathedral with its own, interactive artificial singing choir based on data collected by sensors. The Cathedral of Thorns is a community work of art in the making on the grounds of the monumental Bloemhof mansion on Curaçao. It is a labyrinth of 20 by 20 by 10 meters that, in addition to its aesthetic value, has a clear message. The artwork confronts visitors with black pages from the past and the present, offers room for reflection and is tangible proof that people are capable of great achievements through collaboration.
The labyrinth is made from the thorns (sumpinas) of the acacia tortuosa (wabi), a shrub that is abundant in Curaçao and is mainly experienced as weeds. Herman van Bergen, creator of the Cathedral, considers the thorns as a means of nature to defend against large-scale deforestation and pollution, one of the black chapters mentioned. By emphasizing their beauty, including through the internal lighting of the walls, an environmentally friendly, sustainable ode is brought to nature.
“iCOT+” is a compositional work in itself but also a study of how the choir of the cathedral can enter into a dialogue with a live performing artist, in this case Evan Parker, one of the world’s most innovative and influential saxophone players. As a pioneer of free jazz, his “extraordinary, multi-layered saxophone playing” has made him one of the most highly regarded musicians in the world.
Peter van Bergen is a composer/improvisor/interpreter in the field of interdisciplinary new music. He founded LOOS in 1982, studied with Evan Parker in the early 90’s, is currently a PhD candidate at the Free University of Brussels and still directing LOOS. With Johan van Kreij he works together on IOM-AIM Research since 2014.
Johan van Kreij studied music at the Institute of Sonology from 1994 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, graduating in 1998. Frequently he performs his music, both as a soloist and with other musicians. Starting in 1998 van Kreij has participated in a long running and intensive collaboration with choreographer Ted Stoffer. This resulted in music composed to a great number of dance choreographies that were performed throughout Europe and the United States. And for more than a decade he has been active within the field of music theatre trough cooperations with Dick Raaijmakers and Paul Koek. Currently he is cooperating with Peter van Bergen (LOOS), doing a research into instability and performance software systems.
more details second concert 19:55 - 20:40 Leonie Roessler with "EastOnwards"
East Onwards - A pulsating sonic journey from Lithuania to Iran to India, entirely composed of field recordings.
Leonie Roessler is a The Hague-based composer, performer, and sound artist who has been traveling various countries with her Cultural Spaces project. Initially conceived as pure installation and radio works, she carefully composed portraits of the places she visited during residencies and festivals, recomposing her environment into elaborately crafted sound collages that nevertheless paint an authentic and recognisable picture of each location. She then began to use her recordings for live sets, adding processes to take the audience in and out of a layered world of realities. East Onwards uses material from her residencies in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Panjim - recorded with the Support of Limited Access Festival, New Media Society, STROOM Den Haag, and The Story of Space Festival. Her recordings of Lithuania are purely personal. She and her then four-year old son spent the summer in rural Lithuania with the family of the nurse who had taken care of her grandfather during the last years of his life until the moment of his death.
September 26, 2019
20:30 concert KERNEL PANIC (Edition #39) with VAN DILLEWIJN - MENS - SPOELSTRA
Kernel Panic (Edition #39)
20:30 / €5,-
• Roald van Dillewijn
• Radboud Mens
Radboud Mens is a sound-artist, composer and sound designer who is working with sound since 1982. He started creating noise-machines in 1988. In the early 90’s he attached contact-microphones to dog’s brushes that he used to destroy vinyl records by scratch-playing them, boosting the signal through broken cassette-decks and recording the results. Since many years he builts his own acoustic instruments and sound-installations, like bass-recorder flutes, long string installations, dronemachines and guitars that are played by transducers. These instruments and installations are used in liveconcerts. The recordings are used in new compositions.
Together with Geert-Jan Hobijn he forms the core of Staalplaat Soundsystem. They built sit-specific sound-installations from all the tools, toys, contraptions, appliances, vehicles, buildings, trees, and environments that share our domestic chores, work days, daily lives and urban existence. The talents of the objects and spaces in these sound systems have always been known. Their reputations as performers were overshadowed for a period of time by home audio gear but then that too became an appliance. Radios, turntables, consumer electronic surround sound systems, in fact, are servile in comparison, subservient to a music made elsewhere, whereas give them a little electrical juice and so-called convenience items are happy to perform their own work live anytime anywhere. They perform themselves much like singers in that they are their own instruments. Sometimes they have solos; other times they disappear en masse into the surrounding architecture like Gregorian chant. Their performances are well received by audiences because people have performed on the same instruments. Only a small percentage of an audience will have played, say, a violin; those who have appreciate excellence when they hear it. Most everyone has played a vacuum cleaner or honked a car’s horn; they too seek out their ensembles, their virtuosos. It is more than that. As babies we fall asleep to a clothes dryer’s white noise lullaby, as kids we become entranced by a lopsided spin cycle. As adults we may not be accustomed to seeing our toasters collectively express themselves, but when was the last time a violinist made you breakfast? Hobijn is a composer not just of music or sounds. He composers these sound systems with generous wit and wisdom of care, through a collectivist poetics that rejuvenates, makes young again, the everyday, while polishing the floor. Douglas Kahn.
Radboud Mens has worked with a broad variety of sound artists and composers, including Staalplaat Soundsystem, OHM, Stephan Mathieu, Janek Schaefer, voice-artist Jaap Blonk, Michel Banabila, Craig Ward (ex-Deus). His music has been released by Staalplaat, Mutek_Rec, No Rent Records, ERS, Noise Museum, Tapu Records and Touch. In live situations he collaborated with video-artists such as Remco Schuurbiers, Marco Douma, Bas van Koolwijk and Jpech.
Roald van Dillewijn
Roald van Dillewijn is a sound artist who is always looking for new creative ways to make sounds.
In order to do this he develops software, hacks hardware and builds electronic instruments. The combination of hardware and software leads to powerful new tools for composition, live performances, interactive installations and sound design for various disciplines.
Roald is currently working on his debut album that will be released this fall in a triple cassette box together with a Tapage album and a collaboration with Tapage under the name Tapage & Espoir. The box is issued by the new label Crossfade Tapes. In addition, he places an audio-visual artwork online every day with programmed visuals and new sound experiments.
During his improvised live performances Roald creates worlds in which the listener is carried down to the smallest details that are audible in sound.
If it cannot go wrong, it is not exciting.
Spoelstra calls his music ‘extreme songwriting’. Far fetched mutations of noise rock, math, avant garde, electro and country. What Spoelstra makes live on the spot, as one man using a guitar, a synthesizer, samplers and effects, is radical in many ways and certainly a menace for the average dancefloor.
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September 28, 2019
17:30 concert + discussion RCC - The Art of Violence with ao CHRISTOPHER COLLINGS and ORESTES WILLEMEN
We warmly welcome you to the 39th edition of RCC and the first one of this season; Rebellious Cocktail Clinic aka Research Concert Cycle. For this edition we will have two presentation; a seminar on extended techniques for trumpet by Christopher Collings, and a presentation about the art of violence by Orestes Willemen. And possibly some violent trumpets and extended techniques for arts.
Doors open at 17:45 - presentation starts at 18! There will be snacks and drinks on student friendly prices.
Curated by Abel Fazekas, Sól Ey, Orestes Willemen, Sofia Vieira