Ephémère February 2013


poster design: Karl Ingi Karlsson

Ephémère 14th February 2013  

(entrance is 3€, doors open at 20:00, concert starts at 20:30)


Martijn Barendregt  – No-input-mixer

Renato Ferreira – Free improvisation solo

Fani Konstantinidou – Live electronics

Colin Hacklander – Next time, die consciously


No-input-mixer – Martijn Barendregt

Martijn Barendregt will perform with a no-input-mixer setup. He will play textures of sound over 4 speakers surrounding him and the audience. No earplugs needed.

Martijn Barendregt is an musician/composer situated in the city of The Hague. After playing guitar for several years he got more and more in to electronic music. His interest in electronic music started with a small guitar-effects pedal, a speaker and a microphone connected in a feedback-loop. He studies Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His main subject is feedback-systems in both the digital and analogue domain. A great deal of his oeuvre consists of improvisations where either digital or analogue forms of feedback are used as the basis of his performances. Next to electronic music he works on the music for the documentary “Zout Water” by Anne Fehres and follows Jazz classes. This year (2013) he will be graduating. (soundcloud.com/martijn-barendregt)


Free improvisation solo – Renato Ferreira

The performance to take place at Studio Loos in the Hague will be based in improvised music of the player. No more detail can be given, since the content of the performance is improvised and should be kept as a secret until the moment that the performer starts to play.

Renato Ferreira (1981) was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a composer, improviser, double bass player, tenor sax player. He graduated from a Bachelor degree in composition at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (2007-2011) and he is currently continuing with a Master degree in composition from the same conservatory. Renato is involved with different kinds of music and art, with interchange of disciplines and people. He started to play free improvisation music in 2004, with the brazilian collective Abaetetuba. In Europe, already played with John Edwards, Steve Noble, Dominique Lash, Marcio Mattos, Anne La Berge, Nora Mulder, Wilbert De Joode, Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Michael Vatcher, Michael Moore, Joost Buis, Oscar Jan Hoogland, John Dijkman, Yedo Gibson, Wim Janssen, Eric Boeren, Marie Guilleray, Alan “Gunga” Purves, Alfredo Genovesi, Hans Houtman, Roro, Luc Van Weelden, Stephen Doyle etc. Currently Renato is living and working in Amsterdam.


Live electronics – Fani Konstantinidou

This performance is inspired by people, ideas, places and of course recordings of the past six months. From Greece to Poland and from Spain back to the Netherlands.

Fani Konstantinidou is a sound artist – composer of electronic/electroacoustic music, living and working in The Hague, the Netherlands. Her artistic research focuses on conceptual composition, sonic images and the perception/imagination of the listener in electroacoustic music. Currently, she is expanding this research by investigating how the cultural/social and individual differences of the audience can affect the listening process. Through her music she explores the power of space and time on each individual sound, especially as compositional tools that affect listener’s perception. She has a particular interest in the combination of computer generated sounds with physical sound sources.


Next time, die consciously – Colin Hacklander as GOOD GOD

When you stare into the abyss and the abyss stares back into you… A complacent life is a failed life. F… YOU / I LOVE YOU (…and what is at the core?  Is it…). Maybe the purpose of the life is to prepare for death… and how to prepare? “He died from one stab to the head… through his skull… I actually had to knock the knife out…” (Resonating objects with transducers; programming with Max/Msp; piezos; algorithmic bits via playback; other; DRUMSET…)

Colin Hacklander is a self-taught drummer and composer who tours, organizes events, and works with various artist organizations in Berlin, Minneapolis, NYC and now in Den Haag.  See Mica Moca, NK, Salon Bruit, OpenSound, GH, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Dystopia, Minneapolis Free Music Society, Capillary Action, Contemporary Music Workshop, Sound Gallery, Consortium of Symphonic Transients, and also Institute of Sonology…  Drums, electronics, live processing, composition. Biological Father, GOOD GOD…  Shared bills with Lightning Bolt, Wolf Eyes, Deerhoof, Joke Lanz, Shelley Hirsch, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Japanther, Jim Black, toured with Charles Hayward, performed with Doudou N’diaye Rose, performed under James Dillon… (www.goodgod.biz / soundcloud.com/goodgodd)