Ephémère February 2016


Date: 11th February 2016

Time: 20:30 (doors open at 20:00, concert start at 20:30 sharp)

Entry is 3€

Program :

Protein Reality: Chris Pitsiokos / Noah Punkt / Phillipp Scholz

The trio features Chris Pitsiokos on alto saxophone, Noah Punkt on bass, and Phillipp Scholz on drums.

Chris Pitsiokos (b. 1990) is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of extreme rock forms and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis, Brian Ferneyhough, and Helmut Lachenmann. Recent/current collaborators include Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Brian Chase, Mick Barr, Marc Edwards, Nate Wooley, Peter Evans, Joe Morris, Brandon Seabrook and Weasel Walter. Chris has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the US. Chris was a 2015 recipient of a generous grant from the Robert D Bielecki Foundation and his music has been featured in the Village Voice, WKCR, WFMU, and on Alex Ross’ blog, The Rest Is Noise. www.chrispitsiokos.com

Noah Punkt was born 1984. He plays el-bass / double bass / prepared instruments and is active in the field of improvisation / composition. He hols bachelor of arts – musicology and teaches at modern music school.

Philipp Scholz is a musician and composer, born in 1990. Student at Dresden and Leipzig. In 2014 he won the „ Neuer Münchner Jazzpreis“. He toured in: India, USA, Poland; Latvia, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, France, Portugal. He worked with and learned from: Werner Neumann, Heinrich Köbberling, Rudi Mahall, Pablo Held Hayden Chisholm, Jürgen Friedrich, Uli Kempendorff, Yves Theiler, Johannes Enders, Chris Pitsiokos, Claudio Puntin.


Nora Mulder / Rogier Smal / Koen Kaptijn

Nora is trained as a classical pianist in Rotterdam and Paris and now performing contemporary composed & improvised music on piano & cymbalom.

She performs solo, with her own groups 7090 and Trolleybus and with various ensembles for contemporary music throughout Europe. Apart from playing “concert music” whether composed or improvised, on piano or cymbalom, Nora surges for all possibilities of performance: a musician is not just heard, also to be seen. Therefor she is also to be seen in theatre and dance performances and works frequently with visual artists, dancers, actors, poets and chefs.

Rogier Smal is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. He plays with different groups, musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Dagora, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, David Birchall, Eugene Chadbourne, Asuna Arashi, Frankie Vis, City Hands, Yedo Gibson, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Cathy Heyden, Ryoko Ono, Daevid Allen, Nora Mulder, Arvind Ganga, Johannes Lunds, Maria Bertel, Don McGreevy and many more..

Koen Kaptijn is involved as a trombonist, improviser, composer and performance artist in 7090, Nieuw Trombone Collectief, CLAZZ Ensemble, David Kweksilber Big Band, Splendor Amsterdam, De Koene Ridders en de Veenfabriek. Besides this, a wide range of freelance based work in Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Rosa Ensemble and Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, makes Koen a flexible and highly active figures in the Dutch contemporary music scene.

Machinefabriek / Goncalo Almeida

Machinefabriek is the alias of Rutger Zuydervelt. Rutger’s music combines elements of ambient, noise, minimalism, drone, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments. His pieces can be heard as an attempt to create sonic environments for the listener to dwell in. Finding tension in texture, tone and timing, the result can be very minimalistic at first glance, but reveals itself upon closer listening. The devil is in the details. Rutger was born in 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) and now resides in Rotterdam. He started recording as Machinefabriek in 2004. After a series of self released cd-rs, his official debut Marijn was issued in 2006, with great critical acclaim. Since than, a solid stream of music was released on labels such as Type, Important, Home Normal, 12K, Entr’acte, Dekorder, Miasmah, Consouling Sounds, Experimedia and Staalplaat. He performed all over the globe, from Canada to Israel and from Russia to Japan.

Gonçalo Almeida born in 1978 Lisbon, Portugal.

Lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he followed studies at Rotterdams Conservatorium, having studied with Heyn van Geyn, Stefan Lievestro, Marius Beets and Peter Leerdman, finishing his master degree in 2008. Plays in a variety of projects that go from modern jazz, freejazz, jazzcore and free improvisation music, having shared the stage with improvisers such has Chris Speed, Carlos Zíngaro, Wilbert de Joode, Martin van Duynhoven, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Rodrigo Amado, Tobias Klein, Jasper Stadhouders among others. Also has been working in collaboration with multi media such as video artists, modern dancers, poets, and theater makers. In the main projects that he is involved as double bass player, he has a deep input as a composer.