Ephémère January 2015
poster design: Gabriele Hultsch
New Rumors and Other Noises
Ada Rave – saxes / Raoul van der Weide – contrabass / Nicolas Chientaroli – piano
‘New Rumours & Other Noises‘ is a new instant composing trio mixing playfulness and concentration – with the use of prepared instruments, extended techniques, voice and objects – into refractory and unprecedented sonic adventure’.
Raoul performed with a numerous amount of great individual improvisers and was member of the Guus Janssen Septet, Paul Termos Trio, Ab Baars Sextet, Spazio trio (with Guenther Sommer/d and Conny Bauer/trb), AS IF trio and is recently active with Blue Lines Trio and ‘New Rumours (And Other Noises’).
In 2010 he started ‘The White Noise Orchestra’, an experimental collective instant composing ensemble working specifically in low dynamic areas.
In 2009 he started the Amsterdam based improvising curators platform called ‘OORSPRONG curators series/OCS’, a monthly programming initiative promoting high degree zero ‘blinddate+instant composing lineups’. Each month these lineups are curated and presented by 3 different invited curators form different improvisation backgrounds: dance, electronics an acoustic music.
Aldo Aranda – percussion
Aldo Aranda Studied at the Superior School of Music and Fine Arts of Mexico City and subsequently enters the National School of Music “ENM-UNAM”, where he studies with Gabriela Jiménez, Principal of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City. In 1998 and 1999, Aranda takes part of the Advanced Studies in Percussion given by the Percussion Quartet “Tambuco”. In 2003-2005 he graduated on Marimba with Professor Ludwig Albert, Composition with Wim Henderickx at the Flemish Royal Conservatory and received a scholarship from the National Institute for the Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) and the National Fund for The Culture and the Arts (FONCA) from the Mexican government. In 2008, he graduates in Contemporary Percussion with a minor in Sonology and composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with the teachers Luuk Nagtegal, Fedor Teunisse and Hans Zonderop in Percussion, Kess Tazelaar and Paul Berg in Sonology and Composition with Martijn Padding at the same institution. In 2009 he specialize in Music Theatre/Percussion at Fontys Conservatory under the coaching of the renowned percussionist Arnold Marinissen. Aranda has participated in various master classes, workshops and courses in Mexico, United States and Europe with renowned artists from all around the world as Keiko Abe, Evelien Glennie, Pedro Carneiro, Ney Rosauro, Collin Currie and Steven Schick, to mention a few. He has received honourable mentions in the 1st and 2nd Contest and International Festival of Marimba Players in the state of Chiapas, Mexico in the years 1999 and 2001. As a composer, he has received the invitation for the publication of his piece “The Colour of the Fire” for Solo Marimba in the Dutch editorial Beurskens Edition. As a classical percussionist he has performed with the Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra “deFilharmonie”, Symphonic Orchestra Carlos Chavez, Mexican Fine Arts Opera orchestra. He has also performed and tour worldwide with the Theater Company “Troubleyn” and the artist, sculptor and director Jan Fabre with the production “History Aranda also performed and worked with renowned ensembles, choreographers, conductors, composers and companies in contemporary and classical music such as Placido Domingo, Neeme Jarvi, Asko-Schoenberg Ensemble, Jan Fabre, Louis Andriessen, Erich Sleichem, LOOS Ensemble, Cora Bos-Kroese, Gabriela Ortiz, Raul Tudon, Heiner Gobbels, ONIX ensemble, (Mexico). As a soloist, he has premiered more than 15 different pieces from Latin American, Asian and European composers and has been commissioned new pieces for Chamber Ensemble, Marimba and Percussion to renowned young composers from Europe, Mexico and USA. Made several tours in Asia, Europe and Africa and given recitals and concerts in the main halls of Mexico City and other states of the republic, as well being invited to the most prestigious festivals such as “Festival d Avignon”, “Aarhus festival”, “Gaudeamus Music week”, “Netherlands Music Days”, “Sonic Visions”, “Cervantino International Festival”. As an artist/composer he has created new performances with dance, electronics and live music premiered in the Netherlands and presented in the European heritage days in 2009. In 2010-2011 he performed on several festivals and forums of electroacoustic and modern music in Mexico and Europe. Also created a new duet with harpist Sarah Nichols called “Wooden Strings” based in Holland that has been invited to the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, Canada and more recently to HIFA International Festival in Harare, Zimbabwe in 2012 & Dakota theatre series in The Hague, Netherlands.
“Don’t spread Germs” and other stories
Fani Konstantinidou – electronics
In this special performance, she is looking into correlations between her sonic identity and real images. She collects old and newer recordings to create new places and spaces and integrates them with visual stories and short films from the past.
Fani Konstantinidou is a composer / sound artist and music researcher based in the Netherlands. Her music, focuses on conceptual composition, sonic images and the perception – imagination of the listener in electroacoustic music. Currently, she is expanding this subject by investigating how the cultural, social and individual differences of the audience can affect the listening process. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the collective FM effects.