Ephémère March 2012


Otso Lahdeoja 

Otso Lahdeoja will perform a solo set for augmented guitar, created in Quebec during the winter 2011. The piece is called MUE, a french word referring to a metamorphosis, specifically the moulting of an insect or a reptile. It explores the many sonic sides of the augmented guitar, from acoustic to electronic. The music gradually unfolds new soundscapes, as a sonic road movie. MUE was originally created for music and live video, this time the piece will be performed in solo audio version. Otso Lahdeoja is a Finnish guitarist, composer and music researcher, currently based in Brussels. He has conducted research work on augmented instruments, leading to the construction of his augmented guitar on which he performs nowadays. His music aims to create a sonic space between the acoustic and the electric, effectively merging the instrumental tradition and electronic soundscapes. Otso’s artistic and scientific work has led him to perform and lecture around Europe, Canada, U.S.A. and Africa. Currently, he is working towards the domain of sonic installations and interactive spaces for music performance. http://otsola.org/http://otsola.org/http://otsola.org/

Govaert / De Joode / Stadhouders

Onno Govaert: drums / Wilbert De Joode: bass / Jasper Stadhouders: guitar

Govaert / De Joode / Stadhouders improvise. The trio comes from the vibrant Amsterdam improvised music scene and unites two generations of improvisers: the young and upcoming Onno Govaert and Jasper Stadhouders and the very experienced Wilbert De Joode. They all have worked with many of the (inter)national improv superstars. The music they play is extremely flexible and non-idiomatic.

Celer & Machinefabriek

Celer is Will Long, who currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, working in publishing, photography, music, and writing. He manages the label Two Acorns, and handles all releases, communication, and distribution of Celer and Chubby Wolf, also performing live regularly as Celer, and collaborating with other artists. www.thesingularwe.org
Machinefabriek s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as films without image, with a sharp ear for detail. After releasing a series of self released CD-Rs, the official debut, Marijn, was issued by Lampse in 2006.
Rutger Zuydervelt was born in 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), but now resides in Rotterdam. He started working as Machine-fabriek in 2004. The name (meaning machine factory) was on the facade of a building Rutger passed everytime he went shopping for groceries. Except for a few piano and guitar lessons when he was young, Rutger didnt study music. Instead, he graduated as a graphic designer. The sleeves of his releases are practically always designer by Rutger himself, being a crucial part of the music.

Jan Kleefstra, Romke Kleefstra & Chris Bakker

Jan and Romke Kleefstra are mixing poetry, music and video on a spatial and melancholic manner, which originates in the human- free landscape of the Empty In the middle of Friesland. The fragments will land between the lakes and near the sea and the sensory repercussions. The music always creates instant for free improvisation. A list of all performances for recent years can be found on their blog: http://romkekleefstra.blogspot.com/
Anne Chris Bakker s iidea for music was born from a strong need to hand a long, dreamy make music and other sound heavy eruptions with distortion and feedback. Between these extremes are sound patches that occur over time and increasingly abstract from will take. What started as post rock music has become like a sound a bit harder to catch. With his music he wants to get carried away by his won musical imagination.