Ephémère March 2017 – Taking position #2

Studio Loos : De Constant Rebequeplein 20B, Den Haag.
Doors open at 20:00, concert starts at 20:30 sharp.
Entry is 3€.
Nora & Roro – Free improvisation
Nora Mulder & Rogier Smal is Internationally operating Piano and Drums Duo from Amsterdam.
Searching the bounderies in improvised music and humour.
Nora Mulder 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.
Besides playing in art collective Dagora he plays with different musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Jaap Blonk, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Geoff Leigh, Ludo Mich, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Daevid Allen, Morihide Sawada and many more.
Jaap Blonk – Vibrant Islands
Dutch soundpoet Jaap Blonk is a must-be-experienced phenomenon, one of the very few people who realize the potential of sound poetry as a crazy thing that spans all the evocative power of language, music, physical performance, and some other ineffable stuff we don’t want to mention, all at once.
“Vibrant Islands” is a cycle of 9 pieces for acoustic vocal performance. Each movements consists of a number of “islands” containing phonetic signs, many of which were invented by myself.
For many years Jaap Blonk has been working on his personal extension of the International Phonetic Alphabet: BLIPAX (BLonks IPA eXtended). In the performance the islands can be visited in any order, and repeatedly as well. In every score of the cycle the coastal lines have a different form, or instance angular, crenelated, straight or rounded, according to the prevalent sound character of the movement.
Darien Brito – Audio visual performance
Composer, electronic music producer & audiovisual explorer, Darien began his violin studies in the Franz Liszt Conservatory of Music and graduated in 2010, awarded by the institution with the “Franz Liszt prize for academic excellence” and later with the “Cultural Scholarship” by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Culture. He has played in numerous recitals with ensembles and as a soloist and has obtained national violin prizes. As a composer he has written works for many different ensembles, from solo pieces to chamber music, electronic music and orchestral works, and has premiered around the world.