Ephémère May 2015

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Roy Guzman – fixed media
Bolka – solo live electronics
No is No – improvised music

Doors open at 20:00, concert starts at 20:30 (sharp).
Entrance is 3€

Roy Guzman – fixed media
Roy Guzman is a sound artist/composer/live-electronic musician from San Juan Puerto Rico based in The Hague The Netherlands.

Bolka – solo live electronics
Matúš Kobolka (Bolka) is an uprising star of Bratislava experimental scene.
His work is strongly connected to glitch culture, as well as to academic electroacoustic music. After years of building his own software instruments and struggling with micro-compositions, he finally released his debut work on LOM. Since than he is performing as electroacoustic improviser.

No is No – improvised music
Linda Sharrock voice
Mario Rechtern reeds and violin
John Dikeman tenor saxophone
Jaspar Stadhouders guitar
Eric Zinman piano
Onno Govaert drums

Linda Sharrock (also Lynda Sharrock) (born Linda Chambers, April 2, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz singer. Sharrock sang in church choirs as a child. Interested in both folk music and jazz, she studied art while in college and became interested in avant garde music. She performed with Pharoah Sanders in the mid-1960s; late in 1966 she married Sonny Sharrock and began using the spelling Lynda professionally. She worked with him and Sanders into the early 1970s, as well as with Herbie Mann (1969–70). One of her best-known performances is on the 1969 Sonny Sharrock album Black Woman, released on Vortex Records. She toured Istanbul in 1973 and recorded with Joe Bonner in 1974. She divorced Sharrock in 1978 and returned to using “Linda”, though she kept his surname. She moved to Vienna, where she worked with Franz Koglmann, Eric Watson, and Wolfgang Puschnig well into the 1990s. She worked with ensembles such as the Pat Brothers, Red Sun, and AM4 in the 1980s, and with Harry Pepl in 1992.

Mario Rechtern (* 28 December 1942 in Berlin ) is an Austrian musician ( saxophone , clarinet , electronics) in the area of free jazz , no wave and the new improvised music . Rechtern first learned violin and clarinet, then studied in Salzburg at the Mozarteum to continue his studies after obtaining the qualification in 1967 in Prague and the University of Wisconsin to continue where he focused on African-American music and played in the Open Rehearsal Black Music Orchestra early 70s. He came in the 1970s, according to Vienna , where he worked as a musician in the free jazz scene, worked in the main job as a stage designer for theater and opera performances in Austria, the Czech Republic and France. In 1981 he founded in Vienna Laboratory for the formation (H) armonical Basics and Products Open / Open Rehearsals (L.ABOP or L.ABOR), 1998, the corresponding label L.ABOP – LSG as a forum for improvisational music. Since 1996, he played in directcomposing Orcestra with Reinhard Ziegerhofer and Bill Elgart together. He has worked with the Viennese avant-garde musician Fritz Novotny in the formation Reform Art Unit, where he with musicians like Sunny Murray , Paul Fields , Sepp Mitterbauer , Leena Conquest and Linda Sharrock played. The trio formation Shine shape with Georg Edlinger and Volker Kagerer he used “recurring rhythm, BEYOND interwoven and interrupted, minimalist melodies, expanding electronically manipulated with sounds, improvisation, loops and structured forms that are resolved by sound collages and resulting music images. “yet he also worked in film music, as in the projects and films Missing Links and grub. [1] In New York City, he worked with Blaise Siwula and drummer Weasel Walter , in Boston with New Language Collaborative to Eric Zinman.

John Dikeman is an American saxophonist currently residing in Amsterdam. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources, John’s playing runs the gamut of improvised music and technique, ranging from reductionist extended technique based improvisation to full throttle free jazz. The underlying characteristic of his music is an unnerving commitment, a total abandonment to sound. John has performed extensively in the USA as well as Canada, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Sudan, Israel, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands where he is an active performer and organizer. John moved to Amsterdam in December of 2007, after a brief stay in Budapest, Hungary. Since arriving in Amsterdam, John has jumped at the chance to re-enter the world of improvised music. John performs regularly in the Netherlands in venues including the Bimhuis, Paard van Troje, Café Wilhelmina, Paradox, Lindenberg, OT301, etc… John is also a curator for the OT301 New Music and Dance Program as well as the Tabula Rasa series at the Maarten Luther Kerk. Since moving to Amsterdam John has performed with Joe McPhee, Han Bennink, Andy Moor, Terrie Ex, Roy Campbell, Hilliard Greene, Mike Reed, Jeb Bishop, Ab Baars, Nate McBride, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Vatcher, Jason Roebke, Wilbert De Joode, Dirk Bruinsma, Jasper Stadhouders, Onno Govaert, Andrea Taeggi, Frank Rosaly, Klaus Kugel, Yedo Gibson, Renato Ferreira, Raoul van der Weide, Eric Boeren, Viljam Nybacka, Wim Jenssen, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Ivo Bol, Alfredo Genovesi, Meinrad Kneer, Gerri Jager, Stevko Busch, and numerous other musicians from the Dutch and international improvisation scene.

Jasper Stadhouders (Tilburg, the Netherlands, 1989) is a guitarist and bassist based in Amsterdam. He’s performed music on stage since the age of 8. He is an active member of the international improvised music circuit. He is a co-founder of the bands Cactus Truck (with John Dikeman and Onno Govaert), Stadhouders/Govaert/De Joode Trio and two duos with percussionists Dag Erik Knedal Andersen and Nicolas Field. He is also part of such diverse bands as Spinifex and Lily’s Déjà Vu, next to playing countless of ad hoc improv shows. Jasper also occasionally works in the fields of dance, theatre and contemporary composed music. He has played with Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Paal Nilssen-Love, Marshall Allen, Wolter Wierbos, Noel Redding, Ken Vandermark, Jim Black, Andrew D’Angelo, Terrie Ex, Andy Moor, Peter Evans, Frank Rosaly, Dave Rempis, Roy Campbell, Michael Moore, Jeb Bishop, Peter Jacquemyn, Wally Shoup, Ingrid Laubrock, Mars Williams, Michael Vatcher, Alan Wilkinson and many more. Jasper has performed extensively in Europe and the USA, as well as in India.

While still in high school Onno Govaert (1987, Kaatsheuvel, NL) was already playing with such well-known Dutch jazz musicians as Eric Vloeimans and Harmen Fraanje. He moved to Amsterdam to study jazz drums and graduated cum laude from the Conservatorium of Amsterdam in 2009. His playing has variously been described as ‘innovative’, ‘spectacular’, ‘relentless’, ‘possessed by the devil’ and ‘post Jim Black’. ‘Onno Govaert stokes the band’s fires with spazzy rumbles and unflagging motion’, commented Chicago Reader, and Volkskrant described his style as ‘full of initiative and uninhibited’. Onno has appeared regularly in the Bimhuis, including a 2013 Carte Blanche and has taken part two Young VIPS tours for young Dutch talent. In 2015 he will again complete a Young VIPS tour, this time with pianist Kaja Draksler in the duo Feecho. Onno has played at leading European festivals including Moers, Cerkno, Reykjavik, Kosice, Jazzmarathon Brussels, Borealis and ArtActs. He has appeared in venues throughout the world – Centro Cultural Sao Paolo, Cave 12 (CH), Wind Up Space (US), Goethe Insitute Lisbao and others. Beside his regular ensembles – Cactus Truck, Stadhouders/Goavert/deJoode, Feecho – Onno plays with a broad spectrum of creative musicians, including Ab Baars, Terri Ex, Andy Moore, Ken Vandermark, Theo Loevendie, Dave Rempis, Peter Jacquemyn, Joost Buis and Ig Henneman.

Eric Zinman was born and educated in Boston, MA . He studied music/composition with Bill Dixon at Bennington College and later George Russell and Jimmy Giuffre at New England Conservatory. He formed a piano trio with percussionist Laurence Cook, bassist Craig Schildhauer and later bassists John Voigt and Jacob William. For years, he has been an active producer, performer and organizer and composer and arranger of ensembles in Boston including Citizen’s Orchestra with Stanley Jason Zappa and the ensemble New Language Collaborative with Syd Smart, drums and Glynis Lomon, cello. Turning away from the music scene he worked in theatre, with poets and with painter Linda Clave. Mr. Zinman has collaborated with artist, Aldo Tambellini in presenting performances which used Tambellini’s films, videos and poetry read with poet singer actress Lo Galluccio. In 2006, he began to play and gain recognition in Europe in collaboration with Austrian based musician/artist Mario Rechtern, and a trio with French bassist Benjamin Duboc and percussionist Didier Lasserre and later Makoto Sato with bassist Yoram Rosillio He has performed in 6 different countries and has been reviewed in 6 different languages. Since 2005 musician/composer Eric Zinman has been recorded and produced on Cadence(US), Ayler, (France) Studio234(USA), Improvising Beings(France. ) and”Nottwo Records(Poland). He is listed in the 19th edition Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings.