GEO, City Hands & Strict Nurse and Steffan de Turck

+ Radio Tonka Dj’s Kenny Harder, Slowboy and Manny Pads on the decks.

Thursday 07 October, doors 20:30, €6

Helicopter, Beatrijsstraat 10, Den Haag(enter through the blue gate and across the schoolyard) 

GEO, post punk no wave blasts reigned in by slightly deranged vocals and tight as fuck rythm section is visiting Helicopter on their first ever tour. Groningen represent and i’ve got a feeling visiting this show is future bragging rights as they have that special vibe to make it happen and you can say you saw them first.First release chosen as a bandcamp essential and already in its 2nd pressing.

City Hands & Strict Nurse and Steffan de Turck,
City Hands will do a short opening set with tapes and space, simple but effective and deliberately imprecise. City Hands Will be joined by Strict Nurse and Steffan de Turck. A new power trio of sorts. First times are always special so another reading to come over and join this show.

Broodbaksessies, Jeroen Uyttendaele, Bas Zoontjens, Lizzy Bax

We’re delighted to welcome you to this on September 11 to an evening with some fine visual and musical acts. Come and enjoy with us:

Broodbaksessies is a collaborative project of free improvisation and mashup techniques (ab)using existing materials. Through intense live editing Terry Vreeburg and Maarten Wesselius are looking to create fun and exciting new pieces, rich in detail and variation, by seizing elements from the source material and forcing them into a new environment. Everything topped off with the gurgly sonic sauce of a broken Silver Matrix.

Jeroen Uyttendaele
“Tafelmanieren” by Jeroen Uyttendaele (table-manners) is a performative installation that explore sound characteristics of materials. Feedback, sinewaves and fieldrecordings traverse through a maze of resonant objects. Objects such as cristal glasses, metal tubes, ceramic bowls, wine glasses, vases are carefully placed onto and in between custom build loudspeakers and small microphones. The objects filter the sounds coming from the loudspeakers creating a constantly evolving and harmonically dense soundscape.

Eerieear is Sebastian Pappalardo from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A sound designer spell caster, embodying the Eerieear spirit vessel as a live coding sound and vision battle unit. Organic and beyond trippy possibilities are created in the moment by live casting and improvising multi language computing incantation jams.Surprisingly funky and fun, embracing the many rock & roll influences from his analog youth.

Bas Zoontjens
After a 3+ month Heart of Darkness zone vibe trip to Porto, Bas Zoontjens channeled this cachaça fueled existential reality check in a series of psychedelic digital collages that contain within them a true sense of the now.

Lizzy Bax
After rendered physically incapable of creating art after her graduation from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in 2013, starting 2021 – to deal with what happened – she started experimenting with new mediums. “My work consists of intuitive figures in the shape of everyday objects and gestures. They serve as vehicles for me to engage with my feelings about struggles in positive, playful ways.”


Beatrijsstraat 10 The Hague (entrance through the blue gate)

Doors: 20:00Entrance: 8EUR

!!! Limited capacity so reserve your spot by sending us an email at

Helicopter X Radio Tonka

///////// Radio Tonka on Location at Helicopter Studios! \\\\\\\\

The Tonka vehicle lands this time at our Helicopter platform. Join us for an evening with 7 musical acts, multiple rooms and installations. Expect:folklore noise-mess spatial minimal vocal dj battles unconventional synthesizers and transmitting deconstructed installationcore synth-mess computer techniques distorting tropical toxic of sci-fi and intense resonances set, tape experience of drum-mess concoction space explorations and melancholia reality under diy-spirit drunk machines fairground humpa


◈ One River
One River is the improvising guitar player Arvind Ganga. Wide and expansive sparse tones slowly tumble over scratching, low rumbling, carefully dosed guitar noises for an intense minimalist experience.

◈ The Sunshine Lost
Is the collaborative sound attack unit of The Sunshine Lounge and Momentum Lost. Electronic device manipulators of earworm MK Ultra brainwash tone zone sessions.

◈ Lam Lai
Lam Lai will perform a live soundscape for a script using pre-recorded tape and synthesisers. “Anatomy of a Date” is a short script written by Lam Lai and Ruta van Hoof in early 2020. It is a scene depicting the lyrical quality of being insistent, where the main character expressed her upbringing complex via talking about her favourite dress and the person she was waiting at the restaurant.

◈ Janneke van der Putten
Janneke van der Putten presents a performance about the limits and possibilities of the human voice in interaction with a portable sound system, called the Voice-Skin. Unconventional vocal techniques and spatial resonances are mixed with electro-acoustic sounds emitted through loudspeakers mounted on the textile surface of the Voice-Skin. The Voice-Skin is a performance intended to be experienced in the same physical space as where it is performed. Due to the movements of the vocalist, the direction of the sound changes constantly. In addition, the sound is enhanced by the shape of the Voice-Skin and by the architecture. The project is a collaboration with multiple composers, designers and the vocalist-performer.
For Helicopter, van der Putten will present the piece by Philemon Mukarno made for her voice and the Voice-Skin. Philemon Mukarno created the work ‘Surat-Surat Perang’ (‘War Letters’). You can view its score via the following link: You can also get an impression of the electroacoustic part (without the acoustic voice) via this link:

‘Voice-Skin #1’ is a production for voice and electro-acoustics performed by Janneke van der Putten (NL), with compositions by Werner Durand (DE), Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta (PE) and Philemon Mukarno (NL). Portable sound system designed by Jesse Howard (US) & Arden Rzewnicki (US). Photography by Gabrielle Barros Martins (NL). Made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Performing Arts Fund and Akademie Schloss Solitude. Produced by Stichting Idraola, Rotterdam, 2019-2021.

◈ ∆D∆E∆W∆
DEW – synth-mess, drum-mess, noise-mess.
When machines get drunk, producing de-synchronized, de-quantized sequences controlling synths and echo’s, with minimal attempt to get it all back in order and an appetite for destruction.

◈ The Undergroundlings
The Undergroundlings are making their first appearance, inviting you into their parallel world of obscure installationcore weirdness.

◈ Snackbar the Ambassador
Snackbar the Ambassador is a Moniker by trans-disciplinary artist Matthias König, based in The Hague (NL), combining music, performance- and visual arts.
His music is best described as a toxic concoction of deconstructed folklore, electronic beat and space explorations, otherworldly sounds, dub, cumbia, schlager, humpa and experimental electronics. Endearing, ugly, attractive, abrasive, compelling and taunting at the same time.
König also hosts a monthly radio show called “SNACKBAR FM” on local radio station Radio Tonka, The Hague.
In his radioshow Snackbar shares with us his personal record collection, that has a huge inspirational impact on his entire art-practice.

◈ Slow Boy & Silver Ghosts
DJ battle by Tonka DJ’s Slow Boy and Silver Ghosts tapes

A video installation of Time is a New Material, an event that took place in teh summer of 2021 in helicopter. Four sound installations were the actors of this playground. They will tell you the story of the the earth through it’s cracking, whirling and dripping.
What is the sound of the echo after human voices escape in the virtual world? A whole life in a single moment, suddenly stops and slowly backtracks in freeze frame.
What is this existence but light, sound and the continuous movement of a heart beating. Speeding up and slowing down, confusion as a thrilling manipulation of perception.

◈ Heli x Tonka DJ Crew
After 01:00 DJ KipKillah and Storm op de Maan will finalise the event with their personal favorites. This is exclusively for everyone to experience on Den Haag fm 92.0 or at !! Until 03:00.


> This event is live broadcasted at Radio Tonka from 23:00 – 03:0092 FM |

Beatrijsstraat 10 The Hague (entrance through the blue gate)
Doors: 20:00
Entrance: 8EUR!!! Limited capacity so reserve your spot by sending us an email at

{SOLD OUT} MYRIADS #29: Simon Whetham, Elisabeth Lusche and Lam Lai

We’re happy to present another episode in our MYRIADS concert series. A wonderful summer night with three outstanding artists: Simon Whetham visits us from France, and brings an arsenal of broken devices and electronics that he controls to make sound. Elisabeth Lusche shows the versatility of the trumpet as a solo instrument. And Lam Lai lets synthesizers introduce subtle rhythms into her ambient sound world. Read below for a bit more info on the artists.

Wednesday 21 July at Helicopter, Beatrijsstraat 10 in Den Haag
Doors open at 20:30, first act at 21:00
Entrance 8 euros. All proceeds go to the artists — keep the arts alive!

We strictly follow corona regulations, including distanced seating. All available seats are reserved by now — if you didn’t make a reservation then we hope to see you next time!

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Since 2005 Simon Whetham (UK) has developed a practice of working with sonic activity as a raw material for creation. He uses environmental sound, employing a variety of methods and techniques in order to obtain often unnoticed and obscured sonic phenomena. He presents his work Channeling, that he is currently developing during his residency at Witte Rook in Breda: numerous found and broken devices and electronics that purl, hiss and screech as they come back alive.

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Elisabeth Lusche is a trumpet player specializing in the performance of new music. Originally from Auburn, Alabama, she now lives and freelances in The Hague. A versatile and innovative player, she elicits a wide range of hidden sounds from her instrument and brings them together with fearless delicacy.

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Hong Kong born, NL based composer Lam Lai is active in instrumental music as well as multidisciplinary work where she combines electronic sounds and performative acts. Her works feature a strong link to daily life elements. In this performance, she introduces the subtlety of rhythm into her electronic ambient sonic world, exploring its playfulness through her performance on synthesizers.

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MYRIADS is an irregular series of concerts focussing on the many facets of and approaches to experimentation, improvisation, musicality and virtuosity, irreverent of any borders

Time is a New Material: Act II

Summer Edition

We invite you to an hour long performance. Four sound installations are the actors of this playground. They will tell you the story of the the earth through it’s cracking, whirling and dripping.

What is the sound of the echo after human voices escape in the virtual world? A whole life in a single moment, suddenly stops and slowly backtracks in freeze frame.
What is this existence but light, sound and the continuous movement of a heart beating. Speeding up and slowing down, confusion as a thrilling manipulation of perception.

Last February we started this event in the snow, now in the hottest season of the year the materials react differently under the sun. Just as the world, our yard is not a fixed scenery but interacts with all living and non-living beings. In times of complexity the simplicity of the sun making the ice melt is soothing. This summer edition you can come in and walk through the performance. Or if you prefer you can listen to the live stream from anywhere you want. It is up to you if you want to enter the digital or physical universe.

When: Saturday July the 17th between 2.30 and 3.30 PM.

Performers and artists: Dewi de Vree, Mischa Daams, Manuel Padding and Sara Pape.

This is an open air and indoor event for 40 people max. We are gonna strictly follow Covid 1,5 m regulations. Reserve fast. Free entrance, reservation required.