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. Don’t 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 under and intense resonances set, tape experience of drum-mess concoction space explorations and melancholia reality diy-spirit drunk machines fairground humpa

With this colourful line up of creatures:

Slow Boy & Silver Ghosts
Marlene Fally
Two Rivers
Lam Lai
The Undergroundlings
Janneke van der Putten
Snackbar the Ambassador
Heli x Tonka DJ Crew
TIANM> Livestreamed at Radio Tonka from 23:00 – 03:00
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 stichtinghelicopter@gmail.com

{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. https://www.simonwhetham.co.uk/

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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. https://www.elisabethlusche.com/

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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. http://www.lamlai.com

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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. timeisanewmaterial@gmail.com 

M.I.T Tour- Next Stop : Helicopter

Next Stop : Helicopter

As may you know Music in Transition has no space to continue the series at the moment, so….lets tour the local underground!

We are gonna visit HELICOPTER and bring a blast line up to celebrate it.

Please read carefully this invitation, all information is important.

This is a open air event for 40 people max with bbq (bring anything you would like to creatively cook), if it rains that day we unfortunately will have just 17 indoor seats. We are gonna strictly follow Covid 1,5 m regulations. Reserve fast and bring your favourite mask 

We will start at 18h – 10e Cash at doors/No pin – with reservation first 


This is the Blast LINE UP:

RAH (Electro acoustic Storytelling)

Is an interdisciplinary storytelling project electroacoustic music and percussion.

Rah is a project conformed from Sohrab Motabar in computer synthesis, Siamak Anvari sound processing and Rubén Castillo del Pozo percussion and objects
This occasion features Annick Odom as double bass and storyteller.


(Mega Indian Flow)

They will bring you to a concert of North Indian Classical music with modern interpretations of traditions that trace back to the early history of India. A duo concert of the Hindustani Violin and Tabla, the duo will exchange solo and accompanying roles, often blurring into collective improvisation spaces based on Ragas (Melodies) and Talas (Rhythms). The aesthetic will be
atmospheric yet thrilling. A blast show!


(One Woman BanjoFolkTrash band)

Jessie Leyten will visit us in Den Haag from Groningen with a power banjo solo style.

After drinking, driving and smoking too much for some years, she quit all of this. But blood is thicker than water….

Nono and the sinking Ship is a solo full band with a simple set up with an unstoppable effect . Songs inspired by living on a ship, all the problems in life and the world, happy tunes with dark background, still punk.nonoandthesinkingship.bandcamp.com

Thanks a lot to Helicopter!!

Helicopter is an artist initiative located in a former school building in Moerwijk, Den Haag and comprises artists and musicians with the desire to strengthen their ability to ‘zoom out’ and to obtain ‘Helicopter’ view; a wider vision on the world, to include and to embrace new thoughts and ideas.The building is used as a platform to develop and present artworks, organize exhibitions and events, connect with like-minded artists, the neighbourhood and other local collectives to inspire, share and exchange.https://helicopter.studio

Music In Transition is presented by &Collective Stichting,
www.andcollective.org ) this time with financial support from Van Ommeren De Voogt Stichting.

Music in Transition with COVID-19 Protocols ******************

Open Call – Helicopter Studios

As from mid Juli, we at Helicopter are inviting two like-minded artists to share with us our studio-space in Moerwijk (The Hague). Are you a passionate artist with an experimental mindset that wants to join a creative community that is empowering themselves by learning and practicing self-organisation strategies? Do you have a sense of community and are you willing to spend a part of your time to Helicopter’s collective needs such as the public program, practical maintenance or neighbourhood relations? Do you have a practical and hands-on mentality? Then we are looking for you! Check out the pdf below for more information.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Helicopter team