CONSTANT STRUGGLE

Thursday 21 February an evening with music and art at Helicopter with an exhibition by Samman Padrees and live music by Petronn Sphene, Slaylor Moon and The Sunshine Lounge.
Doors open at 20:30
 
Helicopter 
Beatrijsstraat 10, Den Haag (entrance through the blue gate)
 
SAMMAN PADREES 
is the combined effort of Samantha Rees and Manuel Padding.
They will show a set of collages under the banner “Constant Struggle”.
Riffing on themes of hindsight perspective, nature persisting and trying (and failing) to understand what it means to be human in a slowly
disintegrating world.  Possibility of a sculpture being present is there.
Live action music by:
 
SLAYLOR MOON (Can)
Free form explorations into a pulsating groove zone, taking time to
enfold a soothing foot shuffle universe where floating around and
breathing fresh life force enhancing mind/body jams should be time
spent eternal. Lineage from laying down solid concrete foundation to withstand ripping  Shearing Pinx blasts to riding bubbly The Courtneys waves into sunshine youth wishfulness with a fringe to match.
 
PETRONN SPHENE  (Eng)
Timeless sonic witchcraft connecting pagan eternal spirit with mind
altering electronic music, adopting a “hard gaan” aesthetics with a
“The Drugs” as a communication method for altered ADHD full blast
personal wisdom projected straight into the soul, transcendent intellectual intensity. Think psychedelic time warped gabber and power new age.
Solo space pod escape from Urocerus Gigas of Guttersnipe.
 
THE SUNSHINE LOUNGE (Sco)
Embracing both the up and the down in a solar eclipse of the heart sort
of way, once “The Taste” grabs hold, there is no turning back. Whether
banging pots and pans or navigate modular electric pulses through
self made instruments there is always the awareness that darkness is
ever present. To embrace this darkness and to be able to still sound so
life affirming is pure raging, “Eat The Breid”.
This evening will be the presentation of his new tape “Mountain On Legs”

Studio available at Helicopter

As from the start of March (or as soon after as possible), we at Helicopter are inviting a like-minded artist to share with us our studio-space in Moerwijk (The Hague). We exist as a collective since 2015 in a former school

In our building we have approximately 10 private working spaces, a project space, a yard, a shared kitchen and a small music room. The project space and the school yard are used for our public program and for short try outs. Get a better impression of our activities by checking our website: http://helicopter.studio/

We are offering a +-15 m2 individual studio in the second floor, with natural light and its own connected storage space (please see the photos). Due to the available studio being wall to wall with other working spaces, it is unsuited for noisy work, but the project space and the music room are bookable for any kind of tests.

Rent: 50 per month (incl all energy costs and high-speed internet). If you are interested please send us a short text about yourself and what would your addition to Helicopter be, together with a link to your website or online presence/pdf per email with the subject ‘Open Call Studio’ to:

stichtinghelicopter@gmail.com

Deadline: 31st of January 2019

Selected candidates will be invited shortly to see the space and to meet us for an interview, over coffee.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
The Helicopter team.

Suzuki Junzo / Momentum Lost / Leonie Roessler / Mark Kloeg

Saturday November 3  // 19.30 – 23.30

4 Amazing artists, guitar guru, laptop maestro, compositional genius and accordion wonderboy… dae it

Suzuki Junzo (JP)

Vocal/Guitar based in Tokyo.
Member of the Tokyo Psych veteran MIMINOKOTO and 20 Guilders(Duo with Mitsuru Tabata of Boredoms/Zeni Geva/Acid Mothers Temple)

Recent years, Japanese guitarist Suzuki Junzo focused and stripped down with A 21st century drone/space electric-blues albums from UTECH RECORDS/NOD AND SMILE RECORDS and toured over US/EU/UK. Crystalline guitar passages soaked in reverb and distorted sadness. Junzo’s recent Solo Albums are joined by Ikuro Takahashi of LSD March, Kousokuya and ex-drummer of Fushitsusha and High Rise and engineerd by Richard Horner at Black Snow Flake Sound in Sapporo/Hookaido. Corroborating with the cosmic dead and many other.

ttps://suzukijunzo.bandcamp.com/track/don-rigoberto

 

Leonie Roessler

Sound/Installation Artist – Composer – Performer based in The Hague, Netherlands.

 

Raised in the Ruhr District (Ruhrgebiet) in Germany, Leonie relocated to Los Angeles as a teenager. She studied classical guitar at Los Angeles City College, and received a Bachelor Degree in Composition along with a Minor in Dance Performance at California State University Northridge in 2010.

She then moved to the Netherlands and earned her Master Degree in Composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013, where she studied with Peter Adriaansz and Calliope Tsoupaki. She then completed a one-year course at the Institute of Sonology, where she focused on Field Recording and the Spatialization of Sound. In 2016 she finished the fourth and last year of the Contemporary Music Through Non-Western Techniques Program at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Rafael Reina as her principle teacher.

http://leonieroessler.com/

Mark Kloeg

https://soundcloud.com/kloeg

 

 

 

 

 

Momentum Lost

Torn between opposites, momentum lost syphons calmness from chaos while melody and noise collide to create drone based ambient music.

https://soundcloud.com/momentumlostmusic

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/326302121471656/

Unplugged #2

The second edition of UNPLUGGED is here!
UNPLUGGED is an insiders joke among the Helicopter members that turned into an annual event. Welcome to an evening full of performances at Helicopter’s yard and project space, with the only premise of: NO ELECTRICITY!

With: Channa Boon, Yael Levy & Nikos Kokolakis, Anna Moreno, Sara Pape, Arefeh Riahi, Dewi de Vree and more to be announced.

Curated by: Anna Moreno

PROGRAM (stay tuned for updates!)
20:00 Doors open
20:30 Sara Pape: Unstable Ground (participatory performance and installation)
21:00 Channa Boon: The Singing Building (participatory performance)
21:30 Arefeh Riahi: Pun Plugged (participatory performance)
22:00 Dewi de Vree: Modes of Motion no. I (performance)
22:20 Anna Moreno: Time’s Arrow does not shoot straight (performance)
22:45 Yael Levy & Nikos Kokolakis: Experiments with lights and projection

Get ready for a dark and mesmerising evening!
Drinks available at the bar.
Entrance fee is donation-based (min. 2€)