May 31 // 17:00 ArtScience exhibition (free) – 20.30 Myriads concerts (3EUR, cheap beers, all money goes to the artists)
Helicopter, Beatrijsstraat 10 Den Haag (Enter through the blue gate opposite Cafe Elta)
We start off the program at 17:00 with ‘Fasten your Senses’, a one night showcase of crossings between visual, sonic and performance arts by ArtScience 3rd year students: “ArtScience bachelor 3rd year opens their intimate world of multi-sensorial exploration, pulling at tradition with varying pressure. To fasten means to make secure, but also to single out, to concentrate on. Let us be your guide in broadening the width of what you thought you could possibly perceive.” For more info on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/351867719020611/
Followed at 20.30 hrs by the NOT TO BE MISSED concert program ‘Myriads’, organized by Arvind Ganga: “It’s been some six months since the last MYRIADS concert. That’s way too long indeed. So we’re ecstatic to say we’re back! And how. I can’t express how stoked I am with this line up. Tony Guarino returns to Helicopter and you know he always has something insane up his sleeve. Grzegorz Marciniak & Ábel Fazekas perform an intimate nocturnal sound composition for two melodicas. And then there is the scorching hot super trio of Chris Corsano, David Maranha and Richard Youngs to melt our little class room down. More info on the artists below. You cannot miss this. I repeat: you cannot miss this!
This concert is made possible with help of the municipality of Den Haag.
/////// Chris Corsano (US), David Maranha (PT) and Richard Youngs (UK) A full on full frontal assault by three experimental superstars:
Chris Corsano has been active at the intersections of collective improvisation, free jazz, avant-rock, and noise music since the late 1990’s. He shouldn’t need an introduction, as he is widely regarded one of the most exciting, inventive, and prolific drummers around. His playing is dynamic and spontaneous, relentless, light and powerful at the same time. Always sensitive to what is happening around him, allowing the others full freedom while maintaining his own direction with maximum determination. http://www.cor-sano.com
David Maranha is a multi-disciplinary artist from Portugal, combining sculpture, music and architecture. He’s active as a musician since the mid-eighties, working solo, in different bands, and improvising with others. His searing hot minimalist organ pieces seem quiet on the surface but are dangerous and unpredictable like a puddle of boiling lava. http://davidmaranha.blogspot.com/
Richard Youngs has been involved with music since the late eighties. He is classically trained in piano and guitar, but grew up with punk rock and its DIY ethic. A versatile musician, his work ranges from folk performances to work with orchestras, from a modern pop album to scores for the BBC or art and feature films, and from singing to being a drum machinist. His now famous quote “I went to a laptop concert and decided I was going to sing” gives a glimpse into his mind. Completely unpredictable, fearless and bonkers. https://www.nofansrecords.com/
/////// Tony Guarino is a percussionist from NYC currently studying at the Institute of Sonology. His practice establishes contact with discarded and everyday objects— evoking ecstatic states of dissociative listening. https://soundcloud.com/ritz_crackers
////// Grzegorz Marciniak & Ábel Fazekas Marciniak and Fazekas study composition and ArtScience at the conservatory of Den Haag. They perform “Knots”, a sound composition for two melodicas written in summer / autumn 2018. The idea of the work was to write an ambient, intimate-like-music, intended to be performed in room-like spaces. The word Knots sounds like the Polish pronunciation of the word Noc (Night) and refers to the nocturnal atmosphere of the composition. http://notsonorth.tumblr.com/
Experimental sound performance and part of an ongoing research to the sensorial experience of physical experiments, using a collection of self made and hacked electromagnetic and electronic instruments by Dewi de Vree. She’s also part of the duo Magnetoceptia, a series of performances and installations around antenna-costumes together with Patrizia Ruthensteiner (AT), initiator and organizer at Villa K in The Hague and part of Instrument Inventors Initiative ‘iii’ and ‘Helicopter’.
////////// OORCONTACT + DANIELLE DAVIDSON
Electronic improvisation duo Oorcontact collaborates with visual artist Daniëlle Davidson. She draws and paints spontaneously using a variety of materials while Oorcontact instantly compose their music. Both image and music are purely improvised, and both are continuously reacting to one another in a constant dialogue.
“In our live performances a view of the paintings, filmed by a camera, is projected on a large surface both for the audience and the musicians. The imagery ranges from very abstract and very focused on the material itself (mostly in the case of paint, some of which is home-made) to very figurative and expressive (mostly in the case of pencils, crayons and markers).”
Helicopter – Beatrijsstraat 10, Den Haag >>>> Enter through the blue gate opposite Cafe Elta and cross the yard Doors at 20:30 Entrance 5 EUR
////////////// ’20 Guilders’ – Cosmic Acid folk scenestars Suzuki Junzo and Mitsuru Tabata from Tokyo (JP). Mitsuru Tabata’s musical career is as bright and unusual as the musician himself, involved in the dawning of BOREDOMS, ZENI GEVA, and ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE all legendary bands and gems of Japan’s avant-garde. Suzuki Junzo, known for his celestial guitar solos and from the group MIMINOKOTO with releases on PSF, joins Tabata together to form their duo 20 GUILDERS. Since 2007 they have been exploring their common roots – Psych Rock and Psych Folk, with guitars and vocals. In Japan, the duo has two studio album releases from GYUUNE CASSETTE, as well as running a label Gulden Muzik. In US, they release LPs and cassettes from labels such as Nod and Smile Records, Eye Vibe Records. The duo’s first instrumental guitar ambient album “il grande silenzio” was released from Gulden Muzik in 2018. Apart from their signature songs, the duo performs in experimental sets with their ambient guitar music. In April 2019 they released an acoustic studio live album, “Acoustic Motherfuckers.” The electric and cosmic folk duo sets out on their first international tour May 2019. http://20guilders.bandcamp.com http://www.tabatamitsuru.com/tabatamitsuru_bio.html http://suzukijunzo.org/top_index.htm
//////////// Sundog Moondog – Dewi de Vree (NL). The project is an experimental sound performance and part of an ongoing research to the sensorial experience of physical experiments, using a collection of self made electromagnetic and electronic instruments. Dewi is part of the duo Magnetoceptia, a series of performances and installations around antenna-costumes together with Patrizia Ruthensteiner (AT). Next to her individual practice she is initiator and organizer at Villa K and part of Instrument Inventors Initiative ‘iii’ and artist collective ‘Helicopter’ in The Hague. www.dewidevree.org/ https://magnetoceptia.wordpress.com/
Jacco Wanneer Musical performer in the working men’s club tradition combined with the 1950’s golden age of Hollywood and the Teutonic Lieder. Socialist Community Centre Entertainment. Fake 1970’s Dutch folk hero. Commune open mic. https://www.facebook.com/jacowee/