‘Pantropical x Arab Film Festival’ is an integral part of the annual Arab Film festival [ Oct 11 – Oct 15 ]. We proudly present a line up that is all-embracing and engaging, ranging from virtuoso oud playing, experimental electronica, to old and new Arab dance tunes and futurist Nubian beats. This event will take place at Roodkapje, literally a 3 min. walk from Rotterdam CS.
■ SUFYVN (sd)
Sufyvn is a Khartoum based Sudanese music producer who explores the diverse sounds of traditional Sudanese music. He uses vintage Sudanese instruments and merges them with modern textures and a strong rhythmic backbone similar to those found in electronic IDM and Hip-Hop contexts. Sufyvn’s signature sound is highlighted on the “Ascension EP” (2017), his most detailed work to date. This EP does not westernize Sudanese music, but instead takes it to new territories. “Ascension” is a visionary accomplishment that enabled Sufyvn to define his voice as a producer.
■ JAWA MANLA (sy)
Jawa Manla is a talented oud player from Syria who was born in Aleppo and grew up in Damascus. She started playing music at the age of eleven. Inspired by her father playing the oud, she decided to commit to the instrument. She went on to study music in Egypt in 2012 at the Beit El Oud institute under the supervision of the Iraqi oud player Naseer Shamma. In 2014 she received lessons in Istanbul by the Turkish oud player Nacati Celik. Since June 2015 she is based in the Netherlands which enables her to perform with many international musicians, not in the last place because of her studies at Codarts in Rotterdam.
■ DIRAR KALASH (palestine)
Dirar Kalash is a sound artist whose uncompromising work spans a wide range of sonic practices. Dirar will perform with the oud combined with electronica, approaching the lute-type string instrument with different techniques in order to achieve a music that transcends the common notions of traditional oud playing. His approach repositions the oud within a context where it is considered not only as an instrument with a deep history, but also as a vehicle for further explorations of musical and sonic languages.
■ DUCKFOOD (nl | rebel up! / pantropical)
Duckfood’s massive music collection absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre.
■ CHRISTIAN BAAS (nl | pantropical)
Rotterdam based DJ with a fine eclectic taste. He played pantropical sets at a diverse range of events; with Mdou Moctar, DJ Tetris, DJ Bebedera, Gaye Su Akyol, Altin Gün, etc.
APICHAT PAKWAN + REBEL UP! DJ’S & Guests Concert strart around 22:30, Afterparty till 03:00 Apichat Pakwan (Thailand) present their NEW 10″ Single “E-ONG MUAN SUN”. Their hybrid mix of Molam, the folkmusic of the ethnic Lao from Northeast-Thailand, is mixed with dub and electro. Apichat Pakwan is a group of traditional folkmusicians from Thailand & electroacoustic musicians from The Netherlands. Together we produce Isantronics – a hybrid approach to blending Isan music, electronic music, dub & hiphop.We play Esan Folkmusic Instruments & Electronic Machines.
Apichat Pakwan arised from many years of studying the folkmusic of the ethnic Lao and electronic music. Together with two of the best musicians in the region of Northeast-Thailand, Olivier Schreuder recorded an album with new compositions he made especially for them. These musicians are Pongsapon Upani, who plays the Lao mouthorgan called kaen, and Artit Krajangsree, who is an expert on a stringinstrument phin. Robin Koek, also part of techno-duo Artefakt and solo under his alias Cyspe, played the drums. As from 2003 Olivier Schreuder follows his passion for Southeast Asian music to that region to study traditional music instruments & languages, and to make music with local musicians. Previously he composed new music for Thai morlam-singer Chompoo Triwises, who resides in the Netherlands. They also toured together. For this he developed an augmented saxophone, an electroacoustic instrument capable of mimicing the sound of the Laotian mouthorgan. He met Pongsapon Upani while searching for an expert on the kaen. Pongsapon is known as a big musical talent and regularly plays with legendary morlam-artists like Chaweewan Dumnern, Ken Dalau, and Angkanang Khunchai. Besides shows on national Thai television he and Artit performed in New York & Tokyo. Artit Krajangsree is an exceptional talent as well, who became an expert on the phin by practicing day and night. The title of the groups first single, Angkanang, comes from a fieldrecording Olivier made in Thailand and which can also be heard on the record. Its an anouncement of a liveshow by morlam-diva Angkanang Khunchai blasting through a megaphone on a car driving through the city of Ubon Ratchatani. But the name of the record has another special meaning. Olivier Schreuder met his loved one during the recordings, a Thai musician withe the same name: Angkanang. http//:www.rebelup.org APICHAT PAKWAN, DJ PINCHADO, DJ SebCat & Duckfood,
What drew you to street photography initially?
The shortest answer is that beauty and magic can be found everywhere as soon as you go out of the house. Next to that, I always consider myself an absolute beginner and street photography is my best teacher to learn and grow as a photographer and as a person.
You have to deal with the unexpected and you need to make split second decisions that deal with technical aspects (shutter speed), aesthetics (framing) and dealing with your fellow humans. I am still experiencing fear as I put my camera in front of somebody in let’s say, a supermarket. Because of this fear I have missed many opportunities. At one point I realized that experiencing fear is one of the best signals for a good photographic moment. You have to dive in.
On your Flickr profile, you mention that you have an interest in the “total scope of things” and this makes developing a singular style a challenge. I’ve felt the same way before, after all, the world is a place of great variety. Do you feel like the “richness in people and culture” can truly be captured and documented in photography?
I’m very much like a sponge, I want to absorb, understand and appreciate everything. My broad interest is a talent and enriching but also it is tiring and lacking consistency. But to answer your question: Of course! Taken in consideration that there is music, poetry, history and so on to document fully it takes one good photograph to capture truly. I live in Rotterdam which is a city with people of so many different nationalities. They all bring something into the rich mix and I sincerely love that about this town. It gives interesting contrasts and color on so many levels. (Also in black and white.)
You have a way with light! I love the way you use it to make images seem more intimate. How do you do it? What do you look for in lighting?
I am always sensitive and aware of shadow and light. It is that what can make or break an image and more so turn the ordinary in something extraordinary. First of all, it is a matter of always having your camera with you. When the light is special immediately alarm bells go off in my mind trying to use the opportunity to photograph. And I use an electronic viewfinder so I can actually see what I will be shooting. Tilting your camera a little bit up or down can have a drastic change in contrast and light. I really explore those possibilities and try to frame from an angle that gives the most beautiful light.
Do you have any tips for people who are new to street photography?
Like I said earlier, the best tip is to always have a camera with you. The best pictures I ever took are all made on film with an Olympus Mju II. It fitted perfectly in my pocket and when a photographic moment occurred I was able to capture it. It is such a horrible feeling when you have to say to yourself; oooohhh I wish I had my camera with me… You can never capture that moment again.
And I think it is best to have a very broad definition of ‘street’ photography. For me the street can be inside, outside, in cities, villages and in nature. It is a state of mind. To be able to see beyond the mundane.
In addition, I am an auditory person and I love the art of field recording which has many similarities with street photography. Only with sound you can not leave anything outside of the frame and you have to able to capture for long periods of time. Besides having a photographic eye I invite everybody to develop a photographic ear. If you are interested you can check out my release ‘The Sounds of Hokkaido‘ on ‘Greenfield Recordings.’ In the added pdf you can also find some extra images.
To see more of Robert’s work, please visit his Flickr page.
This summer of 2017 Rebel Up! is playing at several (world) music festivals. Come and join the fun. We play on 3,4 and 5 June at the amazing Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen.. On the 18th of June we continue at the Hout Festival in Haarlem and on the 9th of July we team up with Rafael Aragon & Umoja and play in the wonderful church of Ruigoord at Georgies Wundergarten. More festivals are coming up!!
An evening of diverse listening. Wether it’s about experiencing performances in the realm of conceptual electronica or live music wih origins in classic culture; you’ll find that math is ultimately at the root of almost everything. It just manifests itself in different ways. Artists performing: slide guitarist Manish Pingle, musician and multi-media artist Joe Cantrell, and writer and sound artist Ian Hatcher.
■ MANISH PINGLE (in) & HEIKO DIJKER (nl)
Born in a family of music lovers, Manish Pingle was introduced to Indian classical music by his mother. He started his initial training in Indian slide guitar from Late Shri Vishnu Walivadekar of Indore. He is one of the senior Disciples of the Legendary Sitar player, Ustad Shahid Parvez of Itawa Gharana. Manish will perform a mesmerizing slide guitar concert with Heiko Dijker. Heiko is an Amsterdam based Tabla player whose playing is marked by enthousiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rythmic poetry. He left Holland at a young age, hitch-hiked around the world on his own, Heiko was drawn into Classical Indian music and the beauty of India.
■ IAN HATCHER (us)
Ian Hatcher is a text / sound / code / performance artist based in New York. He will perform pieces from his book Prothesis amongst others. Prosthesis is a collection of texts infused with the syntax of source code and the cadences of machinic speech, concerned with the question of where the apparatus ends and the body begins. The book’s text, composed in part with custom software, combines human and computer languages into a hybrid of uncanny musicality. It functions both as poetry on the page and as a set of scores for Hatcher’s virtuosic live performances. Cosmosmose just released their first 7″ with Ian Hatcher named “Drone Pilot”.
■ JOE CANTRELL (us)
Joe Cantrell is a musician and multi-media artist specializing in sound art, installations, compositions and performances inspired by the implications and consequences of technological objects and practices. His work examines the incessant acceleration of technology and media production, its ownership, and the waste it produces. Joe is a guest at the WORM Sound Studio in the days prior to this DE PLAYER event, where he will demonstrate his gear.
ERNST VAN DER LOO
Ernst van der Loo is a Dutch composer and sound artist residing in Oslo, Norway.
His work consists of complex structures generated by means of electronic feedback processes and extreme transformations of sound materials.
His works are predominantly fixed media pieces and works for live electronics. He studied at the institute of Sonology at the beginning of this millennium.
Fani Konstantinidou is a composer, sound artist, performer and music researcher based in the Netherlands. Her music and research focuses on conceptual composition, sonic images and the perception/imagination of the listener in electroacoustic music. Currently, she is investigating how the cultural, social and individual differences of the audience affect the listening process and the educational practices of contemporary music.
WILLEM KLIJN & ROBERT KROOS
Robert’s repertoire ranges from ambient to extreme noise and he also has a special love for making and working with field recordings.
Willem’s love for (modular) synths and drum computers has taken too much of his time and space. Willem Klijn and Robert Kroos have been a DJ duo for years and now they are playing live music for the first time.
WEN CHIN FU
Wen Chin Fu is a performance artist from Taiwan. She is interested in the relationship between sound and body behaviour in a performative way. After graduating in classical music, she chose to study at ArtScience Interfaculty at The Royal Art Academy in Den Haag, Netherlands. She currently lives and works in Den Haag.
Bahk (Bouk Bouwmeester) makes melancholic drones and atmospheres.
Viola and movement set. ‘Playing can be like dancing with an object. The movements trigger the object to sound. The sound is the movement’
TRAPPER DRONE ORCHESTRA
Trapper Drone Orchestra was founded in 2011. The five permanent members are Jan Borchers (electronics, bass), Wouter Blok (electronics), Jimi Voltagio (hurdy-gurdy), Rob Kanters (bass) and Malou Osendarp (cello).
Hendrik is a second year bachelor of Sonology. He likes to create many forms of music while not making any particularly at a time. Who knows what he will do this time?
BLING THE NOISE
A project by Yorrit Bling of improvisational, layered jams build with mixer feedback, beats and bass. Inspired by dub and hiphop and keyboard melodies that alternate between sweet and haunting.
Miss Nixon (Tamara van Suylekom) learned early that a violin couldn’t make the sounds she wanted. So she build her own modular synthesizer. Her solo-noodle project brings forth a dark and danceable sound. “Get your feet on the dancing floor and your eyes pointing down, you might just find a penny”.
SUN 2 OCT ’16 – CONCERT MIMA 54: FRANCE (FR) + EKLIN Overdriven hurdy-gurdy versus enigmatic trance rock
MIMA 54: FRANCE (FR) + EKLIN
Imagine Tony Conrad & Faust reincarnated as a French punk trio in 2016, using only a minimal drum kit, bass guitar and hurdy-gurdy to drone you into another dimension. The set-up is simple but the results are mind-blowing. Repetitive pulsating rhythms, with pounding overtones created by the overdriven hurdy-gurdy. Obviously this stuff works best in a live-setting, with the amps cranked up to 11. France are loud, deep and trance-inducing.
Shapeshifting collective around Michiel Klein. Eklin started as a fairly abstract instrumental electronix trio in 2009 but evolved into a five piece band that produced a strange hybrid of atmospheric dreampop with female vocals and dubbed out trance rock as heard on their full-length Onwa. Nowadays Eklin seems to be operating mainly as a live unit with an ever changing line-up, chunking out improvised instrumental jams that focusses on their trance rock aspect.
Line-up during this concert:
Arvind Ganga (Every Bolt Rumbling): guitar
Robert Kroos (Duckfood, Torture Corpse, Tharpa Jigme): drone instrument
Marijn Verbiesen (Red Brut, Sweat Tongue): drums
Michiel Klein: (Sweat Tongue, Lewsberg): bass guitar
Fri 30 Sept > Rebel Up’s Duckfood @ Pantropical x Arab Film Festival: Gan Gah ≈ Deena Abdelwahed ≈ Tropikal Camel
PANTROPICAL x ARAB FILM FESTIVAL:
–– GAN GAH (ma)
–– DEENA ABDELWAHED (tn)
–– TROPIKAL CAMEL (il)
–– DUCKFOOD (nl)
♒ Arab dance / electronica, Morrocan bass ♒
Pantropical x Arab Film Festival is an integral part of the annual Arab Film festival [http://
≈ GAN GAH (ma | low up)
He’s on the rise; Gan Gah is a young, DJ / producer fed by traditional Gnawa and Berber rythms since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir. Now based in Brussels, he knows how to shake a dancefloor with his bewitching beats. Offering a clever combination of club music and traditional North-African music, Gan Gah’s first EP “Souktronics” shows his love for both his Moroccan roots and modern electronic music. Moroccan Bass, you said?
≈ DEENA ABDELWAHED (tn | infiné)
As the main female representative of this generation of Tunisian DJs and producers, Deena Abdelwahed is not one to pander to commercial trends. She explores the urban rythms in the aftermath of the Tunisian Jasmine Revolution, where social conservatism has been on the rise and only a few clubs adapt to innovation. Deena caters to those who seek alternatives to electronic music parties that either serve as lazy entertainment or an excuse to blow off steam and vent social frustration. In the past few years, since moving to Toulouse, Deena has made herself heard at music festivals all around Europe winning over crowds with her energetic music.
≈ TROPIKAL CAMEL (il | arabstazy, shouka)
The Afro-haired electronica/beats/global bass shaman from Jerusalem; Tropikal Camel aka Rocky B Assayag is a musical explorer traversing genres, creating an original musical language; a journey into Jerusalem’s unique sound and a fusion of Bass, Techno, Hip-Hop and the raw rhythms of tribal Middle- Eastern and North-African music.
≈ DUCKFOOD (nl | rebel up, pantropical)
Duckfood’s massive music collection absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance, so who else to ask for this Pantropical x Arab Camera special? His DJ selections are colourful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Just dig in!
≈ ATA KAK (GH) | Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Pantropical is super thrilled to introduce the Ghanaian electronic/rap/hiplife–highlife sensation ATA KAK, the man who kick-started the whole Awesome Tapes From Africa phenomenon!
Ata Kak’s cassette “Obaa Sima” was almost completely ignored upon its release in Ghana back in 1994. But when musicologist Brian Shimkovitz stumbled upon the tape at a street stall in Cape Coast, Ghana eight years later, it formed the catalyst for his new venture, the Awesome Tapes from Africa blog. Shimkovitz wrote of Ata Kak’s music in his inaugural post: “This is it. The song is called ‘Moma Yendodo’. You may never hear anything like this elsewhere. No one I know in Ghana listens to this frenetic leftfield rap madness.” The music on the recording – a mix of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk, hip-hop and electronica – traverses a rich and varied (international) pop music landscape, while also reflecting contemporary Ghanaian music of the period. Presented with the sweaty passion of a Prince record and the lo-fi recording charm of early Chicago house music, Obaa Sima’s joyous soul and casual brilliance made the enigmatic Ata Kak an underground internet sensation and a party-starter the world over. After more than a decade of searching Brian finally tracked down the singer.
Pre&after party will be in the hands of R’dam homeboys:
≈ AFROBOT (nl | Salamanca Label)
Afrobot is an avid collector and versatile selector of all kinds of pantropical craziness. For this one he’ll be slaving away through his crates to dig up some (quote) and other afrodelic tastes.
≈ REBEL UP! DUCKFOOD (nl | Rebel Up! Soundclash)
@ WORM Rotterdam
Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam
■ DJ TETRIS (mx | n.a.a.f.i., guaracha)
DJ Tetris, from the southern state of Oaxaca, has been a key part of the Mexican tribal guarachero scene for quite some time now. The origins of this particular style of dance music are from Monterrey and is characterized by the use of pre-hispanic rhythms, cumbia, and electronic beats, mixed with flute melodies, accordeon and synthesizers. With his signature style (a mix of tribal guarachero, Mexican fanfare, Mariachi en musica norteña Tetris quickly found a home with the N.A.A.F.I. collective (Lao, Siete Catorce, Mexican Jihad, Fausto Bahia). N.A.A.F.I. are famed for their special events and their unconventional ways of celebrating street/subculture. Tetris’ ultra-danceable ‘Costeño’ came out on N.A.A.F.I. in 2014.
■ DUCKFOOD (nl | rebel up!, pantropical)
Always on the search for new sounds from around the globe, Duckfood’s massive music collection absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Duckfood is connected to both Rebel Up! and Pantropical.
■ CHRISTIAN BAAS (nl | meanwhile in manolya, pantropical)
We threw him in the deep end with his maiden Pantropical set at the MDOU MOCTAR / ChupameElDedo double bill (14.07.16), but this young man unequivally impressed with his skilful set, that even ended up as a live jam with Mdou’s 2nd guitarist.
28 July – From 21.00 till 2.00
LOCATION: Paviljoen aan het Water – Brielselaan 157, R’dam
entrance 5 euro [Subbacultcha members: free]
Het eerste zomerevenement van International Film Festival Rotterdam is een feit! Van 13 tot en met 17 juli slaat IFFR zijn tenten op in het Museumpark met IFFR White Nights. Overdag kun je op het terrein in kleine tenten doorlopend korte films bekijken, en ’s avonds licht een lange speelfilm de grote, centrale tent sprookjesachtig op.
Rode draad van IFFR White Nights is de potentie van al het talent dat door de vele vluchtelingen in Europa aanklopt. De White Nights zijn de slapeloze nachten van Europa (of die nu worden gevoed door empathie of argwaan) over de grote aantallen asielzoekers die op het continent hun heil zoeken. Naast bijzondere films uit landen als Syrië, Irak, Pakistan, Egypte, Palestina, Libanon en Tunesië zijn er boeiende tafelgesprekken met interessante gasten, workshops, kun je kennis maken met de Arabische keuken en genieten van de mooiste muziek. Het terrein én de films zijn gratis toegankelijk!
Zondag 17 Juli
Dagelijks programma 14:00 – 23:00
Zenith Fusion festival takes place on 24, 25 and 26 June, thereby kicking off the festival season. The first day, 24.06, is known as the folkloric Midsummer (”Enyovden”) marked by the Summer Solstice and is one of the country’s most vivid and joyful folklore traditions. Only 300 tickets available!
Find us at the Unesco heritage mountain village of Dolen, an architectural reserve, hosting a beautiful historic center, fun grandmothers, breathtaking panorama’s and of course… a staggeringly beautiful amphitheater.
Rebel Up! SebCat & Duckfood will play friday night 24 june, during the summer solstice.
Further lineup > Oratnitza, Merudia, Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs, Tupani i Gaidi, Gypsy Box, Dharba, The Bedlam Club, Vataff Project, Lazy Face Selector, Zornitza, Misirli, Svetlana Spanic & more!
24-25-26 june @ Dolen village (Blagoevgrad province)
thu 23 june > Also Rebel Up! set at Art Hostel in Sofia (FREE!)
Lichun Tseng’s JianJian film-installation will be exposed @ EYE: Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands. With sounddesign by Duckfood.
“In the exhibition we present the installation jianjian, which means so much as ‘gradually’ or ‘bit by bit’. The installation consists of three 16mm loops, different in length, which move independently of one another. With this, Tseng wants to record how black-and-white and colour, and sounds and images relate to one another. The linear viewing experience of a single channel film has been completely eliminated, resulting in a contemplative audiovisual experience. Sound design by Robert Kroos. More about this fascinating artist:http://lichuntseng.com/art/
After their horror-trip to Europe the ERITREAN REFUGESS from Havenstraat get a chance to Listening and playing Eritrean music, dancing and enjoying their home food at OCCII together with Rebel Up! DJ SebCat & Duckfood
Please bring instruments/cloths/Donation for all Refugees that are housed at the old prison Havenstraat here at Amstelveenseweg.
De Syrische Nezar (gitaar), Kenan (klarinet) en Shadi (trommel/drum) vormden in hun land de band Passion. In Syrië speelden ze in het professionele circuit. De bandleden hebben elkaar weer ontmoet in Amsterdam.
Eritrean Krar player Gerrie with on keyboard Mebrie.
With Mental Youth we did the warming up at ADE Jeff Mills presents Time Tunnel
At the request of Jeff Mills himself we did a Science Fiction – Soundtrack – Classical- Atmospheric – Experimental set.
ANTROPICAL presents DJ SPOKO as part of WORM’s ‘Afrofuturism Now!’ festival.
■ DJ SPOKO (south africa)
Raised in the rural town of Tzaneen (northern South Africa), Spoko started producing at age 12. After moving to Atteridgeville (a 99%-black township outside the mostly white city of Pretoria) he lived in an area called Ghost Town, near Atteridgeville’s cemetery, where as the neighborhood’s premiere producer, young Spoko earned the nickname The Ghost. In the early 2000s DJ Spoko traveled south to Soweto, where he studied sound engineering in the studio of Nozinja, creator of the SHANGAAN ELECTRO style. After Spoko built his own studio back home, he took a producer named DJ MUJAVA under his wing, leading to Spoko’s great but uncredited triumph as the percussion mastermind behind Mujavas Bacardi House indebted “Township Funk.” Since the release of “Ghost Town” (his first official western release) Spoko has continued to develop his own Ghetto Boyz entertainment – working with local Atteridgeville talent.
Rebel Up’s Duckfood will warm up an cool down with Afro Futuristic tracks from the past and present.
Special open air showcase as part of the ‘Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier’ festival. Zigzagging from the dense ‘Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier’ program, you can hop straight into our corner stage area for a good Pantropical fix.
• LA BANDA FANTASTICA • have top musicians from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Rotterdam in their ranks. With Amsterdam as their main operations base, they quickly became the prime movers behind the great ‘Fantástica’ cumbia parties (currently ‘on hold’). Musically they know exactly how to throw a great party, mixing Latin-American classics with their own blend of various cumbia styles, such as the psychedelic guitar based Peruvian Chicha (or Cumbia Amazónica), Cumbia Villera, etc. The band performed at festivals like Fusion, Berlin.
• DJ BONI • has been making a name for himself at quite some venues in and around the Angolan / Afro clubscene in Rotterdam. At a previous Pantropical last year November he held is own playing with the great Nigga Fox.
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VROOOM #27: CUMBIA COSMONAUTS + MIA ZABELKA & PHILIPPE PETIT + LAURENS VAN DER WEE & JAVIER A.V. + DUCKFOOD
.We’re back… back at lovely Post Office. Vrooom #27 is a couple three: there’s two duo performances: ‘newbies’ Laurens van der Wee and gauchito Javier Areal Vélez, and there’s veterans Philippe Petit and Mia Zabelka, who share wavelengths during their violin/voice/turntable set… and we have Cumbia Cosmonauts all the way from Austrialia, with strong percussion by homeboys Nique Quentin and Javier Infestas, hurling you into cosmic cumbia heaven! Latest addition; our own Duckfood will be dj’ing, bridging sets before, inbetween and after!
“Waste” by Nan Wang
“Waste” is an audio-visual performance use modified slid-projectors to project small trash material into enlarged moving image.
By using Electronic sound synchronised with tinny abandon objects, movements of light and shadows, constructing a story of wasted and lost memory.
“CELLULOID & NOISY LIGHT” – ” […] ”
Carole Thibaud and Mariane Moula from Nantes (FR)
30 min 4 projections 16mm live performance with sound
Four 16mm projectors and film only made with a sewing machine and a printer. Film without camera, an experience about the analogue film, and how the hole, moving and crossed by the light create pictures, sound, and talks about cinema.
” ” by Esther Urlus
An attack of imagined nostalgia for childhood. With soundscapes by Robert Kroos
■ HAILU MERGIA with TONY BUCK & MIKE MAJKOWSKI (et/au)
Hailu Mergia’s return to the world of music is one of the most unlikely comebacks of the recent years: The keyboardist / accordeon player was a major star in 1970’s Ethiopia, presiding over the country’s leading instrumental ensemble Walias Band. In 1981, a good part of Walias including Hailu used the first ever US tour of an Ethiopian band to escape the dictatorial Mengistu regime. Since then Hailu has been a resident of the Washington DC area, spending most of his recent years as a cab driver at Dulles Airport and playing only privately. Enter Awesome Tape From Africa. Brian Shimkovitz, operator of the acclaimed blog-turned-record label, came across the 1985 cassette “Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument” in Ethiopia, tracked down the old maestro and reissued it: this tape has both a nostalgic feel (in its attempt to revive the accordion, once East Africa’s leading instrument before electrified “western” rock style instrumentation took over) as well as a futuristic dimension (recorded by the exiled Hailu all by himself, it features a host of synthesizers and drum machines). On the back this reissue in 2013, Hailu started to play live again with a rhythm section made up from two leading Australian improvisors: Tony Buck (THE NECKS, drums), and Mike Majkowski (double bass). Together the trio explores the deep, liquid and hypnotic qualities of Hailu Mergia’s music, while not forgetting to throw in some defty bits of funk.
■ DJ: DUCKFOOD (nl|rebel up!, pantropical)
Tonight’s party music supply will be in the hands of Duckfood. He defies categorization. His selections are too colourful to be hampered by any preoccupation about wether it fits this or that genre. Always on the search for new sounds from around the globe, his massive music collection absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance. This evening he will take us to the shoulder-shaking / hip breaking grooves of Ethiopia (Practice your moves with this), and much more!
■ VJ ALERTA (cl/nl)
Geometric Folklore visualized by Chilean / Dutch artist Vj Alerta aka Alejandra Huerta.
Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam
Great, fast, funny movie about the End of World! Independent and done before the Hollywood “”This Is the End””, it features the most amazing events in a most charming way!
Samba to Sepultura, NOSSA NOSSA caipirinha like there’s no tomorrow by Duckfood!
Cultvideotheek Next Page Rotterdam
VROOOM #22: LOS DANSING QUEENS + INDICATOR2000 + FANFARE VOOR VOORUITSTREVENDE VOLKSMUZIEK + DUCKFOOD
■ LOS DANSING QUEENS (nl)
Los Dansing Queens [sic] are a phenomenon. Sprouting from the moldy hotbed of culture, Maastricht, Los Dansing Queenc might be the best kept secret in the Dutch music and art scene. This completely derailed band play absurdist pop with the dryest sense of humor, and dabble with performance art for good measure. They freed themselves from any preoccupation with what their stuff should sound or look like, sometimes resembling Rotterdam’s Coolhaven from another, particularly warped parallel universe. Los Dansing Queenc will provide plenty of entertainment for the curious, jaded and faded.
■ INDICATOR2000 (at)
An entirely different kind of affair is ‘Indicator2000′. This project by the artist and (quote) dilettantish (unquote) engineer Joseph Knierzinger explores different kinds of micro and marco movements of the X-Y indicator device, aka the computer mouse. By translating these movements into amplitude and frequency of a nofi-oscillator, an audible experience is created. By recording variable sequences of the movement an arythmic collage will be discovered.
■ FANFARE VOOR VOORUITSTREVENDE VOLKSMUZIEK (nl)
Mysterious project by the even more mysterious Woodstone Kugelblitz. Next to setting up the abovementioned fanfare project with homemade trumpets, Kugelblitz is known for activities that includes ongoing work on L’Intolérant – a stenciled newspaper on art in daily life, poetry and popular uprising. Kubelblitz is all about work that is ‘lived’ instead of work that is being ‘created’.
■ DUCKFOOD (nl)
Duckfood told us that he doesn’t like the abbreviation ‘DJ’ in front of his alias, but he actually is one. It’s because the man loathes pigeonholing and rightly so. So do we. Under Duckfood‘s scrutiny, the boundless juxtaposition and mixing of tracks always ends up being something really tasteful.
PAKRAMMEL series as broadcasted on De Concertzender showcasing the history of electronic music from the 50’s till 2013
We did a one hour radiospecial about Liz Harris – Grouper on the Concertzender. Give yourself an hour to listen to this wonderful stuff HERE!
Once again Rebel Up! Soundclash returns with a dance night of global tunes, vintage sounds and ethnic bass in Amsterdam. It promises to be an excellent night with a live set and some special DJ sets, here’s the roll;
This duo specializes in obscure metaphysical music and global soundtracks with piano, organ, melodica and electronics that take you through Russia, the Middle East and the 70′s *Giallo* cinema of Italy. Expect a heavy dose of psychedelics that will make your swirl into a higher state.
we once again welcome our good globetrotting friend who will go back to his roots with a straight up old-skool dj setof global revolution beats, self recorded ethnic sounds and new urban dance styles. Expect a storming underground dance set as ever!
our sheepskinned man from Rotterdam will again bring his lively mix of global sounds and special remixes. what to think of Moldavian jump up music, Iraqi choubi beats and other underground party styles.
as always your hosts will bring their best tunes and visuals to surprise and amaze the dancefloor. Whether it’s a trip to the tropics, the rural countryside or the urban jungle, they are ready and armed with good global beats and sweet swinging tunes.
Profits go to charity; NGO Bhakti Luhurin Eastern Java, which takes care of handicapped children and set up school projects in various villages.
~Come & have your healthy dose of global sounds from the underground!~
26 October… One-of-a-kind movienight featuring the amazing short “Banana motherfucker” and the amazing horror film ‘Noite do Chupacabra’. Brazilian set by Roberto Caroso and DJ Markinho! Nossa!Nossa!
Rodrigo Aragão is an up-and-coming Brazilian director who gained recognition with his Mud Zombies, which screened at BUTFF in 2009. With ‘Night of the Chupacabras’ he once again delivers a film filled with amazing guts and gore effects. Aragão shows that Brazil has more to offer than just arthouse. Be prepared for a no holds barred splatter movie, 80’s style.
Cultvideotheek en Lantaren Venster presemt in ambiance Française: ‘a Filmnight with Leos Carax’ With two films Mauvais Sang en Les Amants du Pont-Neuf!
And I will bring some beautiful French music with me: (dance party at the end)”
Tonight there is a screening of Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN @ WORM. 35mm restored. This is a once in a lifetime MUST SEE film. And if you have seen it.. you want to see it again!
Before and after we have a ‘end of the film-season’ party with nice DJ’s. (like me;)
Track from my first heavy TC cassette Particular Sufferings on Stunned Records based on the Buddhist Hell Realms.
8 & 15 December 2011
Testing, testing, testing… a film of in-between-ness that’s set in Tangiers, features a director who’s overruled by his cast and crew of kids, and utilizes the King of Morocco’s discarded 35mm film camera to stunningly scrutinize realism. YOU ALL ARE CAPTAINS is a brisk, graceful, tender, debut shot with an intimacy that’s reminiscent of Abbas Kiarostami’s best work and deservedly ran away with the 2010 International Critics’ award at Cannes.
Before and after the film I will play the best Moroccan music from all regions, styles and periods,
Here is a mix I did for the Mental Youth the Fountain series on Mixcloud. Enjoy the flow.
A remix we did for Osaka based producer Enitokwa.