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Saturday 05.12.20

De Ruimte, SITP & Doek Present:
Sexy Planet Part IV

Series for Boundless Music
TWO SHOWS: 16h00 & 20h00 // SEXYLAND // Amsterdam // Doors open 15h30 & 19h30// € 10,- + € 2,50 membership Sexyland // Click here for tickets in presale


  • Meral Polat Trio
  • Wolter Wierbos solo
  • Michael Moore / Onno Govaert
  • Sanem Kalfa / George Dumitriu
  • Fearless sounds, recalcitrant rhythms and exciting interplay – it’s time to enjoy the best of the Amsterdam adventurous music scene and beyond in this inspiring concert series! Improv giants Stichting Doek and Space is the Place, together with De Ruimte, present Sexy Planet in Sexyland and other places

    Meral Polat Trio
    When everything that you have built, what you know, what you were used to falls away, what is left? When all came to a standstill and going outside was no longer an option, singer and actress Meral Polat (Lost Tango, De Luizenmoeder), like so many others, turned inwards. To herself.
    Together with musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Doyle (Touki Delphine, Sheila and The Kit) and Puerto Rican drummer, composer and sound designer Frank Rosaly, she researches, narrates, sings, creates and plays songs from her past and present. A fusion of identity and disciplines. In an intimate setting she questions what makes us who we are.

    Meral Polat voice| Chris Doyle guitar, piano, keyboard| Frank Rosaly drums

    Wolter Wierbos Solo
    For trombonist Wolter Wierbos, it’s all about fluidity: of tone, and time, of line and strategy and setting. It’s been said he can sound like a whole Ellington trombone section, from plunger-muted ya-yas to gorgeous melody statements, to dark shadings in the corners. He improvises free-associative solo concerts that suggest still more avenues to investigate. Even in composed music, he may improvise—might make up a better trombone line than the one written for him. No wonder he’s a 30-year linchpin of Misha Mengelberg’s ICP Orchestra, where the players are always re-arranging the tunes. But he’ll always nail a part if the harmonies depend on it.

    Wolter Wierbos trombone

    Michael Moore / Onno Govaert
    There is a brilliant quote about reeds player Michael Moore: “Few composer-improvisers can charm a listener like Michael Moore. His cool, silky tone, a bit dry, but not unpleasantly so, attracts your ear to his playing. His compositions seem effortlessly lyrical, but there’s always some odd little touch to grab your attention… This combination of modest beauty, sly intelligence, and clear focus is entirely winning.” This evening Michael Moore plays duo with the young drummer Onno Govaert, whose playing has variously been described as ‘innovative’, ‘spectacular’, ‘relentless’, ‘possessed by the devil’ and ‘post Jim Black’. ‘Onno Govaert stokes the band’s fires with spazzy rumbles and unflagging motion’, commented Chicago Reader, and Volkskrant described his style as ‘full of initiative and uninhibited.’

    Michael Moore reeds | Onno Govaert drums

    Sanem Kalfa / George Dumitriu

    Based in Amsterdam, the duo is known for their intimate and intense performances. Winner of Montreux Jazz Competition presided by Quincy Jones, Sanem Kalfa sings original compositions and arrangements in four different languages – her mother tongue (Turkish), Portuguese, Italian and English. The dialog is portrayed together with poly-instrumentalist and composer George Dumitriu, active in the jazz, contemporary classical and improvised music scenes of Europe.

    Sanem Kalfa – vocals, electronics | George Dumitriu – guitar, viola