NEW YEAR SPACE IMPRO
Sunday January, 16
@ De Ruimte
Distelweg 83, Amsterdam-Noord
Entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)
GENEVIEVE MUPRHY / ANDY MOOR
We start the new year with a bang! A very special Space Impro edition with three adventurous, experimental duos who strive to push personal and musical boundaries in their process of creating diverse soundscapes and musical experiences.
Light-bending electro-acoustic avant-garde indie duo between Italian Giovanni Iacovella and Danish Teis Semey. The quirky, virtuous, contemporary harmonic lines and chords of Semey take off in an epic bi-protagonistic adventure with the bombastic and intricate drumming by Giovanni Iacovella. Into and through the universe of modern music in all its shapes and forms. Expect nothing, and everything, but mainly an energizing rebirth of the duo with surprises flying like sparks, left and right and center.
Teis Semey guitar | Giovanni Iacovella drums, electronics
With dub, rock, electronic noise, ambient and jazz as the most important pillars, Knalpot constantly moves between musical extremes. Own compositions are (re)built from the ground, while multitasking with guitar, bass, drums, synths and piles of analog electronics.
Guitarist Raphael Vanoli and drummer Gerri Jäger started Knalpot in Amsterdam; their collaboration has been described as ‘a moped race between Radiohead, Clark and Squarepusher’. Soundman Sandor Caron has been performing as the third band member for several years now.
Gerri Jäger drums, synths, electronics | Raphael Vanoli (bass) guitar, electronics, bass-synth | Sandor Caron sound design
GENEVIEVE MURPHY / ANDY MOOR
Although they complement each other seamlessly, Genevieve Murphy and Andy Moor have only quite recently formed a duo. Genevieve Murphy is a young composer & performer, based in Amsterdam, who experiments with the presentation of her works. There is always space for the unleashing of control. In her worlds, in which an undue desire for control dominates throughout, these extremely satisfying releases are not just fun: the thrill that comes from releasing the strings that hold everything together is a vital necessity. Andy Moor is a free-jazz guitarist who plays experimental rock and was previously part of ‘the Ex’ and many other collaborations. Together they will push their own boundaries and that of the audience.
Genevieve Murphy bagpipe, voice | Andy Moor guitar