It's time to celebrate daring music with an extensive festival at the home base of Space is the Place: De Ruimte. After 350+ music evenings, 800+ acts and 1500+ artists, the progressive performing arts organisation Space is the Place exists 5 years!
Starting in the afternoon and ending in the night, SITP presents on Easter Sunday 12 April a ratatouille of beautiful musicians, bands and performing artists, representing the expression and quality of adventurous performing arts in Amsterdam and beyond.
Don't miss it!!
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On Monday 17 February we had another Intergalactic Night at Bimhuis! And it was brilliant.
This edition featured Ferry Heijne (De Kift), Luc Ex, Yuri Landman, Ben van Gelder and house pianist Ernst Glerum.
Space is the Place organizes groundbreaking bimonthly Intergalactic Nights at the BIMHUIS café, with a wide variety of performances in all kinds of genres and disciplines, from jazz, improv and classical music to dance, theater, poetry and literature. The house pianist is Ernst Glerum, who’s known playing double bass in ICP Orchestra and Benjamin Herman Trio.
This edition: Ferry Heijne, lead singer, guitarist and trumpeter of De Kift, in a duo with bassist Luc Ex, playing new versions of De Kift-songs. Yuri Landman, who built deviant string instruments for, among others, Sonic Youth, Liars and Jad Fair, gave a performance. Additionally, a solo set by Ben van Gelder, who was trained in New York and whose lyrical playing has been compared to that of his teacher – and legend – Lee Konitz.
Matias Holz made some beautiful pictures!
9 totally different solos in a row on one night was a crazy idea. And it worked out! Thanks to everybody who participated and showed up, we will never forget this one for sure...
Why does Space is the Place love solos? This is how we explained it at the end of the evening: because the artist invents in this naked way of expression -in which he can't hide behind others and also the listener needs 100% focus- fresh ways of creativity in an honest and fragile way of making music.
Thanks to Francoise Bolechowski for the pictures!
Such an enchanting night last month in the Bimhuis. With absurdism as a floating theme we saw, listened and enjoyed an extraordinary performance of Kenzo Kusuda who last minute decided the barstools were his instrument. We admired and chuckled, listening to the very short stories of the 82-year old charming A.L. Snijders. And please buy the first cd Valse Rust of Ensemble Extraordinair (Han Buhrs & Nora Mulder): this is highly original and creative music (and a little bit of theatre). Of course also thanks to the great Ernst Glerum, who played the piano before and between the performances.
Thanks to Christie Bitar for her pictures!
Thanks to Christie Bitar for some wonderful pictures of a musically beautiful evening in de Ruimte, November 21 / 2019. On the stage:
Full Sun (Ziv Taubenfeld - bass clarinet / Luis Vicente - trumpet / Nicolas Chientaroli - piano / Onno Govaert - drums)
Ritual Habitual (Riccardo Marogna - tenor sax / bass clarinet & electronics | Gonçalo Almeida - double bass | Philipp Ernsting - drums)