De Ruimte, SITP & Doek Present:
Sexy Planet Part III
Series for Boundless Music
TWO SHOWS: 18h00 & 21h00 // SEXYLAND // Amsterdam // Doors open 17h30 & 20h30// € 7,50 + € 2,50 membership Sexyland // Click here for tickets in presale
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.
Due to the corona-regulations the concert evening will be held with a limited audience. There will be two shows, an early one at 18h00 and a late one at 21h00.
We will make sure all corona safety measures will be in place. If the theaters are not allowed to open up again in the week of 17 November, we will of course refund the money (minus reservation costs).
Let the piano speak and find out what it has to say. It is this approach to playing the piano that formed the starting point for the compositions Oscar Jan Hoogland wrote especially for LOOT. With Ab Baars, Uldis Vitols and Onno Govaert, Hoogland has brought together the perfect musicians to play this new music. These men stand strong in their own counterpoint, let their instruments’ voices speak, are true masters of heterophonic swing and, most importantly, they are incredible improvisers.
“In this new work we find a powerful mix between clearly building on the tradition of jazz and fresh, playful experiments, in which we clearly recognise the signature of Hoogland.”
Ab Baars - tenorsax, clarinet | Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano | Uldis Vitols - bass | Onno Govaert - drums
Joost Oomen (1990) is a poet and writer. He published the poetry collections Vliegierswonden and De stort and made the vinyl single Joost Oomen. Joost is a gifted performer and has performed at Crossing Border, Lowlands and the Gedichtenbal, among others. In 2016, Wintertuin Publishing published his chapbook The Sun, When It Falls, a novella about a journey that a boy, a girl, an eye and a wrist take to be together. The text was adapted for theater by Toneelgroep Azijn and toured the Netherlands in 2019. Joost was selected for CELA in 2017 and in 2018 he took part in the Paris residency of the Flemish-Dutch Huis deBuren. His debut novel Het Perenlied was published by Querido in early November 2020. In the spring of 2021, his chapbook will be translated by Italian publisher Tunué.
A taste of unruly blues, irregular songs, fueled by touches of improv and the contemporary. Reinforced here is the urge to develop a next generation of provocative rhythm and mood.
Though the bands formation was initiated by singer Han Buhrs, Rubatong musically operates as a collective. Its stylistic versatility is best illustrated by the roots and bankgrounds of the line up: Tatiana Koleva, a percussionist. who is usually engaged in performing the sophisticated precision of contemporary classical music, new guitarist Thijs Elzinga, mostly played in a wide range of psycho-rockbands and blues combinations varying from country style to the acid approach, Luc Ex, an improvising bassist that once started off playing punk (The Ex). Han Buhrs is a vocalist that will tempt anything between raw throat sounds and singable language.
Founded in 2006, Rubatong has since played numerous club- and festivalgigs throughout Europe. Mainly touring in the jazz and improvised music circuit, the quartet was often announced as ‘the almost rockband’. It has nevertheless preserved its freedom to explore every musical option regardless of its stylistic laws and preoccupations.
Han Buhrs - zang | Tatiana koleva - vibes/ percussive, Thijs Elzinga - gitaar, Luc Ex - bas