Amsterdam Underkurrent XXX - AUXXX
"a new channel for unconventional artists"
AUXXX is a series of regular events at OT301 (Overtoom 301) in Amsterdam showcasing local and international artists. We are interested in booking and putting on events for people active in the following areas: installation art, improvised and composed music, writing, spoken word / rap, performance art, film / video, animation, electronics and new media, bands and djs. We are particularly interested in mixed bills where new combinations of approaches are encouraged. We aim to bring together artists whose work taps into a strong creative undercurrent running through many genres and scenes. We provide these artists and their audience with an open and flexible performance platform, as well as a vibrant meeting place. The name "Amsterdam Underkurrent XXX" reflects the city in which we are based, Amsterdam, a "floating city" built on water, historically renowned for its progressive outlook, a city of experiment and openness, an international port and meeting place where new ideas can emerge, many of which find expression through unconventional channels and hidden paths. By tapping into these (under)currents our events will open up new areas of dialogue and challenge existing notions of what it means to be xxxperimental - watch this blog!
Below is an overview of the first AUXXX series.
AUXXX 016: ABSTRACT BLUES MOODS
Friday 14 September 2007
DUKE GARWOOD [London]
South London avant-bluesman Garwood brings his own special blend of spooky, atmospheric and abstract blues guitar to Amsterdam. Influences include Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and Derek Bailey.
"It's music from the margins, but from the margins of several genres" - The Guardian
Mark Morse - guitar, sampler, electronics
Alan "Gunga" Purves - drums, percussion, brim bram, wee bells, squeakology
Joost Buis - pedal steel guitar + trombone
More surreal and tasty improv from the 'Bab...
Analogue synths, turntable and electronics played by Amsterdam's master instrument inventor and electric improviser!
DJ MORSANEK - spins blues and the abstract truth
AUXXX 015: ODD OZ CABARET
Saturday 14 July 2007
THE KLEBER CLAUX MEMORIAL SINGERS
The Kleber Claux Memorial Singers are an Australian duo featuring members of ninetynine, The Hatchetmen and The Diving Bell who play anarcho casio pop and analogue synth driven punk. With music designed to set the masses' hearts afire their performance includes keyboard pop versions of Crass, Subhumans and other anarcho classics...
karaokecore cabaret*_ by sister0 [ex=toydeath]
Mutant dolls & curiosa embedded with hacked gamepads, played like instruments to divine samples and modify vocals that sound like radio transmissions coming from as far off as tasmania...
Hailing from the gothic isle of Tasmania, USER is a sound project by Australian artist Scot Cotterell which he describes as having a sound which ranges from sublime atmospherics to stoner doom on a broken tape machine...
To make the "OZ" theme complete Paul Glazier will present a new version of his film "Yellow Brick Road Works". The material for this work, both audio and visual, was all drawn from the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". In 'Dorothy Squeezed' Paul improvises live electronic music with samples from both the "Wizard" and the "Road Works" squeezing the original 98 minute video into a frenetic 30 minute trip...
DJ MARCELLE(Another Nice Mess)
Australian punk and other songs about kangaroos
DJ MORSANEK (AUXXX)
oddoz electronika + beats from downunder
AUXXX 014: PSYCHEDELICATESSEN
Saturday 16 June 2007
HENRY'S PHONOGRAPH [UK]
The psychedelic / new wave group from Southampton return to OT301! Angry, powerful and mind-bending rock.
AXIX OF WEEVIL [UK/US]
"Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" [live soundtrack]
Tom Bugs, Alfredo Genovesi and Mark Morse play a combination of love-electronics, electric-guitars, feedback, samplers and BugBrand weevils in a mind shattering live soundtrack to Kenneth Anger's "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" which "details the shifts in consciousness undergone by guests at an occult Eucharist at the house of Lord Shiva, the Magician".
MARIE CELESTE [NL]
An indie-sleaze experience with a noisy and grungy edge!
DJ MARCELLE [NL]
Psychedelia and late-night dance music
+ Psychedelic lightshow from Luminous Goatbubble!!!
AUXXX 013 - "3- Bands 0n- 1- Nite"
Thursday 12 April 2007
a transatlantic duo consisting of Kip Uhlhorn (Hamburg) and Simon Wojan (Brooklyn) playing music with a "far out krautrock vibe, like some classic long-lost, extra-damaged super freaked out 60s or 70s psychedelia, but filtered through modern technology."
DANNY O'REALLY and the AMPS of LOVE
for guitar and amp fetishists – a theatrical ritual of rock'n'roll worship at the altar of
feedback with members of Plastered and Harakiri Sisters - an Anglo-Serbian-Japanese celebration from Mars!
TIGER STRING ENSEMBLE
hard rock 'n' roll duo from Den Haag
DJ Colin 301
AUXXX 012 - "THE ELECTRIC WIZARD MEETS MILES ON MARS"
Friday 23 February 2007
MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION
two members of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (Planet Mu Records)
play "DoomJazz" – psychogrind, heavy 'n' sow, dark drones and uber doom
JASON KOHNEN (aka Bong Ra) bass and electronics
EELCO BOSMAN (s.u.b.c.o.d.e) guitar and electronics
plus SPECIAL GHOSTS subliminal blues tones
DJs RALF MEINZ (Zeitkratzer) and MORSANEK (Auxxx)
dark jazz and industrial drones
AUXXX 011- "STRINGS-TAPS-DRONES-DREAMS"
Friday 1 December 2006
JARGON plays "Tap On A Hard Shoulder"
a new suite for tapdance, video, string quintet, electric guitar and electronics composed by Maurice Horsthuis
Jelte van Andel - double bass
Jeffrey Bruinsma - violin
Peter Grond - violin
Wiek Hijmans - electric guitar
Nina Hitz - cello
Julius Horsthuis - video
Maurice Horsthuis - viola
Marije Nie - tapdance
LYSN plays "Lysnstallation # 1"
a continuous one hour performance of long stretched out drone music from Jupiter
Tom Bugs - analogue electronics
Seamus Cater - harmonicas
James Fulkerson - trombone and electronics
Alfredo Genovesi - electric guitar
Rozemarie Heggen - double bass
Nina Hitz - cello
Hilary Jeffery - trombone and electronics
Noortje Kohne - viola
Dave Murphy - saxophone
DJs Morsanek + Hiljef
ecstatic danceomatic space music
AUXXX 010 - "UK INDEPENDENTS NITE"
Thursday 30 November 2006
TOM BUGS (Bristol) - invented analogue instruments
bug brand audio demo
ALFREDO GENOVESI (London) - electric guitar and effects
improvised drones and electric melodies
HENRY'S PHONOGRAPH (Bournemouth) – powerpop / new wave band
psychodelic audio entarte kunst
surrealist war films
DJs MORSANEK + HILJEF
psychiatric horse meat
AUXXX 009 - "MUSIC and GAMES"
Friday 6 Oktober 2006
Dutch pianist Oscar Jan Hoogland leads a large group of music students from Amsterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht conservatories in a program of game based music. Composers include Gyorgy Kurtag, Matt Lewis, Dick Raaymakers and John Zorn. With composer and guitarist Matt Lewis from London as a special guest.
DJs Morsanek + Hiljef
AUXXX 008 - "HIGH BIRDS"
Friday 15 September 2006
Paul Dunmall soprano saxophone
Rozemarie Heggen double bass
Hilary Jeffery trombone
Alan Purves drums, percussion and squeakology
season's greetings + gimp love
AUXXX 007 - "HE'S STILL 60"
Friday 30 June 2006
JAMES FULKERSON and members of the BARTON WORKSHOP
a marathon of experimental music, premieres and improvisations
James Fulkerson trombone / electronics
Elizabeth Harding text / voice
Nina Hitz cello
Dante Oei keyboards
Dave Murphy tenor / soprano sax
DJs MORSANEK + HILJEF
unidentified soundtracks for rare films
AUXXX 006 - "SURREALISTMIX"
Saturday 27 May 2006
dreamy surrealist scenes, live and on film
performed by Camilla Milena Feher, MooXue and Jean Fuel Warlip in sound, dance, film and bizarre costumes
NIGHT OF THE WAXWORKS
performance and installation
John Richards (kreepa / sand) presents his amazing "kreepback instrument" brought to life through melted wax and a meat mincer – dangerous experiments and surreal instruments!
magic rabbit interaction
MATTHIJS VINCENT KOUW (kinetic engineering / radio 100)
microsound, drones and electroacoustics
fish silicon and tortoiseshell wiretapping
AUXXX 005 - "ELASTIC PULSE"
Thursday 27 April 2006
MARIJE NIE and COMPANY
elastic pulse, cycles and interlocking
Dorona Alberti - voice
Marcos Baggiani - drums
Ivo Bol - computers
Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano
Rozemarie Heggen - bass
Marek Isleib - dance
Saskia Meijs - viola
Justin Morrison - dance
Marije Nie - tapdance
rare vintage footage of early black American dance
DJ MORSANEK + HILJEF
snaggle tooth beats + tap delay disco
AUXXX 004 - "NORWEGIAN DRONES and FILMS"
Friday 3 March 2006
BJERGA / IVERSEN
old school organic drone improv from Norway
"blissed-out and slowly evolving"
Sindre Bjerga - amplified objects, guitar and effects
Jan M.Iversen – electronics and effects
"The Hunt for the Herring King" (Jakten pa sildakongen)
Film editied by Toft, Gjerde and Iversen. Music by Sindre Bjerga
"High Water Everywhere" by Brian Baxter.
gnordic gnoise + avant doom
nordisco + frozen rubber
AUXXX 003 - "DAS ARTS ARTISTS"
Thursday 16 February 2006
DAVID MICHAEL DIGREGORIO - voice, sampler, synths, vocoder and xylophone
songs influenced by pianos, gospel choirs, and electro-acoustics
iLLEGITIMATE – borderline personality disorder explained...
ELECTRIC BONGO BONGO (aka Steve Heather) – drums and computer
no bullshit minimal beats + video from the Home Alone Dance Company
filmic beats + impure blacknuss
AUXXX 002 - "UBERTOMB"
Saturday 21 January 2006
DANNY O'REALLY (Plastered / Harakiri Sisters)
electric guitars, amplifiers, feedback and noise degeneration
DJ X-O-X(Sushi Sounds / Ruigoord)
psychedelic electro + funk
DJ DROID (Near Dark)
neo goth + zombie trance
AUXXX 001 - "VOODOO BAROQUE"
Thursday 24 Novermber 2005
Concert and installation curated by JAMES BECKETT
Sound Piece/ Concert:
"BASF Recall" - a sound collage using found on BASF cassettes
"Fridge" - a drone piece using live and pre-recorded workplace refrigerators as source material
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF TRACE
a poster/book-cover exhibition
"Sketchy" - Dutch “chocolate-box” romance novels featuring eyebrows darker than what one would normally expect of a Dutch woman
"Hailing from Nigeria" - a series of public service announcements regarding religious and sexual practices.
DJs MORSANEK and HILJEF
AUXXX will continue to program events at Overtoom 301 during 2007, presenting programs of music and dance, film with live soundtracks and spoken word / rap and hip hop. The nights we organise will feature a wide a range of radical and new work followed by an Auxxx Disco where resident and guest djs will play underground music for late night dancing! Through these endeavours we will be making a positive and unusual contribution to the growing arts scene in Amsterdam and bringing a very broad audience to Overtoom 301.