MAY 2 - 3 - 4
9pm / €7 per night
Overtoom 301,
1054 HW Amsterdam

Put on your thinking caps / don your dunce hats and come to Overtoom 301 in Amsterdam for a very special three-day intensive course with the University of Errors faculty of Divine Foolishness... The University of Errors is Daevid Allen's new band. It is a modern extension of the Principia of Psychedelia born back in the 60's!

Professor Daevid Allen, Headmaster

FRIDAY MAY 2 - 9pm / €7 / OT301 - Studio 1

poetry set

Daevid Allen's career has been well documented over the years. It began in the late 50's in Paris experimenting with tape loops with Terry Riley and doing music for performance works with William Burroughs. The early 60's found him in England working with teenaged Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers and Hugh Hopper, which eventually became Soft Machine. Along with Pink Floyd they were the most influential bands in the UK Psychedelic scene of 1966-67, and Jimi Hendrix's favorite band. Daevid left Soft Machine late in1967 and relocated to Paris where he eventually formed Gong, who are regarded by many as the greatest psychedelic band ever and were the first band signed to Virgin Records after Mike Oldfield.

University of Errors and Lysn team up for a blyssed out drone lesson...

Daevid Allen - glissando guitar
Santiago Botero - double bass
Michael Clare - electric bass
Alfredo Genovesi - guitar, electronics
Warren Huegel - percussion
Hilary Jeffery - trombone, electronics
Mark Morse - electric guitar, electronics
Josh Pollock - electric guitar, megaphone, electronics

play vintage Soft Machine and others

Daevid Allen - guitar, vocals
Josh Pollock - guitar, megaphone
Warren Huegel - drums
Michael Clare - bass

Over 40 Years ago Daevid Allen founded Soft Machine in order to inject the rock world with the jazz and beat poetry he loves. He was with that band for a year and a half before his being denied entry back in England put them on separate paths: Soft Machine in one direction and Daevid back to Paris to form Gong.

Now all these decades later Daevid's band University of Errors revisit those psychedelic days and the songs of the original Soft Machine. Daevid sings them with a renewed passion and joy for the new century.

2008 finds University of Errors doing extensive touring to support their releases "Jet Propelled Photographs" (Cuneiform CD RUNE 188) and the brand new debut DVD "Daevid Allen's University Of Errors Play The Soft Machine: Live in Amsterdam 2006" (Voiceprint unGONGDVD001).

The core of University of Errors, Daevid, Josh Pollock, and Michael Clare are celebrating their 10th Year together and 6th year with drummer Warren Huegel.

The existence of University of Errors is a fluke. There was never an intention of starting a band, it seems like "fate" decreed that Daevid needed a new band based in the US. It was formed out of a jam session arranged as a way to pass a Saturday night in San Francisco.The chemistry of the musicians and the music they made gave birth to the band.

The core line up of the band has always been Daevid, guitarist Josh Pollock and bassist Michael Clare. Warren Huegel joined in 2002 for the European tour and he remains to this day providing an amazing unihibited youthful energy of crazy beautiful drumming.

The music of University of Errors is very much rock with influences from psychedelic and space to punk and jazz. A multi-generational band, the musicians range in age from 30 to 70 and each brings the influences of his generation to the overall sound making for a very unique band.


Auxxx resident DJ Morsanek will delight us with another fine set of pure HipHopGnosis for the dancefloor!

PsychedeLights - Ellen Knops
Action Lighting - Pierre Mansire
Brain Frames and MovieDrones - Eyediom

SATURDAY MAY 3 - 9pm / €7 / OT301 - Studio 1

play vintage Soft Machine and others - see above for full info

mind bending improv rock

Alfredo Genovesi - guitar, electronics
Gerri Jaeger - drums
Viljam Nybacka - bass

After their wonderful debut at AUXXX in Decmber, Whale Oil return with their magical mix of warped guitar, driving angular drums and outer space bass. 100% improvised avant rock, for head nodders and bangers alike!


Sometimes called "the female John Peel" for her original and varied live sets and weekly radio shows, Dutch woman Marcelle van Hoof plays an eclectic selection of weird electronica, techno, dubstep, minimal, drum+bass, riot grrls, ragga, grime, leftfield hiphop, clickhouse, breakcore, heavy dubs and more - she knows no boundaries! Every Tuesday between 19 and 22 hours CET Marcelle hosts an internet radio show on DFM, "Another Nice Mess", which attracts listeners from all over the world. Marcelle is also a wicked live deejay, playing her sets across stages in Europe.

Action Lighting - Pierre Mansire
PsychedeLights - Ellen Knops
Movie Drones and BrainFrames - Eyediom

SUNDAY MAY 4 - 9pm / €7 / OT301 - cinema

A film evening of edgy shorts programmed by

"Faculty of the Curious Smell"
"Conscience Strike"
"School of Unusual Punishments"
"Arrest Me"
"I Love Sex"
"Old Age"
"The Scenario"
"The Passenger"
"Daughter of the Catastrophe/My Terrorist Love/Is it just Poetry?"

plus a screening of University of Errors Play The Soft Machine: Live At the Gong Family Unconventional Gathering,
The Melkweg, Amsterdam, 5 November 2006 (Voiceprint unGONGDVD001, released on 28 April 2008)

This event is made possible with support from
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, the Thuiskopie Fonds and the OT301 crew - thanxxx

Links to Alchemistic Cabaret #4 Artists:

Daevid Allen
Santiago Botero
Alfredo Genovesi
Gerri Jaeger
Hilary Jeffery
Pierre Mansire
DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess
DJ Morsanek
Fred Pelon / Eyediom
University of Errors
U of E Myspace
Stefanie Petrik Myspace
Auxxx Myspace


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