AUXXX Cinesthesia Night

experimental / live sound & cinema

OT301 Cinema
Overtoom 301

starts: 21:00 hrs
entrance: 6 euro


experimental films by James Harrar + live music

James Harrar: sax
Roro: drums

Bastian Duncker: alto sax

Jan-Bas Bollen: Bass, electronics, visuals


Cinema Soloriens is a multi-media performance consisting of James Harrar’s experimental and highly personal film and video images with a live musical rendering of soundtracks for each film. The musical concepts are created, directed and performed by Harrar (tenor sax, clarinet, flute, bulbul tarang, reeds, voice & effects) with Roro (rogier smal). When combined, the Artists endeavor to reveal deeper levels of interpretation within Harrar’s visceral film poems. This presentation also celebrates the early beginnings of cinema, providing live music to support and elevate the silent movie experience.

Roro (Rogier Smal) is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. Besides playing in improv group "DAGORA" he plays with different musicians and solo. Roro tries to find the energy of space and participants while remaining open to the environment and acoustics. lately roro has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Anne la Berge, Peter Quistgard, James Harrar, Yedo Gibson, Marshall Allen, Dagora, Ti Femme, Eugene Chadbourne, Peter Zincken, Frankie Vis, Peter van Bergen, City Hands, Raoul van der Weide, Sunburned hand of the man, Giovanni Barcella, Eric Thielemans, Mik Quantius, Alfredo Genovesi, Arvind Ganga, and many more.....

Bastian Duncker (*89 in Kiel/Germany) is a saxophonist whose work draws inspiration from the regularities and incalculabilities of nature. Stimulated by a broad range of sonic traditions, he improvises and writes for a number of different constellations. Bastian lives in Berlin, where he has also studied at the Jazz-Institute with Peter Weniger and Greg Cohen. Among others, he played with Gunter Hampel, Hayden Chisholm, John Hollenbeck and Claudio Puntin.

Dutch composer, sound designer, instrumentalist and digital artist Jan-Bas Bollen (Amsterdam, 1961) has written music for many soloists, ensembles and theatre productions and his works are frequently performed in The Netherlands and abroad. Among his recent compositions there are works for Ensemble Klang, Percussion Group The Hague, Matangi String Quartet, Array Music Toronto, LOOS, HEXNUT, David Kweksilber Big Band and Trio 7090. He often uses (live-) electronics and also creates computer compositions as well as installations. Many of his works include the use of interactive video. He frequently collaborates with dancers and choreographers like Ross Cooper (UK) and Daniel Belton (NZ). Together with Alison Isadora he forms the multimedia performance duo SYNC and he regularly performed with the Dutch groups LOOS and LEAMO and the Australian percussionist Steve Heather. Bollen teaches composition and New Media at Codarts Classical Music Academy in Rotterdam.


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