Thursday, December 17, 2009

Noise From The Netherlands!

HzCollective Presents: an evening of experimental, ambient, field recording manipulations and improvised guitar. [ ]

December 22nd, 2009
@ Ghostprint Gallery

228 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Bring Donations! No One Left Outside!

Performances Include:

::::Anduin (RVA/HzCollective/SMTG Records)

::::Wouter Jaspers
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Wouter Jaspers is a experimental musician and writer from Tilburg, The Netherlands, who currently lives in Berlin, Germany. With his roots in the metal- and punkscene, Jaspers creates dark repetitive drone music, 60's psychedelics combined with noise and fieldrecordings. He has no specific instrument he plays, but mostly performs with electro-magnetic waves, analog synthesizers and modified electric guitars.

The last couple of years he has been very productive, both in touring as in releasing music. Jaspers travels a lot for his music, which you hear back in his work. In 2007, Jaspers released the cd “Babi Yar, an exploration” as an honor to the victims of the mass murder in Babi Yar, Kiev, Ukraine in 1941. On his first official full-length album “Exhibition”, released in the spring of 2008, he translated field recordings he made in Ukraine, India, Poland and Germany into new compositions. For this cd he also travelled to the concentration camp of Theresienstadt and used field recordings from the radioactively infected territory around Tsjernobyl.

::::Bram Stadhouders
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Bram Stadhouders was born in 1987 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. He is interested in atmospheric music through improvisation and composition. He plays guitar, guitarsyntesizer and laptop.

At the moment he is a composition student at the School of Music and Technology in Utrecht. He's active in various projects, and he's very concentrated on creating his own music, through his duo with Onno Govaert, and also his larger band "bram stadhouders korps". He also makes a solo produced album every now and then.

His father being a guitar teacher and his mother a classical piano teacher, he was drowned into music since birth. He got classical guitar lessons from his dad when he became 6 years old. He received 2 classical guitar awards when he was 8 and 9.

As a kid he started playing in a rockband and a jazzband, touring through the Netherlands in the biggest venues and events, being on TV, playing with Noel Redding, the bassplayer of Jimi Hendrix, and winning important Dutch competitions. He also played with great dutch jazz musicians like Harmen Fraanje and Hein van de Geyn.

Bram Stadhouders has gained national recognition in his homecountry Netherlands. In 2008 he was chosen as a "Young VIP”, the most prestigious prize for upcoming improvisers, followed by a tour through Hollands most important stages.

::::Bas Verbeek
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"Going to pick up the TDTBMD-guitar, mic and some other stuffs to create some minimal, dark, intense soundscapes in the USA."

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