Dan Gibson is a musician and sound artist. His work aims to explore the sonic subtlety, textural nuance and dynamic intensity found in the acoustic environments and natural soundscapes through the embodied practise of playing and building investigative hardware and software instruments.
Falafel Biels (Niels Kloet) likes his canvas to be clean to start with. The sound of Falafel Biels is hard to describe. With his freepatching way of making music, he always challenges himself to buildup new sounds. New worlds to explore in a universe of beats and sampling. He's also the head honcho of Falafular Modules.
After producing and releasing different music under different aliases & collaborations, The Hague-based Stephan C. Kaffa decided to return to his solo efforts under the new moniker: momentum lost. Torn between opposites, momentum lost syphons calmness from chaos while noise and melody collide to create drone based ambient music.
At some point Mono-Poly (Dennis Verschoor) realized he loved moving knobs more than playing with those ‘white and black things’ on his synthesizers. Soon after that he bought his first modular synthesizer. It started a never ending story. He’s the driving force behind Rotterdam’s "Noodlebar”; events for modular synthesizers featuring artists from all over the world.
Oorcontact is a new Improvised Electronic Music Group from Leiden. Piloted by Maarten Wesselius & Tristan “Lama Waaien” who first met during the Impro Sessions at Pletterij Cultuur & Debat Centrum Haarlem and later on blended together nicely during the R.I.P. Sessions of the Rotterdamse Improvisatie Poel at Poortgebouw. As a duo they feed guitar and Synthesizer through a self-made software setup to produce an adventurous free-form exploratory sound tapestry.
Red Magnet (Léon Spek) makes drone music inspired by the unimaginable scales and times of the universe, where elements merge into complex structures evolving at unknown tempos in unimagined time.
SOHRAB MOTABAR EN LEONIE ROESSLER
Based in The Hague, the Sohrab Motabar (Iran) and Leonie Roessler (Germany, USA) have created a sound that is hard to define, combining elements of the outside world with abstract materials that are artificially created.
Handgemaakte slapstick electro, vervalste country, hardnekkige noise en een melodisch absurdisme. Gewapend met gemiddeld twee armen, twee benen, een synthesizer, een sampler, een gitaar, een loopstation, een mengpaneel en wat effectpedalen timmert Spoelstra alles ter plekke van de grond af in elkaar, totdat het gaat stampen, wringen, schuren en knetteren. Als het niet fout kan gaan, is het ook niet spannend.
THE SUNSHINE LOUNGE
The Sunshine Lounge From the desolate wasteland of 70's Clydebank through the glorious 90's Aegean revival, from the banks of the Red Sea to the marshes of the IJsselmeer. Melten yer melt an boilin' yer hied , the big man'll gie a doin tae yer lugs. Avantgardy, soundscapey bollox.
Yiannis Tsirikoglou is a composer, performer and sound artist. He is dealing with various subjects including algorithmic synthesis, sound sculpting using mathematical models and spatial composition and synthesis techniques.
Sohrab Motabar & Leonie Roessler
The Sunshine Lounge