SPACE IS THE PLACE opens this season with three mini festivals: PLUTONIAN NIGHTS. Nights in which we show the diverse range of exciting and fresh improvised music. THE EX The adventurous, innovative
SPACE IS THE PLACE opens this season with three mini festivals: PLUTONIAN NIGHTS. Nights in which we show the diverse range of exciting and fresh improvised music.
The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex exists 38 years this year and is still going strong. New projects, new songs and new adventures. The Ex have defied categorisation ever since they started playing in 1979. Born out of the punk explosion, when anything and everything was possible, the band have still managed to retain both curiosity and passion for their music. Using guitars, bass, drums and voice as their starting point, The Ex have continued to musically explore undiscovered areas right up to the present day.
Terrie Hessels – Guitar | Arnold de Boer – Vocals, guitar | Andy Moor – Guitar | Katherina Bornefeld – Drums, vocals
THE ZEBRA STREET BAND
The Zebra Street Band’s music is highly energetic and danceable. Moments of groove alternating with floating textures and collective improvisations. Four horn players and two percussionists create a rich and powerful sound made unique by each players own creativity. Many different styles melt together into a repertoire that echoes Africa and the Caribbean as well as the European underground. The band likes to play on a stage as well as marching on the street.
Salvoandrea Lucifora – Trombone | Alistair Payne – Trumpet | Andrius Dereviancenko – Tenor Saxophone | John Dikeman – Baritone Saxophone | Onno Govaert – Snare drum and percussions | Fabio Galeazzi – Bass drum and percussions
LAMPE / DIKEMAN
Both American/Dutch saxophonist John Dikeman and Australian/Dutch pianist Walter Lampe are heavily influenced by the blues and gospel. With irregular intervals, the two meet for duo performances where they improvise around the genre of spirituals. Sublime, raw and uplifting free music.
PLUTONIAN NIGHTS is supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.