Tuesday, December 02, 2008

AUXXX Presents...
BLUES AND OTHER VOICES



The London Duke of Blues re-arrives in Amsterdam for more mind tingling blues riffing ...

Wednesday December 10 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

DUKE GARWOOD (London) - solo experimental Blues guitarist/singer



Black Motor (Finland) - comprovisational Jazz trio



Whale Oil (Amsterdam) - free improvising rock trio that swim between solid grooves and ever shifting fragmenting poly rhythms to doomed noise and icy spatial scapes



+ DJ Morsanek spinning out the oddest blue platter of tunes



Weblinks:

www.myspace.com/dukegarwood


www.myspace.com/blackmotors


www.myspace.com/auxxxamsterdam


www.myspace.com/morsanek

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

AUXXX - Coming Up!
LLL and Friends of the Free State
Thursday November 27
Zaal 100 Amsterdam



AUXXX presents in November:

LLL & FRIENDS OF THE FREE STATE - reading live - in ZAAL 100!

Thursday November 27 @ 21:00 ZAAL 100
De Wittenstraat 100
1052 BA Amsterdam
€ntry 2.50

Guru Punk author re-arrives in Amsterdam for a very special evening at Zaal 100!

International poet, classical sarangi musician, scholar, and translator of Rene Daumal and Henri Michaux, Louise Landes Levi has traveled the globe for three decades. Her poetry books include, Banana Baby (Supernova, 2006), Avenue A & 9th Street (Shivastan, 2004), Chorma (Porto dei Santi, 2000) Guru Punk, (Cool Grove Press, 1999), Sweet on my Lips, Love poems of Mira Bai (Cool Grove Press, 1997), The House Lamps Have Been Lit (Supernova, 1996), Extinctions, (Left Hand Books, 1993), and Concerto, (City Lights, Accordian Series, 1988). Rene Daumal’s Rasa was published by New Directions in 1982 and most recently, Toward Totality (Vers La Completude) & Selected Works 1929-1973 of Henri Michaux (Shivastan, 2006) and Toward Totality I / Vers La Completude (Longhouse, 2006). Reviews, essays and poems have been published online in Big Bridge, Jacket, and Rain Taxi, among other publications.



Louise will read from recent work, including:

"BANANA BABY" ( Supernova, Italy),
"DONT FUCK w. THE AIRLINES" ( Il Bagatto, Amsterdam)

and "SWEET ON MY LIPS" (Cool Grove Press, NY)
selections from the Indian woman poetess Mira Bai (15th century - North India)



Also, Hans Plomp will read from his new book and translations of TUKERAM - a contempoary of Mira Bai.

Plus more special guests and musical accompaniment!

Weblinks:

www.coolgrove.com/gpunkI


tsetso.blogspot.com


www.bigbridge.org/issue7/fictllevi


mtdmagazine.tripod.com/louiselandeslevi


www.unlikelystories.org/levi0808


www.epibreren.com/rs/plomp


www.net.info.nl/ego/ballon


www.zaal100.nl




AUXXX presents in December:

BLUES AND OTHER VOICES

The London Duke of Blues re-arrives in Amsterdam for more mind tingling blues riffing ...

Wednesday December 10 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

Duke Garwood (London) - solo experimental Blues guitarist/singer



Black Motor (Finland) - comprovisational Jazz trio



Whale Oil (Amsterdam) - free improvising rock trio that swim between solid grooves and ever shifting fragmenting poly rhythms to doomed noise and icy spatial scapes



+ DJ Morsanek spinning out the oddest blue platter of tunes



Weblinks:

www.myspace.com/dukegarwood


www.myspace.com/blackmotors


www.myspace.com/auxxxamsterdam


www.myspace.com/morsanek

Thursday, October 02, 2008

"THOR’S FEATHERS" Wednesday Nov 5



"THOR’S FEATHERS #1"

a new concert series for solo drummers

beginning with one of the most dynamic drummers
currently creating waves around the world

Wednesday November 5 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 6

CHRIS CORSANO

Chris Corsano has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the hardest-working drummers around. Equally at home with intense kinetic explosions of energy and concentrated near-silence, he effortlessly flows from one idea to the next, always sympatico with his fellow musicians. He has recorded and gigged with, among others, Paul Flaherty, Thurston Moore, Jessica Rylan, Jim O'Rourke, Matt Heyner, Michael Flower, Nels Cline, Jandek, Greg Kelly, Daniel Carter, Six Organs of Admittance, Evan Parker, Sunburned Hand Of Man, Okkyung Lee, Wally Shoup, MV&EE, Keiji Haino, Dredd Foole, Vampire Belt, Joe McPhee, Björk, Carlos Giffoni, Akira Sakata, Christina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray.

After moving from western Massachusetts, USA to Manchester, England in 2005 and then Edinburgh, Scotland a year later, Corsano focused on developing an expanded solo percussion music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, adhesive tape and other household devices into his drumkit. In February 2006, he released his first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured the UK opening for the mighty acoustic guitarist Jack Rose. In 2007 and '08 he's been drumming on Björk's Volta world tour as well as continuing his own projects.

"Corsano, despite being arguably the most riotosly energetic and creative drummer in contemporary free jazz, does far more than merely bash his kit into submission. Playing loud does not mean abandoning subtlety, and Corsano's sudden shifts of texture and dynamics are a wonder to behold." - Dan Warburton, The Wire (April 2006)

with support from:

LYSN




Hilary Jeffery’s psychedelic drone group returns to OT301 with a new one-hour drone piece, featuring:

Seamus Cater - harmonicas
Hilary Jeffery - trombone, tromboscillator
Rozemarie Heggen - electric bass
Wim Lots - electronics
Mark Morse - guitar and electronics

plus:

Sixpack Romancer (DJ Set) (Bruxxxels)

and films from Erica Stanger

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/chriscorsano

http://www.yod.com/hatedmusic.html

http://www.myspace.com/lysnsyl

http://www.myspace.com/sixpackromancer

Saturday, September 27, 2008

IMITATION OF LIVE


AUXXX & MUSIC/DANCE 301 present: IMITATION OF LIVE

Two sets (beginning at 21:00):
IMITATION OF LIFE - MUSIC + DANCE IMPROVISATION
Music: Michael Moore - clarinet / Mary Oliver - violin / Alfredo Genovesi - guitar / Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano / Dance: Francesco Barba, Michele Rizzo, Anne van Balen, Alexandra Manasse, Manuela Tessi, Makiko Ito, Marek Jason Isleib -

One set (beginning at 23:00)
QOHELEET
Dario Fariello - reeds, cello + viola / Yedo Gibson - reeds / Harald Austbo - cello / Michael Szafirowski - electric guitar / Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano / Marcos Baggiani - drums + DJ WOUTER BOS

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

‘PSYCHIC MICROSCOPE’ September 26


An evening of enchanting alchemistic music with a showcase of Kazemat, a new label for aesthetic sampled music, and high energy psycho group Ballroom Blitz.



KAZEMAT PRESENTATION:

Mark Morse: prepared guitars + amplifiers, samplers, Hilary Jeffery: trombone + tromboscillator, Michael Vatcher: percussion

Vinkepeezer: sampler, Wim Sebo: drums and sampler, Alfredo Genovesi: guitar, Joris van Perlo: guitar, Ties Mellema: sax, John Dikeman: sax

Erikk McKenzie & VJ Sasha Bloem: HUASCO SONGS In 2007 Erikk McKenzie and Gerardo Gonzales did audio and video recordings in Chile related to the political and ecological consequences of Pascua Lama, a gold mine in the high Andes above Valle Huasco. Erikk McKenzie presents a live mix of audio and video recordings, blended with his own electronic music.



http://www.subdist.com/morsanek/
http://www.myspace.com/vinkenpeezer
http://www.johndikeman.com/
www.myspace.com/alfredogenovesi
Joris van Perlo
http://www.tiesmellema.nl/
http://www.myspace.com/erikkmckenzie
www.myspace.com/huascosongs
http://www.kazemat.com/



BALLROOM BLITZ:
Andy Moor: guitars, Cor Fuhler: organs, synthi, kiolin and Steve Heather: drums




http://www.myspace.com/steveheather

www.myspace.com/andymoortheex
www.euronet.nl/users/fuhler/

Later: DJ's Morsanek, PHEY and Vinkepeezer spinning the decks

21:00 hrs, € 5

http://www.ot301.nl

Monday, June 23, 2008

‘FLUID ELECTRO JAZZ CRACKS’ July 17th


On July 17 Auxxx presents an eclectic evening at OT 301 with the electro-acoustic duo Seeded Plain from Nebraska, DJ Morsanek and the bands The Wench and Black Napkins from Amsterdam.

Seeded Plain from Omaha, Nebraska makes “new sculptured alchemist sounds” and consist of Bryan Day and Jay Kreimer (home-made instruments / electronics) . The Wench is a new improvisation band with Alfredo Genovesi (guitar) John Dikeman (sax) en Ivo Bol (live sampling). The “crossunder“ trio Back Napkins; Sanne van Hek (trumpet) Jasper Stadhouders (guitar) en Gerri Jäger (drums), finds inspiration in the speed of life in modern society. DJ Morsanek is American-born, Amsterdam-based guitarist, DJ, and editor/arranger Mark Morse. The evening starts at 21:00 hours, entrance € 5.

http://www.myspace.com/daybryan
http://www.myspace.com/theblacknapkins
http://www.subdist.com/morsanek/

Monday, May 19, 2008

ALCHEMISTIC CABARET #5


Alchemistic Cabaret #5: "Quick Silver, Slow Gold”

Friday, June 13th
Evening starts @ 21:00
Overtoom 301
€ntry 5


An evening of gongs, percussion and trumpet, with performances by Michael Vatcher, Diego Espinosa and the band Cosmic Scene.

On this last Alchemistic Cabaret of the season, Gongs and other bronze, copper and silver instruments play the lead role. Percussionist / drummer Michael Vatcher and Diego Espinosa share their passion for gongs and Cosmic Scene - trumpetplayer Michel Varekamp’s pet project - plays further along the path started by Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, mixing funk, jazz and psychedelic dark noise. In between sets The Burkens / Kooger Vibe explores the vastness beyond the outer rim of musical space, where jazz meets sonic soundscapes. All this will be enlightened by Action Lighting by Pierre Mansire. And the evening ends with the strange trippy dancemusic from past and future by DJ Phil. This will be the last Alchemistic Cabaret of this season, don't miss it!

With the Alchemistic Cabaret series Auxxx gathers artists of diverse origin and artistic inclination under the umbrella of the evenings alchemistic formula, loosely connecting them and the audience for an adventurous experience.

Artists:
Gongs: Michael Vatcher / dancer tba
Gongs: Diego Espinosa
Cosmic Scene: Michel Varekamp, Wiboud Burkens, Harry Emmery, Erik Kooger
Action Lighting: Pierre Mansire

Auxxx Alchemistic Cabaret is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and the Thuiskopie Fonds - thanxxx

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

GO FORTH AND ERRORIZE!!!



ALCHEMISTIC CABARET #4
GO FORTH AND ERRORIZE!
DAEVID ALLEN and UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS
MAY 2 - 3 - 4
9pm / €7 per night
OT301
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

DAEVID ALLEN
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.

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



Daevid Allen - glissando guitar
Santiago Botero - double bass
Michael Clare - bass
Alfredo Genovesi - guitar and electronics
Warren Huegel - drums
Hilary Jeffery - trombone and tromboscillator
Colin McClean - live electronics
Mark Morse - ebow guitar
Josh Pollok - guitar

DAEVID ALLEN'S UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS
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.

DJ MORSANEK / AUXXX

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

DAEVID ALLEN'S UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS
play vintage Soft Machine and others - see above for full info



WHALE OIL
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!

DJ MARCELLE / ANOTHER NICE MESS



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
DAEVID ALLEN and STEFANIE PETRIK
including:

"Faculty of the Curious Smell"
"Conscience Strike"
"School of Unusual Punishments"
"Arrest Me"
"I Love Sex"
"Gaia"
"Old Age"
"Whipwords"
"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

Saturday, March 15, 2008

AUXXX RETURNS!!!



After a 3 month break - AUXXX returns to OT301 in AMSTERDAM with an incredible program lined up for the next three months including a visit from DAEVID ALLEN as faculty head of the University of Errors! See below for the fantastic upcoming program...

FRIDAY APRIL 11 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess



DJ Flying Sheep



DJ Morsanek



Feetbeats: tapdancer Marije Nie



Videos and VJ: Pinhole (Bethany de Forest)



Films from Erica Stanga - sculptural animations of Russian and Irish horror stories...



and:

Live @ 23:00:



TETRAPHOBE

Luc Ex - bass
Alfredo Genovesi - electric guitar
Yedo Gibson - saxes + piccolo clarinet
Bernt Nellen - drums

ALCHEMISTIC CABARET #4
UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS
FACULTY OF DIVINE FOOLISHNESS
MAY 2 - 3 - 4
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam



We have arranged 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



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.

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

DAEVID ALLEN
poetry set



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



DAEVID ALLEN'S UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS
play vintage Soft Machine and others - see below for more info

DJ MORSANEK / AUXXX

PsychedeLights - Ellen Knops
MovieDrones - Eyediom

SATURDAY MAY 3 - 9pm / €7

DAEVID ALLEN'S UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS
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.

WHALE OIL
mind bending improv rock

Alfredo Genovesi - guitar, electronics
Gerri Jaeger - drums
A Bassplayer - 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!

DJ MARCELLE / ANOTHER NICE MESS

Action Lighting - Pierre Mansire
PsychedeLights - Ellen Knops
BrainFrames - Eyediom

SUNDAY MAY 4 - 9pm / €5 / OT301 - cinema

Daevid Allen Film Evening
more info soon...



FRIDAY JUNE 13 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

ALCHEMISTIC CABARET #5
"QUICK SILVER SLOW GOLD"

This will be the fifth and final Alchemistic Cabaret in this series. The program will focus on different approaches to metal perucssion and gong playing, plus Action Lighting from Pierre Mansire and a band to end the night... More info soon...

Auxxx Alchemistic Cabaret is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and the Thuiskopie Fonds - thanxxx!



Links to Alchemistic Cabaret Artists:

Daevid Allen
Santiago Botero
Luc Ex
Bethany de Forest
Alfredo Genovesi
Gerri Jaeger
Hilary Jeffery
Pierre Mansire
DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess
DJ Morsanek
Marije Nie
Fred Pelon
University of Errors
U of E Myspace
Auxxx Myspace