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