Booking Offers: (week 44)

Dear all,

Here are the artists I’m offerinbg this week: Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Joshua Baumgarten & The Irrational Library, The Scorpios, Fen, Gnod, Kasper T. Toeplitz with Didier Casamitjana

Please get back to me if you want to set up a concert for one of them.

Feel free to ask for availabilities and conditions.

Thanks for your time.

All the best.


Availability: 10 to 16 (though not the 15) (March); April 24 – May 3; possibly May 23-26; June 5-14
Territory: Europe

Availability: From late March onwards
Territory: Belgium

Availability: From late March onwards
Territory: Belgium

FEN (Japan, Korea, China, Singapur)
Availability: Late April 2017
Territory: Europe

Availability: 16th and 24th April
Territory: Belgium

Availability: from 13th December bacwards and from 15th December onwards
Territory: Belgium, North Of France, The Netherlands, Luxemburg

Gavin Bryars was born in Yorkshire in 1943. His first musical reputation was as a jazz bassist working in the early sixties with improvisers Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley, forming the famous Joseph Holbrooke Trio. Bryars abandoned improvisation in 1966 and instead worked in the United States with composer John Cage, where his early influences of minimalism and the New York School on his work can be seen.
Bryars has written a considerable number of other works, including four operas, many concertos and a great number of instrumental pieces, many for his own ensemble. He has written several pieces for choreographers, including his hugely successful collaboration with Merce Cunningham,Bipedthat was in the Cunningham Company’s repertoire and performed worldwide on the Cunningham « Legacy Tour », which ended the life of the company in December 2011.
For the concert the line-uo will be: Peyee Chen, soprano; Chris O’Gorman (or John Potter), tenor; Morgan Goff viola; James Woodrow, electric and acoustic guitars; Nick Cooper, cello; Gavin Bryars, double bass.

Joshua Baumgarten & The Irrational Library is a new project crossing the streams of spoken word poetry and get down boogie for your brain rock n roll music.  Based around the spoken word poetry of expat American/born again Haarlemmer Joshua Baumgarten and the musical production of the multi-talent musician/producer Mishal Zeera.  Rounding out the band is the drumming excellence of Lars van der Weiden (Spoon Lifts Moon) and switching between baritone sax and guitar slinging is Tom de Haan (Haarlemtown’s very own Stads Dominee).  JB & The Irrational Library is the party protest band for modern times.

Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum.

FEN (Far East Network) is a group project made up of musicians from Singapore, Japan, China, and Korea who play improvised music. It was first started on the suggestion of globally renowned musician Otomo Yoshihide. Each member is an artist who works individually on the experimental music scene in his respective country. They have been supporting each other’s activities by organizing concerts in their own countries, and this relationship became the motivation to form FEN. Currently formed of Otomo Yoshihide, Yan Jun, Yuen Chee Wai & Ryu Hankil.

Niccolo Brown GNOD make NOISE; a churning scree of incandescent tumult that feels less like rock ‘n’ roll than an anonymously delivered pummelling to the head and guts in some dark alley late one Saturday night. GNOD’s is a singularly British noise too. Yes, there are vague nods to early Swans but only a band playing in the ruins of what Cameron et al have done to this once green and pleasant land could raise such a conflagration as « Mirror ». Whatever your musical taste, you need this album in your life immediately. No ifs, buts or maybes.

Kasper T. Toeplitz: Composer, electric bass player and musician who has developed his work in the no man’s land between « academic » composition (orchestra,ensembles, opera) and electronic « new music » or « noise music ». Has won several prizes and distinctions ; 1st prize for orchestral composition at the Besançon Festival, 1st prize at the « Opéra autrement / centre Acanthes » competition, Villa Médicis Hors les Murs (New York), grant Leonardo da Vinci (San Francisco) , Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto), DAAD (Berlin). Got numerous commissions from the French Governement, the radio and from electronic studios such as Ircam, GRM , GMEM, CRFMW, EMS.. Works with experimental or unclassifiable musicians such as Zbigniew Karkowski, Tetsuo Furudate, Dror Feiler, Art Zoyd, Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Ulrich Krieger, Stevie Wishart, Z’ev, others…….
Didier Casamitjana Percussionist , mover and composer Percussionist contemporary training , he quickly headed for the experimental music.
It is found as a musician and composer with Wooshing Machine , kasper T.Toeplitz , Myriam Gourfink , Karine Ponties , Art Zoyd , Espace Pasolini..

Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels

Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels


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