I’m the Antenna

A little post about my personal project Antenna, a new party in Amsterdam. I’m the promoter of Antenna and resident dj together with Max Cole. On Saturday May 21 we’re organising the first edition of Antenna at Canvas Amsterdam. With guest performances by DJ Ken and Ahy’Kah. Listen to Antenna on Soundcloud or Spotify and follow us on Facebook.

Foto: Antenna, 21 mei 2011

Photo: Antenna, May 21 2011

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The Factory

Momenteel werk ik aan een website voor Ensemble Labyrint. Het eerste concert van dit nieuwe ensemble heet ‘The Factory’ en is ge├»nspireerd op de legendarische avant-garde rockgroep The Velvet Underground en hun geestelijk vader Andy Warhol. Het concert maakt niet alleen gebruik van de muziek van The Factory die door Warhol is geproduceerd. Ook het beeldend werk van de kunstenaar speelt een belangrijke rol in de vormgeving van het digitale onderdeel van het project. De nieuwe website van Ensemble Labyrint zal eind juni online te zien zijn.

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

World Minimal Music Festival 2011

I had a great time working as a freelancer for Muziekgebouws World Minimal Music Festival 2011. Our communication and marketing strategy really worked out. The festival got a lot of press coverage and many (new and young) visitors. Most of the concerts sold out and the music was very inspiring. You can find pics, video’s, music and interviews on the wmmf highlights page of Vpro Dorst.

Steve Reich after the great performance of his work Tehillim

Minimal elctronica by Raphael Vanoli (Knalpot) at the Festivalcafe

On Air

Last week I was invited by Oscar Smit for his radio-show Beautiful Extremes at Studio80 in Amsterdam. He wanted to talk to me about the upcoming World Minimal Music Festival at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (March 30 – April 3). Oscar also asked me to collect some minimal music for his show. It was really nice playing Aphex Twin next to Gaving Bryars, Steve Reich and Brian Eno live on air. Listen to the show and enjoy the music.

Beautiful Extremes (22-03-2011) by Studio 80

Hypnotic, repetitive and breathtaking

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ asked me to help them promote the World Minimal Music Festival (March 30 – April 3). What a great way to start my new career as independent communications professional. This month I will be working full time on PR at the office of the Concert Hall of the 21st Century, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.

Steve Reich will be opening the festival (photo: Jeffrey Herman)

Steve Reich will be opening the World Minimal Music Festival (photo: Jeffrey Herman)

Hypnotic, repetitive and breathtaking: since as far back as the 1960s, minimal music has been entrancing people with deceptively simple means. Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven are paying tribute to this exceptional genre with a programme which includes music from Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Simeon ten Holt, Michael Nyman, the Mandara Mountains in Cameroon and Machinefabriek.

More about the festival: minimalmusicfestival.nl