World Minimal Music Festival 2013

Ben Frost

Photo: Ben Frost

For five days – from Wednesday 3 till Sunday, April 7 – be sure to visit the World Minimal Music Festival at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and/or Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. During the 3rd edition of this biennial festival, there will be lots of concerts with international musicians including Kronos Quartet, Konono No. 1 and Ben Frost, containing both ritual trance music, electronic beats and soundscapes. Next to the main program there are several special events during the festival, developed in collaboration with organizations like 22tracks, Subbacultcha! and Gonzo (circus). With dj’s, films, talk shows, minimal yoga and a 21-hour composition inspired by Erik Satie’s Vexations.

I’ve been working on the previous editions in 2009 and 2011. Now I’ve been asked to help Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ with the PR strategy and online marketing for the third episode of this wonderful festival. It feels good to be back!

New project: 5 Days Off

Excited to be working on a new communications project for 5 Days Off (7-11 March 2012). The two most renowned music venues Paradiso and Melkweg host the annual festival which doesn’t only focus on electronic music but also on a diversity of art disciplines which manifest in the ever evolving club culture. Therefore the festival also collaborates with the Dutch Institute of Media Art, NIMk. You can find more information about the festival at www.5daysoff.nl.

New Adventures in Live Electronic Music and Beyond

I am really excited about the Patterns + Pleasure Festival that’s coming up. It’s great to work on this project together with the people from STEIM and see how much lover there is for music. Check out the website and the trailer below. Patterns + Pleasure Festival, 26, 27 + 28 September at Frascati.

Patterns+Pleasure Festival Trailer from STEIM Amsterdam on Vimeo.

STEIM: Patterns + Pleasure Festival

This summer I will be working for STEIM as PR manager on the Patterns + Pleasure Festival (Sept 26, 27, 28). STEIM (STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is a center for research and development of new musical instruments in the electronic performing arts, located in Amsterdam. STEIM supports artists in residence such as composers and performers, but also multimedia and video artists to develop set-ups which allow for improvisation and performance with individually designed technology. For more information about the Patterns + Pleasure Festivalgo to patternsandpleasure.com.

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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Bijzondere theatervoorstellingen rondom Dodenherdenking

De komende 2,5 week werk ik als ‘Chef Online’ aan de online publiciteit voor Theater na de Dam 2011. Op 4 mei, aansluitend aan de nationale Dodenherdenking op de Dam in Amsterdam, vindt Theater Na de Dam plaats. Een uitgebreid theaterprogramma met bestaande én nieuwe theaterproducties, die zich allemaal direct of indirect verhouden tot de periode van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Te zien in verschillende theaters en locaties rondom de Dam. De organisatie heeft mij gevraagd een strategie te bedenken voor de online communicatie. Bekijk voor meer informatie theaternadedam.nl en volg ons op Twitter en Facebook.

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