AMOK – Amsterdam Modern Orkest
An orchestra specialized at the intersection of modern classical, jazz and electronic music.
Led by composer and conductor Tijn Wybenga.
ADRIAN MONCADA SEXTET
Adrián Moncada 6tet was founded in 2019 in the city of Amsterdam. The band plays all original music from pianist and composer Adrián Moncada, together with some of the most individual and forward thinking musicians from the Amsterdam scene filling his musical architectonical visions with their own personality. On drums and bass there is the duo of Nick Thessalonikefs and Pedro Ivo Ferreira, which together with Adrián have been playing in the avant garde brazilian ensemble, Noneto Desconcertante. On the horn section Adrián asked Federico Calcagno (bass clarinet) and Jose Soares (alto saxophone) with whom he takes part in the band Liquid Identities. Last but not least, the fundamental drive on the trumpet of Alistair Payne was primordial in the assembling of this band, being one of the cutting edge musicians of the Amsterdam scene.
The influence of the band is mainly contemporary jazz, a term that serves as an umbrella for a lot of music that tries to use the rhythm, improvisation, and intention of the jazz tradition but with the eclecticism of the times that we are living were identities are more fluid than ever. The camaraderie they have developed can be reflected in the trust they have in each other when it comes to take musical risks. At times highly structured and composed, and others freely improvised and loose, the music this band delivers shows that they don’t mind to be vulnerable in front of an audience as long as the thread of the story is not lost.
Archipélagos is a jazz progressive band born in Bruxelles in May 2019, led by the drummer Francesca Remigi, finalist at the Maastricht Jazz Awards 2020. Her music is inspired by some socio-political concepts theorized by thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Zygmunt Bauman, Roberto Saviano, Samuel Huntington and William McNeill, with the aim of expressing some of the key notions of their thinking through music, such as the liquidity of social relationships, the decadence of the concept of society as perceived nowadays, the decay of the capitalist free market economy, the evolution of the armed forces’ organization, the development of an almighty and unbridled individualism…
AVIV NOAM 4et
“This is in Everything we do”:
As individual musicians, we play in different bands and do different types of music. Even when we play music completely non-related to the quartet, it is always rooted in our exploration for musical artistry. The music we play in this project is actually the fundamentals of who we are as artists.
“Önder Vol.1 ” is the debut album of the low-end-band ‘Önder’. Set up by Amsterdam-based double bassist/composer Jort Terwijn, accompanied by bass clarinettist Federico Calcagno, bassguitar/fx player Daan Leever and drummer Nick Tessalonikefs. Önder Vol.1 contains five stories about serial killers, places of belonging, an homage to Iceland, nostalgic disorientation and “Crushed Drum N Bass” penned by Jort Terwijn and produced by Jort Terwijn and Alessandro Mazzieri.
”They created a fresh and rare installation of bass instruments in the context of acoustic-electronic instrumental music. Compositions go from hypnotic, labyrinthine drones to chopped-up beats and from open soundscapes to harsh avant-garde constantly on the quest for new curves in the musical lineage of jazz.”
TUSCANY MUSIC REVOLUTION (TMR)
Tuscany Music Revolution is a collective with some of the best improvisers from all across Europe and a creative residency dedicated to exploring new ways of making music through free improvisation.
CALCAGNO REMIGI SUBATIN – CONFINI LABILI
Calcagno-Subatin-Remigi is an unconventional trio of bass clarinet, guitar and drums in which the musicians explore a musical territory where improvisation and composition merge in a unique way.
The repertoire is made up of compositions by the three musicians including free improvisations.
An exceptional trio full of originality, nuances, groove and creativity.
Confini Labili gets released on August 19, 2022 by Habitable Records.
CONSERERE: “to join, to intertwine, to cross”. This is the meaning of the Latin word that gives the name to this experiment. Conserere is a collective of improvised, temporary, assertive, displaced, interrogative, horizontal, anti-sexist and anti-racist music. It is a laboratory of improvised music organized in various cultural places in the city of Milan, Italy.
Listening, dialogue, respect.
There are no ideas of right or
wrong except in relation to this.
Coal Harbor is an idiosyncratic Rotterdam collective that does not shy away from experimentation. With their cinematic compositions and abrasive improvisations, they blur the boundaries between jazz and classical music. A small bombastic orchestra with the intimacy of a chamber music ensemble. After their successful debut JOLT (2018), Coal Harbor is making a project with Feedforward for the first time in which image and music merge.