(© picture: Julia Dratel)
After the successful releases Purple Dark Opal (Aerophonic, 2020) and The Glass Delusion (Astral Spirits, 2021) Kuzu returns early October with All Your Ghosts In One Corner, a brand new release for Aerophonic and a perfect occasion to embark on an extensive European tour. When John Dikeman & Farida Amadou took the stage at the Citadelic Festival in 2020 we could hear and see the sparks fly, and we expect no less when this dynamic duo takes the stage for this first Oorstof show at Trix with an audience since the pandemic.
Reed player Dave Rempis is one of the mainstays of the adventurous Chicago music scene and going by releases like Phalanx by The Rempis Percussion Quartet (Aerophonic), Low Level Stink by Ballister ( Dropa Disc), Dead Leaves Drop by From Wolves To Whales (Dropa Disc) and Tripel/Dubbel by Banch/Rempis/Flatern/Østvang (Aerophonic Digital) all recorded at the Oorstof series, you can say he’s more than a regular. The Bhutanese, residing in the U.S., guitar player Tashi Dorji is without a doubt one of the most original improvisors of the moment. His first stop at the Oorstof series in 2015, and his first concert in Europe at that, and the ensuing tour as guest and support of Godspeed You! Black Emperor was extremely succesful. Dorji can be found on a regular base in the company of drummer Tyler Damon, a percussive whirlwind who finds himself at ease in both the mesmerising alternative rock of Circuit Des Yeux and the experimental world of free improvised music.
/ JOHN DIKEMAN & FARIDA AMADOU
The American tenor sax player John Dikeman recently moved from Amsterdam to Antwerp and manages to impress the audience of the Oorstof series since 2014 with artists and bands like Universal Indians, Cactus Truck, Dikeman-Gebruers-Antunes trio or with giants like William Parker and Hamid Drake… Since 2008 Dikeman is one of the key figures of the improvised music scene in Amsterdam and always in search of new musical challenges, a passion he shares with bass player Farida Amadou one of the fasted rising players in the scene. As a self-taught player she extracts the most surprising sounds from her Fender electric bass and makes an (inter)national mark in the company of iconic players like Peter Brötzmann, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Ken Vandermark, Mette Rasmussen, Hanne De Backer, Stan Maris, Wolf Eyes, Audrey Lauro, Julien Desprez and Floris Vanhoof. After meeting the English drummer Steve Noble (Rip Rig & Panic, Æthenor, Saint Francis Duo) at the Summer Bummer Festival in 2017 they play together on a regular base. A new release (2 x lp) of Amadou and Noble in trio with Moore (M.A.N.) and Brötzmann (B.A.N.) is set to be released this fall on the Dropa Disc label.
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