Gonzo (circus) and Mediamatic present
Think noise, ukulele, dance, vulcano, drones, square waves, absurdism, electronics, saw waves, percussion, guitar amps, swings, bass guitar, sine waves, hurricane, spoken word, dolphins, and bass clarinet. The Void* is Roald van Dillewijn, Tijs Ham, and Eric Magnée. Inspired by small things like Nature and the Universe, they produce enveloping acousmatic sounds with modified instruments. Dinner at 19:30, the music starts at 20:30. Get your concert tickets online!
Echokamer is a series of events during which composers, musicians and other sound-makers experiment with sound at, and with the sound of, Mediamatic Fabriek. The giant industrial hall reverberates and erodes, and produces quite a bit of sound all by itself. The perfect place for noisy experiments. Address: VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam.
Celebrate life on the quay!
Thanks to patrons, farmers, neighbors and volunteers, the Tostifabriek is running at full speed. The first tosti's will be harvested in September. Until that time we'll be taking care of the animals, showing people around, and making cheese. For now, it's time to celebrate. Join us for the official opening at 15:30, followed by a tour and a barbecue. Favelous will serve pizza from a wood-fired oven, and Roest is also throwing a little party. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.
Mediamatic Fabriek is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks, and other makers have claimed part of this space as their own. In the Favela you can make tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens give workshops and organize events and meals. We're open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm at the very least. Do y...
Paint an enormous T-shirt
There are parties, and there are parties. We're throwing a party that blends both of these categories. Food, drinks, music, lights, good people, and laughter are generally good party ingredients. We are taking those ingredients and adding: an abandoned factory, a 30ft. t-shirt, paint, brushes, felt tip pens, and your tipsy creativity (creatipsity). So join us after your dreary job, have some snacks, do a dance, drink a drink, paint a 30ft. shirt! We hope to see you there. Music by DJ's BAM BOE (Sova, Freddy & Dubbs).
Time: 8pm till 1am. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. The party costs € 7.50, which includes a valid Club Mediamatic membership (€5,- for 4 weeks). The first drink is on us. To buy your ticket scroll above and click the pink button 'Koop een kaartje' (above date and time).
Freezing Favela is a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. The space is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks, and other makers have claimed part of this space as their own. In the Favela you ca...
Rough Americana, Boeuf Majeur, The Average Voices
Echokamer #4 sees a mix of musical styles. Mutamassik and Morgan Craft a.k.a. Rough Americana will contribute low-slung bits and beats with experimental guitar, and The Average Voices and Boeuf Majeur, Amsterdam choirs under the direction of Tristan Knelange, will perform two important European works from the 1920s. Free for members. Dinner at 19:00, music at 20:30.
After returning from the trenches of WWI, Ernst Toch settled in Weimar to create a number of stunningly modernist works, among which the world's first spoken chorus piece, Geographical Fugue. The Average Voices choir will perform what has affectionately been called 'Weimar Rap', translated into English under the watchful eyes of John Cage and Henry Cowell.
Boeuf Majeur, a young choir from Amsterdam, will perform Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir, the only unaccompanied choral work by the Swiss composer. Written in the 1920s, it wasn't until 1963 and after heavy persuasion that Martin released the piece, which ...