Sun. 26 January 2020 – 20:30
Anne La Berge

Slow Evolution

Coloring the perception of time and place

Set 1: Orphax
Set 2: Maguire / La Berge

Orphax - Sietse van Erve
Amsterdam based musician and trained drummer Sietse van Erve (Orphax) was introduced to electronic music in the early nineties. After playing around with tracker software for a couple of years, he eventually recorded his first more serious attempts of music with beats and melodies in 1998, though soon lost interest in both these. He started researching new sounds and new ways of working – always with an organic touch, often incorporating sounds that would be regarded by others as errors or mistakes. Considering life isn’t without errors either. During this search, he found his way into drone and microtonal music. As a result in his most recent work, time and spatiality become more important factors. The goal of the music is for the listener to lose the sense of time and place. Live this is combined with room for improvisation. This way of working results often in an organic form of drone and minimal music.

He has released over 50 releases, as Download, CD-R, Tapes, CD’s and Vinyl, on various labels, as well as self-released online since he started working on music. This includes collaborations with Machinefabriek and Martijn Comes. Furthermore, he contributed to many remix projects including work for Kenneth Kirschner, Martijn Comes, TVO and Chris Dooks among others.

In the past, he has shared the stage with various musicians including Martijn Comes, Jos Smolders, Frans de Waard (Modelbau), Zeno van den Broek, TVO, BJ Nilsen, Philip Jeck and Yann Novak.
Besides making music, Sietse van Erve runs Moving Furniture Records and has curated concerts at home, at Amsterdam institute STEIM, De Ruimte, OCCII and more.

Orphax - Sietse van Erve - synthesizers

Maguire / La Berge
Phil Maguire plays analog synthesizers and Max patches.
Anne La Berge plays flutes and the Kyma System.

They come together through their love of structures that slowly evolve through extended time.
When they are together, they play detailed drones that color the perception of time and place.

Phil Maguire is an artist from Scotland working with sound. Utilising computers, synthesisers, and tape equipment, Maguire produces music and sound works that explore emptiness and malfunction, of self and of machine.

Works by Maguire are released on various independent labels. He also collaborates in projects with musicians including Anne La Berge, James L. Malone, Mark Lyken and Eleanor Cully.

Maguire runs verz, a tape label and concert series. He lives and works in London.

Phil Maguire analog synthesizers, Max patches
Anne La Berge flutes, the Kyma System

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