Rumor 84




Special thanks to: RASA, TivoliVredenburg, City of Utrecht, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Elise Mathilde Fonds



Rumor 83

Rumor 83       Utrecht     Thursday  September 22   2016
Start:  20:30    TivoliVredenburg   Grote Zaal
Admission: €18,-  /  €14,- (U-pas, student)           Tickets


Morton Feldman – Five Pianos – TivoliVredenbrug Grote Zaal
Feldman himself about this work: “Five Pianos began by finding myself humming tones while improvising on the piano. The vocal or humming sounds were quite short, and as the piano sounds lingered, I began to hear other pianos, other humming. Two, three, four pianos were too transparent – the fifth piano became like the pedal blur needed to complete the overall sound I was after.”
Feldman’s compositions don’t impose themselves on you, and they refuse to shout about their meaning or importance. They also resist your attempts to predict what might happen next. His music is full of repetition, and yet nothing ever repeats. Individual chords, textures and rhythmic ideas reoccur, but they are never (or very rarely) the same. Patterns don’t progress in a predictable way, which makes Feldman’s aesthetic radically different from minimalists such as Steve Reich or Philip Glass. Feldman’s music is tranquil and dreamlike, above all Five Pianos.

Nora Mulder, Gerard Bouwhuis, Pascal Meyer, Dante Boon, Samuel Vriezen – piano

Othin Spake – ACU
Othin Spake started as a joke. Put together by Teun Verbruggen, who got “carte blanche” in Brussels. Teun decided to play a complete Improvised session with the eccentric guitar player Mauro Pawlowski (dEUS) and Fender-Rhodes player Jozef Dumoulin (Magic Malik).
This first session (on a lousy, rainy Sunday afternoon) turned into a complete musical party going from very rough soundscaping, to punk, minimal electronic and Jazz.
It was an unbelievable event with very fresh, innovating music from three musicians who never played together before. They immediately became one of the most discussed bands …. “This is no Jazz!!!!!!”
They’re not playing pure Jazz but they call their music “emofreejazznoizesweetpunk” which comes close to what they’re bringing. Every concert is a complete discovery and a fully improvised set … so worth checking out!!

Teun Verbruggen – drums; Jozef Dumoulin – fender rhodes; Mauro Pawlowski – guitar

Lucas Niggli & Andreas Schaerer – RASA
These two cosmopolitan musicians show no reluctance to create any imaginable sounding worlds. The vocal virtuoso Schaerer has a tremendous range of expression, from classical singing to yodel and overtone sounds he can do pretty much everything imaginable with his voice. Lucas Niggli is one of the most versatile drummers in Europe.
Their imagination and communication skills are the key to a free, yet very precise improvisational kind of music that knows no dogmatic boundaries. The result is a virtuoso, naked and yet opulent-sounding music with two archaic musical instruments: voice and drums. A versatile, highly agile performance which goes under the skin.

Lucas Niggli – drums; Andreas Schaerer – voice

Information and tickets: [email protected]  / 
Special thanks to: ACU, RASA, TivoliVredenburg, City of Utrecht, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Elise Mathilde Fonds

Rumor 82

Rumor 82        Utrecht     Saturday 14 May 2016
Start:    20:30    TivoliVredenburg  Cloud 9
Admission: €18,-  /  €14,- (U-pas, student, CJP, 65+)


Kris Davis – TivoliVredenbrug Cloud 9

Gareth Davis, Machinefabriek & Karel Doing – ACU

Jasper Stadhouders Polyband – RASA

Information and tickets: [email protected] / 030-2382080 /
Special thanks to: ACU, RASA, TivoliVredenburg, City of Utrecht, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Elise Mathilde Fonds

Rumor 81

Rumor 81        Utrecht     Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October 2015

20 years of Rumor

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Jaap Blonk performs Artaud’s “To Have Done with the Judgement of God” – RASA

Albatre – ACU

Dans Dans – Theater Kikker

Jan Hage: Xenakis – Gmeeoorh & Ligeti – Volumina – Cathedral

Oscar Jan Hoogland & Teun Verbruggen – TivoliVredenbrug
Eric Boeren & Bart Maris

Flat Earth Society & Mauro Pawlowski (dEUS)  –  Cloud 9 TivoliVredenbrug

After party: Nora Mulder & Rogier Smal – Cloud 9 Club  TivoliVredenbrug

Information and tickets: [email protected] / 030-2382080 /

Special thanks to: Theater Kikker, ACU, RASA, Tivoli Vredenburg, Gemeente Utrecht, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Prins Brnard Cultuurfonds, Elise Mathilde Fonds