Mystic Garden Festival, COMPOUND stage, june 18, Sloterpark, Amsterdam
Time for some techno::: happy to be joining the COMPOUND family again for a day of music loving with Christian Wünsch, Dispar Vulgo, Gloom, Shifted, Sigha, Surgeon.
Lundi Bleu with Ruben Hein en Laurens Woudenberg, june 12, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Audiovisual piece and videomapping for the string orchestra Lundi Bleu o.l.v. Carel den Hertog with guest performances by Ruben Hein, solo-hoornist Laurens Woudenberg
A’DAM TOREN, VJ performance during members pre-opening night, june 11, Amsterdam
Exited to be one of the first to perform in the A’DAM tower- the big tower behind Amsterdam’s Central Station, it has just finished a massive renovation and has been transformed into an iconic multifunctional tower. It is now a home to a mix of offices, cafés, restaurants, a hotel, an observation point and a revolving restaurant.
Mandala Festival, MY BABY, june 5, Wanroij
Vestrock, MY BABY, june 3, Hulst
LPM, Live Performers Meeting, VJ set B2B with VJ VISH for Dialogue, Tolhuistuin, Amstrdam
Het Vrije Westen, may 5, Westerpark , Amsterdam
Liberation day. Annual festival where we celebrate freedom. Our freedom, the importance of freedom.
Pinguin Radio Festival april 30 , MY BABY, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Back in Paradiso with the VooDoo Eectrique show
Temporary installation, Van Gogh Musem exhibit of new work, april-june 2016, Rietveld Hall.
Every final friday night the Van Gogh museum opens their doors, for this occasion I’ll be making new work together with VISH/VeeJays.com based on their collection. It will premiere during a live performance on the 25th of april. The work will be on from april to june every final friday night.
Live performance, Van Gogh in motion, april 29, Rietveld Hall.
Together with VISH I’ll be doing a live performance, the premiere of new work, during Van Gogh’s friday night sessions: “Vincent op Vrijdag”.
Voodoo Electrique on Tour::::::
Back from New Zealand continuing the voodoo …
march 5, Where the Wild Things Are FESTIVAL, Zeewolde
march 12, Crossroads Rockpalast, Bonn (DE)
march 18, Gebr de Nobel, Leiden
march 20, Mezz, Brada
march 25, Grenswerk, Venlo
march 27, Doornroosje, Nijnmegen
march 31, Vera, Groningen
Sandra van Nieuwland, Theatertour: Face it!
Kicking off in 2016 to join Sandra van Nieuwland and her band for her upcoming theatre show Face it!
jan 29, Theater de Meerpaal, Dronten
feb 5, ZINiN Theater, Nijverdal
feb 6, Stadstheater, Zoetermeer
feb 10,Theater De Vest, Alkmaar
feb 11,Theater De Kattendans, Bergeijk
feb 12, De Oosterpoort, Groningen
feb 13, Schouwburg Amstelveen, Amstelveen
feb 18, Schouwburg Odeon, Zwolle
feb 19, Stadsschouwburg Sittard-Geleen, Sittard
feb 25, HOF theater, Raalte
feb 26, Flint theater, Amersfoort
March 5, Theater de Veste, Delft
March 9, De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam
March 11, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven
March 12, Kennemer Theater, Beverwijk
March 19, Schouwburg Venray, Venray
March 20, De Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk
March 23, Schouwburg Amphion, Doetinchem
March 24, Schouwburg Het Park, Hoorn
March 25, Schouwburg De Kring, Roosendaal
March 31, Chassé Theater, Breda
april 1, Schouwburg Orpheus, Apeldoorn
april 2, Stadsschouwburg Haarlem, Haarlem
MY BABY, january 8, Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
MY BABY, january 9, P3, Purmerend
My Baby – Voodoo Électrique, december 23, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Spectacular madness.. we’re gonna make the full VooDoo experience. Finally I can do a projection mapping at (and onto!) the Amsterdam church of music lovers, Paradiso. “Hey music lover!”
My Baby, European clubtour
dec 17, Metropool, Hengeloo
dec 13, Effenaar, Eindhoven
dec 3, Akvarium, Budapest, Hungary
Van Gogh Musem exhibits ANIMA, november 7, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Very happy to announce my work ANIMA will be exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
ANIMA is a series that explores the nature of living things. The installation investigates how we emotionally relate to a digital being. In order to better understand this relationship we created ANIMA: a spherical digital entity that communicates with us by interpreting our body movements and sounds. A generative being that comes to life through interaction. Like with any being, we establish a relationship with it, conscious or subconscious, intended or unintentional. In its generative audiovisual behaviour it portrays its character, and creates the illusion of being sensory.
ANIMA is a work I made together with media artist and composer Nick Verstand and is made in close collaboration with onformative studio for genartive design (Berlin), audio design by Geert Schaap, artificial intelligence design by Dirk Broenink and is sponsored by Pufferfish spherical display (Edinburgh), Microsoft and Beamsystems (NL)
SMART, AYA Danstheater, september 22 to january 26, touring dance theatre
Exiting to be part of AYA upcoming dance theatre-play SMART. I’ll be joining in to take on the scenography and interactive -video performance of this awesome piece. Stay tuned.
Henny Vrienten, Alles is anders, theatertour
Live scenography and light design
Looking forward to go on tour with Henny Vrienten and his band for the theater show of his upcoming album Alles is anders where I will do the live scenography video and light design.
Alles is anders, is Henny Vriente’s new album, and is the follow up for “En toch” for which I did the album realease show in November 2014. Alles is anders features Typhoon, Shirma Rouse en Guus Meeuwis.
MY BABY The Fall Club Tour
Oh Baby MY Baby, here we go again, looking forward like a red fox.
Sept 16, Melkweg, Amsterdam
Oct 2, Luxor Live, Arnhem
Oct 9,Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht
Oct 10, W2 Poppodium, Hertogenbosch
Oct 15, Paard Van Troje, The Hague
Oct 16, Het Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
Oct 17, Gebouw T, Bergen op Zoom
Oct 22, Podium De Kelder/FLUOR, Amersfoort
Oct 23, Patronaat, Haarlem
Jägerfest, september 14, De Marktkantine, Amsterdam
VJing and sipping Jagermeister at the awesome venue De Marktkantine
Damaris Festival, My Baby, july 26, NDSM, Amsterdam
Festival season, LED season
Sun City II, Theatre play, july 2-12, Over ’t IJ festival, NDSM, Amsterdam
The Over het IJ Festival is the summer theatre festival of Amsterdam which takes over the NDSM shipyard for eleven days and spreads from there along the banks of the IJ. Young, talented theatre makers are programmed next to famous names on various exciting locations to present their stories to the public
Mystic Garden Festival, june 20, COMPOUND STAGE, Amsterdam
Looking forward to join the COMPOUND guys again. We’ll be rocking the loudest and only techno stage of the festival. I’ll be joining forces with Dispar Vulgo, Gloom, Regis Live [UK], Rutger Maree, Sinfol, TR//ER Live [UK] Expect some generative grungy slick industrial visuals.
Glow House, Indoor festival, may 22, Silverdome, Zoeternmeer
3D mapping stage design with VJ 3DJL for this colorful indoor festival madness. Sound by Dyna, Genairo Nvilla, Gregor Salto, Mitch Crown, Shermanology and Sidney Samson.
FIBER FESTIVAL, Artist talk, may 16, A-Lab, Amsterdam
Honored to be asked together with Nick Verstand to give an artist talk on the ANIMA project we did with onformative, during Fiber Festival 2015: The Subterranean. Fiber is the place for artists, performers and visitors to experience cutting-edge audiovisual art, design, electronic music and code, at the forefront of contemporary digital culture.
Shamanaid Club Tour, MY BABY, may, The Netherlands
Still rocking with My Baby and our new live show: Lets drink some more Shamanaid..
Volt, Shamaniaid club tour, may 23, Volt, Sittard
Hedon, Shamaniaid club tour, may 20, Hedon, Zwolle
Cultuur Kapel, Shamaniaid club tour, may 9, Cultuur Kapel, Deurne
Asteriks, Shamaniaid club tour, may 8, Asteriks, Leeuwarden
Shamanaid UK album launch, may 12, 229 The Venue, London
Stand-in by Susie
Bevrijdingsfestival Het Vrije Westen, may 5, Westerpark, Amsterdam
VeeJaying on main stage during liberation day: On may 5th we celebrate the dutch liberation of WW II and our freedom in general. Looking forward as it will be one of the first summer (spring I know) festivals held in my own backyard Westerpark, lets make it beautiful. As freedom, a concept that is painfully present today as it has always been, forms the base that has resulted in our current systems.. Watch this beautiful registration of the even more beautiful Nina Simone sing about freedom in Montreux 1976: How it Feels to Be Free
Workshop 3D projection mapping, april 4, Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
For the annual VJacamy year, we’ll be hosting a day of audio-visual art and VJ related workshops. I’ll be introducing the participants to 3D projection mapping. After this day of inspiration you can try an get yourself a year long education ^cough^ fun ^cough^ at VJacademy/Veejays.com, so join in and surprise us at our VJ contest held in Paradiso.
Sun City II theatre rehearsing, march, NDSM, Amnsterdam
First period of rehearsing for the upcoming theatre play “Sun City II” that will be performed in the summer in de NDSM warehouses during Over ’t IJ festival. The play will take you trough the great transitions of our time, the title Sun City II refers to the 16th century book of Tomasso Campanella “Civitas Solis”where describes utopia. Stay tuned and do not disturb, I’m only getting out once in a while to be with My Baby..
Shamanaid Club Tour, MY BABY, march and april, The Netherlands
Be ready for My Baby and their crazy mad groovy new album Shamaniad. We’ll do a tour cross the Netherlands with a new live show: she’s coming to you, you’re getting something that you won’t expect and we’ll drink some (…)
Atak, Shamaniaid club tour, april 2, Poppodium Atak, Enschede
Doornroosje Merleyn, Shamaniaid club tour, march 20, Doornroosje Merleyn, Nijmegen
De Spieghel, Shamaniaid club tour, march 19, De Spieghel, Groningen
Grounds, Shamaniaid club tour, march 14, Grounds, Rotterdam
’t Beest, Shamaniaid club tour, march 13, ’t Beest, Goes
Album release show Melkweg, march 12, Melkweg, Amsterdam
MY BABY – UK Shamanaid, march 6, International Live Music Conference, London
Crossing the water again with MY BABY for a first Shamaniad live show, kick off in London
Exhibiting ANIMA at TEDxDelft, 27 february, TEDx, Delft
Its both amazing and interesting to be part of (and the only) art installation at the notorious TEDx in Delft, which is due to the TU-Delft the Dutch capital of technology. Expect an impressive line-up of speakers and inspiring stories for the TED-talks. Only this time, TEDx is not just about great ideas but also about taking those ideas and making them real. Let’s Make Things Beta, is the theme for 2015. They hope to inspire us all to convert ideas and plans into actual prototypes and complete first drafts. Exciting to see what will come out of it!
F’s Tropical retreat 10 january to 20 february, Caribbean
Solar-charging, writing (mostly love letters, apart from which I’ll be catching up on my academic research), snorkeling, shooting footage, drawing, hammocking and preparing for the summer madness.. stay tuned.
NYE in Volkshotel, 31 december, Canvas op de 7e, Amsterdam
A smashing NYE on the top floor and rooftop of Amsterdam’s pearl CANVAS op de 7e. 360 view, 360 visuals, narcotics and shiny things.
OAK re-opening, NUNO dos Santos & Unders, 20 december, Noordwijk
VeeJaying in the renewed club, the Trouw of the west, as they say themselves: why can’t it be happening outside of the city, yes it can.. Well they have the sea. There is that. Now they also have an awesome hangout and all Trouw residencies: looks promising.
ANIMA 2 – rei, Exhibition Lehrter Siebzehn, 6 december, Berlin
Together with onformative we’ll exhibit ANIMA 2 – rei: the second generation of a series of works that explores the nature of living things. We are reaching a point where software and hardware are no longer separate things. Information and matter are merging into one. We are used to describing something digital as something fake, though it exists in the same realm of possibilities. If we consider, for example, a projected image computed by a digital machine, we should consider that photons and silicon are as well real particles in that same universe, shaping matter and energy. In perspective of all this: are we now more likely to communicate with a being that is inherently different from ourselves?
CENTRAL EUROPE VOODOO SUITE TOUR WITH MY BABY, 28 nov. 2 dec, A38 – Budapest, Chapeau Rouge Club – Prague
Going to Budapest to perform with My Baby in club A38 which for the home-stayers shall be broadcasted on national television as well. why not. Anyway its exciting: My Baby is gonna explore new territories! Traveling to Slovakia & Serbia and end the tour in A38 Budapest and Chapeau Rouge Club in Prague
“Transition, for lack of a better title” theatre play/scenography, 20 november, Pick-Up Club NSDM terrain, Amsterdam
“We’re not living in a time of change, but a change of time” We find ourselves on the edge of a shift of paradigms. From a vertical, central and segregated society towards a horizontal, decentralized networked society. Old systems are broken down and new ones are rebuilt. Old values disappear and new values emerge. This comes with pain, fear and loss, but also with hope, faith and trust.
A fragment from Jan Rotmans book “In het oog van de orkaan” (In the eye of the hurricane) which is the starting point of an audio-visual theatre play: A collaboration between musicians Ivo Schot and Frank van Kasteren, director Jeek ten Velden and scenography by Frouke ten Velden. The piece is commissioned by Jan Rotmans and KSI.
After a week of locking ourselves up in a smoky repetition space at Amsterdam’s NDSM shipyards we’ll present the preview of what will become a touring music-theatre play: stay tuned
ANIMA 2 – rei, Exhibition KANTOR 2014 – A Music, Performance, Art & Technology Weekend, 14 to 16 november, De Sloot Office, Amsterdam
After the overwhelming response on ANIMA 1 – iki, and after weeks of no sleep, we’re ready for the second generation of ANIMA. Now setteling in at the lovely KANTOR: This weekend of music, performance, art & technology transforms empty office space into a lively cultural playground. Sloganeered as ‘the official cultural takeover’, Kantor unites up-and-coming creative forces with established cultural institutions such as EYE, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Rotterdam’s Boijmans van Beuningen Museum.
Partners: PufferFish, Beamsystems, The Creators Project, AFK ( Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst)
Henny Vrienten album release “En toch…” 6 november, Melkweg, Amsterdam
Twenty-three years after his last solo album Henny Vrienten is back with the album “En toch …”. The set of brand new songs from the legendary singer of the band Doe Maar will be guided by My Baby and Xander Vrienten on bass. Excited to work one of the most amazing musicians from Dutch soil, and then My Baby’s.. Just too much awesomeness for a thursday night..
Halloween Party/Intrepid, 31 october, some bunker at Oostelijke Handelskade, Amsterdam
Making footage for this event is just too much fun. My only contribution to Halloween: I’m going to freak you drugheads out. May you never sleep again.
MTV European Music Award preparty, show direction/video, 22 october, Odeon, Amsterdam
A boost to my addiction of beeing under constant pressure: directing de show/video for the official MTV, European Music Awards preparty for the Best Dutch Act 2014.. I’ll be humming along with Depeche Mode “And I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough” A crazy party with Hollands-trots, aparently Chef’Special, Hardwell and Martin Garrix and the rightful winner Kensington..
ANIMA 1 – iki, Exhibition Amsterdam Dance Event, 15 to 19 october, Het Volkshotel (Canvas), Amsterdam
Together with music producer Nick Verstand and in close collaboration with Onformative studio (DE) João Fonseca and Geert Schaap, I’ve been working on a project that shall premiere during ADE. Iki is the first iteration in a series that explores the nature of living things. The installation investigates how we emotionally relate to a digital being. In order to better understand this relationship we created ANIMA: a spherical digital entity that communicates with us by interpreting our body movements and sounds. A generative being that comes to life through interaction. Like with any being, we establish a relationship with it, conscious or subconscious, intended or unintentional. In its generative audiovisual behaviour it portrays its character, and creates the illusion of being sensory.
Partners: Amsterdam Dance Event, PufferFish, Beamsystems, VolksHotel, The Creators Project
ADE Playground, ‘Big Words’ installation at the Van Gogh museum Friday-nights, october 14, Amsterdam
For the occasion of the ADE takeover of Amsterdam, the installation becomes part of the official ADE playground program: The project has allready reached over a thousand participants, I’m touched and very proud.
Permanent installation at the Van Gogh museum Friday-nights, october 4 to 31, Amsterdam
Honored to be asked for the friday-nights of the Van Gogh Museum. This october edition is all about family and the special and unique bond van Gogh had with his brother Theo. For this I decided to design a digital installation for the fridaynight visitors to use. Over the night the atrium will be taken over by the people and filled with words and drawings, messages and poetry.. But will be gone when the guards switch off the lights for the night. My main goal for this event was to give the walls to the people, open up the space to leave your message, free and open to share your thoughts on the 500 square meters of the van Gogh museums walls. Layer over layer over layer until there’s so much love, messages and drawings that it becomes impossible to decipher. And of course face-twitter-gram your messages #vangoghfridaynights, we’re never confined to the space we’re in. #fhastogetherselfaunicornglitteringtwitteraccountasap
U.K. TOUR WITH MY BABY, 1 to 4 october, London, England
Our voodoo has been summoned and will take us to England. Ready to rock with My Baby and blow away the London crowd. A mini tour for now since I have to get back to Amsterdam in time for ADE…
Anthony McCall masterclass, september 29, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam
Very exited to take part in the masterclass of one of my favorite artists Anthony McCall. He has been an inspiration because of his cross-disciplinary practice in which film, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance overlap. McCall was a key figure in the avant-garde London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s. He gained international recognition through his ‘solid light’ film series, notably Line Describing A Cone (1973) which was presented at the ever-awesome Sonic Acts festival in 2010.
Songs In Fim, september 28, Dutch Fim Festival, Tivoli, Utrecht
Looking forward to collaborate with the great musicians Henny Vrienten, Vincent van Warmerdam, Djurre de Haan & My Baby during their performance of songs in films at NFF. The festival is an annual film festival in Holland and attracts over 100.000 national and international visitors.
Mediamatic – Kunstformen der natur, september 18, Mediamatic factory, Amsterdam
Mediamatic invited me to work with the amazing work of German biologist Ernst Haeckel and lithographer Adolf Giltsch. I took the work as an inspiration for my performance during the opening of the exhibition in the Mediamatic factory. Ever since the release of Kunstformen Der Natur (1904), the beautiful illustrations have proven to be a continuous source of inspiration for designers, artists, architects, illustrators and biologists. What make these images so special that, to this day, they have stayed relevant and influential in both the artistic and scientific community?
Morgenavond, september 13, Canvas op de 7e, Amsterdam
Morgen.am is hosting at Canvas for a spontaneous session, a 3 hr deep, experimental, yet romantic live set form Satori spiced up with funky and mysterious visuals by F that shall fit the cozy & groovy Canvas perfectly.