MIX TAPES FOR TAPING POLICIES
A BENEFICIAL EVENT FOR TAPING POLICIES WITH A MIX OF LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPINNING RECORDS.
”Cheap and convenient, customized mix tapes made the perfect personal gift. We made tapes for friends, lovers — we shared the depths of our souls through the carefully chosen songs. We aggregated our favorite party songs, ballads for suffering through heartbreak and our loudest, angriest punk rock anthems.” -THURSTON MOORE
NOVEMBER 2ND AT VOLKSHUIS - NIEUWSTRAAT 64 - 2440 GEEL
DOORS: 16.30H - FREE DONATION - ENTRANCE VIA PALLO (FOLLOW SIGNS)
DIRK SERRIES’ EPITAPH
Dirk Serries’ Epitaph
The Belgian-based artist Dirk Serries has experimented with
music on the border between avant-garde, industrial, experimental
and ambient for more than 30 years. He released his earliest work
(1984) behind the pseudonym vidnaObmana up to 2007 when he
closed the book on this project (realizing an extensive
discography). Other projects like Fear Falls Burning and his
Microphonics series made him collaborate with several keyplayers
like Steven Wilson, Justin K. Broadrick, Cult Of Luna, Steve
Roach and toured extensively on the sides of Jesu, MONO, Low, My
Bloody Valentine and Cult Of Luna.
In October 2013 Dirk Serries re-booted his classic vidnaObmana
ambient sound from the mid eighties/early nineties. In contrary to
his original music that was mostly synth-based, this ambient music
is constructed on electric guitar. Music that flows from its discreet
origins: sonic purity, washes of harmony, and organic textures
which slow time to a phase of transcendence. On the spot,
improvised and real-time.
Acclaimed albums were under his own name on Projekt Records
and his swansong EPITAPH on Consouling Sounds.
However, being a follower of (free) jazz for years, when meeting
Tomas Järmyr (Motorpsycho) and Kristoffer Lo to form YODOK III
his confidence in improvisation boosted and slowly shifted from his
meticulously executed subtle ambience to being a full improviser
on mostly the guitar. As heavily influenced by legendary
improviser Derek Bailey, over the past years Dirk manifested him
as a strong and new leading figure in the Belgian impro scene and
works extensively together with some of the best and modern
improvisors like saxophonists Alan Wilkinson, Rodrigo Amado,
John Dikeman, Colin Webster, drummers Tomas Järmyr, Steve
Noble, Tom Malmendier, George Hadow and Andrew Lisle, tuba
player Kristoffer Lo, viola player Benedict Taylor, Otto Willberg
(double bass), Kris Vanderstraeten (percussion), Patrick De Groote
(trumpet), etc. He also runs the A New Wave Of Jazz label,
dedicated to free improvisation and minimal avant-garde.