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Concerts

3/06/2020
Zuiderpershuis

23 musicians and dancers from Ethiopia, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paal Nilssen Love’s Large Unit with an exhilarating live show that will make you want to get up and dance … !

 

27/04/2020
AB Club

Oorstof, AB and Les Ateliers Claus team up for a exciting double bill with Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano who will both play solo  followed by a duo set.

10/05/2020
Trix

Triple treat with Lebanon’s Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj and Raed Yassin and their long standing “A” Trio, An English/Norwegian power improv surge with John Edwards, Dag Erik Knedal Andersen and Kjettil Møster and Antwerps finest Simon Beeckaert, Jeroen Stevens and Milan Warmoeskerken paying tribute to the Groovecats.

 

18/04/2020
AB Salon

AB Salon debut of Tashi Dorji and his inimitable guitar plucking topped with Lisbon and Antwerp resident Margarida Garcia moving well beyond contemporary improv praxis coiling her electric contrabass straight into the psychedelic underground …

16/04/2020
Het Bos

Ken Vandermark, Terrie Ex, Andy Moor and Paal Nilssen-Love zone in and scramble together rock, jazz, noise and blistering free improv into a highly-charged onstage assault as Lean Left and have a brand new release on offer. Also Tashi Dorji makes his overdue rentrée at Oorstof with his inimitable guitar plucking.

11/04/2020
De Studio

On Visitations day 3 Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love and Johan Berthling will perform as the scorching Arashi Trio in addition to a series of adventurous collaborations with Nicolas Chkifi, Ann Eysermans, Frans Van Isacker and Ananta Roosens.

10/04/2020
De Studio

On Visitations day 2 Fenna, the trio of Nicolas Chkifi, Ann Eysermans and Frans Van Isacker will be joined buy Ananta Roosens before diving into a series of adventurous collaborations with Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love and Johan Berthling.

9/04/2020
De Studio

On Visitations day 1 Pak Yan Lau and Darin Gray will give full vent to their creativity as a duo, will be joined by Giovanni Di Domenico and Chris Corsano for a surprising quartet and will grow to a septet including Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love and Johan Berthling.

 

9/04/2020
De Studio

For a 3 day pass of Visitations II with Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love, Johan Berthling, Pak Yan Lau, Darin Gray, Giovanni Di Domenico, Chris Corsano, Nicolas Chkifi, Ann Eysermans, Ananta Roosens and Frans Van Isacker use ht ticket link on this page.

 

3/04/2020
De Singer

CANCELLED !! The Humanization 4tet melts funk, rock, free jazz and hard bop in a spontaneous and very convincing way. Luís Lopes, Rodrigo Amado, Aaron and Stefan González now present us the brand new intoxicating release Believe Believe …

3/03/2020
AB Club

Thomas Ankersmit’s Perceptual Geography live, a screening of Andrew Kesin’s Day Trip Maryanne and an in-depth talk with Ankersmit in remembrance and celebration of the iconic composer and installation artist Maryanne Amacher (25 Feb 1938 – 22 Oct 2009)

7/02/2020
AB Salon

Rare opportunity to see analogue synth wizard Thomas Lehn and exquisite reed player John Butcher share the stage as a duo, and Farida Amadou bringing back electric bass to the bare essence presenting her first bass solo record.

20/02/2020
Madame Fortuna

Het Kip en De Ei & Oorstof present Quin Kirchner’s Quintet with Chicago mainstays Jason Stein, Nate Lepine, Nick Broste and Matt Ulery at Madame Fortuna

2/02/2020
Het Bos

Belgian baritone sax and bass clarinet player Hanne De Backer teams up with Danish alto sax revelation Signe Emmeluth, Norwegian drum phenomenon Paal Nilssen-Love and Dutch guitar manipulator Terrie Ex. To start out the evening Leila Bordreuil challenges conventional cello practice.

18/01/2020
Les Ateliers Claus

First Belgian show of The Underflow, the newly minted trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Fire !), Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground, Exploding Star Orchestra) and David Grubbs (Gastr Del Sol, Bastro). Ignatz doubles up with a batch of sparse, emotive and spontaneous songs …

10/12/2019
Het Bos

When Jaap Blonk turned 65, he thought it was time to start a young and energetic band again. He aptly named it ‘Retirement Overdue’. Key words are: rough energy, unpredictable, freedom, dada-punk!

8/12/2019
AB Salon

Promoting the brand new g a b b r o album GRANULAR on Dropa Disc, Hanne De Backer hits the road with Agnes Hvizdalek, Raphael Malfliet and newcomer Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø. Rodrigo Amado and Farida Amadou – who replaces Dirk Serries – will start of this last Oorstof event at AB Salon for 2019.

4/12/2019
Euro Tour

Promoting the brand new g a b b r o album GRANULAR on Dropa Disc, baritone sax player Hanne De Backer takes vocal artist Agnes Hvizdalek, Belgian bass player Raphael Malfliet and Norwegian trombone player Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø on the road …

24/11/2019
AB Salon

With the brand new album Kami, the trio of Louise Landes Levi, Timo van Luijk and Bart De Paepe is taking it’s sonic explorations to a whole new level …

20/11/2019
Trix

Trix and Oorstof are proud to present a super trio of Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine), Douglas McCombs (Tortoise) and Kid Millions (Oneida). As Charnel Ground they have a slab of adrenaline infused post power pop rock noise on offer you shouldn’t miss out on.

20/10/2019
De Studio

Chicago’s Ben LaMar Gay and Nick Mazzarella team up with Tollef Østvang and Jon Rune Strøm one of Norways most dynamic rhythm sections. Lisbon’s Rafael Toral on his turn infuses sparkling electronics in the dynamic Space Quartet featuring Hugo Antunes, Nuno Morão and Nuno Torres.

24/08/2019
De Studio

Late night lives session and party to end the fourth edition of Summer Bummer and to celebrate 30 years of Radio Centraal’s Freakscene with
the stellar trio of Angel Bat Dawid, Hanne De Backer and Signe Emmeluth, an unprecedented trio of Yves De Mey, Gino Coomans and Louis Evrard and dj’s Freak, Daniel De Botanicus and Fiesta-girl

24/08/2019
De Studio

SOLD OUT!
Day 2 of the two day festival for adventurous music at the fantastic premises of DE Studio. Next to the varied programme also a free of entrance area with record and label fair, music films, expo, workshop and delicious homemade slow food.

23/08/2019
De Studio

SOLD OUT!
Day 1 of the two day festival for adventurous music at the fantastic premises of DE Studio. Next to the varied programme also a free of entrance area with record and label fair, music films, expo, performance and delicious homemade slow food.

23/07/2019
Onder Stroom

The ultra dynamic reed player John Dikeman brings William Parker and Hamid Drake – one of the most in demand rhythm sections in jazz and improvised music – to Onder Stroom. Oorstof adds Nils Vermeulen with a bass solo and some tasty home made food to get you in the perfect mood as of 18h30 !

29/05/2019
De Nor

Ultra Eczema and Oorstof present the stellar trio of Richard Youngs, Chris Corsano, David Maranha and the honk and bonk duo of Hanne De Backer and Karen Willems at De Nor

28/05/2019
Onder Stroom

The ultra dynamic sax/guitar duo of Ken Vandermark and Terrie Ex on the road to promote their brand new album Scaffolding on Terp Records. First Oorstof collab. with Antwerp based Onder Stroom

12/05/2019
Costa

What happens when you unite Jason Stein, Greg Ward, Jim Black and Eric Revis, some of the best players around, in a quartet? We call it musical magic, they call it Nature Work. Join us at CoStA on May 12th for the Belgian live debut of this stellar quartet.

5/05/2019
AB Salon

Samara Lubelski and Bill Nace delivered one of the high lights of 2018 with a scorching violin-guitar duo release on vinyl (Open Mouth) and cd (Relative Pitch). Don’t miss out to experience this duo shredding it live when Oorstof hits AB Salon again.

3/05/2019
Het Bos

Liberation-oriented free jazz with Irreversible Entanglements and Moor Mother, Ayiti Kongo Dub and oneiric visuals by The Ångstromers and a unique bass and sax encounter by Ann Eysermans and John Dikeman. Fire music galore to celebrate 5 years Het Bos …

9/04/2019
Stadsmagazijn

Unfortunately the European tour of Masaki Batoh is cancelled. But very stoked that we can announce an evening with poet/performer/traveler Louise Landes Levi, who will join Bart De Paepe and Timo Van Luijk on stage

31/03/2019
De Studio

The Rempis Percussion Quartet and Don Kapot are setting out to give DE Studio a serious rhythmic shake down on the third day of the brand new Visitations event. Stoked also to be able to add Sho Shin Duo & Seppe Gebruers. New start time is 19.00 !!!

30/03/2019
De Studio

Ken Vandermark composes brand new material for Marker teaming up with Farida Amadou, Audrey Lauro, Stan Maris and Hanne De Backer on the second day of the brand new Visitations event.

29/03/2019
De Studio

First Belgian appearance of Ken Vandermark’s Marker opening the brand new Visitations event showing similarities, differences and cross-pollinations between local and international musicians .

1/03/2019
Table Dance

Raphael Rogiński is back with his multifaceted guitar explorations teaming up for a double bill at Table Dance with the more than versatile reed player Joachim Badenhorst.

2/02/2019
Museum Vleeshuis

With a 3 x cd/book release for Dropa Disc in preparation and celebrating his 82nd birthday, iconic piano player Fred Van Hove will take the superb sounding stage of Museum Vleeshuis for a solo piano concert. Limited tickets available, don’t hesitate to secure your spot…

23/11/2018
Table Dance

Rare appearance of Anne La Berge, Lukas Simonis and the wondrous Bohman Brothers as Apricot My Lady, topped off nicely by a solo set of Bart De Paepe head honcho of Sloow Tapes.

28/10/2018
AB Salon

First European tour since 2011 for the acclaimed Charalambides in support of their brand new album aptly titled Charalambides: Tom and Christina Carter

27/10/2018
Het Bos

Second edition of The Gathering of Trans-Medial Publishers – an initiative of Kraak and Het Bos – with a record and label market and concerts of Charalambides, Frere Tuck, Guttersnipe , NEW ROOT CANAL, Joe Colley, Phil Struck and Christophe Clébard

21/10/2018
AB Salon

Two challenging solo’s and a unique collaboration by Islaja (Merja Kokkonen) and Tatu Rönkkö (Efterklang/Liima) at this free of entrance Oorstof event at AB Salon

20/10/2018
Het Bos

Back to basics with The Thing blowing your mind with scorching noisy avant-rock and garage punk jazz in support of their new album The Thing Again….

9/10/2018
De Studio

In support of their five star release Trebuchet produced by Shellac’s Bob Weston, Made To Break hits Belgium again at DE Studio.

6/10/2018
Table Dance

All in package deal including an exclusive dinner by Khosravi and Woods at Table Dance and a concert by Orazbayeva & Etchells at Museum Vleeshuis.

6/10/2018
Museum Vleeshuis

Bach, Telemann or Parmegiani it all comes natural for violinist Aisha Orazbayeva while lifting the concept of ’spoken word performance’ to a whole new level with Tim Etchells additionally.

30/09/2018
Museum Vleeshuis

The American composer Mary Jane Leach shows us how influential old music and baroque are in her own contemporary work.

23/09/2018
Museum Vleeshuis

Inspired by Bach, Purcell and Coltrane Raphael Rogiński creates a unique musical universe on stage.

16/09/2018
Museum Vleeshuis

Meditative trip lasting a good three hours with Solo Sonates and Partitas by Bach, short improvisations and compositions by H.I.F. Biber, György Kurtág and Barry Guy. The audience can come and go as they please…

8/09/2018
Museum Vleeshuis

Carillon concert, expo opening and piano concert by this self-proclaimed maximalist. First event in the (From) Bach To The Future concert series.

26/08/2018
De Studio

New two day edition of Sound in Motion’s Summer Bummer Festival with challenging concerts, record fair, films, talks, workshop, homemade food …

25/08/2018
De Studio

New two day edition of Sound in Motion’s Summer Bummer Festival with challenging concerts, record fair, films, talks, workshop, homemade food …

2/05/2018
AB Salon

Stellar duo of Japanese sax legend Akira Sakata and Brussels based piano player Giovanni Di Domenico in a double bill with Belgian expat Jonas Cambien presenting his Norwegian trio with reed player André Roligheten and drummer Andreas Wildhagen.

8/04/2018
Het Bos

Het Bos & Oorstof team up for an exclusive Belgian show of no wave and avant-pop legend Arto Lindsay collaborating with Brooklyn, New York’s finest experimenters Zs…

1/04/2018
De Studio

First ever tour for the stellar trio of Peter Brötzmann, Heather Leigh and Keiji Haino with an exclusive Belgian show at DE Studio in the Oorstof series !

10/03/2018
De Studio

Belgian debut of trumpet player Jaimie Branch in the exquisite company of Oorstof mainstays Dave Rempis (Ballister), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (The Thing) and Tollef Østvang (All Included).

18/01/2018
Le Vecteur

The Polyband is Jasper Stadhouders, Onno Govaert, Jeroen Kimman, , Miguel Petruccelli and Philipp Moser. Teun Verbruggen 4tet with star players Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin presents it’s first album on the brand new Walter-label
Concert i.c.w. Mnoad & Le Vecteur

20/12/2017
Zuiderpershuis

After John Zorn’s The Stone saxophone player Mars Williams (Psychedelic Furs, Chicago Tentet … ) brings An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler and Songs of Xmas to the OORSTOF-series. Sound in Motion adds delicious homemade food for this unique fund raising event.

13/12/2017
Bozar

Fred Van Hove at 80 finishes off a festive year in style with a unique solo set on the renovated organ of Bozar’s majestic Henri Leboeuf Hall supported by a rare organ/reeds duo of Seppe Gebruers and Joachim Badenhorst.

10/12/2017
De Studio

Joe McPhee and Cel Overberghe, two living legends right there… sharing the stage once more, celebrating free music.

3/12/2017
De Studio

In addition to their Sound in Motion recording session Mette Rasmussen & Pak Yan Lau play some live shows in the Oorstof series. This second show at DE Studio is a double bill with the superb trio of Farida Amadou, Audrey Lauro and Hanne De Backer who invite percussionist Tom Malmendier and set out as a 4tet.

30/11/2017
AB Salon

In addition to their Sound in Motion recording session Mette Rasmussen & Pak Yan Lau play some live shows in the Oorstof series. This first show at AB Salon is a double bill with the new generation of Chicago improvisors Steve Marquette, Macie Stewart and Charlie Kirchen performing as the Few in Europe for the first time.

15/11/2017
Het Bos

Oorstof and Het Bos present this new quartet with an all-star lineup including Dave Rempis, Nate Wooley, Pascal Niggenkemper, and Chris Corsano on its first ever tour in Europe.

12/11/2017
Beurs

Dropa Disc merch, info stand and dj set at Schiev Festival Label Market

11/11/2017
Beurs

Dropa Disc merch and info stand at Schiev Festival Label Market

4/11/2017
Het Bos

Dropa Disc merch stand at Kraak’s Gathering of Trans-Medial Publishers

30/09/2017
Het Bos

Oorstof and Kraak present 3 idiosyncratic solo concerts by Dirar Kalash, Disposición Asoleada and Daniel Duchamp. Before, in between and after some fine tunes by Miaux Au Mix.

22/09/2017
AB Salon

Oorstof and AB continue their successful collaboration starting on September 22nd when tape manipulator Jérôme Noetinger and cello player Aude Romary will take us on a fascinating electro-acoustic trip, topping it with a screening of Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present

27/08/2017
Zuiderpershuis

Sound in Motion/Oorstof presents a new two day edition of the challenging Summer Bummer Festival – DAY 2

26/08/2017
Zuiderpershuis

Sound in Motion/Oorstof presents a new two day edition of the challenging Summer Bummer Festival – DAY 1

21/05/2017
L'Archiduc

L’Archiduc, Music is Now and Oorstof present an exclusive show by the ultimate piano/sax duo of Matthew Shipp and Ivo Perelman… Please note this is an afternoon show, starting at 5 pm. Don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to catch these 2 giants live.

12/05/2017
Het Bos

Jooklo Duo’s Virginia Genta and David Vanzan team up with sax player Stanley J. Zappa as Jooklo Zappa. Portugese trio Ricardo Jacinto, Gonçalo Almeida and Nuno Morão present their multi-idiomatic approach to free jazz as The Selva and Audrey Lauro, Yuko Oshima and Pak Yan Lau further explore sounds as lauroshilau.

4/05/2017
De Studio

Belgian debut for the challenging Norwegian quintet Nakama and record release show for g a b b r o the adventurous baritone sax duo of Hanne De Backer and Marc De Maeseneer.

8/04/2017
NONA

Fred Van Hove at 80 continues with a couple of shows starting with a solo set at NONA, Mechelen, pairing him with Bram De Looze representing the new generation of improvisors solo on 3 fortepianos.

31/03/2017
Zuiderpershuis

French-Norwegian band Dans Les Arbres presents the brand new record Phosphoresence out on HUBRO and Belgian-Norwegian alliance Veder tackles texture, melody, improvisation and composition with 3 horns and acoustic guitar.

23/03/2017
Zuiderpershuis

Belgian percussionist Jakob Warmenbol and Swiss-Swedish reed player Sebastian Strinning recording their live debut album. Chicago expat and percussionist Frank Rosaly in a rare solo outing for the first time on a Belgian stage.

19/03/2017
De Studio

March 2017 Dropa Disc will release Ballister’s mind blowing lp Low Level Stink and Aerophonic Records will match with the Ballister cd Slag. The release of these two must have goodies will be celebrated with an exclusive Ballister Live show.

1/03/2017
De Singer

Oorstof and De Singer team up to present you a mindblowing double bill with an all star line up.

23/02/2017
deSingel

Exciting Oorstof double bill at deSingel’s Kleine Zaal with Urge Trio > Keefe Jackson, Tomeka Reid & Christoph Erb and Rotozaza > Rudi Mahall, Nicola L. Hein, Adam Pultz Melbye & Christian Lillinger.

18/02/2017
Artenova

Oorstof and gr’Ambacht present an evening of challenging sounds and music at the amazing new art hub Artenova in Mechelen.

16/02/2017
Het Bos

Dropa Disc label presentation at Closet of Records (Bos Bar) > Jeph Jerman & Tim Barnes (Live) and Dropa Disc’s Koen Vandenhoudt spinning records

4/02/2017
deSingel

Two day festival celebrating free improvised music pioneer Fred Van Hove and his career at 80 – Day 2

3/02/2017
deSingel

Two day festival celebrating free improvised music pioneer Fred Van Hove and his career at 80 – Day 1

3/12/2016
kc BELGIE

Second Edition of the Winteroor Festival with a challenging line up and unique collaborations starting at 2 p.m. (doors 1.30 pm) until 10 p.m. Well in time for those who need to catch their last train to Antwerpen, Brussels, Gent…

27/11/2016
Vooruit

Hypnotic and adventurous music with a healthy disregard for genre, nationality and other artificial constructs presented by Vooruit, Kraak and Sound in Motion/Oorstof

26/11/2016
Vooruit

Hypnotic and adventurous music with a healthy disregard for genre, nationality and other artificial constructs presented by Vooruit, Kraak and Sound in Motion/Oorstof

26/11/2016
Vooruit

Hypnotic and adventurous music with a healthy disregard for genre, nationality and other artificial constructs presented by Vooruit, Kraak and Sound in Motion/Oorstof

25/11/2016
Vooruit

Hypnotic and adventurous music with a healthy disregard for genre, nationality and other artificial constructs presented by Vooruit, Kraak and Sound in Motion/Oorstof

24/11/2016
De Studio

Keiji Haino is without a doubt one of the most important musicians from the Japanese underground scene. For this occasion he teams up with two of Belgium’s most active improvisors Teun Verbruggen and Jozef Dumoulin.

12/11/2016
Zuiderpershuis

Oorstof, Granvat and Smeraldina-Rima team up to present a solo set by Niels Van Heertum and Nils Økland Band

8/11/2016
Zuiderpershuis

On this Antwerp date acid folk improv titan Tom Carter plays in a double bill with Karkhana a Middle-Eastern supergroup. Special guest for this Karkhana show is Chicago mainstay Michael Zerang (percussion).

4/11/2016
AB Salon

Influential guitar player Tom Carter is back to amaze you with a series of acid folk and improv infused solo concerts. Razen’s head honcho Ameel Brecht brings out his resonator guitars for a mesmerizing solo set.

11/10/2016
De Studio

Renowned players Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Terrie Ex (guitar) in an explosive duo. Nystagmus, the noisy improv duo of Tom Malmendier and Farida Amadou will open this adventurous double bill.

6/10/2016
De Studio

World premiere of Mars Baars (Mars Williams and Ab Baars), topped with Belgian debut of Andreas Wildhagen, Christian Meaas Svendsen and Jørgen Mathisen as Momentum and Ka Baird’s piano solo touching on Alice Coltrane and Cecil Taylor…

29/09/2016
Het Bos

An evening of legends presented by Het Bos & Oorstof with Mike Watt (Minutemen) & Il Sogno Marinaio , G.W. SOK (The Ex) & King Champion Sounds, Eve Libertine (Crass) & Baby Fire and some timeless drones of Forest Management

14/08/2016
Bar Paniek

Dropa Disc is a new extension of the Sound in Motion and Oorstof canon issuing releases of exceptional recordings by artists appearing in the series.

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