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Concerts

10/12/2022
Rataplan

For day two of Visitations IV – 2022 Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, Frederik Sakham, Elisa Medinilla, Niels Van Heertum, Teun Verbruggen, Anna Jalvin, Steven Delannoye tackle two more compositions of Anthony Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music (GTM): Compositions No. 264 and No. 358 (3rd Species & Accelerator Whip GTM)

9/12/2022
Rataplan

For day one of Visitations IV – 2022 Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, Frederik Sakham, Elisa Medinilla, Niels Van Heertum, Teun Verbruggen, Anna Jalvin, Steven Delannoye tackle two compositions of Anthony Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music (GTM): Compositions No. 193 and No. 255 (1st species & 2nd species GTM)

1/09/2022
Trix

Recorded at the Trix Studio Grid Ravage returns to present their superb self-titled debut album on the Trix stage !

27/08/2022
De Studio

With a unique seventeen headed orchestra, influential pioneers, new bands, a super eager new generation, surprising collaborations and a free of access area with a record fair, film, workshop, expo and slow food the seventh edition of the Summer Bummer festival will close the summer of 2022 on an absolute high.

26/08/2022
De Studio

With a unique seventeen headed orchestra, influential pioneers, new bands, a super eager new generation, surprising collaborations and a free of access area with a record fair, film, workshop, expo and slow food the seventh edition of the Summer Bummer festival will close the summer of 2022 at an absolute high.

16/06/2022
De Studio

Oorstof and Klankhaven present Bulliphant a band that sounds like a spacey group of kind elephants with Bart Maris, Ruben Verbruggen, Thijs Troch, Gonçalo Almeida and Friso van Wijck in a double bill with the young wolves Lukas Jouck, Charel Maes, Adia Vanheerentals and Gonçalo Oliveira.

28/05/2022
Trix

New York based trumpet player and composer Nate Wooley brings his deeply humane compositions for Columbia Icefield to the Oorstof/Trix stage with  Susan Alcorn (pedal steel), Ava Mendoza (guitar) and Ryan Sawyer (drums)

23/04/2022
AB Salon

Ancienne Belgique en Oorstof present the inimitable solo guitar excursions of Tashi Dorji, one of the most original improvisors of the moment. After 2 years of pandemic obstructions finally back in Europe for a series of solo concerts and a highly anticipated stop at AB Salon.

22/04/2022
Stormkop / Dokrijk

Stormkop/Dokrijk, Oorstof and Klankhaven present the incomparable guitarist Tashi Dorji, the truly amazing Khanjar Trio with N.R. Safi (Naujawanan Baidar/Radio Khiyaban), Tjalling de Leeuw, Levi Pols and dj Benny Bang to satisfy all your remaining aural needs.

21/04/2022
POM Eindhoven
After the successful passage with the powerful Kuzu trio last November the inimitable guitar player Tashi Dorji is back and invites the truly amazing Khanjar Trio with N.R. Safi (Naujawanan Baidar/Radio Khiyaban), Tjalling de Leeuw, Levi Pols for an exclusive double bill at Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek.
16/04/2022
Les Ateliers Claus

Under the Entasis banner Akira Sakata, Giovanni Di Domenico, Giotis Damianidis and guest Aleksandar Škorić play intense spiritual music without boundaries, in memory of Christos Yermenoglou. Christof Kurzmann (Made To Break, Nu Ensemble) and Hanne De Backer (g a b b r o) blend dense electronics, growling baritone sax and bass clarinet for the first time on stage.

29/03/2022
AB Salon

Due to circumstances beyond our control Christine Abdelnour will be replaced for her duo concert with The Ex guitarist Andy Moor by piano player Marta Warelis. For this exclusive occasion at AB salon they will perform for the first time ever as duo.

12/02/2022
AB Club

Ancienne Belgique in collaboration with Oorstof present Nina Hitz (cello), Lucija Gregov (cello), Gonçalo Almeida (bass) and Rutger Zuydervelt (electronics) who take us on a sonic journey that navigates us through the cracks of minimalism, free improvised music and experimental foreboding ambience.

3/02 - 13/02/2022
Online Event/Concert

In the context of the Belgium Music Week, Sound in Motion offers you an exclusive online concert of Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra filmed and recorded at the fourth Visitations event of 2021 in Rataplan with Karen Willems, Marjolein Vernimmen, Anke Verslype, Elisabeth Klinck, Haroun Iqbal, John Dikeman, Jasper De Roeck, Simon Dhaen, Jonas Nieuwejaers and Fred Lonberg-Holm as non gestural conductor.

23/12/2021
Rataplan

The last day of the fourth Visitations event 2021 will be closed in style with Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra: Karen Willems, Marjolein Vernimmen, Anke Verslype, Haroun Iqbal, John Dikeman, Jasper De Roeck, Simon Dhaen, Jonas Nieuwejaers, Elisabeth Klinck and Fred Lonberg-Holm as conductor

22/12/2021
Rataplan

On day 2 of Visitations IV Fred Lonberg-Holm, John Dikeman, Marjolein Vernimmen, Anke Verslype, Haroun Iqbal, Joachim Badenhorst and Karen Willems will explore different first time combinations.

21/12/2021
Rataplan

Day 1 of the fourth Visitations event of 2021 with Fred Lonberg-Holm, John Dikeman, Marjolein Vernimmen, Anke Verslype, Haroun Iqbal and Joachim Badenhorst.

18/11/2021
POM Eindhoven

After the successful releases Purple Dark Opal (Aerophonic, 2020) and The Glass Delusion (Astral Spirits, 2021) Kuzu returns with All Your Ghosts In One Corner, a brand new release for Aerophonic and a perfect occasion to embark on an extensive European tour that will bring them to Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek (POM) for the first time

14/11/2021
POM Eindhoven

Due to the pandemic Emmeluth’s Amoeba couldn’t tour to celebrate the excellent second release Chimaera. Now finally the time has come. Christian Balvig (piano), Ole Mofjell (drums) and Karl Bjorå (guitar) will join Signe Emmeluth (alto sax) on the POM stage to let free jazz, improvised music and contemporary chamber music happily clash into a new challenging entity as Emmeluth’s Amoeba.

13/11/2021
Het Bos

Due to the pandemic Emmeluth’s Amoeba couldn’t tour to celebrate the excellent second release Chimaera. Now finally the time has come. Christian Balvig (piano), Ole Mofjell (drums) and Karl Bjorå (guitar) once again will join Signe Emmeluth (alto sax) to let free jazz, improvised music and contemporary chamber music happily clash into a new challenging entity as Emmeluth’s Amoeba.

7/11/2021
Kaap / Ostend

Powerful double bill of Kuzu with Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon and the superb analogue electronics and bass duo of Farida Amadou and Floris Vanhoof – who replaces the prevented John Dikeman – to celebrate the first Oorstof event in collaboration with Kaap/Ostend.

6/11/2021
Trix

Powerful double bill of Kuzu with Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon and the superb analogue electronics and bass duo of Farida Amadou and Floris Vanhoof who replaces the prevented John Dikeman.

15/10/2021
De Studio

The Swedish trio of Karin Johansson (piano), Nina de Heney (bass) and Henrik Wartel (drums) make their Belgian debut and Nils Vermeulen (bass) and Elisabeth Klinck (viola) perform as an acoustic duo for the first time on stage.

 

9/10/2021
De Singer

Major Portugese players Luís Lopes and Rodrigo Amado in collaboration with the American brothers Aaron and Stefan González bring their captivating musical cross pollination of funk, rock, free jazz and hard bop for the first time to a Belgian stage.

11/09/2021
Het Bos

On the last day of this Visitations event Mazen Kerbaj, Elko Blijweert, Sharif Sehnaoui, Jeroen Stevens, Raed Yassin, Simon Beeckaert and Milan Warmoeskerken will take the stage as an ensemble. And Dj’s PingPong (Pippe Ping & Wanda Pong) will entertain you into the night.

10/09/2021
Het Bos

Day 2 of the third Visitations event of 2021 with concerts by “A TRIO”: Mazen Kerbaj, Sharif Sehnaoui and Raed Yassin and The Groovecats Deluxe: Elko Blijweert, Jeroen Stevens, Simon Beeckaert and Milan Warmoeskerken. And Dj’s PingPong (Pippe Ping & Wanda Pong) will entertain you into the night.

9/09/2021
Het Bos

Day 1 of the third Visitations event of 2021 with Mazen Kerbaj, Elko Blijweert, Sharif Sehnaoui, Jeroen Stevens, Simon Beeckaert and Milan Warmoeskerken exploring different first time collaborations. And Dj’s PingPong (Pippe Ping & Wanda Pong) will entertain you into the night.

4/09/2021
De Singer

New York, Antwerp, it’s just a pandemic away. Catch Hanne De Backer, Raf Vertessen and Raphael Malfliet for the first time as a trio on stage and discover the talented Chris Pitsiokos solo.

1/09 - 3/10/2021
Middelheim Museum

Third Oorstof contribution with Marjolein Vernimmen & Jenna Vergeynst to the walking exhibition Outdoor Hiking with Sound & Other Fireworks that guides you through three adjacent parks in Antwerp; Den Brandt, Middelheim and Vogelenzang.

26/08/2021
De Studio

Day two of the first edition of the Summer Bummer Festival with an audience since 2019

25/08/2021
De Studio

Day one of the first edition of the Summer Bummer Festival with an audience since 2019

1/08 - 31/08/2021
Middelheim Museum

Second Oorstof contribution with Terrie Ex & Hanne De Backer to the walking exhibition Outdoor Hiking with Sound & Other Fireworks that guides you through three adjacent parks in Antwerp; Den Brandt, Middelheim and Vogelenzang.

26/06 - 31/07/2021
Middelheim Museum

First Oorstof contribution with Bombay Lunatic Asylum: Behind The Buddha’s Mask to the walking exhibition Outdoor Hiking with Sound & Other Fireworks that guides you through three adjacent parks in Antwerp; Den Brandt, Middelheim and Vogelenzang.

6/06/2021
De Blikfabriek

Het Bos and De Blikfabriek present Simorgh (Les Ateliers Claus, 2020), João Lobo’s latest creation featuring guitar mogul Norberto Lobo and double bass wonder Soet Kempeneer.

17/04 - 2/05/2021
Online Event/Concert

Second Visitations event of 2021 online with Ann Eysermans, Ananta Roosens, Pak Yan Lau, Giotis Damianidis, Giovanni Di Domenico, Nicolas Chkifi and Frans Van Isacker filmed, recorded and interviewed – by Guy Peters – during their 3 day Visitations residency at De Studio … Extended until Sunday May 2nd!

13/03 - 20/03/2021
Online Event/Concert

First Visitations event of 2021 online with Audrey Lauro, Hanne De Backer, Sylvain Debaisieux, Johannes Eimermacher, Frans Van Isacker, João Lobo and Soet Kempeneer filmed, recorded and interviewed during their 3 day residency at Trix …

6/03 - 14/03/2021
Online Event/Concert

Free/gratis online concert of Giovanni Di Domenico – New Mo(ve)ments Ensemble offered to you by De Singer, Sound in Motion (Oorstof) and  De Studio available from Sat March 6th until Wed March 10th (extended until March 14th)

13/02/2021
Online Event/Concert

During the Belgium Music Week (8 to 14 Feb) artists, promotors, venues, labels and festivals of the Belgian jazz scene join forces for an epic music marathon to hearten artists, cultural workers and organisations that are severely affected by the ongoing pandemic: #unitedwejazz #weekvandebelgischemuziek#semainedelamusiquebelge

23/01 - 14/02/2021
Online Event/Concert

During Summer Bummer Virtual Rebound you can enjoy a series of interviews (By Guy Peters) and concerts online by some adventurous musicians of the hyperactive Belgian music scene and beyond. The Begotten,  The Groovecats Deluxe, Grid Ravage, Joachim Badenhorst/Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė/Tsubasa Hori/Roman Hiele,  Timo Van Luijk/Manuel Mota/Margarida Garcia/Bart De Paepe.

19/12 - 23/12/2020
Online Event/Concert

During Summer Bummer Virtual Rebound you can enjoy a series of interviews (By Guy Peters) and concerts online by some adventurous musicians of the hyperactive Belgian music scene and beyond. The Begotten,  The Groovecats Deluxe, Grid Ravage, Joachim Badenhorst/Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė/Tsubasa Hori/Roman Hiele,  Timo Van Luijk/Manuel Mota/Margarida Garcia/Bart De Paepe. Due to Covid-19 this event is postponed to a later date.

26/11/2020
AB Club

Wether solo, with pop icon Neneh Cherry or with Fire! Orchestra counting 28 musicians, Swedish reed player Mats Gustafsson keeps spoiling us with pleasant surprises, THE END being one of the newest and nicest. Yves De Mey again leaves the beaten track and lets the erratic cello tones of Gino Coomans decide which way his adventurous electronic sounds will bounce.

7/11/2020
Online Event/Concert

Since Covid 19 prevents you to celebrate 40 years of Radio Centraal with us in person, Radio Centraal’s Freakscene and Oorstof offer you the next best thing: a radio broadcast and video streaming of the live concert of Farida Amadou, Hanne De Backer and Stan Maris and a unique chance to view Fred Van Hove: An Improvised Life by Philippe Cortens in avant-première …

5/11/2020
De Studio

We can’t celebrate forty years of Radio Centraal without some cutting edge improvised music. For this special occasion Radio Centraal’s Freakscene i.c.w. Sound in Motion/Oorstof presents a concert of the new generation of improvisors with Farida Amadou, Hanne De Backer, Audrey Lauro and Stan Maris, a brand new documentary by Philippe Cortens titled Fred Van Hove: An Improvised Life and Front To Front a brand new lp for Dropa Disc by Van Hove and Peter Brötzmann.

27/09/2020
Park Den Brandt

Sound in Motion and Jazz Middelheim teaming up for the first time, presenting a challenging programme with Karen Willems, Frederik Croene, Hanne De Backer, Pak Yan Lau, Giovanni Di Domenico, João Lobo, Mathieu Calleja , Teun Verbruggen, Nicolas Rombouts and Tom Lanoye.

29/08/2020
OLT Rivierenhof

Day 2 of the two day festival for adventurous music for the first time at the fantastic open air theater Rivierenhof (OLT)

28/08/2020
OLT Rivierenhof

Day 1 of the two day festival for adventurous music for the first time at the fantastic open air theater Rivierenhof (OLT).

23/08/2020
Park Den Brandt

Oorstof en Jazz Middelheim slaan de handen voor het eerst ineen voor een uitdagend programma …

21/08/2020
Astridpark Ghent

Summer Bummer mini session at Citadelic with Farida Amadou, Hanne De Backer, Audrey Lauro, Ann Eysermans, Ananta Roosens, Stan Maris and Frans Van Isacker

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 … !

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.

 

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.

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 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)

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Stellar trio of John Dikeman (Tenor Sax), William Parker (Bass, Reeds, Percussion) and Hamid Drake (Drums, Percussion, voice) to brighten up your summer …

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
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.

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.

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

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