Adventurous music and things

3/05/2024 – 20:00




Pre-sales: 8.5 €
Box Office: 8 €


Doors: 20:00
Concert: 20:15


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AMALIE DAHL’S DAFNIE: Oscar Andreas Haug – Jørgen Bjelkerud – Nicolas Leirtrø –  Veslemøy Narvesen

Amalie Dahl’s Dafnie is an energetic and expressive band from Norway, led by Oslo based saxophone player and composer Amalie Dahl. The quintet colour Dahl’s strong, melodic compositions with playfulness and convincing weight. What we hear is harmonic yet avant-garde, with references to both old school, free jazz and modern contemporary reed-led bands. But rest assured, Dafnie is something of its own.

Apart from Dahl, the band contains four other well-known names from the Norwegian jazz scene: Oscar Andreas Haug (trumpet), Jørgen Bjelkerud (trombone), Nicolas Leirtrø (doube bass), Veslemøy Narvesen 2/5 and 3/5 (drums) and Patrycja Wybrańczyk 4/5 and 6/5 (drums) who are active in bands such as Kongle Trio, Bliss Quintet, I like to sleep, We don’t Imagine Anymore, Hedvig Mollestad’s Tempest Revisited, PESH, O.N.E. and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. The band has recently been touring in the Scandinavian countries, Poland and Germany, playing on stages and festivals such as Avant Art Festival in Wroclaw, Krokus Jazz festiwal in Jelenia Góra, Sowieso Berlin, Copenhagen Jazzfestival, BrÖtz in Göteborg and the Oslo Jazzfestival.

In September 2021 Dafnie won the 1st prize in the Young Crocus Jazz Contest, in Jelenia Góra in Poland. On the 6th of May 2022 they released their debut album, ‘Dafnie’, with Sonic Transmissions Records, which has received excellent reviews:

“Her quintet’s lively spirit and tuneful orientation falls in line with bands like Cortex and Friends & Neighbors. But this LP, her first as a bandleader, also displays Dahl’s strengths as an arranger and a composer. Each tune has a distinct character, drawing upon the ensemble’s strengths (…)”
Bill Meyer, The Wire Magazine

‘St​å​r op med solen’ the superb second release (lp & cd) of Dafnie will be officially released on May 5th, a joined effort by Ingebrigt Haker Flaten’s Sonic Transmissions and the Belgian Aguirre imprint, and a perfect reason for Amalie Dahl’s Dafnie to come out and present this gem to you during this release tour..

Ping-En Hung

Born in Taipei (Taiwan) in 1993, the electronics artist, bassist, and composer Ping-En Hung has been residing and studying in Amsterdam since 2016. Having graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with a bachelor’s and master’s jazz performance degree in 2022, she is now pursuing studies in the live electronics master’s degree under Jos Zwaaenburg.

Ping-En‘s versatility in art seamlessly traverses genres from modern jazz to classical contemporary and electronic music. Drawing inspiration from her extensive experience in live jazz performances across Europe, Ping-En utilizes improvisation as a powerful tool for experimentation. Her foundation in jazz strongly influences her work, while her current focus on electronic music showcases her creativity in noise and sound design genres. Venturing into multidisciplinary artistry, Ping-En specializes in cooperating with choreographers to craft theater performances, elevating storytelling through the language of movement and sonic experience.


SiM Sound System is a collective of passionate music freaks, record collectors and DJs with firm roots in the Antwerp based Sound in Motion organization, known for their yearly Summer Bummer Festival, the Oorstof concert series, the Dropa Disc record label, the Visitations residencies, the Head to Head interview series and the soon to be creative sonic residence Dropa House.

Sending out Neon Stak (Vandenhoudt/Verbeken) the Sim Sound System will take you on an industrious sonic trip fusing adventurous sounds from unexpected beats, jazz, industrial, noise and kraut to no wave and far beyond …

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