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10 november 2015

20:00

Music Talks #2 – Music, creative scenes and the city

 

Arts and Culture Studies (EUR), Grounds, and Roodkapje present:
MUSIC TALKS #2
An artistic symposium about ‘music, creative scenes and the city’, incl.:
– Brian Hracs (University of Southhampton, UK)
– Steven Pieters (Triphouse Rotterdam)
– Erik Braun (Erasmus School of Economics (ESE))
– Nina Onland (Promoter at V11, booker and project manager at Rock ‘n’ Roll Highschool)
– Roodkapje performance by KOBE

– Optredens van Liselot van Oosterom en Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva

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(Rotterdam) music scenes: überhip or pretty dead?
Artistic symposium on music, creative scenes and the city
The department of Arts and Culture Studies of Erasmus University – together with Grounds and Roodkapje is hosting an artistic symposium about music, creative scenes and the city as part of the series ‘Music talks’. There will be a performance, a debate with academics, gatekeepers and musicians, and of course music.
Rotterdam is renowned for its harbor and working class identity. However, it is also a city where major investments in the cultural and creative industries have been made to redevelop its image. During the past decades, Rotterdam has increasingly become a breeding ground for a creative Renaissance. Music scenes are the starting point of many musicians’ careers; they may act as the creative “humus layer” of a city; they can trigger collaborative linkages among artists from different fields and they can develop trans-locally. Rotterdam’s music scenes have been recently described in De Volkskrant as “arguably the most exciting of the Netherlands”. At the same time, other media argue that the Internet is generally killing local music scenes. The symposium aims at creating a greater understanding about scenes in the city by connecting knowledge from the academic and practice fields. Together we will zoom in on the music scenes in Rotterdam: Why do they matter? What is their role for musicians’ personal and career development? How do they develop over time and place? What do they mean for the creative image of Rotterdam?

Music:

Liselot van Oosterom
Liselot van Oosterom groeide op met klassieke muziek. Haar eerste instrument was dan ook een viool, maar het duurde niet lang voordat ze overstapte naar de piano en het zingen. Op haar veertiende begon ze met het schrijven van haar eigen liedjes. Haar inspiratie haalt ze voornamelijk uit alles wat ze meemaakt op het gebied van liefde. Volgens Liselot is liefde in bijna al haar liedjes het belangrijkste onderwerp. Haar liedje ‘I Would Love You’ heeft ze dan ook geschreven uit eigen ervaring. Naast dat ze een jazz-, soul- en pop singer-songwriter is, houdt ze ook erg van schilderen en reizen. De mensen die ze tijdens het rondreizen ontmoet zijn ook vaak een inspiratiebron voor haar nummers. Liselot heeft een jaar in Edinburgh doorgebracht, waar ze veel heeft opgetreden, zoals op het beroemde Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Liselot heeft gestuurd aan het Conservatorium in Rotterdam en wellicht ken je haar wel van De Beste Singer-Songwriter van Nederland…

Liselot van Oosterom grew up in Haarlem (the Netherlands), in a family of classical musicians. After playing the violin for several years, she wanted to sing, learn how to play piano and write songs. So she did. She started writing her own songs and performing them in cafes, theaters and concert halls from a very young age. When she was eighteen years old, she auditioned at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, and she was successfully admitted as a student at the jazz department, studying vocals.

For the past year and a half, Liselot has been living and performing in Edinburgh (UK), to make as much music as possible. She started recording her debut album, she performed in places such as ‘The Jazz Bar’ and she performed almost daily during the well-known Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2013 and 2014.

Now she is back, living in Haarlem, writing and performing, and finishing her studies in Music at the Conservatory of Rotterdam.

Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva
Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva (33) heeft in de afgelopen jaren een bijzondere weg in het clubcircuit afgelegd. Als bekende in de Rotterdamse improvisatiescene en frontman van diverse bands (Stöma, Doodoo’s Coffee, Doktor Schnitt). Hij is toegewijd aan zijn basgitaar en gebruikt het in combinatie met strijkstok, samples en elektronische effecten. Met gemak mixt de Rotterdamse muzikant/componist punk, funk, jazz, hiphop, electro, ambient en drum ‘n bass tot zijn eigen geluid. De eigenzinnige bassist is naast zijn muziekprojecten (o.a. met moderne dans) ook actief als beeldend kunstenaar die met het kunstenaarscollectief Antistrot (internationaal) exposeert.

Bruno speelde op festivals als Lowlands, Metropolis, Poetry International, stond in het Rotterdamse voorprogramma van Tricky en Bush, speelde in Tokio, Moskou, New York, Kopenhagen, Londen en had tours door Duitsland, Rusland en Japan.

Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva is a musician/visual artist from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is devoted to his bass guitar and uses it in combination with bow, sampling and various effects. You can label his music as funk, jazz, hip hop, avant-garde, electronic, ambient, progressive rock, experimental, drum ’n bass…
Fronting different bands (Stöma, Doodoo’s Coffee, Doktor Schnitt, Mulabanda, WEGO), being active in the impro scene and in the clubcircuit and touring around the world he has become a wellrounded artist. In 2011 he won the public prize of the prestigious Jur Naessens Muziekprijs 2011, one of the biggest Dutch music prizes for young and innovative talent.

This event is supported by: the City of Rotterdam, Erasmus Trustfonds, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, Stichting HMA Schadee-fonds and the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture.

Doors: 19:30h

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