Rumor 75: December 13th, 2013





Rumor 75             Utrecht          13 December  2013
Start:  20.15        EKKO 
Admission: €16,-  /  €13,-  (U-pas, student, CJP)          Buy Tickets


Carate Urio Trio – EKKO
In the Netherlands the Belgian saxophonist/clarinettist Joachim Badenhorst is known as member of the Han Bennink Trio. Internationally Badenhorst attracts attention with various groups, such as Red Rocket (Ireland), Mogil (Iceland) and Rawfishboy (France). Badenhorst is an adventurous musician, who has only just started a new label KLEIN  (You should check his trio with John Butcher & Paul Lytton!), introducing the septet Carate Urio Orchestra. This orchestra harbours no less than six nationalities that have an eye for avant-garde and improvisation. Apart from the colourful line-up, it’s the music that stands out even more. There are recurring vocal parts and the world of rock is as expressly referred to as that of improvisation and avant-garde. It is by no means charts material, but there are evidently influences from post rock, film music, minimalism and lo-fi folk. Joachim Badenhorst is coming to Rumor with two musicians from the Orchestra: the Irish drummer/guitarist/singer Sean Carpio and the Catalonian singer/guitarist Nico Roig.

Joachim Badenhorst – saxophone, clarinet; Sean Carpio –drums, guitar, vocals; Nico Roig – guitar, vocals

Nadar Ensemble with Generation Kill by Stefan Prins – RASA
Young composers increasingly incorporate influences from computer games in their work. This is apparent in Generation Kill, named after the computer game of the same name, composed by the Belgian Stefan Prins. Prins is a pianist, a composer and a physicist. He also studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. He sees it as his key task to explore the boundaries between virtual and real, between technology and humanity. “War as a game: that is what I wanted to show in Generation Kill.” Last year this work caused a lot of fuss during its world première in Donaueschingen. At the time the leading music critic Alex Ross wrote the following: “Nothing made a deeper impression than Generation Kill, an explosive synthesis of live and electronic sound by the thirty-three-year-old Belgian composer (…) The result was mind-bending, and not in a druggy, blissed-out way. As the composer intended, it was disturbingly difficult to tell what was real and what was virtual. The musicians were caught in temporal loops, as if Philip K. Dick had written a novel about chamber music.  Apart from Generation Kill  Piano Hero #1 & #2 and Ensuite by Prins will also be performed.

Marieke Berendsen – violin; Nico Couck – electric guitar; Yves Goemaere – percussion; Wannes Gonnissen – sound director; Daan Janssens – game controller; Pieter Matthynssens – cello; Elisa Medinilla – piano; Thomas Moore – game controller

Xenia Rubinos – EKKO
Although originally from Cuba and with Puerto Rican roots, Xenia Rubinos has been living in Brooklyn for years, where night life and no wave avant-garde have influenced her artistic personality. Xenia Rubinos makes lively indiepop with distortion synthesizers, and charming and pert vocal parts performed by the lady herself, with influences from folk, world music, mathrock and sometimes even dark new wave.  “I don’t really think about genres, and I think that’s why my music sounds the way it does. I’m thinking more about texture and sound and flavors.”  And what does this sound like exactly? Think of St Vincent together with Zach Hill (HELLA) in the studio. Or of Tune-Yards without the ukelele, but with casios. David Byrne has probably not yet noticed her talent, otherwise her albums would have long ago appeared on the Luaka Bop label. Anyway, this will undoubtedly excite all Talking Heads fans.

Xenia Rubinos – vocals,  keyboards; Marco Buccelli – drums

Information and tickets: / 030-2382080 / 
Special thanks to: EKKO, RASA, Gaudeamus, city of Utrecht, KF Heinfonds, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Elise Mathilde Fonds, SNS Reaal Fonds