Sunday, May 30, 2010

30-05-2009

Apparently the Experimental Sound Gallery likes us that much that we were invited back a year later, now with Peter Duimelinks for another concert, to play at the 20th anniversary festival as only one of three foreign acts. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 107 30-05-2009 Experimental Sound Gallery, Petersburg, Russia

Thursday, May 27, 2010

27-05-2008



The night train arrives from Moscow and we are greeted by Dmitry who organised this tour. We leave our stuff at the train station and then go to the Majakovsky museum and then back to the train station for our next trip, to Yaroslavl, five hours from Moscow. A great city with some of the most beautfiul women I saw in Russia. The great weather might have added to the good mood. The Ars Forum has some great junk, including an old soviet star, Roel plays. Nice concert and also two solo concerts. Players were: Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 104 27-05-2008 Ars Forum, Yaroslavl, Russia

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

26-05-2008

The night train brings us to St Petersburg, with not much sleep due to school kids having fun all night and in my case a couch that isn't my length. St Petersburg is a different city than Moscow, the way it looks and acts. And the weather is much nicer. We walk all day and than play this concert at the Experimental Sound Gallery. Roel and Me again play solo and there is a concert by Kryptogen Rundfunk/Five Elements Music. Apparentely, as we will discover in a few days we do well with this concert... Then the night train takes us back to Moscow… Players were: Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 103 26-05-2008 Experimental Sound Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia FdW+RM

26-05-1996

The final gig of that short 1996 tour in Germany brought us to Russelsheim. Like most nights we were the only band on the programm, but this one was different: there was a talk at the end with audience, who asked us all sorts of difficult questions (mainly about the music which was played before the concert, and why we choose that - definetly not a rock audience). Achim Wollscheid saved the day I guess. I assume this wasn't recorded. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 35 26-05-1996 Das Rind, Russelsheim, Germany

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

25-05-2002

Rob Ovetz of the band Ultrasound lived in Den Haag for some time and organised the Den Haag Film Festival. I don't recall how many editions there were, but we played there in 2002, providing live music for film by Jurgen Reble, well-known for his collaborations with Thomas Koner. Rob recorded the night, presumably for a Kapotte Muziek by Ultrasound 7", but we never heard the recordings. Its a pity, since we played a little different and longer than normally in those days. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 81 25-05-2002 Filmhuis Den Haag, The Netherlands

25-05-1997


The third and final gig on our small tour with Illusion Of Safety. Legendary since we played an absolutely brilliant piece with Dan, but that's legend: it wasn't recorded. Our own concert was recorded though. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 49 25-05-1997 Extrapool, Nijmegen

25-05-1996

The third German gig was not recorded. It was in the rather low surroundings of Ulm, more south in German. We played two pieces here. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 34 25-05-1996 Beteigeuze, Ulm, Germany

25-05-1993

The real final gig was the next day, still in Seattle, when Your Host Bobby invited us to do another radio concert. A much cleaner recording this time, and one we thought of releasing. That never happened. Your Host Bobby did release a compilation cassette called "Demi-Quadrennial" on his own Host-age label, of which discogs says:
"Compiled from live guests and studio recordings made for 'Host-Age'. 'Host-Age' is a program devoted to the electronic folk arts and broadcast on KSER / Everett Washington. Your hosts Your Host Bobby and Robin James." Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 17 25-05-1993 Seattle Radio, USA

Monday, May 24, 2010

24-05-1997

The second concert with Illusion Of Safety. I don't think we played together on this particular evening together. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 48 24-05-1997 Le Garage, Paris, France

24-05-1996

The second German concert was in Dortmund. I don't remember much about this one. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 33 24-05-1996 K├╝nstlerhaus, Dortmund, Germany

24-05-1993


The final show in the United States in front of an audience was in Seattle. A special one, since Key Ransone of Small Cruel Party played with us for the entire concert. A bit at the end was not recorded. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 16 24-05-1993 Rebar, Seattle, USA FdW+PD

Sunday, May 23, 2010

23-05-2008

A concert that was recorded by the soundwoman, but somehow she was never found, so the only thing that remains from our first Russian concert is this video



Players were: Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 102 23-05-2008 Dom, Moscow, Russia

23-05-1996




This is the first small tour we did as trio, taking us into Germany. The audience liked it that we even played a second piece, dare we call it an encore? Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 32 23-05-1996 Faust, Hannover, Germany

23-05-1993


A gig with the then unknown Daniel Menche and Smegma. Great atmosphere here.

Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 15 23-05-1993 X-Ray Cafe, Portland, USA

Saturday, May 22, 2010

22-05-2010


We played early in the evening for a small but attentive audience. We thought it was alright, not great, not bad. Peter wasn't there, since he had to work. Download it here. The Beequeen gig is also online
Players were: Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 111 Kunstencentrum Roepaen, Ottersum, The Netherlands

22-05-1997


The first of some shows with Illusion Of Safety in The Netherlands and France. This was at the lovely Gallerie Keller in Den Haag, where I used to live then. I think the recording here might just be our set with Dan Burke, who was solo this time. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 47 22-05-1997 Gallerie Keller, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Friday, May 21, 2010

21-05-1993


From Berkeley to San Francisco is not far, and then we played at The Chameloen bar, along with The Haters and Family Home Evening, who did an audience participation thing. After our concert a woman comes up to me, asks when we are supposed to play and said we already did. She came from LA with her boyfriend. It turns out to be Paula P.Orridge. Oh well. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 14 21-05-1993 The Chameloen, San Francisco, USA

Thursday, May 20, 2010

20-05-1993


No fine memories about this one. Larry Blake's is a jazz club which wanted to branch out to more experimental music, but their audience expect jazz, not noise. Some drunko's seating first row. Big City Orchestra were great here, and The Haters and Crawling With Tarts too. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 13 20-05-1993 Larry Blake's, Berkeley, USA

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

19-05-1995





No doubt one of the more interesting concerts to be found on this blog, this particular concert was however not recorded. Our mutual friend Roel Meelkop asked wether he could be part of Kapotte Muziek to see if it would be something for him. We choose this night, the 1st Isolationist Music Festival or whatever it was called by Staalplaat, who organised this in a squat gallery in Amsterdam. Also playing were Innana, Hyware, Illusion Of Safety. We all remember it went well, since it was decided to keep on working with Roel. The only that survived were these lovely photo's, taking by the lovely Cleopatra. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 24 19-05-1995 Bijster, Amsterdam

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

18-05-1993


Then later that day we drove to Al's Bar to play a concert along with solo bass player Crib and the rock band Slug, in Damian Romero in their ranks. A well attended concert, mainly due to Slug's fan base. Some photographer took pictures of us for a tourist magazine, which we never saw... Part of the Blossoming Noise boxset. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 12 18-05-1993 Al's Bar, Los Angeles, USA

18-05-1993

The day of rest in May 1993 was used to transport us to Los Angeles, where we were picked up by Eric Lanzillotta, who took us to Randy Greif's house were we stayed. On the 18th we went to a radio station were we did an interview and played some music. I think its this recording, which is pretty hissy. Years later I asked Eric if he could remember the name of the radio station, but he didn't. Oh well. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 11 18-05-1993 Los Angeles Radio

Monday, May 17, 2010

XX-05-XXXX


This day is one of the very few days in the month May with no concerts, so I am using this to mention all those compilations with tracks by Kapotte Muziek and some notes on them:
First one of my favourite tracks, a nice moody piece with a spoken word cut-up: 'Waiter My Food Is Still Alive', released on a compilation compiled by Freek Kinkelaar. Later re-issued by me on my Bake Records label.
Details
Kapot Produkt 0AT: 'Audio Plagio 2' on Voices In A Dark Room: Part one: The Soft Voices (c45 - may 1989 - ed. of 150 copies)
Honeymoon Production honey four
Re-issued as a CDR on Bake Records 005 (February 1999)Link
Two compilations in Midas Music series 'Harsh Ears Now', which was later compiled into a three tape set
Kapot Produkt 35: 'De Opstanding/Het Leven' on Harsh Ears Now !! 2 (c38 - May 1986 - ed. of 80 copies)
Midas Tapes taped 013 (Booklet with 1 visual from Kapotte Muziek)
and
Kapot Produkt 00E: 'Frequenza No.1' on Harsh Ears Now !! 4 (c55 © May 1987 - ed. of 80 copies)Midas Tapes taped 02
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Synth

An ode to Boyd Rice. Will be partly re-released on the forthcoming 10 cassette box set.
DetailsLinkKapot Produkt 00Y: 'Theme-Loop' on My Dreamdate With Boyd Rice (c90 - May 1988) Epitapes (no cat.no.)
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Loop and editing

A piece recorded in the studio run by Mission Papua Holland with the help of Koen from Prilius Lacus.
Details
Kapot Produkt 0AK: 'Scraps' on Motop 1 (album - may 1989)
Independent Friends records CMH 1704

An overview of Dutch electronic music
Details
Kapot Produkt 0AV: 'Audio Plagio 6' on The Netherlands (c60 - may 1989)
Harsh Reality Music Hr 106
(titel on cover says 'Audio Placio 6')

The very first cassette by Kapotte Muziek, re-issued on 'Egg' by Lunhare
Details
Kapot Produkt 2: ELECTROCUTE (c16 - 7/5/1985 - ed. of 75 copies)
Korm Plastics KP 8


A big bundle of great music here
Details
Kapot Produkt 3: 'Boekverbranding' on Thee Book (2xc90 - 24/5/1985 - ed. of 250 copies)
Graf Haufen Tapes ght 34/ght 35
(booklet with 3 visuals from Kapotte Muziek)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

16-05-1987



As you learned if you read this blog carefully, then you know there were a few concerts in the 80s, the one already published on February 7th and one in August. There were also two 'installation' pieces, of which this was one. It was organised by a new foundation in the small city of Winterswijk, who organised this home tapers event. Prilius Lacus and THU20 also played (the latter were very good). I glued a whole bunch of xerox together, intended to stick it up somewhere in the building and play some taped music (what SBOTHI could, I could, was the idea I guess). Only parts could be hanged, so we ripped the remainder to small bits. I got some help from Rik and Eugenie from Prilius Lacus on that. There is a small 5 minute recording of this event, which you can download. The place was Eucalypta. What you see here is the contract for this concert and my drawing of how the xeroxes should be stuck together.

16-05-2003

Here's one I don't remember much about, but it was perhaps during some art exhibition opening. It was organised by Mars of (then) Vance Orchestra. Also I don't know if there were any other acts that night. A nice one. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 85 16-05-2003 Sonorama, Hooghe Huis, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Saturday, May 15, 2010

15-05-1993


So, the 14th of May 1993 we rested and washed our clothes in Autsin and on the 15th we played this concert at the Electric Lounge. Another one that I thought went particular well. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 10 15-05-1993 Electric Lounge, Austin, USA
Link

Thursday, May 13, 2010

13-05-1993



Still no rest, as we headed out for Texas by airplane and played a show in a record store called Direct Hit, near the grassy knoll of some famous shooting. A few people showed up, that's about the extend I remember of this concert. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 9 13-05-1993 Direct Hit, Dallas, USA

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

12-05-1993


As said, no rest for the wicked, stayed up all night at lake Michigan and went to O'Hare Airport to fly out to Atlanta. Manny said no-one ever did that, but Eric Blevins of Suitcase Recordings wanted us to play there. He played as All Fours, Tom Cox, a.k.a. TAC was there and Eric and I played together. I am not sure if that's part of this download, but Suitcase will release somewhere soon a CD of all the work we did together with Kapotte Muziek, TAC and All Fours, on that night as well as through mail collaboration. Its been in the works for nearly twenty years. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 8 12-05-1993 The Grooveyard, Atlanta, USA

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

11-05-1993


Not much sleep, since driving to Chicago is another long stretch from Pittsburgh. Hounds Tooth was a small, pitch black space. Filet Of Feedback also played, their last gig with us on this tour, and so did Illusion Of Safety, but in a different line-up than on the rest of this tour. Jim O'Rourke was part of this night's line up (Dan & Thymme were playing somewhere as I.O.S. this night) and reading from a children's book. I forgot which other members joined him this night. We played quite late and stayed up with a friend of Jim, who drove us around to see Lake Michigan... Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 7 11-05-1993 Hounds Tooth, Chicago, USA

Monday, May 10, 2010

10-05-1993


No sleep after the gig in Boston, since we took up RRRon's suggestion to pick up the money in Lowell. I always assumed it was a suburb of Boston, but it turned out to be an entirely different city. From Lowell we started our fifteen hour drive to Pittsburgh were we played at the Graduate Coffeehouse of CMU, the local university. Pittsburgh being the hometown of Manny Theiner who organised this tour for us. The evening was scheduled as a noise event, 'no synthesizers' declared Manny (which we didn't bring, since we had some on tape), but between us and Illusion Of Safety we silently agreed to play as soft as possible. It turned out to be a great gig for both bands. I think IOS used a fair bit on their CD that documented this tour and of course we used it on our Live USA LP. Again here the full concert. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 6 10-05-1993 CMU Graduate Coffeehouse, Pittsburgh, USA
Details:
LIVE USA (LP - 1995)
RRRecords RRR 090/SSS Productions SSS 48

10-05-2002


An one-off gig in France, on a double bill with Fennesz & Keith Rowe. Nice gig as far as I remember since this was recorded but not by us, but the organisers, as far as I can remember. Maybe not. So nothing to hear here. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 80 10-05-2002 Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France

Sunday, May 9, 2010

09-05-1993


The only concert to pay the amount of money we wanted for our US concerts, 150 dollar, to make sure it would not be a total disaster, was the night at Mass Art, in Boston. A large scale event with Emil Beaulieu, Due Process, Illusion Of Safety, Borbetomagus (who I thought were excellent) and Voice Crack's film 'Kick That Habit'. This concert was partly released on the Live USA by RRRecords/SSS Productions. Here is the entire concert. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 5 09-05-1993 Massachustes College Of Art, Boston
Details:
LIVE USA (LP - 1995)
RRRecords RRR 090/SSS Productions SSS 48

Saturday, May 8, 2010

08-05-1993


We stayed in New York to play at the Gargoyle Mecanique, a nice space, along with Filet Of Feedback, which scared the audience with the pyro techniques and Illusion Of Safety, with whom we also played a short set together. Not included in this download. I don't seem to have a proper copy of it. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 4 08-05-1993 Gargoyle Mecanique, New York, USA

Friday, May 7, 2010

07-05-2009


A night organised by Timo van Luijk, who also played with Kris Vanderstraeten, plus a concert by A Table, a duo of Harold Schellinx. In the loft of C.C. Oratorienhof things were pretty intimate and we played what we think our best concert in years. There is a line recording, which I have, and a microphone one by the organisers, which I have to hear. My hope is to one day merge them together and release it on CD. No download here then. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 106 07-05-2009 C.C. Oratorienhof, Leuven, Belgium

07-05-1993


I just realized that in 1993 the 7th of May was also a friday. I know because we went with Filet Of Feedback, a duo, from Providence to New York City, which is normally a few hours. Since Filet was never in New York City, they didn't realize that going into Manhattan on a friday afternoon is like hell - going out too, as it seems. Then it wasn't easy to find the Knitting Factory. So we arrived late, maybe 90 minutes after we were supposed to play, so we rushed to the doorman, telling who we are, that we could set up quickly and play. 'That's not possible', he simply said. In another room another concert had started or something like that. 'So, if we don't play, we get no money?'. 'Yep, that's right'. We left and went to Kit Blake where we stayed the first week. However we list this as the third one. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 3 07-05-1993 Knitting Factory, New York, USA

Thursday, May 6, 2010

07-05-1993


Then we went to Providence, Rhode Island, where the AS220 is located above a disco. So you arrive with your brutal noise, to be bombed away by the loud bass from below. Everybody had to crank up the volume quite a bit to make themselves heard. Otherwise I don't recall much of this evening. The recording, which Peter did back then with a microphone, has actually quite some detail. And of course this was the night I first met RRRon Lessard. I don't remember how Due Process sounded, come to think of. Like most of these American concerts, the bill included a lot of bands. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 2 06-05-1993 AS 220, Providence, USA

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

05-05-1993


And then the official list of gigs started. This gig, the very first Peter and I did on US soil, was also the first gig together we ever did. The original idea was to do a US tour with THU20, Peter's band and I would do a solo support of it. But slowly the others in THU20 backed out, and we decided to just a duo thing, sticking to the name Kapotte Muziek. We prepared a bunch of background tapes, made contact microphones and two self-built devices and flew out to the USA. The first week we spend in Brooklyn, staying at Kit Blake's, purchased a small mixer and cables and did a bit of rehearsing. Scott Konzelman gave us something to eat when money was low. Then on May 5th we took the train to upstate New York, to the capitol of the state, Albany and were picked up by people from the Mondale Foundation. Illusion Of Safety arrived shortly after that and Filet Of Feedback (from Pittsburgh) were kinda late. With FOF and IOS we would tour the first bit. The Mondale Foundation (named after Walter Mondale? - I forgot to ask and show off my trivia) provided us with a mini moog which we also used. The gig went really well. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 1 05-05-1993 Bogies, Albany, USA

Monday, May 3, 2010

04-05-2004

This first post of the month May, which will no doubt be the busiest month. Of course we played that long tour in the USA, but oddly enough its been a month in our history were played most concerts. The first one was this one at Kulturbunker Muhlheim. For some reason I no longer recall, Roel wasn't there. Radboud Mens also played that night but just solo and I did a Freiband concert. The Kulturbunker is a place we played most, after Extrapool of course. Quite a nice concert actually. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 89 04-05-2004 Kulturbunker Muhlheim, Koln, Germany