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Presented by The Grey Space, curated by Jelle Hamstra
The third installment of our event series exploring live music, performance and experimentation, curated by Jelle Hamstra.
The Hague selector and avid record collector Jelle Hamstra specializes in resurfacing overlooked obscure music releases. Under his DJ moniker 751, Jelle serves up comprehensive mixes from his prodigious collection. His label Tonal Oceans centers around reissuing private and limited edition pressings. This edition of Sonic Thresholds showcases fringe dance music from Tonal Oceans’ label associates.
- 21.00–21.30 Geier Aus Stahl
- 21.30–22.15 Andrea Clavadetscher & Eric Schumacher present “Greguar”
- 22.15–23.00 Unit Moebius Anonymous
The Grey Space opens at 16.30
Sonic Thresholds starts at 21.00
Regular online: €12,50
Student online: €10,50
Jan Duivenvoorden returns to our basement with uncompromising broken machine rhythms, squealing electronics and blistering layers of percussion. OG West Coast industrial-acid techno, deeply narcotic and paranoid, best experienced in dank smokey basements devoid of light.
Austrian minimalist trip-hop/illbient outfit Andrea Clavadetscher & Eric Schumacher present “Greguar”.
Best described as unhinged fringe dance music, creaky rhythms creep over well-engineered dub bass lines, layered with spoken word samples and scant effects.
Their stand alone piece “Greguar” was originally recorded in 1997 in Vienna, as part of a workshop by the same name. The recording was originally released via private press by the Institute of Contemporary Art Vienna and recently reissued by guest curator Jelle Hamstra on his own label Tonal Oceans.
Vienna-born, Rotterdam-based artist Leonard Prochazka, aka Geier Aus Stahl blends synths and drum machines with chunky live percussion and resonant vocals. Excellent throwback cold wave vernacular, not to miss if you are into German industrial electro and minimal wave.
In Sonic Thresholds, we look for innovative ideas that enhance audience interaction and investigate new developments in contemporary music. By inviting artists to curate, collaborate and organize with their peers, we aim to support makers to develop their craft and expand their network by creating collective experiences. We hold space for energy and possibility in a safe environment, where music is communication. Where we seek radical relationality and dialogue, where we think together.
Sonic Thresholds is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Gemeente Den Haag.