In the weeks up to May 25th we will, one by one, reveal which acts can be seen at the Martinitoorn event. So check back for more info!

Kasper van Hoek

Martinitoorn teaser #1: Kasper van Hoek

Kasper van Hoek is a real veteran of the groninger soundart-scene. So it’s about damn time he performs at Het Rumoer, since this is already our second edition. Kasper performed on many occasions in the city as well as making soundart installations, with electronics and  self-made instruments. He was also involved in the organization of the legendary Audiooffice soundart events, which we’ve never seen, but nevertheless were a huge inspiration for Het Rumoer.

Kasper is also a writer. He just published his second book ‘Geen sinecure’, in which he excels as a keen observer of the world surrounding him. He shows the absurd in small everyday situations that others might pass by without thinking. Some of that observing talent might also show in his sound performance at Martinitoorn, who knows. Kasper knows.

Martinitoorn teaser #2: Fruit From The Forest

Fruit From The Forest had their debut at Het Rumoer last year, and now they are back to perform in the Martinitower, adding the atmosphere and reverb of the tower to their improvisation.

Fruit From the Forest is a collaborative sound project created by Mina (vitamina) and Lucija Gregov. With the sounds of cello and awaken electronic waste, they create a new sound landscape that acts as an antidote on today’s pollution and ecological crisis.  The boundaries between what is natural and artificial get deliberately blurred. Nature and synthetics both inspire each other, creating, breaking and rebuilding connections which are considered to be opposites.

Martinitoorn teaser #3: Michiel Teeuw & Martina Priedahová

Newcomer and postdisciplinary artist Michiel Teeuw is shaking up the groninger art-scene without being loud. Reporting for Kunstspot, and one of the organizers behind Broken Words festival and ETAT SPACE.  Another newcomer, Martina Priehodová, is a multimedia artist. Her current obsession is movement in space: how do bodies fill spaces, or define themselves in relation to spaces? Martina researches questions like this in media like performance, painting and photography.  Together, they will create a transitional performance in the staircase of the Martinitower, welcoming you into the building.

Martinitoorn teaser #4: Datalek

Punk, noise, electro, distorted organ, minimal, industrial, wave. Yvo Broekhoven warps you back to the late 80’s and early 90’s, yet he is no way outdated (will punk and industrial ever be outdated then?). Stuff that should be listened to with the backdrop of a medieval tower, as if it was intentionally built for this.

Yvo van Broekhoven - Datalek

Martinitoorn teaser #5: Terbeschikkingstelling

A noisemaker and a tromboneplayer went to a bar and what happened there changed history as they knew it…

Their worlds collided and, after a good talk and some beer, resulted in a plan for a collaboration. It was on this darkest eve in January that Terbeschikkingstelling saw it’s birthlight and was hurled onto this planet.

Emiel and Volker combine their knowledge of their instruments and try to discover new ways to use them in experimental harmony and dischord. To further their mutual journey into the land of improv. Join us and experience our avantgarde improv noizescapes for yourselves. Drift off into terra incognita! They already played Rumoer #1, but feel challenged for Martinitoorn and will try to amaze you.