SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
Aafke Romeijn has been invited by Het Concreet and Dock Zuid to do a residency in the analog studio of Het Concreet. On October 8, Het Concreet & Dock Zuid will host a symposium on The studio as a compositional tool, focussing on Brian Eno's 1979 lecture in which he explores the idea of the studio as a refuge for experiment.
Aafke Romeijn is the absolute uncrowned queen of dutch elektropop. Her albums sway around melodic synths, catchy tunes and crystal clear lyrics. Think Spinvis (NL) meets Daft Punk meets Peaches and Aafke shows up somewhere in the middle. In 2021 Aafke did a liveset with Dead Neanderthals at Roadburn Redux as IXXO.
"IXXO is all about creating a headspace that enables you to get lost in the music and making the micro-movements feel like major changes. For each of us this means extreme restraint and perseverance at the same time. None of us has a traditional musical role in this piece to fall back on, so all expression is aimed at strengthening the central core of what IXXO is.”
So: no need to further explain why we asked Aafke to be our next resident at Het Concreet. In the week prior to the symposium, Aafke will get to work with the studio as an instrument: tape loops, echoes, delays and much more. On Friday October 8 she will share the results of her residency during the symposium.
Studio Het Concreet
Ringbaan Oost 8.12
5013 CA Tilburg