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4 March 2023
Oorbeek at OCCII, Amsterdam
PLOT, An Evening of Sound & Image at the OCCII, with Oorbeek and a host of other acts.

21 January 2023
Oorbeek at Boring Festival, Haarlem
Oorbeek plays at the Vishal as part of the Boring Festival, Haarlem

19th December 2021

Getting together on Jamulus, somewhere in Dubai
Live online, Wen-Shui, Taipeh & Amsterdam-Noord
In Amsterdam-Noord
In Taipeh
Mark van Tongeren: voice, small instruments
Lee Shih Yang: piano
Minyen Hsieh: saxophones
Sayun Chang: percussion

As part of the Taiwan International Improvisation Festival IV

12 December 2021

Online video screening
Oorbeek at Kunstkapel
Video by Lee Elickson
As part of the Taiwan International Improvisation Festival IV
With also Siew-Wai Kok, Yandsen Yong, Elico Suzuki, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Chiho Oka

23d October 2021
Lectures on Latency

Arie Altena: Playing behind the beat, we are delay
Mark van Tongeren: Yodeling and the Pashtaai ritual of the Saisiyat tribe
Lee Shih Yang: Canons, Bach, Nancarrow, Ligeti, Tenney
Wen-Shui, Taipeh
As part of the Taiwan International Improvisation Festival IV

More about this at: Fusica: The Latencies Project

KAVEL LP vinyl
Available NOW!!!
New 8 track LP / 12 track download on Blowpipe Records

Amsterdam's most uncompromising 7-piece weird-jazz-avant-rock outfit Oorbeek organically blends atmospheric film music with hard rock, tribal vocals with distorted New Age bells and yodel with dub. For experienced listeners only!

Comes with redeem/downloadcode for the full album of 12 tracks on bandcamp.com. Original artwork design by Peter Cleutjens, Serge Onnen, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer and Maarten Hepp.

Kavel comes in a not-terribly limited edition of 320 unique, numbered copies. Each silkscreen sleeve was handprinted by Serge Onnen and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer in August 2020 at Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier, maintaining social distance during the corona pandemic.

1. Geheng 03:56
2. Tootboog 04:07
3. Porringpunt 05:01
4. Hogel 08:08
5. Voluut 06:33
6. Stylobaat 04:32
7. Kilkeper 06:56
8. Neg 02:05

KAVEL video

Oorbeek KAVEL from serge onnen on Vimeo.

KAVEL impromptu videoclips by Serge Onnen

geheng by OORBEEK from serge onnen on Vimeo.

voluut by OORBEEK from serge onnen on Vimeo.

16th December 2018
The Fear of Small Numbers
Oorbeek plays at the finissage of Serge Onnen's solo exhibition The Fear of Small Numbers at Kunstfort Vijfhuizen

Kunstfort Vijfhuizen
Fortwachter 1, Vijfhuizen

Oh? Denneboom!
Available from 15 December 2018 onwards!!!!
Yellow vinyl!!!!
Order at BLOWPIPE RECORDS Or send us an e-mail: christmas@oorbeek.net

28th November 2018
Beam me up Gerrit
Oorbeek plays in the main hall of Paradiso, Amsterdam for the 50th anniversary of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. With hats by Iekeliene Stange.


Photos by Nikola Lamburov

14th November 2018
Oorbeek at West Wednesdays, Tetterode, Amsterdam

The November 2018 edition of West Wednesdays (in Amsterdam) is all about PLAY
The programme starts at 18:00h at the WG-terrein and arrives around 19:45 uur at Tetterode.
Oorbeek plays at 20:40 at the creche of Tetterode.
Bilderdijkstraat 165-B
1053 KP Amsterdam
19.30 – 21.00 uur
Full programme at www.westwednesdays.com/

We have Bandcamp. Please enjoy some Chhhhhrristmassss and Oorbeek live at Paradiso!

14th January 2017
Oorbeek at Boycott Books

The kick off party of Serge Onnen's fundraising tour for his new shadow puppet film "L'eau faux" with drinks, food, music & performances! Boycott Books
15:00h (first set Oorbeek at approx. 16:00/16:30
Waddenweg 10

Boycott Books' basement will be turned into a small theater stage! Don't miss out on the shadow puppet performance by Serge Onnen & Klara Alexova! Music collective OORBEEK will create a live soundtrack.
Time: 16.30 h.

Every modern society is based on two invisible, man-made structures: the financial and the sanitary system. Civilisation is in danger if one of the two fails. Cloacina is the Roman goddess of the first modern sewer, the Cloaca Maxima in Rome. This animation about finance and hygiene that features Chinese shadow puppets and a plethora of pre-cinematographic techniques, such as phenakistoscope and zoetrope, follows a coin that has fallen into the sewer. The film was nominated for Tiger Shorts at the International Rotterdam Film Festival of 2017.
Duration: 25 minutes
Screened a couple of times starting from 15.30 h.

Bring money & children!

30th May 2015
Oorbeek at Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam

A monumental historical building, previously the depot of the Rijksmuseum
Three stories, now empty, with large holes in the ceiling
We play on all three stories, with the public downstairs
Frans van Mierisstraat 92, Amsterdam
If you come early you can play minigolf at the minigolf exhibition.

(Oh, and between May 2012 and May 2015 we did several smaller concerts, but we forgot to list them here....)

13th May 2012
Maze concert Oorbeek in the Amstelpark, Amsterdam
Foundation Zet presents Oorbeek
in the labyrinth of the Amstelpark
14:00 exact
part of the 40 years Amstelpark celebrations

8th of January till the 19th of February 2012
Foundation Zet presents
OORBEEK '10 jaar opnieuw beginnen' / '10 years of starting again'
Glazenhuis, Amstelpark

Kinetic-acoustic sound installation for all senses and all ages
A new film by Lee Elickson featuring all Oorbeek members
Oorbeek paraphernalia & memorabilia

Opening January 8th 2012, 14:00h

Special program every Sunday at 15:00.
15 January: Oorbeek performs with Eskalibur
22 January: Oorbeek in the Dark
29 January: Oorbeek plays with kids: improvisation workshop and concert
(children may bring their own instrument)
5 February: Composition workshop by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer for students of HKU and Rietveld
12 February: Concert in the labyrinth
19 February: Finissage, Oorbeek concert

The Glazenhuis (Glass House) is a gallery in the Amstelpark, Amsterdam. You can reach it easily by jumping on a bike, and cycling along the Amstel (at the western side). Take the second entrance (the new one), it's just 100 meters walk from there. Bikes are not allowed in the park, so park them outside. Or take bus 62, tram 4 or metro 51, (get off at Rai), and take the small entrance on the Europaboulevard with the red bridge into the park.

This exhibtion is made possible thanks to Stadsdeel Zuid, Foundation Fijn Lawaai, Theater company Eskalibur, part of Steinmetz-de Compaan, all volunteers and the artists.

16 December 2011
Oorbeek plays at Amsterdam Dinner Movement at Kitchen139

Shebeen with DIY bars by 20 institutions and initiatives.
22: 00 hrs, entrance free
Warmoesstraat 139
1012 JB Amsterdam

30 October 2011
Oorbeek plays at the finissage of the Kunst aan de Schinkel Festival in a tram leaving from the Haarlemmermeerstation and at the Soledad Senlle Gallery, Amsterdam
16:30 - 18:30 hours, entrance free

Sunday 18 September 2011
Oorbeek plays in a tram

Oorbeek plays at the opening of the Kunst aan de Schinkel Festival in a tram leaving from the Haarlemmermeerstation, Amsterdam
16:30 - 17:30 hours, entrance free

Thursday 8 September 2011
Premiere documentaire ' Eskalibur' van Reinier Noordzij.

"Eskalibur is a theatre workshop in The Hague where mentally handicapped actors and dancers collaborate in theatre productions. This documentary follows five dancers from rehearsals to the premiere; we see how they work on their latest dance production, and the way they turn their personal struggles into movement and dance. The documentary is about five people whose characters and reputations often seem to merge, in a place where emotions are invariably exposed." Featuring some music by Oorbeek


Friday 22 July 2011
Oorbeek plays at Club Karlsson
, 3 screenings of the same 20min movie with 3 different soundtracks.

On this evening these ensembles will improvise live on the animation The Song of Mr Halewyn.

- Oorbeek (liberators of sound)
- Santiago Botero and Mauricio Ramirez (jazz)
- Arnoud Traa and Martijn Smid (Gerauschemacher/ foleyartist)

20:30 hrs, free entrance
Club Karlsson
Keizersgracht 264 attic of NIMk

3-26 June 2011
Fuse Works: Alarums and Excursions show, Brooklyn, NY

Serge Onnen "Obromanie": a DVD of a shadow performance of his band Oorbeek in a specially prepared gazebo in a park in Amsterdam, with a full-color zine.

Alarums and Excursions, shows new works at the Front Room Gallery and runs from June 3 - 26, 2011. Participatin artists: Gregory Curry, Glen Einbinder, Ross Racine, Chuck Jones, Jody Hansen, Luca Bertolo, Andrew MacDonald, James Leonard, Celeste Fichter, Peter Feigenbaum, David Shapiro, Jan Obornik, Chiara Camoni, John O. Smith, Julia Whitney Barnes, Rik de Boe, Lotte Lindner and Till Steinbrenner, Sarah Vogwill, George Spencer, Emily Roz and Cammi Climaco, Seldon Yuan, Serge Onnen and Cadence Giersbach.

Thursday 5 May 2011
Sewer Inspection Video Sounds

with special guest Nate Tucker (percussion)
20:30 - 23:30, free entrance
Club Karlsson
Keizersgracht 264 attic of NIMk

Wednesday 27 April 2011
Oorbeek performs scores as part of the Notations Festival at the Glazen Huis

with special guest Nate Tucker (percussion)
Notations Festival
27 April
18:00 - 20:30
Glazen Huis, Amstelpark, Amsterdam
Meer informatie: http://www.notations.nl

Thursday 3d February 2011
Ombromanie at YourSpace Rotterdam

Oorbeek, Serge Onnen and Tom Verheijen perform the final Ombromanie
at YourSpace, during the Rotterdam Film Festival
3d February 2011, 20:00 - 0:00 hrs, continuously
YourSpace, Kruiskade 9, Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam
Part of the XL-programme of the IFFR

Now available!
Serge Onnen & Oorbeek: Ombromanie dvd & booklet

A 48 pages booklet plus dvd, documenting the Gazebo Ombromanie performance at the Vondelpark, Amsterdam, 2010.
Including footage originally shot on 16mm, super-8 and hd.
Booklet designed, edited and produced by Serge Onnen, printed at 'De Stencilkelder'
Very limited edition, all copies numbered.
Fijn Lawaai Ding 010.
Euro 35,-. To buy please contact info(apestaartje)oorbeek.net

21st January 2011 till March
LOSS, dance production by Eskalibur
with music 'composed' by Oorbeek

From January 21st till March 13th Eskalibur plays
the dance production LOSS
at the Zeeheldentheater in The Hague
Eskalibur is a professional theatre group of people with a mental handicap
More info: http://www.eskalibur.nl/
Reserve tickets via reserveren[a]eskalibur.nl

Wednesday 15th December
Ombromanie dvd & book presentation

An intimate acoustic concert
to celebrate the release of the Ombromanie dvd & book
at the Soon Institute
Vijzelstraat 67, Amsterdam
18:00 - 20:00 hrs, entrance free

Saturday 27th November: Oorbeek performs pieces for elevator
Grande Finale John Cage / Happy New Ears
finissage of The Anarchy of Silence / John Cage and Experimental Art at SCHUNK, Heerlen

27th November 2010, 11:00 - 22:00, Oorbeek at 15:00 & 18:00
SCHUNCK, Heerlen

Video of Oorbeek and Joubin Zagarbashi at Museumnacht Delft:
Camera-capture of Joubin Zagarbashi's drawing:

Friday 5th November 2010: Museumnacht Delft
Oorbeek begins again (with some books)
and live drawing by Joubin Zagarbashi
TND Cafe, DOK, Delft

5th November 2010, 21:00 hrs. environs
TND Cafe, DOK, Public Library, Delft

Friday 20th August 2010: Ombromanie
Serge Onnen + Oorbeek
at the Vondelpark Muziekkapel
Shadows and Sound performance
Light by Tom Verheijen

20th August 2010, 22:00hrs.
Vondelpark Muziekkapel, Amsterdam

Kindly sponsored by

Saturday 19th December 2009 in BERLIN
The Last Lightbulbjoke
Serge Onnen + Oorbeek
Shadows and Sound performance
Light by Tom Verheijen

19-12-2009, 20.00 - 23.00 non-stop
BKVB Studio / Buro Friedrich
Holzmarktstrasse 15 - 18
S-Bahnbogen 53 BERLIN

Sunday 7th December 2009
Oorbeek plays at Whatspace, Tilburg
Oorbeek plays as a trio at the 4th Whatnight in Tilburg
... and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer delivers a talk as well.
Sunday 7th December
Cor Wortelstraat 24


Saturday 14th November 2009
Oorbeek plays at WORM, Rotterdam
Oorbeek plays at the Night of the Artist Bands

Saturday 14th November
organised by TENT, Rotterdam
Worm, Rotterdam

--> Photos (by Fred Ernst)

Saturday 10th October 2009
Oorbeek plays at Cyclic, Bike Art Event

Saturday 10th October
from 17.00h on
Raamgracht 58
Cyclic Amsterdam

Monday 25th May 2009
Oorbeek plays the office of Virtueel Platform
Oorbeek plays at the festive opening of the new Virtueel Platform office

Monday 25th May
16.00 - 19.00
Virtueel Platform
Damrak 70

Oorbeek Skybox, Marci Panis, February 27th, image captured from video

Finissage Censored Pornography
DOGtime's Teachers Exposure
zondag 5 april 16:00 - 18:00
Oorbeek around a table at 17.00
De Service Garage
Stephensonstraat 16
1097 BB Amsterdam

Friday 27th February 2009
Oorbeek at Skybox opening
Oorbeek makes an installation for the Skybox in Marcipanis and plays during the opening. Skybox is the smallest artist-run-exhibition space in Amsterdam; open only during the opening and on request: skybox@marcipanis.nl

Friday February 27th
20.00 - 22.00
Skybox Marcipanis
Marcusstraat 52
1091 TK Amsterdam

Friday 16th January 2009
Oorbeek plays at finnisage at Outline Amsterdam
Special music event for the finissage of Diederik Klomberg's rgb at Stichting Outline in Amsterdam. Oorbeek plays two short sets. On the same night also a voice performance by Jouke Schouwstra, Petra Lugtenburg and Henrike Hendrikson.

Friday January 16th
19.00 - 21.00
Stichting Outline
Oetewalerstraat 73
1093 MD Amsterdam
tel. 020-6931389

Friday 3d October 2008
Oorbeek plays Drawings on Writings at Perdu
Oorbeek will be performing live at the presentation of Serge Onnen's book Drawings on Writing. Performance becomes image. Light technique by Tom Verheijen. Also scheduled to play om this festive night are Keyna Nara, Willem van Weelden, Mu Xue, Jim Fulkerson, Los Poetas and the Jackson MacLow Band (feat. Samuel Vriezen).

Friday 3d October
20.30 h
Kloveniersburgwal 86
1012 CZ Amsterdam

Drawings on Writing: http://www.drawingsonwriting.org/
Perdu: http://www.perdu.nl/
Samuel Vriezen: http://www.xs4all.nl/~sqv/

Thursday 20 March 2008
Oorbeek at the Mediamatic Lo-Tech VJ workshop
"The post-digital approach to VJ-ing. By using and combining various sources of projections and lights, fingercams, mirrors, foils, lenses, projection surfaces and more, participants will explore non digital ways to generate amazing visual trickery. In one day participants will work towards a live performance in the evening at about 20.00 hrs, with the acoustic-electric impro collective Oorbeek."
For more info and/or registration http://www.mediamatic.net/artefact-26904-nl.html
Location: Mediamatic, Oosterdokskade 5, Post CS building, 5th floor South, Amsterdam

as performed by MH and MvT with AA at the Veemvloer, november 2007: oorbeek_vmvlr_catalogue.mp3

Thursday December 20th
A Little Bit Goes A Long Way part 3
Oorbeek plays at the Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam
Last project by Consortium
Lloyd Hotel, Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam
20.00 (program starts at 19.00)
Same evening, same venue, same program:
Chris Watson: live surround mix The Sound of Sanctuary & Midnight at the Oasis.
Ron Wright / Andy Eccleston: Spindrift live.
Sound works in the elevators from Touch, with audio works by Oren Ambarchi | Biosphere | Fennesz | Ryoji Ikeda | Philip Jeck | BJNilsen | Rosy Parlane | Chris Watson & others.

Wednesday December 12th
Oorbeek plays at the book launch of an Architecture of Interaction
De Veemvloer, Van Diemenstraat 410, Amsterdam
19.30 - 21.00

Monday August 20th
Oorbeek at W139
Live in a very big lamp
Concept: Serge Onnen
Light: Tom Verheijen
Music: Oorbeek

Moving and still images:

Monday July 2nd
Oorbeek and Bodies Anonymous
Dance & Music Impro Lab
Review in De Volkskrant: scan

Friday 22th June 2007
Oorbeek and Bodies Anonymous
Impro music, impro dance and cars
20.30 - 21.00, Openluchttheater, Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Free entrance, half an hour only!


Oordeel doctrine
Photo-score Oordeel

Worked on / Past:

Saturday 12th May 2007
Oorbeek plays at the Urban Explorers Festival
17.00 - 18.00, Werkstat, Dordrecht


Saturday 27th January 2007
Oorbeek plays live at Radio Rietveld, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
16.00h, Amsterdam

Monday October 2nd
Oorbeek at the Lloyd hotel, Lloyd Time on Mondays -- 'Cultural Embassy'
With dance by Marjolein Palthe, part of Death, Dissections & Doctors
21.00h, Amsterdam
See Cultural Embassy under http://www.lloydhotel.com/.

July 30th
Oorbeek + special guest Makigami Koichi, Contemporary Jew's Harp, http://www.muziekgebouw.nl/mondharpfestival/, BIMHuis, 15.00 (this is the right time), + Plunk & J.M. Nasim.

A composition-CD-magazine project for the NY-based Zing Magazine: http://www.zingmagazine.com/.

cover ETOS by Serge Onnen

Oorbeek, Perseus, mijn held
CD-R of the music Oorbeek recorded for the play Perseus, mijn held of 'Theaterwerkplaats Eskalibur', http://www.eskalibur.nl
Recorded by Theo Vogelaars in the Snevo studio, Snelrewaard, produced by Maarten Hepp, Marjolein Palthe and Theo Vogelaars
Fijn Lawaai Ding 05
10 euro's (incl. postage + packaging)
mail us.

Eskalibur, Perseus, mijn held
Performed with music of Oorbeek -- sorry, not live but from CD --
zaterdag 29 oktober 20.15
zondag 30 oktober 14.00
zaterdag 5 november 20.15
zondag 6 november 14.00
vrijdag 11 november 20.15
zondag 13 november 14.00
vrijdag 25 november 20.15
zaterdag 26 november 20.15
zondag 27 november 14.00
vrijdag 16 december 20.15
zaterdag 17 december 20.15
zondag 18 december 14.00
Theater aan de Haven
Westduinweg 230
2583 AJ Den Haag

Review of ETOS by Remco Takken in Kindamuzik: http://www.kindamuzik.net/mars/article.shtml?id=10416.

Oorbeek worked on:
A musical score to the dance piece Perseus of Eskalibur.

Oorbeek has a.o. been heard on:
http://www.ondasonoraradio.com/ http://www.vitalweekly.net/

And is sampled/appropriated by DJ Morsanek:

Review of ETOS by Frans de Waard in Vital Weekly 489:
Also copied here: reviews

ETOS is also for sale in Tokyo: http://diskunion.net/

at Subterranean Distribution!!! Mailorder.

Get it at GetRecords or your favorite recordshop.

ETOS is also for sale in Paris, at Palais de Tokyo and Librairie Florence Loewy.

First official Oorbeek CD-release ETOS
Available now

1. Does [6.36]
2. Body & Beauty [3.51]
3. Hardeman [4.35]
4. Woerdings [2.04]
5. Grimme [3.43]
6. Tropic 2000 [12.17]
7. Duffels [1.51]
8. Slinger [4.48]
9. Malik [6.29]
10. Rab [9.28]
11. Bles [17.01]

CD | Fijn Lawaai Ding 03
Recorded at Studio Climax, 2004
Artwork: Serge Onnen
Distribution: Subterranean Distribution
Available through Subterranean Distribution; order it at your local CD-shop.
Also available directly from Fijn Lawaai.
Send an e-mail to ariealt@xs4all.nl with your order, name and adress, and transfer 12,50 euro to giro 4250302 of Stichting Fijn Lawaai, Amsterdam. We will mail you a confirmation of the order, and send the CD as soon as your payment has been received.