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Oorbeek is

... a collective of artists, musicians and theorists
-- in other words: a band --
we love free improv (and fun).
We say: 'Oorbeek always begins anew. Oorbeek frees sound'.
Or, in Dutch: Oorbeek maakt geluid vrij and Oorbeek begint altijd opnieuw.
Oorbeek is mostly based in Amsterdam.
Once someone said we were 'New Weird Amsterdam'...

Oorbeek People

Peter Cleutjens: drums, percussion, casio, ico:design
Serge Onnen: trumpet, daf, various small instruments, conduction, ico:visuals
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer: bass guitar, mouth harp, effects, ico:interaction
Alice Smits: electric guitar, e-bow, ico:contemporary art
Mark van Tongeren: voice, overtone singing, effects, kaoss pad, various non-western instruments, ico:cultural diversity (currently in Taiwan)
Maarten Hepp: voice, effects, kaoss pad, percussion, tambourine horn, toy instruments, ico:rare, weird and radical music
Arie Altena: guitars, banjo, vibraphone, percussion, casio, quicktime, ico:music theory, philosophy of sound, over-theorising


Previously also occasionally, a long time ago, and mostly only during rehearsals:
Lauren Howard: voice
Vera van den Nieuwenhof: alto saxophone
Taylan Susam: bass clarinet

Video: Lee Ellickson

Oorbeek is part of Stichting Fijn Lawaai (Nice Noise Foundation)

Marjolein Palthe, dancer, choreographer
Samuel Vriezen, composer
Esma Moukhtar, freelance writer