Gabosingers during North Sea Round Town
Sculpture International Rotterdam has been paying tribute every Friday afternoon to ZT (1957), the worldwide famous sculpture by the American Russian artist Naum Gabo, every Friday afternoon. Gabo commissioned this work from De Bijenkorf and gave the city of Rotterdam, which was still in ruins in those years, a symbol of courage, hope and future. It is one of the most fascinating images in Western Europe's public space. Unfortunately, also, due to years of neglect, a terrifying image.
The Gabosingers will join in the coming Fridays North Sea Round Town (June 24-July 10). North Sea Round Town is the annual fringe festival from North Sea Jazz, which has a free and varied program in Rotterdam, with the best that Rotterdam has to offer in jazz. At dozens of locations: in your street, at unexpected places, pop-ups and large jazz stages.
Friday 24 June 2016, from 17:00 PM - 18:00 PM
On Friday 24 June, Sculpture International Rotterdam will be spending a musical story concert during North Sea Round Town Radio Stories, as a lament / tribute to the neglected sculpture ZT “57 by Naum Gabo. The Rotterdam band Radio Stories -this time represented by Urvin Doornkamp (drum / percussion), Rushan West (bass guitar) and Jean Selite Ansjeliena (keys) enjoyed his musical education in the church. Presents with Caribbean, jazz and gospel influences Radio Stories a clear yet swinging story, with which they won the Music Matters award 1,5 years ago.
Duo van Brug
Friday 1 July 2016, from 17:00 PM - 18:00 PM
On Friday 1 July 2016, Sculpture International Rotterdam will perform an extra long performance by the Gabosingers during North Sea Round Town: Duo van Brug is a contemporary Jazz Duo represented by Wietse Voermans (alto sax) and Neus Kaori (keyboard). Their diverse musical backgrounds brought them together. In their compositions they bring different concepts, while questioning the aesthetics of Jazz; What is Jazz these days? What is its beauty? Are we free to make our own choices in this? Voermans and Kaori are convinced that ZT Van Naum Gabo must be preserved so that the sculpture, as a symbol of reconstruction, makes us more aware of the events of the past.