RELEASE VR CONCERT: SchroothoopTue 09 Mar 2021
Junk jazz played on DIY instruments
Throughout the ASAP festival period, Pilar will be releasing new, 360° Echo Sessions that you can listen to and watch in virtual reality. Experience no less than six concert sessions from the front row in a 360° experience. While dancing around your kitchen. Or while hanging in your coach, armed with a six-pack. The choice is yours. We offer you a carefully curated VR concert series recorded live in our Pilar Box. Each 360° session lasts +/- 20 minutes. Once released, the sessions will stay online until April 30. Buy your VR-Box with VR cardboard viewer or get access to all sessions via free contribution and watch with your own material. More info on all VR ASAP Concert Sessions here.
VR ASAP CONCERT SESSION #1: Schroothoop
Junk jazz played on DIY instruments made from lost and found objects. Witness a wonderful mix of jazz, oriental music, and Cuban African rhythms sprouted from their wondrous instrumentation.
Brussels-based trio schroothoop (Dutch for ‘junk yard’) is formed by Rik Staelens (wind & string instruments), Timo Vantyghem (bass & clarinet) and Margo Maex (percussion). In May 2020, they released their tribal oriented mini-album 'Klein Gevaarlijk Afval (translates Small Hazardous Waste), featuring homemade instruments built from lost and found objects like scrap wood, old metal or anything that would end up in a landfill. The band’s music is infused with sounds from around the world orchestrated by PVC flute melodies, jerry can beats and washtub bass lines. The trio effortlessly incorporates Northern African Chaabi, jazz and reggaeton with Eastern melodies and Afro-Cuban rhythms, resulting in a danceable and hypnotic trip through the Brussels melting pot. David ‘Dijf’ Sanders post-produced and mixed the album. He was given ‘carte blanche’ to immerse the sound of schroothoop in his experimental universe of exotica and electronica. Thanks to Dijf the basses sound deeper, sweatier and darker, the reverb richer and the delay longer. Schroothoop came into being on the border of the boroughs Jette and Laken.