• Concert



met Fjaler, Keely Westwood, OATS en Susann.


    19:00 Doors 19:30 Start program

    Popcontact: In·ter·dis·ci·pli·na·ry

    Master students of the Conservatory of Amsterdam host a paneltalk with music industry professionals, alternated with live performances brought by students and alumni.

    This edition is all about interdisciplinary performance. The how and why of using visuals, dance, theatre and other disciplines within the context of live music, as well as the rapidly evolving possibilities around AI and other technologies are discussed and demonstrated. Aside from the live program and the paneltalks, there’s also room for questions and networking. All in all, this evening is definitely worth a visit for emerging artists and industry professionals who are interested in interdisciplinary art and the use of new technologies.

    Melding the aggression of punk and technical intricacies of jazz, OATS are making their mark with an emotional and hard-hitting live act. Luscious chords and theatrical vocals go alongside earth-shaking bass and virtuosic drums. Their refreshing blend of genres such as emo, math rock and experimental hip hop ensure a passionate performance not to be missed.

    Susann invites you to wander through her rich harmonies and personal lyrics, exploring what’s hiding beneath the surface. Her compositions are distinguished by theatrical and cinematic elements, soft and subtle - yet upfront, presenting an undercurrent tension. Artists such as Björk, James Blake, Bon Iver and Moses Sumney are a source of inspiration, setting her off on a quest for renewed, dynamic consonance. In 2019, she won the singer-songwriter competition of 'Mooie Noten’ by GRAP Amsterdam Popmusic, and in 2020 she was named as one of the OOR-talents for the Popronde that year. She played in venues as Paradiso and the Melkweg and is currently working on her debut EP, which will be released in 2024.

    Keely Westwood is a versatile multi media artist and artistic director known for her unique, existential, powerful and experimental work. She started out as a contemporary and modern dancer, but an injury forced her to explore other forms of artistic expression, leading her to study at the Conservatorium later on in life. Her composition style is eclectic, combining electronic and orchestral music with haunting vocals, creating a cinematic, melancholic feel. Alongside her music studies, Keely became infatuated with creating her own films, visualisers and art as well as writing literature and poetry. She started collaborating with other artists to create multi-media works that went beyond traditional boundaries. Today, Keely directs theatre pieces and other multi-media art and exhibition projects that aim to capture, exaggerate, and warp the essence of the way we do and feel things, while also creating a feeling of a strange sense of home.

    Deep and dreamy electronic music. Made by hand and with love. Inspired by old music equipment this whole thing is based on the joy of sound. I want to take you on a trip inside, and create a safe space in which the listener can face whatever presents itself along the way. Drawing inspiration from artists like Jon Hopkins, Moderat and Lorn you can expect a spaced out session between soothing ambient and intense electronica.