ULTRA 2012 @ STEIM

April 24th, 2012 8:00 pm 
STEIM Studio 3, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam Show in Google map

With performances by Truus de Groot, Liesbeth Esselink, Bertin, ookoi (Harold Schellinx & Peter Mertens) and a presentation by Harold Schellinx on his book ‘Ultra’

Picture by Marcel Harlaar

From East to West, from North to South, clockwise or anticlockwise, moving through shards of time: provo to post punk, avant-garde to squat pop… 2012 witnesses ULTRA2012. Events celebrating the ULTRA movement throughout four cities: Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Date: Tuesday 24 April, 2012
Time: 20:30 hrs. (doors open 20:00 hrs.)
Cost: €5
Location: STEIM Studio 3, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

ULTRA -short for “Ultramodernen” – is the collective name for a group of Dutch bands and artists who were involved in one of the great experimental waves in pop history, that of 1979 – 83. ULTRA was responsible for the creation of some of the greatest post-punk experimental pop in Europe; a sound that saw musicians and artists of all kinds grabbing the directness, energy and DIY philosophy of punk and combining it with new ideas, methods and technological innovations, as well as sifting parallel ideas from jazz and modern classical music into a strange and heady mix.

The ULTRA2012 events will be no nostalgic strolls down memory lane, rather a set of nights concerned with bringing together the original movers and shakers in ULTRA 79-83 with artists and bands who are busy creating their own mind-maps in this fractured modern world of ours.

For more information on ULTRA2012 please visit http://www.ultra2012.nl/