We're looking for 13 professional percussionists. You're motivated for a new, exciting project with a big potential. You ARE rhythm, interested in improvised music and instant-composing and it's no problem for you to play 2 hours long. You're open-minded, a team-player and you live in Amsterdam (or nearby). If so, read on!
Sysmo is the community of rhythm and dance created in 2011 in Brussels by Matters Collective, inspired by the unique and powerful concept of La Bomba de Tiempo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A Sysmo event creates a unique synergy between 12 percussionists, improvising conductors, special guests and the audience. Over 400 people visit the monthly events in Brussels and in Buenos Aires the weekly happening attracts hundreds of fans and tourists.
Now it is time to bring the concept to Amsterdam, as a first step to create a Sysmo community in all the major cities of Europe.
KEY FEATURESA 100% improvised percussion show of two hoursSeveral conductors using an international sign language for composing on the spotSpecial guests create a unique sound for every single eventStrong potential to attract tourists for the eventsPure rhythm, pure dance, pure happiness
AUDITIONSPreselection until May 31Group auditions : June 10 and 11
Auditions of 30-40 minutes by groups of 4-5 people.
- Talking about the musical concept- Exercices of playing with game rules- Simple music reading - Interaction games and basic conducting
REHEARSAL WEEK21st to 25th of september from 10h - 17h in Amsterdam
SHOWS2-hour show every Wednesday from October 2015 at Mezrab, AmsterdamAt festivals in the Netherlands during the Summer 2016.
PAYMENTPayment is depending of subsidy and number of visitors. Sysmo endeavors to pay E 17,50 per hour for rehearsals and concerts in Amsterdam. We're rehearsing for 2 hours a week on Wednesday, before the concert.
PLAN16 weeks of weekly rehearsal+shows to build the group and the audience. Then 2 options : continue weekly or go for bigger monthly shows. Decision made with the group of musicians.
FACEBOOK & WEBSITEwww.facebook.com/groups/sysmoamsterdam/www.facebook.com/sysmomatterswww.wearesysmo.nl
CONTACTSKay Krijnen - Amsterdam Artists Collectiveinfo@wearesysmo.nl+31 6 146 5678 1