Bismuth is a two piece band raised in January 2012 consisting of Yuri Landman & multi-instrumentalist Arnold van de Velde (ex-Feverdream, Neon Rainbows, Eklin).
The two play on an interesting collection of instruments, stalled out as an impressive exhibition. As might be easily misjudged, the result is not just random experimentation, but highly rythmic music with a dancable vibe. A mixture of experimental noise rock, dance and gamelan music.
No computers are being used, since computers are no enhancement to live performances.
In their short existence Bismuth has played shows in NL, DE, CH, SV and RU on festivals such as B-Sides, de-Affaire, SKIF and shared stages w/ acts like Thurston MooreÕs Chelsea Light Moving, Lee Ranaldo, Bang on a Can, Dan Deacon, Zs, Telepathe, N Sensea, Helved Rm, MSHR, Neon Rainbows, Psychic Ills, Puin + Hoop, World Dirtiest Sport (Trumans Water), Believo, Sky Needle, Mad Nanna, Excepter and others.
Wessel van Hulsen (Daily Indie) on their performance at Melkweg, Amsterdam:
ÓItÕs musical art being created in front of your eyes. IÕm fascinated until the last second.Ó
Katrien Schuermans (Gonzo Circus) on their performance at Incubated 013, Tilburg:
ÓSounds are being recorded, played back and in the meantime another (home build) instrument is played. The result is a cacophony where you sometimes can discover a beautiful drum pattern and a tasteful melody. These pieces can be best experienced as an art piece.Ó
Kick out your DJ!
Info for programmers: Bismuth doesnÕt play on stage, but in a guerrilla style on the floor most often in front of the stage. Otherwise the audience cannot see the instruments and the show is live music as well as a visual performance.
An alternative option is to book Bismuth as a replacement for the boring laptop DJ. Bismuth is very suitable to occupy that corner in your venue and do the music while the acts on stage are packing and setting up their gear.
See agenda on home
Dutch shows: Blip Agency marijn (a) blipagency.com
Lp available at Geertruida.net.
Deluze edition with instrument also available at Geertruida Records.
Bismuth recorded one track with Action Beats Harry Taylor, this track was also remixed by Lukas Simonis.
01 Oil Tank (Feb Õ13)
01b Oil Tank (remix) (Mar Õ13)
Live at Incubated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6BdiRkXdns
2012 Oct 29th La Columnata (in Spanish)
2012 Jul 15th 3VOOR12 interview (in Dutch)
2013 Jul 23rd 405 interview(in English)
APR Sat 11th 21.00 - 0.00 Rotterdam NL, Radicals #2, Road on the Road @ Roodkapje, Performances in a bus
APR Fri 10th 21.00 - 0.00 Rotterdam NL, Radicals #2, Road on the Road @ Roodkapje, Performances in a bus
MAR Sat 14th Amsterdam NL, @ De Ruimte, Bismuth feat. Those Foreign Kids
JAN Sat 24th Tilburg NL @ Gifgrond
SEP Sat 13th Rotterdam NL, Joep van LieshoutÕs Happy Industry Festival @ Museum Parc
SEP Fri 12th Enschede NL, @ Gogbot Festival, Bismuth w/ Der Wexel Westerveld
JUL Sat 12th Rotterdam NL, Bazar Bizar Festival
JUN Sun 29th 14.00 – 16.00 Gouda NL, Gouwestad Radio Live Impro Set by Bismuth + interview
JUN Sun 29th 19.30 Rotterdam NL, Politics of Craft @ Piet Zwart Institute
JUN Thu 19th Amsterdam NL, @ OCCII, Bismuth feat. Those Foreign Kids supporting Girl Band
MAY Wed 28th Amsterdam NL, Public Lancering @ Felix & Foam, Bismuth Impro Set
MAY Sat 10th Amsterdam NL, Nieuwe Tijd voor de Oude Kerk Festival @ De Oude Kerk
APR Thu 24th Amsterdam NL, Bismuth Album Release Party @ OT301 w/ Excepter
JAN Thu 16th Groningen NL, Geertruida Label Night @ Warhol, Eurosonic
JAN Sat 18th Groningen NL, Subbacultcha! Wham! Wham! Daytime Party @ Gallery Sign
DEC Sat 14th Rotterdam NL NuMoon Fest #6 Space is the Place @ Grounds
NOV Wed 13th Cologne DE @ Gebaude 9 w/ Lee Ranaldo & the Dust
NOV Fri 8th Amsterdam NL @ Muziekgebouw aan Ôt IJ w/ Bang on a Can featuring Lee Ranaldo
SEP Sun 22nd Nijmegen NL @ Festival De Oversteek
SEP Thu 19th Rotterdam NL WORM & MiMa #14 @ Roodkapje w/ Sky Needle & Mad Nanna
SEP Sun 1st Leeuwarden NL AsteriksÕ Parkeergaragefeest
JUN Wed 26th Nijmegen NL @ Doornroosje, w/ Thurston MooreÕs Chelsea Light Moving
JUN Tue 25th Groningen NL @ Vera w/ Thurston MooreÕs Chelsea Light Moving
MAY Fri 24th Groningen NL @ Lepel Concerts w/ Believo!
MAY Sat 19th Gteborg SV Koloni & Geiger @ Cinnober Teater, w/ MSHR & Helved Rm
MAY Sat 17th St. Petersburg RU SKIF @ Kuryokhin Center
MAY Sat 15th Moscow RU Platforma
APR Wed 24th Nijmegen NL Cultuur op de Campus
APR Tue 16th Tilburg NL Incubated @ 013 w/ Zs & N Sensea
APR Sun 14th Utrecht NL Sunday Noise @ EKKO, w/ Psychic Ills
MAR Thu 21th Amsterdam NL The Sound of the Dutch Underground Festival @ Melkweg, w/ ±20 other acts
FEB Fri 22nd Amsterdam NL Narrominded avond @ De Nieuwe Anita w/ Puin + Hoop
FEB Tue 19th Rotterdam NL @ Rotown, w/ Dan Deacon
FEB Tue 19th Rotterdam NL @ Zadkine Pop Academy
JAN Wed 9th Groningen NL Eurosonic Alles Los Showcase @ Het Pakhuis
JAN Thu 10th Groningen NL Eurosonic Subroutine Cares @ OÕ Ceallaigh Irish Pub
NOV Fri 23rd Patronaat Caf w/ Worlds Dirtiest Sport, Haarlem NL
NOV Thu 22nd TAPE, Arnhem NL
NOV Fri 16th Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam NL
NOV Thu 8th TEDx Afterparty @ Spiegelbar, Tivoli Oude Gracht, Utrecht NL
SEP Thu 20th Roodkapje w/ Rooie Waas Rotterdam NL
SEP Thu13th OT301 w/ Telepathe Amsterdam NL
JUL Sat 14th Festival de-Affaire, Nijmegen NL
JUN Sat 16th B-Sides Festival, Luzern CH
JUN Thu 14th Hafen 2, Offenbach DE
APR Sat 21st Vera Kelderbar w/ Blood Red Shoes, Groningen NL
MAR Thu 15th Pageturner @ Pakhuis Wilhelmina w/ Neon Rainbows, Amsterdam NL
FEB Thu 23rd 3VOOR12 Utrecht @ dBs, Utrecht NL
JAN Sat 14th Eurosonic Subbacultcha! Showcase @ Gallery Sign, Groningen NL
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