Below you can find all acts/artists who are performing/exhibiting during Murf/Murw festival. You can filter on discipline, and on the day of performance or screening (while Murf/Murw festival takes place on 1 and 2 October, there are movie screenings from 28 September until 4 October).
Wild At Heart
Young lovers Sailor and Lula flee from the various lunatics Lula's mother has hired to kill Sailor.
Deleted Men is a noise-trio from Eindhoven, Aalst-Waalre en Kerkhoven. Armed with punkrock instruments and electronic devices, they will serve their music to anyone who’s mind is open to progress.
- Pre party
Under the name Oume, musician and audiovisual artist Bram van Zuijlen (RMFTM, lost/ctrl & The Gooch) creates collages of electronic sounds.
- Pre party
All the way from Stockholm, Hagman invites you to play an interactive game in a world where puppets are the protagonists, existing in a universe where loneliness, technology and colors have turned into a supernatural space.
Ne Mosquito Pas
Where 'Failure' becomes fuel for creation. To put it in the words of Queer icon Quentin Crisp: “If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style”.
SOFTCORE - A Hardcore Encounter
In SOFTCORE Lisa Vereertbrugghen presents a performance that questions the “hard” and the “core” in the subgenre Gabber.
All hail to Rotterdam, cause Goldblum (side project from Geo's Michiel) will replace them 🙂 With flea market cassettes, tape-loops, keyboards and vocals they create lo-fi sound collages. Fragments of golden oldies, crippled rhythms, noisy outbursts and melancholic melodies come together in dreamlike songs & soundscapes, submerged in tape hiss.
Drekka sculpts his ritualistic and cinematic ambient industrial soundscapes using self-made field recordings of everything from insects in the mountains outside Kathmandu to a washing machine in Reykjavik.
Thais Di Marco
What she does? Kicking the Art Market in it’s arse with her striking performances. We proudly present two pieces during the festival: ‘Jessica Untalented Show’ and her newest performance ‘The Wake’.
Spa For Spirits
Visit the wellness center of Spa for Spirits, which will be built in the basement. Where otherworldly creatures help you recharge your body.
Freshly graduated from art school Esra Westerburgen is ready to show us her performance “Vloed”. Also: Visit the homemade beach she built especially for the experience: “To be or not to be a Shell?”.
- Performance & workshop
KEKALA - Evangelos Biskas & Yiannis Logothetis
KEKALA in Greek means not taking serious things seriously, and taking non serious things seriously, and everything in between.
Killing Time - Eleni Ploumi
Confronting construct and time might be bloody hurtful. A fleshy body becomes one with a wooden construct. Vulnerable, strong, humorous and serious all in one.
Burning Urge - Tanja Ritterbex
This shopaholic will give you a glimpse in her perfect pink world, in which she herself is not welcome. And where the smell of white orchids won't leave you alone...
Our Bas investigates what it can mean when he takes on the role of a mediator who is located within the spiritual, material and also the artificial cycles of the earth and beyond.
The color red is researched as a symbol or translator of different forms of frustration within a parent-child situation. This Swedish artist displays an audiovisual installation that speaks to all senses.
He writes when he is tired of drawing and draws when he is tired of writing. His motto is: 'Everything fails, only how it does, is a surprise'.
Karolina Bergman Engman
Rootless is an animated short based on photographs, reflecting upon memory processing of a lost home.
WithWit & Michiel Cox
An intimate installation that renders visible memories of a fall.
His work can be viewed as modern-day fables whose main characters are anthropomorphised animals, plants, body parts, inanimate objects and forces of nature.
DJ BORG is the DJ alter ego of Peter Mastbooms aka BORG. BORG entered the music scene as a DJ somewhere in 1985, spinning his favorite darkish electro and wave tunes at a local bar in his hometown.
- DJ Set
Ever experienced heavy music that won’t only make your head bang, but also shake your hips? Joep Schmitz aka Schtevig (RMFTM) will lead you the way until the break of dawn!
Youff is a band of 5 with members from 30,000 Monkies, Maze, Crowd Of Chairs, Joeri Chipsvingers and Mesher. FFO: Arab On Radar, Glenn Branca, Feedback and Dafalgan.
FAMILY TRASHPOP TRIO STRIPPED DOWN SET UP RAW PERFORMANCE AGGRESIVE AND ABRASIVE GROOVES EXISTENTIAL LYRICS NO EXIT
This is a Dance Music duo with analog synths, old electro-acoustic keyboards. Psychedelic beats and delays, heavy sounds, cranky guitars feelings, with some groovy basslines performed live.
Ontaard is a leftist post-metal band from Utrecht. With black metal guitarsounds and noisy vocals, we discuss themes of feeling alienated from a capitalist society.
Nachtzwaluw / Pestvogel
Nachtzwaluw / Pestvogel is a project by one of the founders of Nozem, a Ghent-based cassette tape label for upcoming alternative producers in the field of industrial, techno and ambient. Have you ever experienced dark soundscapes and ambient noise in a posh theatre bar?
The unique vision of this vanguard instrumentalist, too good to be thrash, will be infused in a multitude of ensembles touring the European underground scene.
Lyckle de Jong
Lyckle de Jong has been called a music traveler. Exploring ways to articulate his interests have led to bands, collaborations and solo work, resulting in recordings, live performances, art projects and teaching.
Post punk, krautrock, rock in opposition, funk, no wave - ways of playing, motives, riffs, which we heard more than once here, are dissected from their original environments and used in a new way.
Khanjar Trio + 1
Khanjar Trio is a multinational improv ensemble based in the Netherlands. Expect a fusion of Scratchy free-punk/post-jazz/pro-kraak musique for dancing or banging your head against, abstract minimalism on the edge between constructive collaboration and collective implosion.
Little seems to be organised, reflected or calculated. Rather it booms and pulses and chugs and swells.
Geo embraces the moving life with dance punk from the caverns of the Earth. Their self-titled EP is a cocktail of no wave, post-punk and weird funk, so addictive that Bandcamp decided to label it an essential release.
One Man Synthband dedicated to the golden age of analog electro. On a set of classic machines, they interweave explosive synthpunk with elemental Italo. Voices have been transformed into vocoder - megaphone - robots.
Alex and George’s experimental baritone guitar and drum duo, based between The Hague, the Netherlands and Athens, Greece. Through the use of voices, tapes and alternative methods of playing their instruments, they create a minimal and visual musical performance.
Ada Rave is an Argentinian saxophonist, improviser and composer. Ada’s instrumental approach is based on research into a wide variety of techniques, conventional and unorthodox, which allow her to create a highly personal narrative in real time composition.
Bass tones swell and retreat, colliding with smothered jazz notes and hazily layered, foaming textual abstraction, yet the pacing and rhythm remains loose and organic.
Chypko Flowers is the powerful groupal incarnation of the solo project of the Peruvian musician and singer-songwriter "Flor Alarcon'. Based in Rotterdam, Chypko and her collective of talented musicians bring a jammy and flaming spice to the songs. With a Folk Art Rock eclectic outfit, prepare to be stormy and serene!
Without holding a pencil, Levi Pols creates a drawn descent into Limbo using Artificial Intelligence.
DJ Check Bestanden
Through his charisma, DJ Check Bestanden turns the darkest industrial into a heavenly symphony.
Broken Toaster Records
Over the weekend, Broken Toaster Records will create several site-specific improv performances and performative settings taking the concept of ‘the band’ as a starting point.
With their back-to-basics grooves, they bring music with an activist message: about war veterans, the housing corporation, and life in a deprived area.
After being released from prison, Billy sets out to find the right way to handle his freedom.
Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population.
Be swept away by this magical world of papier-mâché, where the Bible and psychoanalysis are blended into a vibrant whole.
The escaped parrot from the nearby Chinese restaurant makes the two future hipster friends Jason and Kevin realize that there is an opportunity to catch and sell them.
Jumpstyle: generally seen as a marginal dance style from the 1990s is given a reinterpretation.
Not Even Nothing Can Be Free Of Ghosts
This audiovisual composition is a sharp assault on the human perception system.