Onze Ambassade Festival
Saturday 07.09.2019 van 19:00 tot 02:00
Sunday 08.09.2019 van 12:00 tot 19:00
West is proud to introduce the first edition of Onze Ambassade Festival with a richly filled programme of music, performances, exhibitions, workshops and debates. As part of the UIT Festival Den Haag, we present a variety of artists coming from The Hague and abroad, who will perform for two days at the former American embassy. With the nomination for the AICA Award 2019 – as an institution ‘that has made an important contribution to the development and visibility of contemporary art and thinking about it in the Netherlands’ – the new cultural season we will opened festively.
‘A motorbike race between Radiohead, Clark and Squarepusher’, that’s how the critically acclaimed duo Knalpot often gets described. With electro, dub, post-rock, ambient and jazz as its main pillars, Knalpot’s sound always remains an utterly hybrid mix of many genres. In concerts they keep reinterpreting their compositions with their very own and virtuoso way of multitasking between bass, guitar, casios, drums and big amounts of analogue electronics, creating sonic whirlwinds that alternate with whispery-soft sections. The duo has reached the status of one the Netherlands most exciting live-bands since the release of their debut-release Serious Outtakes in 2009. Knalpot is Gerri Jäger – drums, electronics, casio, synthesizer & Raphael Vanoli – guitar, fender bass VI, casio, electronics.