Loverman curates: Dida / Victor De Roo / Daisy Darkpark b2b crat (dj) • Studio STUK & Het Depot
Het Depot & STUK present:
Troubadour fascinates with stripped-down guitar ballads and a wonderful deep voice. This Leuven born artist also invites some friends-musicians.
➤ Thu 13.10 - 19:30 (doors)
➤ Studio Manhattan - Address: Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, Leuven
➤ €12 / €8 (reduction STUK card or KU Leuven Culture Card)
19:30 doors + bar
22:00 Victor De Roo
23:00 Daisy Darkpark b2b crat (dj)
Dida is the alter ego of composer and DJ Dennis Vanderauwera. His never-ending flirt with the silly and funny give a unique character to his electronic compositions. Dida seamlessly blends genius with childishness, seeming amateurism with compositional complexity and bombastic grandeur reminiscent of classical music. J.S. Bach is ever near, just like tripe fairs, cheap MIDI-based waiting music and James Ferraro's postmodern universe. His latest EP Waes Hael! comprises seven crazy Christmas songs that jingle and jangle into utter auditory madness. Light for the ears, demanding for the brain, hinting at Flemish culture as well as night club.
Loverman is the alter ego of Wijgmaal-born musician and singer James De Graef. In recent years he has made a name for himself with wicked space rock band Shht and the experimental pop duo Partners (together with Daisy Darkpark). All that time, he also wrote songs with nothing but an old acoustic guitar, resulting in pure love songs, recorded with little means somewhere on a roof. The influence of modern troubadours such as Brel, Walker and Cohen is clearly there, but Loverman also cites crackling electronica like Burial, his British-Belgian identity and the tv show The Singing Detective. Expect a theatrical live show from a pure performer, with a special place for silence and the unexpected. But most of all: expect a formidable deep and raw voice that grates and grips.
• VICTOR DE ROO
Musician and former DJ Victor De Roo is deeply rooted in the Brussels scene. His versatile oeuvre ranges from Dutch new wave with De Nooit Moede (R.I.P.) to electro-acoustic solo work and diverse collaborations with poet Alex Deforce, Dutch pop artist Meetsysteem or singer Rachel Sassi. Next to his own 'sort of label' Kontakt Group, De Roo releases on Stroom and Knekelhuis, among others. Last year he and visual artist Lewi Moors created an audiovisual 360° film for the KNAL! festival dome, now he will play a solo set in Manhattan.
• DAISY DARKPARK B2B CRAT
Closing the night in true family gathering style, Loverman invites his 'partner' Daisy Darkpark, who will share the decks with MONTAGE label boss crat. If you want to see Daisy at work live, join us on September 29 for the Studio STUK Opening Night aka Tien Om Te Zien.
STUK & HET DEPOT PRESENT: THE ARTIST CURATES
In their new series, Het Depot and STUK invite interesting musicians to curate their own programme. They get the chance to present new work and surround themselves with Belgian and international guests who inspire them. In the autumn of 2022 we invite M I M I and Loverman to both curate an evening in Studio Manhattan.
Dance, Image & Sound in the iconic Manhattan
➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.
➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.
➤ STUDIO CAFÉ: Our café opens at 19:30. Come early, stay late.
➤ SAFER SPACE: Studio STUK aims to be an inclusive space for everyone. We take every form of intimidation seriously. Don't hesitate to talk to a STUK colleague or a person behind the bar.