John Frum Complexity Festival 2018

Complexity festival at Patronaat Haarlem

At the Complexity festival at Patronaat Haarlem I was not on duty. So I had a change to challenge myself. I went to the festival with two Fuji cameras with manual lenses. Yes even manual focus.

  • Helios 44M f/2
  • Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II

Wow that was pretty hard working at my day off.
It is very difficult to see at the viewfinder if you are in focus. I’ve tried focus Peaking, but the white or red lines weren’t very notable. Using the┬áDigital Split Image you had to zoom in for the best check. So this option wasn’t the best one neither, because they weren’t standing still ­čÖé

So some times I had  to estimate the distance or just checking the sharpness by eye.

It was a lot of fun to shoot manual.














Bill Laswell vinyl collection

Bill Laswell Vinyl Collection

  • A.P.C. Dance – On Goes the Beat
  • Anderson, Laurie – Mister Heartbreak
  • Axiom Ambient – Lost In The Translationnr.0368 of 2000
  • Axiom Funk – If 6 was 9
  • Baker, Ginger – Horses and Trees
  • Bambaataa, Afrika┬á(& FAMILY) –┬áBeware (The Funk Is Everywhere)
  • Boine, Mari – Remixed
  • B-SIDE –┬áSo Hot/Cairo (12″)
  • Boniche, Lili – Boniche Dub
  • Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Jungle Bass
  • Crooklyn Dub Outernational – Certified Dope, Vol. 4: Babylon’s Burning
  • D.ST. – Crazy Cuts
  • Dibango, Manu – Afrijazzy
  • Dj Cheb I Sabah – Krishna Lila/ Select Bhajans
  • Dj Cheb I Sabah – Selections From MahaMaya:Shri Durga Remixes
  • Dj Cheb I Sabah – Shri Durga Remixes
  • Dub Syndicate – Aeres Of Space
  • Dubadelic -Bass Invaders
  • Eno, Brain – Daid Byrne – My Life In The Bush of Ghosts
  • Epidemics – Do What U Do
  • GettoVetts –┬áMissionaries Moving
  • Gigi – Gud Fella Remixes
  • Gnawa Music of Marrakesh –┬áNight Spirit Masters
  • Golden Palominos –┬áGolden Palominos
  • Golden Palominos -Visions of Excess
  • Golden Palominos -Blast of Silence
  • Hancock, Herbie – Autodrive (long version)
  • Hancock, Herbie – Futhere Shock (Full Length Version)
  • Hancock, Herbie – Earth Beat
  • Hancock, Herbie – Sound-System
  • Hancock, Herbie – Rockit – Extende DAnce Version
  • Hassan, Umar Bin –┬áBe Bop Or Be Dead
  • Hawk, Garrison –┬áSurvive
  • Hendryx, Nona – The Art Of Defense
  • Hendryx, Nona – Nona
  • HU: VIBRATIONAL –┬áThe Epic Botanical Beat Suite
  • Jackson, Ronald Shannon – Pulse
  • Jackson, Ronald Shannon –┬áRed Warrior
  • Kondo,┬áToshinori – Konton
  • Kuti, Fela Anikulapo – Army Arrangement
  • Toure Kunda – Nathalie
  • Laraaji – Celestial Music 1978-2011
  • Last Exit – The Noise Of Trouble/Live in Tokyo
  • Last Exit -Iron Path
  • Laswell, Bill – Final Oscillations
  • Laswell, Bill – Oscillations Remixes
  • Laswell, Bill – Nico VS Scanner
  • Laswell, Bill – Sacred System, Chapter One: Book of Entrance
  • Laswell, Bill – Sacred System: BAss Heavy Vibes/Chapeter Two
  • Laswell, Bill – Boox of Exit / Dub Chamber 4
  • Laswell, Bill /Toshinori Kondo/Eraldo Bernocchi – charged
  • Laswell, Bill /Toshinori Kondo/Eraldo Bernocchi – Re-Charged # 3
  • Laswell, Bill – Havana Mood (Rhum & Bass Version)
  • Laswell, Bill – Hear No Evil
  • Laswell, Bill Meets Style Scott Inna – Dub Meltdown
  • Laswell, Bill -Work Song
  • Laswell, Bill vs┬áSubmerged –┬áBrutal Calling (2×12″ version)
  • Limbomanicacs –┬áStinky Grooves
  • Macro Dub Infection – Vol. 1
  • Mandigo –┬áWatto Sitta
  • Marley, Bob – Dreams Of Freedom – Ambient Translations OF Bob Marley in Dub
  • Master Musicians of Jajouka –┬áApocalypse Across the Sky
  • Material – Memory Serves
  • Material – Temporary Music 1 (12″)
  • Material – Temporary Music 2┬á(12″)
  • Material- Playing with fire
  • Material – Ciquri/Detached
  • Material –┬áMemory Serves
  • Material –┬áThe Road To the Western Lands
  • Menace – Doghouse
  • Method Of Defiance – Nahariama
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood –┬áCombustication Remix EP (not on this image.. The wrong album)
  • Moss, David –┬áFull House
  • PainKiller – Guts Of A Virgin
  • PainKiller –┬áExecution Ground
  • Parker, Maceo –┬áFor All the King’s Men
  • Praxis – Praxis
  • Praxis –┬áProfanation: Preparation For a Coming Darkness
  • Sakamoto, Ryuichi – Neo Geo
  • Salas, Steve – Colorcode
  • Scott-Heron, Gill – Re-ron
  • Shango – Shango Funk Theology
  • Shaheen, Simon –┬áThe Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab
  • Shango – Shango Funk Theology
  • Sly & Robbie – Rhythm Killers
  • Sly & Robbie –┬áLanguage Barrier
  • Sly & Robbie – Boops (Here To Go) (single)
  • Skopilitis, Nicky – Ekstasis (Promo)
  • Tabla Beat Science- Tala Matrix remix
  • Ulmer, James Blood – America- Do You Remember The Love?
  • Various – Crooked: The Original Score
  • Various – Manifestation – Axiom Collection II
  • Various – Subharmonic in Dub
  • White, Lenny – Attitude
  • Wobble, Jah & Bill Laswell – Radioaxiom
  • Wobble, Jah – Heaven and Earth
  • Youtopia- Zomaye

Photographing dance using a FujiFilm

Sometimes I have the opportunity to take photos at a dance performance.
Photographing dance is like Sports Photography at very low lights. An other side issue, depending on how loud the music is and if your placed between seated audience, you have to operate unnoticed.
I have photographed some Flamenco Dance and Classical Indian Dance. The big challenge is, just like Sports, timing. Movement, motions are very precise. Sometimes the Burst mode is very handy to shoot with. But this could be very annoying for the people next tot you or even the dancers. Shooting Raw could made your camera slow when shooting Bulk mode.
For this kind of occasions I use my Fuji X-e2 with the Fujinon XF 50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR and the Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8. With the latest firmware update of the X-e2 you can select electronic Shutter. I also photographed in jpg, and I was very surprised by the results of it. I do not know very well the different between Jpg Normal and Fine.

Bimhuis tekst

ICP Orchestra at Bimhuis

Michael Moore altsax/klarinet
Ab Baars tenorsax/klarinet
Tobias Delius tenorsax/klarinet
Thomas Heberer trompet
Wolter Wierbos trombone
Guus Janssen piano
Mary Oliver (alt)viool
Tristan Honsinger cello
Ernst Glerum bas
Han Bennink drums
Speciale gast: Mattijs van de Woerd zang

Buzz Osborne

the Melvins at Incubate Festival

the Melvins

2015 Incubate festival Tilburg.

The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band’s ongoing members. The band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne also worked as a clerk. “Melvin” was despised by other employees, and the band’s members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name