Spread out across two days along the IJ river, the Wednesday and Thursday program of Dekmantel Festival push its full potential by going further beyond the palette of sounds that makes up its Amsterdamse Bos counterpart. While Wednesday revolves around its revered concerts at Muziekgebouw, our Thursday unfurls into a myriad of live performances, talks, radio shows, workshops and films – all in collaborations with local partners such as afk, Bud, Resident Advisor and Re:Vive; as well as the venues below. Together with Resident Advisor there will be a program at Muziekgebouw with talks, panels and workshops. Muziekgebouw will also host a live Radio broadcast together with Echobox radio, filled with live artist interviews, special DJ-sets, and talks. Re:Vive, Buma Music in Motion and Eye filmmusem teamed-up to create a program full of conversations and film screenings. For the full program, check here.
Wednesday and Thursday tickets are available here.
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
Piet Heinkade 1 | 1019 BR Amsterdam
For the sixth year in a row, the imposing concert hall venue Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ is a vital part of Dekmantel Festival. One of Amsterdam's architectural highlights, with immense windows overlooking the river, it is the perfect setting for experiment and close-listening. Stunningly situated on the banks of the Amsterdam river het IJ, near to the city’s Central Station, it hosts the festival’s Wednesday concerts and part of the Thursday program.
Gaussian Curve (live)
James Holden & Wacław Zimpel
Laurel Halo & Oliver Coates
Mary Lattimore & Neil Halstead
upsammy & Sjoerd Martens (live + A/V)
Echobox Live Radio Broadcast:
Left of the Dial w/ Perila (Talk)
One Finger Snap (DJ-set)
Petting Dogs w/ LCY (Talk)
Strictly Tapes (DJ-set)
Joygail Radio w/ Jameszoo (Talk)
Val Clipp (DJ-set)
Diaspora Radio w/ DJ Haram (Talk)
Traumgarten w/ Vox Supreme (DJ-set)
The Rest is Noise w/ Carmen Villain (Talk)
Con:texto w/ Nicoba (DJ-set)
NATV w/ Animistic Beliefs (Talk)
Garage Noord w/ M I M I (DJ-set)
Bob Waardenburg - Spatial Scanner
Spatial Scanner is an interactive visual audio installation based on the earlier work Spatial Balance and expanded especially for Dekmantel festival 2022. The installation responds to the proximity of objects and persons in a space and digitally maps their distance to the installation on different frequencies and control values to shape its audio aspects. This interactivity also allows the visitors to actively control the sound the installation generates and play the installation as an intuitive instrument. Playing an ever lasting, ever-changing sonic landscape. Spatial balance is a guided meditation in which the visitors own movements guide them trough the space exploring visual, sonic and mental stimuli.
Piet Heinkade 3, 1019 BR Amsterdam
Directly bordering the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, the elevated structure of Bimhuis is a definite eye-catcher and famous space for jazz, improv and avant-garde music from all corners of the world. Structured with features of an amphitheatre and with it’s relatively small capacity, it’s the suited place for intimate close listening — which is why we’re thrilled to host part of our Thursday program at Bimhuis.
Jameszoo's Blind Group
IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam
On the opposite of the river, part of the Thursday program takes place at Parallel — a stunning venue, functioning as the dependence of Paradiso, the city’s legendary pop venue. With its lush garden, great acoustics and view over the IJ river, it’s a more than a suited refuge for intimate concerts.
Erika de Casier
Eris Drew (live & direct)
Suzanne Kraft (live)
Overhoeksplein 3, 1021 KS Amstedam
A longtime venue for parts of the Thursday program, Shelter is one of the city’s best clubs — and with it’s perfected sound system and acoustics, it’s easy to tell why.
Located on the North of the IJ river, the club opened in 2016 in the basement of the A’DAM tower. Whilst offering a wide spectrum of electronic music, we’re thrilled to put hands together for the fourth time during Dekmantel Festival’s Thursday through hosting several concerts at this exciting spot.
Alberta Balsam (live)
John Beltran presents Ten Days of Blue (live)
Loraine James (live)
SKY H1 & Mika Oki (live)
LCY & Nwakke (live)
Ijpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
Located on the North side of the river IJ, close to Parallel and Shelter, you’ll find the beautifully designed Eye Filmmuseum — Amsterdam’s film museum and arthouse cinema. Integral part of the festival’s Thursday program, the venue is host to the Dekmantel Festival Conferences, lectures and film screenings. All activities at EYE Filmmuseum truly dive into Dekmantel’s background and pure interests – the perfect place to drop by in between the concerts.
Workshops together with RA:
RA Journalism Workshop w/ Whitney Wei & Chloe Lula
Breakbeat Production Workshop w/ Aquarian
Talks and Panel with RA:
Ambient Selections w/ Nadia Struiwigh
RA Exchange: Sadar Bahar
Panel: Crafting a live set w/ Eris Drew, Parrish Smith & Ana Roxanne
In Conversation: John Beltran
Art of DJing Live: Octo Octa
Film screening with in collaboration with RE:VIVE, EYE Filmmuseum & Buma Music In Motion:
Directed by Hooykaas and Stansfield: Overbruggen, scored by Delia Derbyshire Het leven in een druppel water, scored by Alberta Balsam
Panel in collaboration with RE:VIVE, EYE Filmmuseum & Buma Music In Motion:
Crossing Over: Adventures in contemporary film scoring w/ Aisling Brouwer, Alberta Balsam & Nadia Struiwigh
Jacco Gardner presents Metius