is a band based on the principle of diabetics. Their music is
inspired by the disturbance of balance between centrifugal and
centripetal energies. The first and last thing Coolhaven has is
some kind of concept or idea about how the noises they make should
sound. They think the idea of making ‘good' music is kind of obsolete.
could be improvisation (utterly and totally composed) involved,
or badly played dutch tribal polka blues. It's the moment that
counts, not fame or respect from future generations of
first records sounded like some kind of lo-fi techno ambient country
and western and in the beginning of 2003 they released their first
feature album; “Blue Moustache” , inspired by electronic
music, bullshit generators and flying trapeze's.
this moment their interests lays more in the exploitation-genre
field. Their recent projects include something called ‘Strömblock
Phantasieën' with German lyrics by David Hasselhof and visuals
by Martijn Van Boven, a collaboration with Beautiful Young German
Electro Pop Star Felix Kubin, an ungoing ‘electrosoap'
called ‘STROMBOLI and lots of other ways to strange and inventive
use of soup, words and sound.
; He used to play with Veryan Weston, and in the notorious group
‘The Lost Lovers. And Dull Schicksal. He's some kind of director
, and his writing alter ego is called ‘Raoul
; Sometimes calls himself 'musician'. Played/plays in Dull Schicksal,
Apricot My lady, Liana Flu Winks and Trespassers W. Also works
at WORM where he has a 'free' role. Just Like in the bible.
; His other group is called ‘Pool Mongool ‘ .And besides that
he's a visual artist. And besides that he still has a nice body.
And besides that he has a club called DE PLAYER
in the former red-light district of Rotterdam. But they do art
(aka. as culthero ‘Donkey hare Joe) is their technical slave.
Doing the visuals, taking care of the sound and doing their dirty
what do the actually sound like live ?
say it's a mixture of electronics, sampling, loops and delays,
live-video and self made films, free improvised compositions,
folksy bits with acoustic instruments, strange little songs, performing
(blowing your nose in front of an audience, etc.) 'sprechgesang',
surreal tearjerking stories and even some clicks & cuts.
An Evening With Coolhaven In De Willie in Deventer, Holland
this beautiful club in Deventer, Coolhaven did another of their
extended shows with dancing, lots of mime,russian punk electro
and another live radioplay.
Coolhaven does live radioplay ‘Kachelmeisje' at Extrapool,
this was in the ‘Stromboli' ( the endless electro coolhaven soap)
cycle but this time in the form of a live-radioplay, initiated
by the Extrapool's ‘Radiotoop'-series.
For the Charms festival, Coolhaven produced and played ‘Branding'
on several locations.
‘theatre' play –with some real bicycling!- about the virtues
of branding a good name.
‘De Vrolijke Brigade', Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland
‘theatre' play –with some real acting!- about the cultural
Abendland of Socialism.
‘The Chroup' in WUK, Vienna, Austria
plays and produces a Milky Media Play April; Coolhaven
plays the SKIF festival (again), St Petersburg, Russia
2005; STROMBOLI, DePlayer, Rotterdam, Holland
new series of 5 blunt guerilla music-theatre pieces about mannliness,
empathie, choices and more
COOLHAVEN plays the performance 'Museum Darlings' in Museum
Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
offered the museum to buy this performance (which was to say the
least, arty) but they couldn't afford it.
The COOLHAVEN fashion show, in club De Player,
were a lot of requests from fans all over the world to make a
show that showed all our different costumes we used through all
our different projects. So we got them out of their closets. It
Coolhaven plays the Garage Festival in Stralsund, Germany.
small but very inspiring festival on electronic arts.
evening with... COOLHAVEN in Chicago ,
plays the Hidden Network Festival this time, preparing & writing
new stuff as part of the project.
An evening with...COOLHAVEN in Switserland
Uster, Switserland.Singing, dancing and other pragmatic forms
COOLHAVEN meets STEAMBOAT in Zurich, Switserland
old 'Battle Of The Bands'-thing revised, in the WIM in Zürich
Coolhaven meets up with the notorious 'Steamboat Switserland'.
playing 'Strømblock' at the Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany
attended multi-media spectacle but shitty produced, anyway, we
had a good time.
meets Electronics while baywatch is on; mega-production for several
big festivals; Crossing Border, October Music, Rumor Festival
Hamburg, Bremen und Berlin, Germany
the friendship of french wood with german dwarfs while drinking
too much wodka.
‘Stromboli' at ‘The Player' ,Rotterdam ,
electro soap with lots of guests, one week ,doing a different
show every day at a former sexclub in the former red light district
the CD ‘Blue Moustache'
presentation Worm salon, Worm In Las Palmas ,
means we presented all the people that presented something on
this occasion. We created our own vehicle for this (with wheels
that is) and wrote meaningfull poems.
Tour to Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Czech republic
with S.Spier and Liana Flu Winks.
‘Fanfare' during the ‘Kunstexpress'
lucid tribute to the youth and it's tight ass.
Coolhaven goes to Russia
ao. at the Kuryokhin Festival in Petersburg and DOM in Moscow.
‘Het Zoveelste Kutbandje Dat Op Het Dak Speelt'
the ‘Museumnight 2002 Coolhaven played ‘Let It Be' on the roof
of the V2 building for almost an hour.
'Ambiance Asthmatique', Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam ,
multi media experience for visitors of the Museum Boymans Van
Beuningen during the opening of an exposition.
Radioplay ‘Grindpad Naar Las Palmas' icw. radio Worm, for‘Supplement'
2-hour live radio play with some electronic stuff, and a neo-postmodern
approach to telling stories, on Dutch National Radio.
Langweiligkeit festival, Paard, Den Haag ,
; 'The Summer Of Love' set , Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam ,
this will lead someday to our long awaited spoken word project
called 'Spoken Worst'.
; playing the ‘Stubnitz' multi media boat.
; 'Futurism Was Now' workshop and presentation during Worm In
Las Palmas, Rotterdam
students from the art-academies in rotterdam and Den Haag we made
a very audience-challenging performance.
‘Klank' festival, Den Haag , Holland
the Klank- trophy, and being very proud of that as it is probably
the only thing we will ever win.
; the piece ‘kutbandje' during the ‘ Ver Uit De Maat”-festival,
Rotterdam , Holland
to recall that good old 'playing in a rockband' feel, but failing
; ‘the best of Impakt', Paradiso, Amsterdam ,
Holland ; the piece‘Four Labtops'.
some mighty intelligent comments on playing live-music with labtops.
‘de armada' in Nijmegen, organised by Extrapool,
premiere of the piece ‘Four Labtops'.
piece was a comment on playing electronic music in a live situation.
With other words ; who is doing what on their labtop and is there
a big difference with just playing the tape and who cares ?
performance festival in ‘De Verschijning' Tilburg
Nesserdijk (Rotterdam), Historical & Environmental
with live cinema.
; Lantaren/Venster workshop production ‘Tribune'.
is a musical performance with the help of the syndrome of Gilles
De La Tourette. Most people live their lives without ever having
to seriously react or make decisions. People with the Syndrome
can't do that ; they are forced to organise their own ‘spectacles'.
‘Tribune' used this thought as a starting point for a theatrical
in Zwatra (Rotterdam), Vrij Entrepot (Amsterdam), 2B (Eindhoven),
Extrapool (Nijmegen), London(Centurion, Klinker en Mopomoso)Brightton,
Eurodusnie (Leiden) and Ekko (Utrecht). This tour had a conceptual
program ,concerning human suffering and very thick soup.
‘Estafette' filmmusic for animations, in cooperation with Karel
animation cinema with performance & sound.in Nighttown, Rotterdam
‘Coolhaven plays Tourette', in Lantaren/Venster
try out for the theatre piece ‘tribune' that turned into something
totally different then the latter -we found that out later- this
was a performance about the Syndrome of Gilles De La Tourette.
1999; tuinhuis/huistuin 7” on Room records, performance Room gallery
exists since june 1999. In that month they released a 7” Single
on Room records, with a sleeve by the well respected simple mind
Jan vd Ploeg.