Bakker - bassclarinet, beats, voice, electronics
Simonis - prepared guitar, voices, electronics
band started as an excuse to improvise with laptops.
& maybe also to have an excuse to edit the stuff
we played & to make radio. So through the years,
The Static Tics remained at the core of the WORM radio
(for url's; scroll down) department, making
radioplays, documentaries and radio magazines.
anything that we had on our hard discs;
radiojams, fieldrecordings, studiorecordings, live
improvs... The concept was that editing and being
unspontaneous can be just as interesting as a
live-concert; just the dynamics differ....
the start the band was mainly a radio & studio
project centered around the similarity of people
having the Syndrome of Giles De La Tourette and people
that do experimental or improvised music. In 2007 The
Tics decided to go ‹BERGROUND, trashed their laptops
(not!) & went back to the old 'machines'; guitar
and bass clarinet butstill using a lot of electronics.
New element now; (non) fiction.
for curating the Radioplays series for WORM,
(broadcasted on national radio 6, VPRO, Cafe Sonore)
the Tics were quite active producing their own
radioplays and sometimes making live-radioplays and of
course, performing those.
a lot of Static Tics material on RADIO WORM. Actually,
the Tics are the founders and keepers of this ongoing
radio-magazine (since 2000).
the year 2010 the Tics (under the banner of worm) were
through the Rotterdam Poetry International Festival
'matched' with poets to make a 'radioplay together;
Usula Andkjaer Olsen (DEN) in 2010, Yan Jun (CHINA) in
2011 and Saskia De Jong (NL) in 2011. This resulted in
live performances on the festival and also recorded
versions of the work for dutch national radio.
henk preparing for the concert@Poetry Int,
together with saskia De Jong & Ensemble
Bakker (aka Bad Vibes) is a tall guy with
glasses, he also plays the bass clarinet and does
music for theatre and radio stuff. Lukas
Simonis is not so tall , he also
plays/played guitar in numerous legendary bands and
makes twangy guitar melodies and film music.
stuff we did;
Concert in Bimhuis (Amsterdam) with Roel Meelkop &
Josef van Wissem,
Concert in TENT (R'dam) with ARM,
Trip to London to do a radioplay called 'The Graveyard
Spectacle' and some gigs in famous London venues like
'The Spits', 'The Klinker' and 'The Bonnington
Production of the song cycle 'The Blind Owl' which
later was made into a Radioplay.
The Tics did some radiojamming on the internet
festival Placard #8
Trip to Petersburg, also for a Radio WORM project.
Some electro-jamming with local musicians (ao. ZGA)
and producing a radio documentary of 7 hours about
Petersburg & it's underground music scene which
was broadcasted on the Dutch 'Concertzender'.
Playing on the radio festival 'RadioRevolten' in
Playing on the Stubnitz. Preparations for big project
'a cursing brain'. (radiopiece)
Cooperation with Steve Beresford, recordings in
Rotterdam, concert in WORM.
Several Radioworks, WORM, VPRO
Presentation in Noordkaap, Dordrecht
Cooperation with Mike Majkovski, recordings and
concert in Rotterdam
Live- radioplay for poetry international festival
rotterdam with the help of Ursula Andkjaer Olsen, Nina
Hitz and Yuko Uesu.
Radio project for 'Het Groene Woud' with Tok Tek and
Start of Radia-network cooperation, first radioplay
‘This Is Not a Radioplay’.
playing the radioplay 'The Fatalistic Flatworm' live
but also recording it for ORF Radio, Austria (small
tour to Linz, Brno, Vienna and Nijmegen).
producting of several radiophonic works &
radioplay for VPRO, radia network and other broadcasts
Radioplay with Yan Jun 'New York Revolutionary
Plan', Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam
Music & film score (in one) with film project 'The
Sound We See' (with help from Nina Hitz), a project by
Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo.
Saskia De Jong & Ensemble Gending;
"oproep tot keihard zwijgen', Poetry
International, Schouwburg, Rotterdam
WORM's Geluidswerkplaats & Radio Lab;
WEBSTATION with lots of different stuff (concerts,
radio, recordings)(it works but is also still under
HERE ARE SOME SHORT SONGS WE DID WITH