ARIFA + North Sea String Quartet | Magic Carpet Sessions

ARIFA + North Sea String Quartet | Magic Carpet Sessions

Thu 08.12 20:45

MAGIC CARPET SESSIONS | Adventurous, intimate & crossing borders with music from around the world!

A special doulbe bill december edition!

live ARIFA (album release show)
& North Sea String Quartet


“A bridge of sounds between the Orient and Occident”’

Ancient musical traditions from the Middle East and Balkans are blended with jazz and contemporary improvised music through a Western frame of mind.

Zhivko Vasilev (BG) Kaval
Bence Huszar (HU) Cello
Franz von Chossy (GR) Piano
Sjahin During (TR/NL) Percussion



You can call it chamber jazz, but the members of the North Sea String Quartet will be the last to try to limit their work by purely stylistic descriptions. As improvising string players, active in the Dutch and international music scene, they are influenced by jazz, classical, world and folk music. Four creative minds who combine their full potential and diverse musical backgrounds to create a unique sound and groovy performance. For their upcoming album, they experimented by improvising and composing a lot collectively. This turned out to be a good way to tap into each other’s backgrounds and ideas, in order to arrive at a new musical identity for the quartet as a whole. This resulted in brand new compositions that the quartet will now premiere to the public before recording them in the studio.

Pablo Rodriguez – violin
George Dumitriu – violin
Yanna Pelser – viola
Thomas van Geelen – cello




Doors open 20:15

North Sea String Quartet: 20:45-21:45

Arifa: 22:00 – 23:00

Tickets online: 15 EUR

Tickets at the door: 17 EUR