Space is the Place organizes groundbreaking bimonthly Intergalactic Nights at the BIMHUIS café, with a wide variety of performances in all kinds of genres and disciplines, from jazz, improv and classical music to dance, theater, poetry and literature. The house pianist is Ernst Glerum, who’s known playing double bass in ICP Orchestra and Benjamin Herman Trio.
This edition: a lecture by A.L. Snijders, inventor of his own genre, the very short story. As a writer he made his debut in 1992 and he made name with his columns for het Parool and VPRO Gids. Poetic laments and forgotten organs are included in the performance of Ensemble Extraordinaire featuring contemporary classical pianist Nora Mulder and vocal performer Han Buhrs. Kenzo Kusuda gives expression to the invisible with his dancing and choreography: ‘With his body and movements he creates and atmosphere that is both serene and mysterious’ (het Parool).
Since 2015, Space is the Place organizes concerts with free forms of jazz as a common thread. Its homebase is De Ruimte in Amsterdam-Noord: a record store, café, restaurant, venue and living room rolled into one. After more than 600 concerts by around 1100 artists, Space is the Place now regularly spreads its wings towards the BIMHUIS.