Aman molli: Greek folk guitar night!

Friday 16 November 2018, An Aman molli night: tribute for Greek folk guitar! Doors open at 19:00.

Workshop: “The Greek folk guitar in pre-war gramophone recordings”
Charis Konstantinou will take us through the different styles of guitar playing and the steps of Blues – Rebetiko blend, which occur by the migration movement from Greece to USA at 20s and 30s. (for all instruments and singers)
Start 7pm sharp
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Second part, concert by “Rebet guitarS
Charis Konstantinou (guitar and vocals) and Jaap Faber (guitar)
Starts around 10 pm

Do you want to perform on the stage, play a concert at Joe’s Garage? Please get in touch: joe [at] squat [dot] net, we are curious to read on your own website, not on corporate social media, where you have been playing in the past, what type of venues you are heading to.

Aman molli special concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis

Friday 19 October 2018, Aman molli special concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis. Doors open at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your instruments for the jam afterwards!

Aman molli is thrilled to host once more a concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis. In their program they will also present Michalis second album, called Displaced Dreams, which talks about the struggle of refugees and immigrants to live in dignity. It includes his own composition, written for a set of string and traditional instruments. The work includes 19 distinguished musicians from Greece, Cyprus and Germany. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfQLUq6bBzM)

After a summer break, the Aman molli collective is back at Joe’s Garage with a weekly workshop of Modal music every Friday at 19:30. This is an open collective workshop broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies.
Instruments and Music Styles Any kind of acoustic instrument (Strings, percussions, wind, voice). Many of the instruments used today (guitars, bouzoukia etc.) have even-tempered tuning so the maqams/dromoi are not the traditional Arabic/Turkish/Persian microtonal versions but the westernized adaptations. One of the objectives is to explore the differences. In the same spirit, we add harmonic structure (in guitars or mpaglama chords etc) where possible.On the rhythm side we explore the various characteristics rhythms of these regions/musical tradition (9/8 etc.). Example genres: Greek “rembetiko” Greek/Balkan folk music, Sephardic music Other east – Mediterranean music traditions
The nature the workshop is sharing knowledge with each other about music, improve our skills on our instruments and of course having fun playing music together.

Last modal music workshop Aman Molli of the season!

Saturday 19 May 2018, Last modal music workshop Aman Molli of the season! From 7pm.

This is an open collective workshop for modal music, broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies.
With special workshop from Michalis kouloumis from 7 pm till ~9 pm (donation based)
And from 9 pm till 10 pm Michalis together with Alexadros papadimitrakis will take us on a journey around east mediterranean music! (donation based) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfQLUq6bBzM

Aman molli, workshop of Modal music

Friday May 4th 2018, Aman molli, workshop of Modal music. Meeting times: Friday: 6:00pm

This is an open collective workshop for modal music, broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies.

Instruments and Music Styles

Any kind of acoustic instrument (Strings, percussions, wind, voice). Many of the instruments used today (guitar, bouzouki etc.) have even-tempered tuning so the maqams/dromoi are not the traditional Arabic/Turkish/Persian microtonal versions but the westernized adaptations. One of the objectives is to explore the differences. In the same spirit, we add harmonic structure (in guitars or baglama chords etc) where possible. On the rhythm side we explore the various characteristic rhythms of these regions/musical tradition (9/8 etc.). Example genres:

Greek “rembetiko”
Greek/Balkan folk music, Sephardic music
Other east – Mediterranean music traditions

Structure:

The nature of the workshop is to share knowledge with each other about music, improve our skills on our instruments and of course, to have fun playing music together. […Lees verder]

Subtitling workshop

flyer_subtitling_workshop_2Sunday September 25th 2016, Subtitling workshop, from 12:00 till 18:00.

Learn to subtitle your own videos. Or those movies that were never released outside your home country and you would like all your friends to watch. Here are some of the things we’ll look at:

* How many characters per second can a human being comfortably read on a movie screen? Is this the same for a youtube clip watched on a handheld device?
* Is the average reading speed the same for all languages? Can you just use the timecodes from the Dutch subtitles to translate the dialogue into English?
* How do we deal with two actors speaking over one another? Do we really care what that unknown soldier behind the helicopter explosion is screaming about?
* What does “frames per second” mean and why should I care? Which software programmes help? and which don’t?
* Once you have your subtitles ready, how do you go about publishing your videos with them?
* Is subtitling all about technique? What aesthetic and political considerations demand careful attention?

We have answers for some of these questions. Others we will just have to research and discuss together. Bring your own laptop and headphones. If you have specific films you want to work on, bring them too.

Urban Struggle: Guest Lecture on Squatting in Amsterdam

FuckYuppiesFriday February 19th 2016, Urban Struggle: Guest Lecture on Squatting in Amsterdam. From 12:45 till 14:00. English spoken/ limited places available due to space constraints, if you want to attend this event please email in advance to urbanstruggle [at] fastmail.com.

This afternoon, Joe’s Garage hosts a guest lecture for the students of the course Urban Struggle. The focus will be on squatting in Amsterdam, and topics such as the effects of the 2010 ban, the right to the city and the risks of cooptation by the government will be addressed. Urban Struggle is part of the bachelor’s degree in Sociology of the University of Amsterdam and the aim of the class is to teach students about “the importance of (urban) social movements for articulating a collectivity’s interest and claims.”

Joe’s Garage biedt deze middag ruimte aan een gastcollege voor de studenten van het vak Stadsstrijd (geheel in het Engels). De focus zal liggen op kraken in Amsterdam, en onderwerpen zoals het verbod van 2010, het recht op de stad en de risico’s van cooptatie door de overheid zullen aan bod komen. Stadsstrijd is onderdeel van de bachelor in de sociologie van de Univcersiyteit van Amsterdam en het doel van de cursus is om studenten te leren over “het belang van (stedelijke) sociale bewegingen voor het articuleren van het belang en de aanspraken van collectiviteiten”.

Workshop: Making Falafel

FalafelWorkshop1Wednesday, May 27th 2015, Workshop: Making Falafel, from 15:00 till 18:00

You can come on Wednesday from 15.00 to Joe’s Garage for Day Cafe. But you can also come to make falafel.

Internet privacy-security workshop

Friday May 15th 2015, 7:30pm. Internet privacy/security workshop (part 2) for everybody (so you don’t have to be a computergeek), learn about things like oa useful browser plugins, PGP/GPG (email encryption), OTR (chat encryption), Tor etc etc. Bring your computer or/and usb flashdrive!!

Camera surveillance, Big Data, dragnet surveillance. Our privacy is increasingly under threat, both online and offline. Companies and government agencies make it their job to know as much about you as possible, with or without your consent. There are however plenty of ways to regain control over who does or does not get to see your information, and strong cryptography has become easy to use.

In a previous workshop we explained how to reclaim your privacy in a few easy steps, what privacy-respecting alternatives are available for services of Google, and how to communicate securely using the internet or your smartphone.

After our presentation we will help you set up encrypted email, chat software and any other tools that were covered, so be sure to bring your laptop and a USB flashdrive!!

Organized by Pinknoise, an independent and self-organized media collective. https://pinknoise.puscii.nl/
https://pn.puscii.nl/privacyworkshop