vr 15 dec

20:00 - 23:00, Treehouse NDSM



Date: December 15th Time: 20h Price: 10 euros*

As winter arrives, Treehouse NDSM brings together two creative powerhouses that represent different sides of the Amsterdam music scene. We invite all adventurous listeners with great taste to experience the fiery musical mash of Teis Semey’s punk-infused avant-garde jazz, and the Mediterranean classical music of clarinetist Cathal Killeen & pianist Ischico Velzel. The latter will present enchanting compositions from Spain adorned with lively rhythms and captivating harmonies; Italy, featuring lyrical and neo-romantic melodies; and France, with neoclassical themes and unique compositions.

Live at our Place is a series of monthly intimate concerts by Treehouse NDSM’s musicians-in-residence. Our industrial Pavilion building will be turned into the musicians’ own living room, tuned each time to their own particular style and vibe. We invite you to our place, grab a drink, sit on the couch (or dance!), and enjoy the tunes that our talented community is working on during their stay at Treehouse NDSM.

/ In partnership with We Are Public



Teis Semey, the “bad boy of Dutch jazz” (Trouw), is recognized by a fierce and explosive style of playing improvised music. Semey’s music takes place in the cross-section between jazz, punk and electronic improvised music. “Semey’s playing grabs you by the shoulders, and screams a story into your face. But a story with depth and nuance”, Jazzism wrote about Semey. “Teis Semey has the aggression of punk and the sensibility of choral music,” NRC wrote. On his third full length album Mean Mean Machine (Zennez Records), the Danish guitarist uses the full range of his sound palette to bring us a “punk-infused avant-garde indie-jazz album”.


Ischico Velzel is a young pianist who takes her audience on a journey into the world of classical music with an innovative perspective. She has found her own voice by pushing the boundaries of the genre. Active as a solo pianist and chamber musician, her playing has been praised by critics for its creativity, effortless expression, and technical fluency. She has performed at internationally renowned venues such as the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, Casa Batlló in Barcelona, ​​and Sloane Square in London. Her performances have been featured on radio, including NPO Klassiek and SBS Australia. Ischico enjoys exploring adventurous piano repertoires and recently won the first prize at the Lamond Prize, a competition for unknown piano repertoire.



Cathal enjoys a varied career between Ireland and the UK. Cathal’s playing can be heard on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM, and he has featured at the Edinburgh International Festival, West Wicklow Festival in Ireland and more. As a student of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Cathal won all competitive orchestral internships. He was subsequently invited to play with all major Scottish Orchestras and won the Associate Principal/Bass Clarinet position for the Academy Orchestra at Chipping Campden Festival 2019. He is a recipient of the Dunbar Gerber award for chamber music and Jury Prize at the Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year.

*+ admin. costs until the event date at 12h / 14 euros at the door


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