Arie Altena

Spring/Summer Program

Check out all the activities for the coming months.

scroll down for full details in English and Chinese.

Concert with Amale Gadhu, Lee Shih-Yang and Arnaud Lechat

JUNE 4, Taipei, Lin’s Culture


Annual retreat: 2 x 4-day Resonance / Overtone Singing Intensive

JUNE 11-14 (PART II), Taidong


Concert IUooUI

JUNE 25 or JULY 30 Hsinchu (t.b.c.)


Soundpainting Workshop





Concert with Amale Gadhu, Lee Shih-Yang and Arnaud Lechat

JUNE 4, Taipei, Lin’s Culture, Taipei

時間:2022.06.04 Sat. 1930-21:30
地點:林舍文化 Lin’s Culture(台北市中正區新生南路一段138-1號1F)
Amale Gadhu
Arnaud Lechat
Lee Shih-Yang
Mark van Tongeren
6/4 《變形歌謠演出,台北:林舍文化,
Mark van Tongeren, 貓阿諾, 阿螞樂.卡督, 李世揚


Concert IUooUI

JUNE 25 or JULY 30 Hsinchu (t.b.c.)



Annual retreat: 2 x 4-day Resonance / Overtone Singing Intensive, Part II

June 12-15, Hualien

The yearly intensive to learn overtone singing and much more.

Part Two is Only for advanced singers / old students.

Find more details and register here.





Soundpainting Workshop
8/20 Mark 工作坊,台北:林舍文化,
Soundpainting發展暨演出計畫-工作坊⑤【Catch the Spirit】
+ + + you might also be interested in the other ones:
工作坊① 董籬【看聲音,聽畫面-跨領域即興創作】:

工作坊② 方駿圍【白畫布-即興表演者的練功場】

工作坊③ 鍾繼儀【你曾聽過,但不一定理解的聲音——北管音樂】

工作坊④ 張晏慈【不完美的圓是最完美的生活】

工作坊⑤ Mark van Tongeren【Catch the Spirit】

工作坊⑥ Arnaud Lechat【即興練習 – 希臘神話的啟發】


Concerts IUooUI @ Taipei Fringe Festival

August 21, 24, 26, 28



Dulan Voice Yoga Retreat

Stay tuned for updates.


Oorbeek: Kavel LP

Here they are! 12 sonic snapshots of the semi-unguided missile called Oorbeek.

Ja, ze zijn er! 12 momentopnames van het half-ongeleide projectiel dat Oorbeek heet.

Cut to tape by Kasper Frenkel in the Electric Monkey studios in Amsterdam using loads of vintage equipment. Mixed down, with real tape, in fact, for some of the effects, by Kasper Frenkel and Mark van Tongeren.

Onversneden opgenomen en gemixed in de Electric Monkey Studios, Amsterdam, met vintage studio apparatuur,


Packaged with Oorbeek’s own artwork in a limited, numbered edition of 320. Each LP sleeve in silk screen print was handmade by Oorbeek.

Kavel is ingepakt in eigen artwork – 320 unieke, genummerde exemplaren in zeefdruk.



Go to Blowpipe Records for listening and to order your own copy of the vinyl + redeem code, or ask your local record store. Official release date: October 14, 2020.

Ga naar Blowpiperecords voor beluistering en om je eigen vinyl exemplaar + download te bestellen, of vraag je platenboer ernaar (officiële releasedatum: 14 oktober).

All of the band members during the recording:

Alle leden tijdens de opnamesessies:


↑ Peter Cleutjens, drums, percussion

↑ Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, bass

↑ Maarten Hepp, voice and acoustic and electronic instruments

↑ Serge Onnen, trumpet

↑ Arie Altena, electric guitar, banjo, marimbas

↑ Mark van Tongeren, voice and acoustic and electronic instruments

and  ↑ Alice Smits, electric guitar



Check out impressions of the unique silk screen covers while listening to the Jew’s harps of Maarten Hepp and Mark van Tongeren, accompanied by the rhythm section, on this video.

Hier voorbeelden van de 320 unieke, gezeefdrukte hoezen op een rijtje, met de mondharpen van Maarten Hepp en Mark van Tongeren +  ritme sectie.


Search for Oorbeek’s deep past on Arie Altena’s Oorbeek pages, like texts and reviews about Oorbeek, or here on Fusica.


Amsterdam’s most uncompromising

7-piece weird-jazz-avant-rock outfit


organically blends

atmospheric film music with hard rock,

tribal vocals with distorted New Age bells

and yodel with dub.

For experienced listeners only!


↑  Oorbeek in the Electric Monkey studios, July 2018.

From left to right: Arie Altena (gtr), Peter Cleutjens (drs), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (bs), Mark van Tongeren (vc), Alice Smits (gtr), Serge Onnen (tpt), Maarten Hepp (vc).


Shipping and streaming  now.

Get it at / ga naar Blowpipe Records.



↓  180-grams coloured, marbled vinyl, silkscreen cover


Oorbeek’s X-mas 7″

After some years of relative silence, the full seven-piece collective of Oorbeek reunited again this Summer to record in the Electric Monkey Studios in Amsterdam. We did some cool new stuff in those two days, and picked out some of our time-tested game pieces, which are guaranteed to produce music no one has ever heard before (our two motto’s are ‘Oorbeek always starts over again’ and ‘Oorbeek liberates sound’).



As a band proclaiming to do things differently, every time we play together, we decided to make a fresh rendition of two all-too-familiar Christmas tunes. That’s right, Oorbeek is joining the musical madness of X-mas, where dozens of groups and singers produce scores of iterations of the melodies we know so well. Of course Oorbeek would not be Oorbeek if it did not give that unique … what shall we call it…  New Dutch Swing-twist.

Now hear for yourself if you can recognise these tunes and sing along in your own language. Get the 7″ or listen to the tracks for free at Blowpipe Records.

And look out for more vinyl and downloads from the Electric Monkey sessions to come out in 2019.

If you use Facebook, you surely will like Oorbeek there.

Watch Oorbeek on Youtube.