Next to all the expositions, exhibitions, workshops and pop-up galleries and restaurants there was a wide range of concerts throughout the city during Dutch Design Week. Music venue De Effenaar and DDW worked together to present a music program which had something for everybody. From sweet melodies at Cafe Wilhelmina to crowdsurfing at Stroomhuis. Here are some of the highlights.
At cafe Wilhelmina Scottish singer C. Duncan mesmerized the audience with his dreamy and sweet electronic popsongs which included a lot of beautiful harmonizing.
People who like a little more action in their music could get their fix at Stroomhuis where bands like Iguana Death Cult and JEFF the Brotherhood got the crowd wild with their energetic performances.
At jazzclub Fifth NRE people could sit back and relax with a nice glass of wine while listening to the relaxing music of Danish singer Soren Juul and Zimmerman (solo-project from the bass player of Flemish band Balthazar). Zimmerman proved himself to be a pure singer-songwriter with a beautiful arrangement of subtle songs that will appeal to anyone.
On Saturday people got to put on their dancing shoes for Flamingods with their explosive instrumental set at Area51. The room quickly filled up with curious people when they started playing and within just a few minutes the band got everyone jumping around. Standing still was not an option!
So even if you’re not that into design (it’s ok) the Dutch Design Week has so much more to offer and really brings the city to live. I for one can’t wait till next year.