Ezdanitoff

Ezdanitoff
Wouter Jaspers & Frans de Waard

Ezdanitoff – Komeet (2010) by Wouter Jaspers

Ezdanitoff is the project-driven collaboration of Dutch soundartists Frans de Waard (Kapotte Muziek, GOEM, Beequeen) and Wouter Jaspers (Franz Fjödor, PreSat). Ezdanitoff reinterpretates the past of experimental composed music, creating new work around different theme’s and techniques. Currently Ezdanitoff is on tour with their project “Bandwidth,” based on John Cage’s Imaginary Landscape 4, in which they perform live with radio signals and analog electronica. Ezdanitoff prefers not to play for the audience, but with the audience. Together they also host workshops and talks on contemporary electronic experimental music.

Frans de Waard (Nijmegen, 1965) started his label Korm Plastics in 1984, and at the same time founded Kapotte Muziek, with Christian Nijs (who left in 1987). Since 1995 Kapotte Muziek includes De Waard, Peter Duimelinks and Roel Meelkop, since 2003 entirely devoted to playing live music. De Waard also has musical involvement with Beequeen, Goem, Zebra, The Tobacconists, Ezdanitoff, Wander and has had various monnikers such as Quest, Post Destruction Music, Shifts, Freiband, Surge and his own name. He has released music on many different labels and played all over the planet. In 1986 he started a fanzine called Vital, which expanded in 1995 to Vital Weekly on the internet, which is still an ongoing affair. (www.fransdewaard.com) From 1992 to 2003 he was actively involved in running Staalplaat in Amsterdam and these days curates the Brombron project for Dutch based art center Extrapool.