living room concert part XXVI & XXVII


This will be the first sign of life after the H.A.N.S festival in February.

May 28th we will host living concert part XXVI and XXVII with; Orphax and Stratosphere.

Orphax (NL).

Amsterdam based musician and trained drummer Sietse van Erve was introduced to electronic music in the early nineties. After playing around with tracker software, he eventually recorded his first music with beats and melodies in 1998, but soon lost interest in both. He started researching new sounds and new ways of working – always with an organic touch, including incorporating sounds that would be regarded by others as errors or mistakes, as life isn’t without errors either. Most of his work is improvised, using a laptop and random objects ranging from keyboards, plastic cups being played with a bow, to vocals. The result is an organic lo-fi form of drone and minimal music. Besides being organic most of the Orphax’s releases are melancholic and even sad.

Stratosphere (B).

“In the early 90’s stratosphere started experimenting with music. Using analog  tape devices combined with synth sounds, the first songs were created. After these first steps, audio recordings were added that complemented and defined the typical stratosphere feel. Spheric soundcapes with harmonic melodies became the signature sound of stratosphere. This resulted in a few releases in the next years together with some live performances. Feeding on these experiences, more acoustic instruments (including guitar) were added which created an even more harmonic sound.

We feel this will be an excellent start for 2016, and we’ve got more great artists lined up for you later this year (you can already mark July 8th on your calendar). Stay tuned.

orphax en stratosphere

Tickets as usual € 10,00 (including drinks)

Doors open 19:30 hrs. @ Schoolstraat 87, Goor

We hope to see you next week!


Treha Sektori +B/\rst +N+[Bolt] + Machinefabriek + The Star Pillow + Stringstrang + Modelbau

LIVE 27/02/2016 DE REGGEHOF GOOR There’s this guy named Hans and he does what probably a whole lot of people would like to do, Hans organizes gigs in his own house. He’s been doing that…

Source: Treha Sektori +B/\rst +N+[Bolt] + Machinefabriek + The Star Pillow + Stringstrang + Modelbau

the week after H.A.N.S


you were wondering why it took so long to post a reaction about the H.A.N.S festival  at De Reggehof last week. So am I. Since last week I have been struggling to find the right words to express my feelings. I’m not sure myself, but the first 2 days following the festival it looked like all inspiration vanished and I felt kind of sad.

At first, I thought I was disappointed because of the number of people that visited us in Goor. However, those who were there were so enthusiastic, this could not be the case. Then it struck me, it felt like an addict whose rush was over…. I did not want it to be over.

The weeks prior to the festival were so very busy for me. Preparing everything and sending out the last e-mails. I felt a tremendous positive energy building up to Saturday the 27th, H-day. And what a day it was. We could not be happier. Everything went smooth and by the book!

Mieke, Robin, Jamie and I had a wonderful day meeting all you nice people. Seeing all you artists and friend and listening to some beautiful and impressive music. This day is engraved in our hearts and minds forever.

We would like to thank the following;

Respect and thanks, Dirk Serries, Rutger Zuydervelt, Frans de Waard, Paolo Monti, George Mensink, Jan Kees Helms, B/\rst, Treha Sektori, N + [ BOLT ] and Patricia van de Camp.

A warm thank you to Ruut te Veldhuis and all at De Reggehof for letting us use this great venue (people are still talking about it). Thank you to all volunteers for helping out, we wouldn’t have pulled it off without you.

Thanks to Ric Brand for bringing us the amps on such short notice, much appreciated.

A huge thank you goes out to Jeanette Petrik and her crew from Food Loops Enschede for serving us the incredible food!

Thank you to all promoters who shared our posts on facebook, posters and flyers.

Hails go out to Axl, Jurre and Clemens for making it sound and look so damn good.

An extra special thanks to Pascal Nijenhuis for all his help, advice and all the time he put into this dream of us. You are friend, inspirer and a true professional.

Finally,  thanks to Mieke, Robin and Jamie for putting up with me. I know it has not always been easy for the three of you, especially the last few weeks.

And as they say “the first time is always the hardest!”

Love & Respect,




StringStrang || Jan Kees Helms

Performing at the H.A.N.S festival this Saturday StringStrang.

De Reggehof in Goor will host Harmonics And Nonadaptive Sounds with no less than 9 artists from France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Holland. 

Tickets available here!

Or you can send me an e-mail ( stating number of tickets and we will send you a paypal money request. Tickets will be waiting for you at the venue. 

<p><a href=”″>StringStrang – Vanishing Ghosts</a> from <a href=””>jankeeshelms</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

H.A.N.S festival presale tickets

To all foreign music lovers interested in the upcoming H.A.N.S festival!


If Dutch isn’t you native tongue and you want to preorder tickets without using the internetsite of De Reggehof we offer a little help.

Send us an e-mail with your name, and number of tickets you want to order and we will send you a PayPal money request. The tickets will be waiting for you at the venue.

e-mail address: Hans van der Velden ;