Deep Fried Angel Fish

After spending several years focused on playing Eastern European party music with De Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Gijs decided to seek out new musical freedom in Deep Fried Angel Fish: fresh melodies with a sharp edge, improvised jazz influenced by klezmer, Latin and Balkan music. More details...



Hexnut

Hexnut is an ensemble consisting of five soloists who regularly perform within the framework of the Karnatic Lab, the young modern music association responsible for many new developments in Amsterdam's contemporary music scene. More details...


Messing met PVC

Messing met PVC is a duo consisting of flautist Ned McGowan and trumpet player Gijs Levelt, the founders of the Karnatic Lab. They regularly perform with special guests including singer Martha Mavroidi, with whom they recently recorded the CD 'Paximadi'. More details...



De Amsterdam Klezmer Band

De Amsterdam Klezmer Band performs Eastern European Jewish music, influenced by Gypsy and Balkan music. Klezmer is dance and festival music which has been played throughout the ages at weddings and parties all over Europe. More details...


Karnatic Lab

After completion of the course Contemporary Music through Non-Western Techniques at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Gijs Levelt and Ned McGowan initiated the Karnatic Lab, a concert series dedicated to music that is directly or indirectly influenced by non-Western music. It has evolved into more than a concert series: the Karnatic Lab now organises festivals, tours and CD productions. More details...



Axyz Ensemble

The Axyz Ensemble is a group of 14 musicians composing and performing contemporary music with non-Western influences. Axyz is an international group of young musicians, initiated by the Karnatic Lab in Amsterdam. More details...


The Herb Spectacles

The Herb Spectacles were formed in Autumn 1999, originally consisting of three members of The Treble Spankers and one of De Amsterdam Klezmer Band. The music of The Herb Spectacles contains a mixture of South-American Tijuana and mariachi sounds. More details...



Bhedam

To change the original… Sanskrit has one word which covers this vast process: bhedam. Bhedam is an international collective of progressive musicians. They discovered similarities in their great affinity with non-Western influences in their own compositions and in their search for a new sound and for new ways, poised between composition and improvisation. More details...