December 15, 2023

Date: December 15th                 Time: 20h                Price: 10€* / 2€ with Stadspas**

As winter arrives, Treehouse NDSM brings together two creative powerhouses that represent different sides of the Amsterdam music scene. We invite all adventurous listeners with great taste to experience the fiery musical mash of Teis Semey’s punk-infused avant-garde jazz, and the vibrant classical music of pianist Ischico Velzel & clarinettist Santiago Lurueña. The latter will present enchanting compositions from Spain adorned with lively rhythms and captivating harmonies; Italy, featuring lyrical and neo-romantic melodies; and France, with neoclassical themes and unique compositions.

Live at our Place is a series of monthly intimate concerts by Treehouse NDSM’s musicians-in-residence. Our industrial Pavilion building will be turned into the musicians’ own living room, tuned each time to their own particular style and vibe. We invite you to our place, grab a drink, sit on the couch (or dance!), and enjoy the tunes that our talented community is working on during their stay at Treehouse NDSM.

/ In partnership with We Are Public \


Teis Semey, the "bad boy of Dutch jazz" (Trouw), is recognised by a fierce and explosive style of playing improvised music. Semey's music takes place in the cross-section between jazz, punk and electronic improvised music. "Semey's playing grabs you by the shoulders, and screams a story into your face. But a story with depth and nuance", Jazzism wrote about Semey. "Teis Semey has the aggression of punk and the sensibility of choral music", NRC wrote. On his third full length album Mean Mean Machine (Zennez Records), the Danish guitarist uses the full range of his sound palette to bring us a "punk-infused avant-garde indie-jazz album".

More info: Spotify | Instagram | YouTube


Ischico Velzel is a young pianist who takes her audience on a journey into the world of classical music with an innovative perspective. She has found her own voice by pushing the boundaries of the genre. Active as a solo pianist and chamber musician, her playing is praised by critics for its creativity, effortless expression, and technical fluency. She has performed at internationally renowned venues such as the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam, Casa Batlló in Barcelona, and Sloane Square in London. Her performances have been featured on radio, including NPO Klassiek and SBS Australia. Ischico enjoys exploring adventurous piano repertoires and recently won the first prize at the Lamond Prize, a competition for unknown piano repertoire.

More info: Website | Instagram | YouTube


Born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1994, Santiago began his Bachelor at the Badajoz Conservatory of Music. After that, he moved to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen to complete a Master’s Degree with Annelien van Wauwe, and also studied early music with Benjamin Dieltjens and Nicola Boud. He has been invited to play with orchestras such as the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Frascati Symphonic, Antwerpen Camerata, as well as participated in many festivals. Improvising and performing other styles like jazz or Klezmer music, Santiago always had interest in breaking the boundaries of a regular performance. He currently develops his main chamber music activity with the Phasma Trio, and he is founder of the Ensemble Opus 9.

More info: Instagram

*+ admin. costs until the event date at 12h / 14€ at the door

** you can buy the ticket at the door showing your Stadspas

Teis Semey
tt. neveritaweg 55-57
1033 WB Amsterdam, NH