Nachtstuck Records Is a Record Label Which had its inception in early 2014. In 3 years, we have released about 50 releases digitally-wise, consisting mostly of avant garde music. we donated about 700€ to charity from the labels proceedings
Raoul van der Weide (1949, Fontenailles/France)studied classical violin till 1966 and then started playing and researching new and adventurous possibilities of the double bass in order to develop a personal language and expression as an improviser.
Although basically autodidactic on the instrument he studied classical bass with John Clayton and Norma Brooks and counterpoint with dutch composer/pianist Guus Janssen.
Raoul van der Weide is active as a professional bassplayer since the mid 70's, cooperating with musicians like Guus Janssen, Ernst Reyseger, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, David Kweksilber, Herb Robertson, Konrad 'Conny' Bauer, lol Coxhill, Steve Lacy, Derek Bailey, Tristan Honzinger, Paul Termos, Tobias Delius, Michael Moore, Ab Baars, Peter van Bergen, Luuk Houtkamp, Marc Charig, Vincent Chancey, Augusto Forti, Joost Buis and others.
Gonçalo Almeida born in 1978 Lisbon, Portugal.
Lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he followed studies at Rotterdams Conservatorium, having studied with Heyn van Geyn, Stefan Lievestro, Marius Beets and Peter Leerdman, finishing his master degree in 2008.
Plays in a variety of projects that go from modern jazz, freejazz, jazzcore and free improvisation music, having shared the stage with improvisers such has Ab Baars, Balasz Pandi, Chris Speed, Carlos Zíngaro, Fred Lonberg-Holm , Jasper Stadhouders, Jorrit Dijkstra, Martin van Duynhoven, Rodrigo Amado, Tobias Klein, , Wilbert de Joode, among others.
Also has worked in collaboration with multi media such as video artists, modern dancers, poets and theater makers, worth to mention Arnold Dreyblatt, Julyen Hamilton, Rita Vilhena, etc.
In the main projects that he is involved as double bass player, he has a deep input as a composer.
Nachtstück Records is a label that was created with a commitment to philantropic endeavours. throughout 5 years, we donated 1000 euros to charity and moved people to do the same for us and within ourselves.