zondag 26 mei 2013

Terry Riley's in C during the Fontys Chamber Music Exams and much more

We heard some great chamber music exams last week

Riley, in C

The best ensembles performed at the Fontys Chamber Music night in the Tilburg Mercedes Garage

F.Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen by PaulaStemkens, sopraan, Steven van Gool,piano, Floris vanAlebeek, klarinet

10blake songs, R. Vaughn Williams by Tom Sanderman and Kiki Luijtwieler

Crumb, Madrigals book 3 by SophieOltheten, harp, Irina Bedicova, zang, Mishel Tawfik, slagwerk

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)- 'Se l'aura spira tutta vezzosa' uit 'Primo libro d'arie musicali'(1930), Marleen de Bruijn and Hans Schepens

Fontys classical saxophone day

At the Fontys Conservatory Andreas and me organized a classical sax day,

We did two workshops about old saxes and a brief history of the evolution of the classical saxophone sound.

With the whole group of participants we played Eduardo Marturet's Canto LLano.

This was the rehearsal

Andreas and me played a short recital on two baris:

Leclair excerpt

Knee Gas (on) by Ryan Brown (world premier of the two baris version)/ This piece was a discovery for me and I hope to play it many times more. It was written for the fabulous bass clarinet duo 'Sqwonk'.

The performance of the Marturet (2)should have been a flash mob type of thing outside. But the weather didn't permit it.

zaterdag 25 mei 2013

Part of a very eclectic free impro with Splendor musicians

David Dramm started singing this song, and all I could do was listen...

Me, Andre Heuvelman, Martin Fondse and David Dramm improvised a completely free session of over an hour in Koffiehuis van de Koninklijke Lloyd.


maandag 13 mei 2013

Me with Konrad Koselleck Big Band May 2013

Wow, what an energetic night! and I did a great discovery.

The KKBB played 'Play Beck', music by Beck, from Songreader, an 'album' only published as sheet music.


Henk Kraaijenveld, the winner of the 2013 vocal jazz competition came along:


As well as the ver charming Deborah Carter and more video

Tini Thomsen is alto sax and bass clarinet in the band. She played a poetic intro

And my discovery was Marike Jager. Turns out she is a fellow Lomo Amigo, but also posses a fantastic voice with great emotional impact. This video was very touching.

I suggest you go see the KKBB at the Amsterdam Bimhuis whenever you can, not only because the Bimhuis is the nicest concert hall in the Netherlands, but also because it will be a night you will never forget. Even when I am not a guest :-)


donderdag 9 mei 2013

Saturday May 11, 2013, Wet Notes, new music

Amstel Quartet Live in Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, 11 May 2013, 20:15 reserve at info@amstelquartet.nl


Interview with composer Sander Germanus


woensdag 1 mei 2013

Coming Monday: Ties is a guest at the Amsterdam Bimhuis with the Konrad Kosseleck Big Band!