coming up in october

Posted on 8 October 2021 in News


We all have to get used to getting out and about again. Here’s some October events to tempt you.

October 7: Kaja Draksler 8tet, AMOK festival, KAAP Brugge
October 15: Zea and Oscar Jan Hoogland, Moira Utrecht
October 17: LOOT, Holynote, Holysloot
October 23: Doek Impro workshop with Wilbert de Joode, Splendor Amsterdam
October 25: Impro Jam, De Ruimte Amsterdam
October 29: Eric Boeren, Marta Warelis, Mike Reid, Tomeka Reed et al, Ditdit-dada-ditdit, De Ruimte Amsterdam

doek impro workshop with ada rave

Posted on 28 September 2021 in News


Doek is presenting a series of impro workshops in Splendor. This Saturday 2 October Ada Rave will lead the workshop. Her approach: ‘In this workshop we will compose music together through spontaneous communication, working on expanding our palette of sounds and using it as material for improvisation. We will play with textural and formal ideas to let the music move through the space.’

The daylong workshop will comprise two sessions (11-13.30 and 15-17) followed by a presentation concert in the evening.

Ada Rave, Felicity Provan Duo at Pintotonics n+1

Posted on 11 September 2021 in Concerts


13th September @ Pintotonics n+1
open: 19.00 uur | start solo set: 19.30 uur | einde avond: 22.00 uur
toegang € 10 studenten/CJP € 7 (contant) | gratis voor Vrienden van Huis De Pinto

SET 1: SOLO
SIMON ROSE / BARITON SAX

SET 2: DUO
FELICITY PROVAN / CORNET, STEM
ADA RAVE / TENORSAXOFOON, KLARINET

Simon Rose will perform solo on baritone saxophone. He will employ an open improvisation
approach. From a primary interest in sound, he draws on an interest in harmonics, multi-phonics, circular breathing and so on together with the varying textural possiblities found within the antique baritone’s different registers.

doek impro workshops

Posted on 10 September 2021 in News

Doek is organizing a series of workshops in Splendor in Amsterdam. Doek musicians are renowned for their skills and experience in the field of improvised music and they are keen to share their knowledge with you!

Photo: Maarten van der Kamp

The Doek approach to improvisation is not tied to any particular style, it’s about self-expression and drawing on musical experiences to create in the moment. The workshops will help you find your own improvisational voice and develop skills and insights around creativity, listening, concentration, memory, energy, intention, trust, respect, decision-making, risk-taking and responsibility.

Frank Rosaly, John Dikeman site specific tour August 13, Amsterdam leg

Posted on 12 August 2021 in Concerts, Video

Frank Rosaly and John Dikeman will be doing a series of site specific outdoor performances throughout the Netherlands. The route is approximate.

Part 2
August 13
19.00 Westerpark, under the bridge
20.00 Nieuwe Hemweg, by the thingy
21.00 Bijlmer, Doek headquarters near Metro Kraaienest
Click the link for google map

The August 8 tour was exhilarating and exhausting. Big thanks to everyone involved especially Eric from JazzBlazzt and Gilbert from Koffie en Ambacht.

This tour is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten as a part of the Balcony Scenes series.