The Impro Train: Oscar Jan Hoogland, Han Bennink Duo

Posted on 4 May 2021 in Concerts, Image

Last fall Oscar Jan Hoogland and Han Bennink released an excellent album of their long standing duo, Goede Reis, on ICP Records. This March they performed with the duo at the Bimhuis as part of our collaborative series, The Impro Train. No audience was allowed, but cameras were. Watch the two cruise, splatter, jip and flrp over compositions of Misha Mengelberg, Thelonious Monk, Paul Termos, and Cor Fuhler, as well as some originals and fully improvised pieces. …and swing, they also swing!

John Dikeman, Peter Jacquemyn duo at Safe ‘N Sounddays

Posted on 1 April 2021 in Concerts

John Dikeman and Peter Jacquemyn performed an improvised duo livestream at the wonderful Werkplaats Walter in Brussels. The video is still up on their website and includes an introductory interview with Lies Steppe. This is beautifully filmed with excellent sound so it’s well worth your time.

Watch here:
John Dikeman, Peter Jacquemyn Duo

Doek Workshops February – John Dikeman, Jasper Stadhouders

Posted on 29 January 2021 in Concerts, News

February 13 – John Dikeman
February 27 – Jasper Stadhouders
Workshop 12.00 -14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00
“What We Did Today” performance 19:30

Our schedule for the Doek Workshops keeps changing. February we have 2/3 of Cactus Truck giving workshops for advanced improvisers.
John Dikeman will be investigating philosophies of listening and form in group improvisation.
Jasper will be focusing on his approach to rhythms, polyrhythms, how to study and implement them in a musical way.

The daylong workshop will comprise two sessions (12 – 14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00) followed by a presentation concert in the evening.

The Impro Train: Blood Cloud & Oscar Jan Hoogland, Han Bennink Duo CD presentation

Posted on 11 December 2020 in Concerts, News

December 11 – Bimhuis
Blood Cloud
Oscar Jan Hoogland, Han Bennink Duo


For the second edition of the Impro Train (which has actually become the first), we have a stellar line-up of Blood Cloud, a quintet led by Jasper Stadhouders that performed at this years Doek LIVE! festival, as well as the CD presentation of Goede Reis! by Oscar Jan Hoogland and Han Bennink.

Oscar Jan Hoogland, Han Bennink Duo
Goede Reis!

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Although the incredible duo of Oscar Jan Hoogland and Han Bennink has existed for about a decade, Goede Reis!

A Doek December – real live music

Posted on 2 December 2020 in Concerts

We have a number of shows happening in December. Things have changed recently, again, in the Netherlands, but it is still possible to perform live music in a safe and responsible way. Bear in mind, all these shows have audience limits so if you want to make it out, be sure to reserve in advance.


05 Sexy Planet IV w Meral Polat Trio, Wolter Wierbos solo, Michael Moore / Onno Govaert, Sanem Kalfa / George Dumitriu, Sexyland, Amsterdam
06 Dikeman, Glerum duo, Juniper Fields, The Church, Amsterdam
06 Bacchanalia, De Ruimte, Amsterdam
11 Impro Train w Blood Cloud and Han Bennink & Oscar Jan Hoogland, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
14 Onno Govaert Solo, Dikeman, Glerum duo, Huis de Pinto, Amsterdam
16 Blood Cloud, Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek, Eindhoven
17 Sexy Planet V w Jasper Stadhouders/Tristan Renfrow, ZivTaubenfeld/Nico Chientaroli/Wilbert de Joode/Sun-Mi Hong, Harmen Fraanje solo.