Kaja Draksler Octet – In Time

Posted on 30 November 2021 in Media, Video

This newly published video is made of excerpts from the latest Kaja Draksler Octet project: In Time. Based on the writings of Matsuo Bashō, this continues Kaja’s work integrating poetry with her own poetic compositional sensibilities.

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.

Mofaya w Jaimie Branch and Luke Stewart Tour

Posted on 10 August 2021 in Audio, Concerts, News

14 Mofaya!, Jazz Blazzt, Heerlen
17 !Mof!aya! ft Luke Stewart Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin, DE
18 !Mof!aya! ft Luke Stewart with guest George Cremaschi, Punctum, Prague
19 ¡Mofaya! ft Jaimie Branch and Luke Stewart, Kulturforum Villach, Villach, AT
21 ¡Mofaya! ft Jaimie Branch and Luke Stewart, Jazz an einem Sommerabend, Krefeld, DE
22 !Mof!Aya! ft Luke Stewart, Troglobatem Festival, Stuttgart, DE
23 Mikael Szafirowski + !Mof!Aya, PARALLEL PATHWAYS, Duisburg, DE
24 !Mof!Aya!

Doek Composes – Silence by Wilbert de Joode

Posted on 6 August 2021 in Audio, Media

Doek composes for solo improvisers, a new and ongoing series on Doek RAW featuring original artwork by Lena Czerniawska.

Doek Composes
One of the main pillars of Doek is how improvising musicians deal with composed musical elements. When the world was struck by the corona virus and all of us were asked to isolate ourselves as much as possible, we thought: what can we do to perpetuate our music and still share it with our audience and each other?

On Innovation and the Future of Music (and Art)

Posted on 24 June 2021 in Image, Media, News

Interviews by Kaja Draksler

Available here, at Bandcamp

Peter Evans
Thanasis Deligiannis
Susana Santos Silva
Ab Baars
Gianluca Elia
Christopher Dell
Christian Lillinger

Szymon Gąsiorek: drawings
Maga Ćwieluch: graphic design and DTP

On Innovation and the Future of Music (and art) is a collection of interviews by Kaja Draksler and drawings by Szymon Gąsiorek. The seven conversations with musicians of different age, background and origin, took place between April and July 2020, mostly via email.
The artists talk about their ideas about the future of music and their relationship with the concept of innovation and legacy.