Interviews by Kaja Draksler
Susana Santos Silva
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.
The Impro Train is back, baby!
Three sets by two ensembles. Go to one, go to them all, either way it’ll be a fabulous evening.
Saxophone, piano and percussion form the sound of Hupata!, alongside a wonky, wobbly, rickety, going hog wild wagon filled with toys, which transform and take shapes of birds, elephants, camels, taking you for a journey.
Marta Warelis – piano
Frank Rosaly – drums
Aaron Lumley – bass
John Dikeman – saxophone
Hot off the press, this debut recording will be released digitally and as a CD this Friday in time for Bandcamp free Friday. Check Doek RAW on bandcamp. Featuring photography by Sara Morris.
Sunday at De Ruimte was recorded last year during the Doek LIVE! Festival. A tour of the Netherlands was expected this winter, thanks in part to the Balcony Scenes fund by the Fonds Podiumkunsten.
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!
Doek Festival LIVE! presented numerous challenges for us as an organization but we are very proud that we were able to present a wide variety of fantastic live music in a responsible way. The festival was smaller, and not as many people traveled from abroad to perform or attend, but the spirit was soaring among those who were there.
Here’s a collection of images from the festival, shot by members of the audience.
Part 1 features photography of our dear friend Cristina Marx, #Photomusix.