Mother Tongue – Molla Sylla voice/mbira/xalam, Oscar jan Hoogland electric clavichord and Frank Rosaly drums – recently recorded a great half hour piece in de Rode Bioscoop as part of the Amarte Concert Series. Enjoy watching the trio at work – we also recommend hooking up to some good speakers for real closed eyes listening pleasure.
Thanks to the Roode Bioscoop, to Isla van Hout for the production, to the camera people and to Marc Schots for a more that fantasic recording.
The first five episodes of Eric Boeren’s Musicians talk can be seen on the YouTube playlist above.
We hope to find funding to continue this series; in the meantime here’s plenty to stimulate your curiosity.
MUSICIANS TALK On tour, over dinner, in the car, in the train, at airports, during and after rehearsals, musicians don’t tend to talk much about music, but when they do you get to hear ins and outs that somehow never seem to surface in articles.
In several round table discussions, Eric Boeren spoke with musicians he has played with over the years.
Han Bennink, John Engels, Michael Vatcher and Frank Rosaly talk about playing along with records on newspapers and kitchen chairs, about lefthanded set ups and about tuning a snare drum. “Jo Jones always played with the snares off!”
On tour, over dinner, in the car, in the train, at airports, during and after rehearsals musicians don’t tend to talk much about music, but when they do you get to hear ins and outs that somehow never seem to surface in articles.
Stichting Doek is op zoek naar twee enthousiaste kandidaten voor de functies van algemeen bestuurslid
Het bestuur van Stichting Doek bestaat op dit moment uit 5 onbezoldigde leden. Het bestuur houdt toezicht op het beleid van de Artistieke Commissie van Doek, op de algemene gang van zaken binnen de stichting en staat de coördinator van Doek met raad terzijde. Het bestuur richt zich op de belangen van de stichting, waarbij ze de inhoudelijke missie en visie van de stichting onderschrijft. Het bestuur vergadert 4 à 5 keer per jaar in Amsterdam en / of via video calls.
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.