doek impro workshops – starting 24 October!

Posted on 13 October 2020 in News

Photo: Maarten van der Kamp

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. They are keen to share their knowledge! The first workshop kicks off on 24 October and will be led by Kaja Draksler, who writes: I would like the participants to bring their own compositions and we then work from there on how to develop improvisational and personal language through composition.

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 musicians find their own improvisational voice and develop skills and insights around creativity, listening, concentration, memory, energy, intention, trust, respect, decision-making, risk-taking and responsibility. A different Doek musician will lead each workshop, so every workshop will be different – and fun!

The daylong workshop will comprise two sessions (11-13.30 and 15-17) followed by a presentation concert in the evening. Cost of the workshop is €20 and €15 for students. There is a maximum of 10 students per workshop. We will follow all COVID-19 regulations and precautions that apply at the time of the workshop.

If you are interested in taking part please send a short cv and motivation (1/2 page) and 1 mp3 or video representative of your music to .

Date                     Workshop leader*
24 October           Kaja Draksler
21 November        Michael Moore
19 December        Wolter Wierbos
09 January           Wilbert de Joode
23 January           Eric Boeren
13 February         Jasper Stadhouders
27 February         John Dikeman
13 March              Ada Rave
27 March              Marts Warelis
17 April                Oscar Jan Hoogland
* subject to change