Featured Artist – Wilbert de Joode
Wilbert de Joode has been playing bass since 1982 and is self-taught. He originally worked with groups that improvised with jazz as starting point. His idiosyncratic approach soon attracted attention and resulted in numerous invitations in the fields of music, dance and visual arts.
De Joode can now be regarded as one of the leading specialists in the fields of collective improvisation and Instant Composing. Creating new music on the spot calls for a free spirit who is always searching and taking risks – someone who can start from ‘nothing’ and doesn’t allow the ego to prevail. That’s Wilbert de Joode.
Characteristic are his extensive musical vocabulary, expressiveness, tone, sound imagery and the use of gut strings. These qualities make de Joode an in-demand bass player in a variety of groups around the world, and also a respected teacher and inspiration in the field of improvisation.