Programme Overview

It is going to be an exciting week with open rehearsals, talks, interviews and, of course, lots of concerts. The focus will be on the work of Anthony Braxton. The whole festival will deal with the boundaries between composition and improvisation and will also feature pieces by Misha Mengelberg and various members of Tri-Centric and Doek.

For detailed day to day information click the on the date in the box!

June 2

12:00 → 13:30 at Zaal 100

Open rehearsal

Entry Free

14:30 → 16:00 at Zaal 100

Open rehearsal

Entry Free

17:00 at OBA (central public library)

Talk by Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton and some of his long-time collaborators will discuss the basic principles behind the Tri-Centric music system Braxton has spent the last five decades developing.

Entry €10/€5(with Oba-pass or Stadspas)

18:00 → 20:00 at Zaal 100

Indonesian vegetarian dinner for musicians and public

Dinner €8 (not included in festival pass)

20:30 at Zaal 100

Concert

A musical round-up of the day’s rehearsals with discussions and interviews led by Kevin Whitehead. Line-ups of various sizes and instrumentation featuring both Doek and Tri-Centric musicians.

Entry €8

June 3

12:00 → 13:30 at Zaal 100

Open rehearsal

Entry Free

14:30 → 16:00 at Zaal 100

Open rehearsal

Entry Free

18:00 → 20:00 at Zaal 100

Organic vegetarian dinner for musicians and public

Dinner €8 (not included in festival pass)

20:30 at Zaal 100

Concert

A musical round-up of the day’s rehearsals with discussions and interviews led by Kevin Whitehead. Line-ups of various sizes and instrumentation featuring both Doek and Tri-Centric musicians.

Entry €8

June 4

20:30 at Bimhuis

Braxton 70: transatlantic encounters

Tri-Centric 10tet; Braxton piece for all 20 musicians
Concert preceded by talk on Anthony Braxton’s music by Taylor Ho Bynum.

Entry €25

June 5

20:30 at Bimhuis

How and Now

All 20 musicians will be on stage for the whole concert and will perform in ensembles of varying size playing improvisations as well as compositions by Eric Boeren, Kaja Draksler (both new works), Taylor Ho Bynum and Carl Testa. The concert will be interspersed with interviews of musicians by Kevin Whitehead.

Entry €20

June 6

20:30 at Bimhuis

Misha Mengelberg Birthday Concert

Various size ensembles playing improvisations and interpretations of Misha Mengelberg pieces and compositions from Michael Moore (new piece), James Fei and Ingrid Laubrock.

Entry €20

June 7

14:00 → 19:00 at Pianola Museum/Torpedo Theater/Het Perron/SIN Straattheater Instituut Nederland

Amsterdam Real Book Bicycle Tour

A regular, and popular, Doek Festival event! This year a cycling voyage of discovery to four of Amsterdam’s smallest theatres, in each of which we present a mini theatre performance back to back with a solo interpretation of a Misha Mengelberg piece by a Doek or Tri-Centric musician.

Tour €15 (limit of 80 places)
Single concerts €5

18:30 → 20:45 at Zaal 100

Indonesian dinner

Dinner €8 (not included in festival pass)

21:00 at Zaal 100

Closing Party

Yedo Gibson Trio featuring Ab Baars – radical interpretations of Misha Mengelberg compositions.
Doek and Tri-Centric DJs.

Entry Free