Doek composes for solo improvisers, a new and ongoing series on Doek RAW featuring original artwork by Lena Czerniawska.
One of the main pillars of Doek is how improvising musicians deal with composed musical elements. When the world was struck by the corona virus and all of us were asked to isolate ourselves as much as possible, we thought: what can we do to perpetuate our music and still share it with our audience and each other?
The Impro Train rides again on 22 July. Three sets:
19.00 Giuseppe Doronzo solo reeds | Mother Tongue – tickets here
20.30 Natalio Sued solo reeds | Mother Tongue – tickets here
22.00 Ab Baars solo reeds | Mother Tongue – tickets here
Or choose a concert package and hear all three soloists and see how Mother Tongue rises to the challenge (as they surely will) of presenting three different and equally exciting shows.
June 28 – 30, La Malterie, Lille
July 1 Roze Tanker, Amsterdam concert starts 20.00
July 2 Open rehearsal at Zaal 100 from 17:00
July 3 Oude Lutherse Kerk concert starts 15:00
For this first improvised and musical meeting of members of the Doek and Muzzix (Lille) collectives, six musicians will play 3 concerts in Lille, with different line-ups each evening. The 3 evenings of concerts in France will be followed by a return leg in the Netherlands.
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.