Sexy Planet – series for boundless music

Posted on 2 October 2020 in News

Saturday 10 October
Doors open 16:30, show time 17:00 sharp
Tickets €12,50 + €2,50 Sexyland membership.
During the evening John Pastinaak will offer a delicious meal for €10
Capacity 30. Tickets here

Fearless sounds, recalcitrant rhythms and exciting interplay – it’s time to enjoy the best of the Amsterdam adventurous music scene and beyond in this inspiring concert sereis! Improv giants Stichting Doek and Space is the Place, together with De Ruimte, present Sexy Planet in Sexyland and other places.

Programme Sexy Planet 1:

The Ambush Party is aptly named indeed.

Doek Composes – Enkhuizen by Eric Boeren

Posted on 1 October 2020 in Audio, Concerts

Doek Composes for solo improvisers, a new and ongoing series on Doek RAW featuring original artwork by Lena Czerniawska

The first publication in this series on our Bandcamp label Doek RAW is composed by cornettist Eric Boeren. He wrote a piece called Enkhuizen, which is a small town on the coast of the Ijsselmeer in the province of Noord-Holland in The Netherlands. Eric is, amongst many other things, an avid cyclist, and this is Eric’s explanation of how this composition came about:

“With my composition Enkhuizen I have tried to bring one of my theories into practice.

Feecho – Live at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Posted on 21 September 2020 in Audio, Concerts, Media, News

Feecho, the duo of Kaja Draksler and Onno Govaert, has just released a new live album on Doek RAW, Live at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Last summer, a couple of Doek groups toured in Canada and performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This recording comes from that tour. This concert was recorded live at the Ironworks in Vancouver by Ron Ruiten and mixed and mastered by Daniele Martini. Artwork, once again, by Sara Anke.

Boerenbond Release – For Cor

Posted on 2 September 2020 in Audio, Concerts, Media

We’ve just released a recording of the Boerenbond from Doek Festival 2003 in remembrance of Cor Fuhler.

“For Doek Festival 2003 I wrote music for a group with Cor Fuhler (organ and keyolin), Guus Janssen (piano and celesta), Oren Marshall (tuba), Michael Vatcher (trap drums, huge bass drum, gongs) and myself (cornet). We had the chance to practice 3 days extensively. We got ourselves to the point that we could play the music (the ideas) well and fresh.

Doek loses funding

Posted on 26 August 2020 in News

Doek is sorry to announce that our applications for structural four-year funding from both the Performing Arts Fund (FPK) and the Amsterdam Arts Fund (AFK) have been rejected. As things now stand this means that Doek will have no structural funding from the beginning of next year. We are currently considering our options – what is certain is that we have plenty of plans for the future, and want to continue to contribute to the development of improvised music, work with our many partners, and share our music with our audience, locally, nationally and internationally.