Mother Tongue – Molla Sylla voice/mbira/xalam, Oscar jan Hoogland electric clavichord and Frank Rosaly drums – recently recorded a great half hour piece in de Rode Bioscoop as part of the Amarte Concert Series. Enjoy watching the trio at work – we also recommend hooking up to some good speakers for real closed eyes listening pleasure.
Thanks to the Roode Bioscoop, to Isla van Hout for the production, to the camera people and to Marc Schots for a more that fantasic recording.
Doek composes for solo improvisers, a new and ongoing series on Doek RAW featuring original artwork by Lena Czerniawska.
“I wrote a series of little musical phrases and gestures with space for improvisation in between, around, underneath, above, throughout. A way to approach the piece is seeing it as a dialogue between the improviser and the composed elements in the score, which ideally trigger a certain way of improvising.
John Dikeman and Peter Jacquemyn performed an improvised duo livestream at the wonderful Werkplaats Walter in Brussels. The video is still up on their website and includes an introductory interview with Lies Steppe. This is beautifully filmed with excellent sound so it’s well worth your time.
John Dikeman, Peter Jacquemyn Duo
The first five episodes of Eric Boeren’s Musicians talk can be seen on the YouTube playlist above.
We hope to find funding to continue this series; in the meantime here’s plenty to stimulate your curiosity.
MUSICIANS TALK On tour, over dinner, in the car, in the train, at airports, during and after rehearsals, musicians don’t tend to talk much about music, but when they do you get to hear ins and outs that somehow never seem to surface in articles.
In several round table discussions, Eric Boeren spoke with musicians he has played with over the years.
Han Bennink, John Engels, Michael Vatcher and Frank Rosaly talk about playing along with records on newspapers and kitchen chairs, about lefthanded set ups and about tuning a snare drum. “Jo Jones always played with the snares off!”
On tour, over dinner, in the car, in the train, at airports, during and after rehearsals musicians don’t tend to talk much about music, but when they do you get to hear ins and outs that somehow never seem to surface in articles.