Doek Composes – A Bunch of Little Gestures by Jasper Stadhouders

Posted on 2 April 2021 in Audio, Media

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.

Doek Composes – Emptier by Michael Moore

Posted on 1 February 2021 in Audio, Media

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

“Emptier was written after hearing news of Cor Fuhler’s passing. The title refers to both how life is during the Covid-19 pandemic and how it is without Mr. Fuhler.
It’s sappy, I know, and Cor would have hated it, but I remain true to myself, as Cor always was.”
Michael

Doek Composes
One of the main pillars of Doek is how improvising musicians deal with composed musical elements.

Doek Composes – Don’t Look by John Dikeman

Posted on 1 December 2020 in Audio, Media

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

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

“please sight read this piece.
Do not look at the following pages.
Print on double sided paper.
Ideally, you probably want to start playing
before turning this page.

This is the text on the cover page of the piece Don’t Look and it contains the only important instruction: don’t look at the material before you start recording it.

Doek Composes – Passage by Kaja Draksler

Posted on 6 November 2020 in Audio, Concerts

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

The second publication in this series on Doek RAW is composed by pianist Kaja Draksler. She wrote a piece called Passage. When we asked her to write a short text to accompany her composition, she created a poem by combining definitions from the Cambridge dictionary.

Passage

A way of escape.

The passage of time- the process of time going past.

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.