Doek Workshops February – John Dikeman, Jasper Stadhouders

Posted on 29 January 2021 in Concerts, News

February 13 – John Dikeman
February 27 – Jasper Stadhouders
Splendor
Workshop 12.00 -14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00
“What We Did Today” performance 19:30

Our schedule for the Doek Workshops keeps changing. February we have 2/3 of Cactus Truck giving workshops for advanced improvisers.
John Dikeman will be investigating philosophies of listening and form in group improvisation.
Jasper will be focusing on his approach to rhythms, polyrhythms, how to study and implement them in a musical way.

The daylong workshop will comprise two sessions (12 – 14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00) followed by a presentation concert in the evening.

Doek Workshop – Wolter Wierbos

Posted on 2 December 2020 in Concerts, News


Photo Peter Fey
December 19
Splendor
Workshop 12.00 -14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00
“What We Did Today” performance 19:30

Doek is organizing a series of workshops in Splendor in Amsterdam. Doek musicians are renowned for their skills and experience in the field of improvised music. They are keen to share their knowledge with you!

Wolter Wierbos is world renowned as a trombonist but also as one of the greatest group improvisers/instant composers in the field. A longstanding member of the seminal ensemble ICP, his large ensemble experience also includes Bik Bent Braam, Sean Bergin’s M.O.B.,

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.

Wollo’s Brass Blast

Posted on 29 July 2020 in Concerts, Media, Video

Day 1 of Doek LIVE! at the Peepshow Palace, created by De Warme Winkel, in De Brakke Grond. That’s right, the stage is spinning! And the audience is comfortably seated in their beautiful, individual cabins.

Wollo’s Brass Blast, the quintet trombonist Wolter Wierbos especially put together for the Peepshow Palace, featuring Eric Boeren (cornet), Salvoandrea Lucifora (trombone, sousaphone), Joost Buis (trombone) and Partick Votrian (trombone, tuba, sousaphone).
Excerpt from Train Ride, by the late, great Sean Bergin.