DOEK FESTIVAL 2018 - THIS IS OUR MUSIC Thursday 14 June – Sunday 17 June This year, Doek will go back to its roots and focus on the projects of its individual
DOEK FESTIVAL 2018 – THIS IS OUR MUSIC
Thursday 14 June – Sunday 17 June
This year, Doek will go back to its roots and focus on the projects of its individual members. Each core musician has taken the liberty to pick a group that explores or expresses something personal to them. Of course, the result is quite a varied programme with musicians from across the globe. Performances will take place at Splendor, the Bimhuis, De Ruimte, and numerous surprise venues for the annual bicycle tour. Doek will also host workshops in the Bimhuis. 12 sessions in total with each Doek core member leading at least one session. The workshop ensemble will have a final performance during the bike tour.
Eric Boeren 4tet
• Eric Boeren cornet; Michael Moore alto sax, clarinet; Wilbert de Joode double bass; Han Bennink drums
The Eric Boeren 4tet is a high-water mark for the Doek collective. Originally inspired by the classic quartets of Ornette Coleman, it has grown over the years to embrace more fully Boeren’s own vision. Brilliantly blending composition with improvisation by four masterful improvisers.
Ab Baars Trio
• Ab Baars tenor sax; Wilbert de Joode double bass; Martin van Duynhoven drums
Another pinnacle of Dutch improvised music, the Ab Baars Trio has existed for nearly 30 years. Far more than just another sax, bass and drums trio, the group creates some of the most strikingly original music of any “jazz” trio you’ll find. While it is led by Ab Baars, there is an incredible freedom given all three members which brings out the best in everyone. It makes perfect sense that Wilbert de Joode would choose this group for “This is Our Music”.
The Coimbra Project
• John Dikeman tenor sax; Luis Vicente trumpet; Alexander Hawkins piano; Hugo Antunes double bass; Mark Sanders drums
In 2017, John Dikeman, Luis Vicente and Hugo Antunes were given a residency in Coimbra, PT at the venue Salão Brazil. With 4 days to record, rehearse and present concerts on 2 evenings, they had a chance to put together this ensemble. They decided to invite two exemplary musicians from the British scene. Alexander Hawkins, no stranger to the Bimhuis, is one of the leading lights of young European improvisers. For the original residency Roger Turner was the drummer, however, due to a previous engagement, Mark Sanders has been enlisted to complete the group for the festival. Together, this ensemble represents everything John Dikeman wants in improvising musicians: sensitivity, spontaneity, deep listening, and an absolute willingness to tear it up.
DoekDOEK – FESTIVAL, COLLECTIVE, FOUNDATION FOR IMPROVISATION – IS BASED IN AMSTERDAM AND LED BY AN ARTISTIC CORE OF ERIC BOEREN, KAJA DRAKSLER, JOHN DIKEMAN, OSCAR JAN HOOGLAND, WILBERT DE JOODE, MICHAEL MOORE, JASPER STADHOUDERS AND WOLTER WIERBOS.