Very happy to play with Laura again. We did 4 concerts in 2 days in the beautiful venue of the Roode Bioscoop. With Laura, Lennart Heyndels and Onno Govaert.
Thanks to Bimhuis productions, I had the opportunity to compose and record some new material for the project “La selva de los relojes” with the poetry of Federico García Lorca. I hope I can give some more news very soon!
With Björk Níelsdóttir, Marta Warelis, George Dumitriu and George Hadow. And recording with Marc Schots and Ron Ruiten.
Photos by George Dumitriu
Togther with Oene van Geel and Setareh Nafisi, we prepared a concert improvising on melodies and structures by Beethoven for the Beethoven Festival. It was a fun concert, always on the tip of the chair, ready to act. We finished the concert with two arrangements by Oene, where the people of Pynarello joined us.
Here what Veerensmederij says about the concert: “Great Beethoven day yesterday! Wonderful kick-off with Ragazze Quartet and Joris van Rijn in Beethoven opus 132. What a great piece! Then Pynarello with songs in septet arrangement. And a great end to the day with Oene van Geel, (what the man can’t do?) Setareh Nafisi (actually the same thing) and Pau Mesafrets (that man is a cello) Never heard such a great swinging Fur Elise. And Oene had also made a few spectacular arrangements in the form of Beathoven 5 with 3 Pynarelli in a beautiful guest role. We will all continue bravely!” – Translated from Dutch by google traslate.
Photos by Stefan Forsten
Sonce, the project lead by Maryana Golovchenko, was recording the project Five Seasons. Together with Cengiz Arslanpay in flutes and electronics. We have been working in some old Ucrainean songs with an open and approach but keeping one feet in the tradition. We are now on the process of mixing. I hope I can present the album soon!
One more adventure with my good friend Tijn Wybenga. As a culmination of what it had to be a tour in the netherlands, we were planning to record a new album with the whole orchestra. The tour wasn’t possible, but fortunately we were able to play 2 concerts for the Grachtenfestival and record for a whole week at the Bimhuis. With, Pablo Rodriguez, Yanna Pelser, George Dumitriu, Pau Sola, Alessandro Fongaro, Teis Semey, Felix Back, Tom Pritchard, Federico Calcagno, Kika Sprangers, Alistair Payne, Odei Al-Magut, Jamie Peet and Angelo Boltini. Recording with Philipp ten Brink
Photos by: Melle Meivogel
I had the pleasure to play as a guest of Aviv Noam Quartet. First we recorded in Wisseloord studios, and then we could play in the Grachtenfestival. Now the album is out! Don’t doubt in listen to it, and buy a copy to support the artists. Beautiful new music.
With Aviv Noam Quartet – Aviv Noam, Guy Tristan Salomon, Louis J. Bourhis, and Federico Calcagno. And guests Omer Govreen and myself.Continue reading “Aviv Noam Quartet”
This project was started by Maryana Golovchenko. After she contacted me, we started working mainly on traditional melodies from Ukraine -where she comes from-, related to the seasons calendar. Soon after, Cengiz Arslanpay would join us with his modular synths and countless flutes. I add my eccentric cello playing to this trio with a mix of folk and experimental music.
Here the version of Grey Geese with guest Geerte de Koe on violin. It was recorded in Grote Kerk in Den Haag. During the commemoration of the remembrance day, 4th of May.
And here a more psychedelic approach to another traditional melodyContinue reading “Five Seasons – New project”
The ensemble Asko-Schoenberg organized quite an eclectic new year eve. A mix of contemporary music, jazz, pop, and a final DJ in the Muziekgebouw – produced together with the Bimhuis-.
The line up included the Asko-Schoenberg ensemble, the trio Janssen-Glerum-Janssen, Loes Haverkort & LOUIS V, David Kweksilber, and we participated with the AMOK septet.
It was great night!
With: Tijn Wybenga composities & keys, Alistair Payne trompet, Kika Sprangers sax, George Dumitriu altviool, Pau Sola cello, Alessandro Fongaro bas, Alex Brajkovic drums
Thanks to Tijn’s Nieuwe Makers fond, I had the opportunity to collaborate with him and his band AMOK in many occasions the last two years.
NTR, a dutch tv channel (I think…) did an episode of New generation with him in dialogue with Martin Fondse. In that episode, we recorded some new tunes by Tijn with the AMOK orchestra.
Here the full concert (starting in a duo by me and Angelo Boltinin on electronics)
And here the episode:
With: Kika Sprangers sax, Alistair Payne trumpet, Federico Calcagno clarinet/bass clarinet, Salvoandrea Lucifora trombone, Luka Batista guitar, Freek Mulder bass, Tom Pritchard vibraphone, Felix Back keys, Margot Kolodziej violin, Pablo Rodriguez violin, Annemarie Hensens viola, Pau Sola cello, Angelo Boltini live electronics, Alex Brajkovic drums, Tijn Wybenga conductor