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
Liquid Identities, the band started by Federico Calcagno is getting stronger and more stable. We had the opportunity to perform twice at the Bimhuis during the last months.
The first time was with the Keep an Eye international competition, where Liquid Identities got the second prize. It was a nice evening with beautiful people from all over Europe and US.
The second time was with the cycle Rough Diamonds, a cycle where the Bimhuis gives the opportunity to give a concert to 8 different bands of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Listen here to a fragment of the concert:
With Federico Calcagno on clarinets – José Soares on alto saxophone – Adrian Moncada on piano – Nick Thessalonikefs on drums – and myself on cello.
I was really happy to be part of this Amsterdam Modern Orkest with Tijn. Since the end of the
bubble project last August, Tijn started working on a concert with a bigger orkestra that had to be presented at the bimhuis.
It was a great team of international really young players. I’m really glad to be part of them: Tijn Wybenga conductor, Alistair Payne trumpet, Kika Sprangers sax, Odei Al Magut trombon, Federico Calcagno bassclarinet, Andre Lima violin, Pablo Rodriguez violin, George Dumitriu altviolin, Pau Sola cello, Angelo Boltini live electronics, Felix Back synthesizers, Vuma Levin guitar, Allesandro Fongaro contrabass / bassguitar, Alex Brajcovic drums, Ruven Ruppik percussion.
You can listen to the whole live concert in the Bimhuis radio!
Every first Monday of the month at the Bimhuis one dancer and one musician chose a team that will have the opportunity to experiment and improvise live with an audience from the very beginning.
This session, on March the 5th, was one of the last ones after a lot of years of doing it every month. I’m really happy I had the opportunity to play with this great musicians and dancers.
Curators: Ada Rave (music) and Weijke Koopmans (dance)
Music: Wilbert De Joode (double bass), Felicity Provan (trumpet), Salva Andrea Lucifore (trombone), Tristan Renfrow (drums), Pau Sola Masafrets(cello), Ada Rave (tenor sax)
Dance: Nicole Geertruida, Anna Heuer Hansen, Barbara Pereyra, Constantin Trommlitz, Joseph Simon, Weijke Koopmans
Photos by: Danta de Boer