Moving Strings is a collective of musicians, mainly stringed-instrument players, that investigates the boundaries between music, sound, movement and dance.
I already collaborated with them in two projects in the Vogelbuurt, and I had the pleasure to perform again with them in one of the pieces of the concert they organized in Splendor.
Photos by: Ali Çağlar Erdoğan
Moving Strings and friends: Camille Sa, Nina Hitz, Noortje Köhne, Geerte de Koe, James Hewitt, Jonathan Nagel, Yung-Tuan Ku, Alex Welch, Irene Sorozabal Moreno, Maya Felixbrodt, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Oene Van Geel, Goda Žukauskaitė, Alexandra Baybutt.
This sessions organized by Miri Lee are always something I really look forward. Putting together musicians and dancers playing and improvising in a common space. I had the pleasure to participate in session 1 and 3, here you can find it.
With Julyen Hamilton, Paolo Cingolani, Christian Guerematchi and Miri Lee on dance. Oene Van Geel /viola, Pau Sola Masafrets /cello, Setareh Nafisi /piano, Morris Kliphuis /horn and Ellen Knops on lights.
(videos recorded by a phone from the audience – A video properly recorded will come)
Joanie Croes organizes this series of jazz (in a very broad sense) at the Stork Club in Amsterdam. An amazing living room in the middle of the red light district that open its doors for different cultural events. Joanie asked me to present something there, giving me complete freedom.
Together with Oene, Philipp, and Miri, we meet from time to time just to improvise and jam, and I thought it would be a great idea to open this completely free sessions to the an audience. It was a great evening!
With: Oene van Geel (viola), Philipp Rüttgers (synths), Miri Lee (dance).
Wonderland is a great project started by the dancer Makiko Ito with Ellen Knops always very close to it. Its a project where a group of musicians and dancers with Ellen on lights, improvise for and with a group of kids from 0 to 4 years old!
Wonderland is basically a big pool of music and dance improvisers opening a whole world for these children. I’m really glad to be part of it since more than a year ago.
I’ve performed until now with musicians Ada Rave, Bernt Nellen, Laura Lotti, Kristian Martinsson, Jodi Gilbert, Allan Purves, and Marcos Baggiani. And dancers Makiko Ito, Manuela Tessi, , Maria Mavridou, Stephanie Lama, Stefania petroula Raul Germano, and Kim Hoogterp.
One actor, one dancer and 6 musicians performing inside a bubble in the middle of the woods. That was quite an adventure that took us and the bubble to Friesland for the Oranjewoud festival, to Terschelling for Oerol, and finally back to Amsterdam for the Grachtenfestival.
I can’t thank enough to Tijn Wybenga – composer, original idea and keyboards // Uri Eugenio – choreography and dance // Reinier Demeijer – actor // Kika Sprangers – saxophone a music // Geerte de Koe – violin and music // Jelmer de Moed – clarinet and music // Angelo Boltini – sound engineer, music production and live electronics // Karlijn Hemmer – production manager // Daisy Serena Smit – sound assistant // Jonne Kramer – text // Xander Straat – stage director // Alma Sua, Carsten, Daniel and Aline de Jonge – production of the bubble. Yena Young and Marco Canevacci – design and creation of the bubble.