Doek Meets Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric


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Doek Festival 2015: Doek meets Tri-Centric 2-7 June 2015, Amsterdam @ Bimhuis, Zaal 100, Pianola Museum, Torpedo Theater, Het Perron

Sparks will fly when ten top US musicians cross the Atlantic Ocean this June to work with ten of their Dutch counterparts. Six days full of intriguing music, where audiences get to know the work of living legend Anthony Braxton and immerse themselves in the world of improvisation.

This 13th edition of the Doek festival for improvised music is organized in collaboration with the Tri-Centric Foundation, which brings the music of no one less than Anthony Braxton to the world. The focus of 2015’s festival is the exploration of the territory where composition and improvisation meet, starting with the musical systems of Braxton and Dutch ‘instant composing.’ Nate Wooley, rising star on piano Kaja Draksler, the sublime Michael Moore, and the internationally acclaimed guitarist Mary Halvorson, will rehearse, discuss, explore and perform in every conceivable line-up. Anthony Braxton himself will celebrate his 70th birthday with performances of some of his large-scale pieces in Amsterdam’s renowned Bimhuis.

The audience can get inside the skin of the musicians during open rehearsals, lectures, interviews, intimate concerts, podium-filling performances, or informally at the bar and during dinner. The Doek Festival closes with the Amsterdam Real Book Bicycle tour to four of the city’s smallest theatres. There we’ll explore the world of Misha Mengelberg, where music is theatre and theatre is always music.

Anthony Braxton - sax, clarinet
Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet
Vincent Chancey - French horn
Nate Wooley - trumpet
James Fei - sax, electronics
Ingrid Laubrock - tenor sax, soprano sax
Mary Halvorson - guitar
Brandon Seabrook - guitar, banjo
Tomeka Reid - cello
Carl Testa - double bass, electronics


Eric Boeren - cornet
Wolter Wierbos - trombone
John Dikeman - tenor sax, baritone sax
Michael Moore - alto sax, clarinet
Mary Oliver - violin, viola
Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano, electric clavichord
Kaja Draksler - piano
Wilbert de Joode - double bass
Michael Vatcher - drums
Onno Govaert - drums

Yedo Gibson Trio with Ab Baars

Yedo Gibson reeds
Ab Baars - alto sax, clarinet, shakuhachi
Mikael Szafirowski - guitar
Gerri Jäger - drums


Jappe Groenendijk - tenor sax, vocals
Harald Austbø - cello, vocals
Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano
Jochem van Tol - drums

Other Amsterdam Real Book Bicycle Tour performers to be announced.

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