So in the middle of the pandemic, when everybody was more or less grounded, we went on a world trip with Adolf Wölfli, who never travelled anywhere.
Wonderful collaboration with the writers collective “Bern ist überall”. Spoken word / music performance in French and German around Wölfli’s Weltreise book, with Antoine Jaccoud, Laurence Boissier, Gerhard Meister, Stefanie Grob, Maru Rieben and Kristina Fuchs. French première in Monthey (in French) in Klee museum Bern (in German) in May 2021. read more
New CD out: 37FERN
Two bassclarinets and two singers – what a band! Together with Oğuz Büyükberber, Tobias Klein and Claron McFadden I recorded a CD for the project 37FERN, released on the Dutch label Trytone. It’s for sale now and we made it to the cover of the Dutch Clarinet Magazine 😀
djÂse in Delémont and Zürich and on SRF 1
What a nice project! Written for Röseligarte extended by our Cellist Jacques Bouduban, with Adi Blum, Lucien Dubuis and my humble self, enriched by an Alphorn and a 16-piece choir. Songs in the pâtois of the Jura region, we performed in the Cultural Centre of Delémont and Tonhalle Maag in Zürich. More to come!
IRC online – International Rhythm Course
Are you going on staycation this summer? We can gladly announce that this years IRC went online! From your living room you can follow an International Rhythm Course online: July 6-17 as part of the Summer School of the HKU Utrecht Conservatory. With Ned McGowan, B.C. Manjunath, Dr Mysore Manjunath and my humble self.
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Corona – NoorderHeim
… all concerts are cancelled …
maybe some are not… we don’t know yet.
Difficult times for the arts, for performers, theaters, concert halls, museums, for the audience.
In these days, where everything seems so unsure, Saskia van der Heuvel and her team and I have started an initiative in Amsterdam Noord. We organise little “musical encounters” in empty café’s, concert places and churches, film them and put them online. Find us on facebook – we’re called Noorderheim.
Here’s a little taste: