SPACE IMPRO: DIRK SERRIES / RODRIGO AMADO / ANDREW LISLE, MARY OLIVER SOLO, MIXING MEMORY AND DESIRE
Thursday November 18
@ De Ruimte
Doors open 19.30
Music starts 20.30 sharp
Distelweg 83, Amsterdam-Noord
Entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)
An evening with international guests, noises, electronics and, of course, outstanding improvisation!
DIRK SERRIES / RODRIGO AMADO / ANDREW LISLE
MARY OLIVER SOLO
MIXING MEMORY AND DESIRE
Dirk Serries / Rodrigo Amado / Andrew Lisle
This international trio unites three stars of free jazz & improv. They each have their own background, but look for a common ground with the spontaneity of the moment as the central weapon.
They are all artists who see freedom not only as a liberation from something, but also as the opportunity to create something new. Together they tell a spontaneous story that gradually takes shape and meaning. Each performance is unique, an intimate entanglement of three instruments and three personalities. And that is exciting for musicians and listeners!
The musicians have played with each other before, but never as a trio, so we cannot wait to see and hear them play in this format!
Rodrigo Amado tenor sax | Dirk Serries guitar | Andrew Lisle drums
Mary Oliver solo
Mary Oliver (born in La Jolla, California) is an American performer on violin, viola, and Hardanger fiddle, in the areas of New Music, free improvisation, and avant-garde jazz. She currently lives in Amsterdam, where she is professor at the Hogeschool voor Kunst and musical director of the Magpie Music Dance Company. She is a key member of the improvising community, locally and internationally. She is also a key member of the Instant Composers Pool (ICP orchestra).
Mary Oliver violin / viola
MIXING MEMORY & DESIRE
Mixing Memory and Desire stems from a project that JanWillem van der Ham started in 2014 to study the music of the Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker Quartet from around 1950, the first group with two wind players, bass and drums, without a harmony instrument. This provides great harmonic freedom in the solos, while in the written material the lines for baritone saxophone and trumpet are very refined.
In the course of the project, the band started to add their own ideas while respecting the original pieces, always based on what the pieces offer. The group now mainly plays their own pieces, striving to combine the transparency and refinement of the original quartet with contemporary forms of improvisation.
Felicity Provan – cornet | JanWillem van der Ham – baritone sax | Raoul van der Weide – bass | George Hadow – drums