Evan Parker: Might I Suggest #2 featuring Joel Ryan

BIMHUIS CITY LINKS is a new concert series created especially for the 40th anniversary of the Bimhuis in 2014. Since its foundation the Bimhuis has supported exchange between Amsterdam’s improvised musicians and similarly interesting scenes from other cities. The series will highlight the scenes of Chicago, Oslo, Berlin and London, complemented in the future by other dynamic cities and unique musicians.


Evan Parker and Joel Ryan

DATE: Friday the 10th of October
TICKET: € 20 / € 17 (CJP, student card, stadspas)

The first BIMHUIS CITY LINKS concentrates on London and consists of two evenings curated by Evan Parker, key figure in European improvised music and an absolute innovator of the saxophone. The British saxophone player has developed a stunning improvisational style including circular breathing, double tones, overtones and live-sampling. The subtitle MIGHT I SUGGEST refers to his eponymous monthly evening at the London jazz club Vortex.

Pioneering computer musician Joel Ryan will initiate both evenings with electronic variations on the solo music of Evan Parker. Since 1984 Joel has been an active participant of STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam. He will be followed by two groups every night.

Friday opens with the part electric, part acoustic group of Evan Parker, drummer Michael Vatcher and electronics specialists Richard Barrett and Peter van Bergen. This group has its origins in an earlier carte blanche concert curated by Michael Vatcher.

Groupcomposing Revisited – For Misha is a collaboration between Evan Parker and members of Amsterdam’s ICP Orchestra. The group name refers to the 1971 album Groupcomposing, a wonderful document of the tumultuous development of European improvised music towards composing on the spot. The meeting of great minds from British, Dutch and German music, including Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink and Peter Brötzmann, expressed itself in an explosion of energy.

Carte Blanche: Bram Stadthouders

The Bimhuis offers carte blanche to guitarist Bram Stadhouders, known for his adventurous playing and his experiments with electronics and soundscapes. Within the new generation of Dutch jazz musicians, guitarist Bram Stadhouders can be seen as the heir to his great examples Pat Metheny and Arve Henriksen: adventurous improvisations, experiments with electronics and atmospheric soundscapes are important ingredients in his music.

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