CELEBRATING ICP ORCHESTRA 50 & HAN BENNINK 75 - DAY 3
ICP ORCHESTRA & FRIENDS
FEAT. BEN VAN GELDER & REINIER BAAS & HAN BENNINK, OSCAR JAN HOOGLAND, MARIJE NIE, MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
Michael Moore altsax/klarinet, Ab Baars, Tobias Delius tenorsax/klarinet, Thomas Heberer trompet, Wolter Wierbos trombone, Guus Janssen piano, Mary Oliver (alt)viool, Tristan Honsinger cello, Ernst Glerum bas, Han Bennink drums. Speciale gasten: Ben van Gelder, Reinier Baas, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Marije Nie, Michael Schumacher
Instant Composers Pool celebrates its 50th anniversary with a weekend full of concerts at the Bimhuis, with many special guests. Sunday’s concert includes Ben van Gelder and Oscar Jan Hoogland.
Instant Composers Pool celebrates its 50th anniversary with a weekend full of concerts at the Bimhuis, welcoming many special guests. Drummer Han Bennink, a leading figure of the improvisational group since its foundation, will celebrate his 75th birthday along with the anniversary. As always, an important share of the repertory will consist of the compositions of former ICP pianist Misha Mengelberg, who passed away on March 3, 2017.
Among the guest of Sunday evening are musicians as well as dancers, from pianist Oscar Jan Hoogland to tap dancer Marije Nie and Michael Schumacher, winner of the prestigious dance award Gouden Zwaan (Golden Swan). ICP drummer Han Bennink will form a trio with Dutch rising stars Ben van Gelder on alto sax and Reinier Baas on guitar.
Since its foundation in 1967 the Instant Composers Pool has been an influential platform for improvised music. It was co-founded by pianist Misha Mengelberg, drummer Han Bennink and reedist Willem Breuker. It has developed into the ICP Orchestra, a unique cross between a big band and a chamber orchestra in which brass and string players improvise on the cutting edge. The orchestra connects American swing to European music and singular improvisations. ‘They are brilliant soloists, scholars and physical comedians, critics and joy-spreaders’ (New York Times).
The Bimhuis restaurant is open prior to the concert from 6.30 til 8.30PM (reservations via 020-7882158). After the concert, the Bimhuis Café is open (free entrance).
Ticket: € 20 seating / € 17 standing
In samenwerking met:
ICP Orchestra © Francesca Patella // Ben van Gelder © Krijn van Noordwijk // Reinier Baas © Krijn van Noordwijk // Oscar Jan Hoogland © Patrick Essex // Michael Schumacher © unknown