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40 YEARS BIMHUIS: CITY LINKS

40 YEARS BIMHUIS: CITY LINKS
For 40 years, the Bimhuis has been working closely with interesting venues and scenes outside the Netherlands. Thread in the anniversary programming '14 -'15 is further intensification of the international activities of the Bimhuis under the name CITY LINKS.

PROJECTS SO FAR:
On October 4 (2014), the first BIMHUIS 40 - CITY LINKS took place at Victoria Nasjional Jazz Scene in Oslo, with performances by artists including Kaja Draksler and Han Bennink.

9 & 10 OCT 2014
40 YEARS CITY LINKS: LONDON-AMSTERDAM
MIGHT I SUGGEST

Curator Evan Parker.

WO 19 NOV 2014
40 YEARS CITY LINKS
LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL - BIMHUIS:
ANDREW MCCORMACK SOLO
ROLLER TRIO
JOHN ESCREET TRIO

An exchange project with the London Jazz Festival. During this festival, 'One of the best jazz festivals in the world' (The Guardian), at the Barbican in London several Dutch musicians performed, such as Boi Akih and Guus Janssen. At the same time great British musicians came to the Bimhuis: Andrew McCormack, Roller Trio and John Escreet Trio.


FRI 28 NOV & SAT 29 NOV 2015
THE CONSTELLATION, CHICAGO
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS BIMHUIS

The 40th anniversary is also celebrated abroad, a.o. with two special City Links programmes at The Constellation in Chicago on 28 and 29 November. On Friday the documentary 'Misha And So On' and the duo Fay Victor / Tristan Honsinger and on Saturday Amsterdam Real Book . Click here for more information.

SUN 21 DEC 2015
FOYER MATINEE
REMBRANDT FRERICHS TRIO
HANDELSBEURS IN GHENT

For his latest project, "The modern pianoforte ' Rembrandt Frerichs delved into the history of music and consequently caused a furore within the old music. Through his fascination with oriental instruments like santur and qanun he ended up with the pianoforte, the European precursor of contemporary piano. This gives his music alongside the improvisational jazz & world from the Middle East also a classic twist.
In his twenties this Dutchman received a grant for "excelling young musicians" for the Conservatory of New York. He is all too familiar with the American jazz tradition, but chooses less trodden paths. Musical traditions from around the world, such as Arabic rhythms and tonalities make his music richer and richer.

FRI 16 JAN 2015
BIMHUIS 40 YEARS CITY LINKS: AMSTERDAM-BERLIN

CARTE BLANCHE TOBIAS DELIUS
As part of its 40th anniversary the Bimhuis gives carte blanche to ICP Orchestra’s sax player Tobias Delius, in an adventurous exchange between musicians from Berlin and Amsterdam, featuring the promising drummer Christian Lillinger.

SAT 28 MARCH 2015
CITY LINKS CHICAGO AMSTERDAM
CONSTELLATION 100

Chicago and Amsterdam: influential musicians from both cities join forces for adventurous jazz and improvisation. City Links concert as part of 40 Years Bimhuis.

Chicago and Amsterdam both have thriving avant-garde music scenes thanks to the five musicians on stage in this unique edition of City Links, the concert series initiated for Bimhuis 40 Years. They share their fascination for jazz and improvisation in the adventurous tradition of Amsterdam and Chicago alike. Think for example of ICP or Available Jelly on the one hand and Sun Ra or Anthony Braxton on the other.


THU 7 MAY 2015
CITY LINKS OSLO - AMSTERDAM
PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE LARGE UNIT
Scandinavian ensemble full of young go-getters, led by Norwegian avant-jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. ‘A fascinating listening experience for anyone willing to go below the surface’ (Downbeat).

Drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is known for his super energetic playing en improvising. He’s also one of the most prolific musicians to come out of Norway in the past 20 years. He made name with the Norwegian bands Atomic and The Thing and has collaborated intensively with leading improv musicians Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann and The Ex.

The 11-piece Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit can be compared to large improv groups such as Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet, which made an overwhelming impression at the Bimhuis several times. The group can operate as a collective but it can also split into smaller units, such as duos and trios.

Erta Ale, the band’s first album, was named after the Ethiopian volcano and even though it does contain explosive material there’s enough space for dynamic grooves and quiet parts. Large Unit features upcoming talents from all Scandinavian countries. In this setting Paal Nilssen-Love acts as a composer, drummer, band leader, as well as a conductor.

WED 16 SEP 2015
BIMHUIS 40 CITYLINK BOEDAPEST-AMSTERDAM
REIJSEGER/FRAANJE/SYLLA INVITE KOVÁCS FERENC & BALOGH KÁLMÁN

Special encounter between masterfully improvising musicians from Budapest and Amsterdam, with a cross between jazz, Balkan, African and much more. In the series Bimhuis 40 Years City Links.

These master musicians connect various musical worlds in their evocative melodies and improvisations. Ernst Reijseger is famous for his singular approach to the cello. For years he has been playing with the Senegalese born singer and percussionist Mola Sylla, who sings in his mother tongue Wolof. With pianist and composer Harmen Fraanje they have created richly varied film music for Werner Herzog. Now they will collaborate with two heavyweights of Hungarian jazz.

Ferenc Kovàcs excels on violin and trumpet and he has a great singing voice as well: a unique combination. He plays an important part in folk as well as jazz in Hungary and he has collaborated with among others Archie Shepp and David Murray. Since 1994 he’s a member of the Gipsy Cimbalom Band led by Kálmán Balogh. This cimbalom virtuoso is a descendant of a famous lineage of Roma musicians. Like no other he’s able to combine his heritage with jazz and classical and he has collaborated with a great variety of musicians and orchestras.


More CITY LINKS programmes will follow this festive season.


City Links is made possible by Buma Culture.
  1. Thu 09 Oct 2014 20:30 € 20 / € 17 (CJP, student card, stadspas) Passepartout € 34 I.s.m. Buma Cultuur / Mediapartner Gonzo

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: LONDON - AMSTERDAM

    EVAN PARKER MIGHT I SUGGEST #1:

    JOEL RYAN

    EVAN PARKER / JOHN RUSSELL / JOHN EDWARDS

    NEW TOPOGRAPHY

    FEAT. EVAN PARKER, JOHN RUSSELL, HAN BENNINK
    AFTERWARDS AT THE CAFE

    DAVE BURRELL PIANO 'ROUND MIDNIGHT

    More info »

  2. Fri 10 Oct 2014 20:30 € 20 / € 17 (CJP, student card, stadspas) Passepartout € 34 I.s.m. Buma Cultuur / Mediapartner Gonzo

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: LONDON - AMSTERDAM

    EVAN PARKER MIGHT I SUGGEST #2:

    JOEL RYAN

    EVAN PARKER / PETER EVANS / PETER VAN BERGEN / RICHARD BARRETT / MICHAEL VATCHER

    EVAN PARKER & ICP ORCHESTRA

    GROUPCOMPOSING REVISITED - FOR MISHA
    AFTERWARDS AT THE CAFE

    DAVE BURRELL PIANO 'ROUND MIDNIGHT

    More info »

  3. © Tom Arber

    Wed 19 Nov 2014 20:30 € 20 / € 17 (CJP, student card, stadspas) Ism Buma Cultuur & We Are Public + Live stream Bimhuis Radio

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: LONDON – AMSTERDAM #2

    LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL - BIMHUIS

    ANDREW MCCORMACK SOLO

    ROLLER TRIO

    JOHN ESCREET TRIO

    More info »

  4. Fri 16 Jan 2015 20:30 € 18 / € 15 (CJP, student card, stadspas) Live stream Bimhuis Radio

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: BERLIN - AMSTERDAM

    CARTE BLANCHE TOBIAS DELIUS

    LIZ ALBEE / WILBERT DE JOODE / TOBIAS DELIUS

    CHRISTIAN LILLINGERS GRUND

    AFTERWARDS DJAZZLEXX! AT THE CAFE

    More info »

  5. © Edu Hawkins

    Fri 13 Mar 2015 20:30 € 18 / € 15 (CJP, student card, stadspas) Live stream Bimhuis Radio & i.s.m. We Are Public

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: LONDON – AMSTERDAM #3

    ALEXANDER HAWKINS & HAN BENNINK

    VORTEX - BIMHUIS

    More info »

  6. Sat 28 Mar 2015 20:30 € 18 / € 15 (CJP, student card, stadspas) Live stream Bimhuis Radio

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: CHICAGO – AMSTERDAM

    CONSTELLATION 100:

    GREG WARD, ERIC BOEREN, JASON ADASIEWICZ, WILBERT DE JOODE, MIKE REED

    More info »

  7. © Kim Hiorthøy

    Thu 07 May 2015 20:30 € 20 / € 17 (CJP, student card, stadspas) Live stream Bimhuis Radio

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: OSLO – AMSTERDAM

    PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE LARGE UNIT

    More info »

  8. Wed 16 Sep 2015 20:30 € 18 / € 15 (CJP, student card, Stadspas)

    BIMHUIS 40 YEARS CITY LINKS: BUDAPEST-AMSTERDAM

    REIJSEGER/FRAANJE/SYLLA INVITE FERENC KOVÁCS & KÁLMÁN BALOGH

    More info »

  9. Thu 08 Oct 2015 20:30 € 16 / € 13 (CJP, student card, Stadspas) Live stream Bimhuis Radio

    40 YEARS CITY LINKS: OSLO – AMSTERDAM

    NAKED WOLF

    BUSHMAN’S REVENGE

    More info »