Dear friends and colleagues,
2014 was again a very exciting musical year. The Aubergine artists were very active on different stages all over Europe. Some of the highlights were:
- LABtrio's convincing concert at 12 Points
- De Beren Gieren's tour in Norway in May
- The three days with LABtrio, De Beren Gieren and Susana Santos Silva at Têtes de jazz (including the lightning attack at Palais des Papes of Avignon!)
- Kris Defoort's second visit to Japan to play 2 solo piano concerts and the continuation of a great tour with An Old Monk still having a great succes!
- Aka Moon's recording of the Scarlatti Book and the great event at Festival de Libertés with guests such as Rokia Traore, Puggy, David Gilmore, Coup Fatal,...
- The international tour of BOAT with stops in Avignon, Tours, Ljubljana, London, Geneva, Tilburg,...
- Another series of crazy and exciting RAT Events with definitly some highlights in new venue Het Bos (Antwerp)
- The new creation Triggers & Thresholds of Jens Maurits Orchestra which turned out to be a unique installation concert where jazz and new media join forces
- The release of A Detour Fish out on Clean Feed Records feat. De Beren Gieren & Susana Santos Silva, result of Ljubljana Jazz Festival's live recording
- A new collegue in the office, Stef!
And that's just a few of the many things we shared with you this year.
We wish you all the best for the New Year to come and are looking forward to develop more mindblowing projects and organize exciting tours with all of you.
Just before we go... take a look at the last projects on our program for December and let us know if you'd like A Detour Fish under your Xmas Palm tree!
Oerknal! meets De Beren Gieren
This December, De Beren Gieren are co writting music with Dutch new music collective Oerknal!.
This ensemble is dedicated to performing the works of composers who are original, iconoclastic and alive. They believe that music is a visceral art which should be experienced in an intense, physical manner. They promote new music in the truest sense of the term.
Opting for the theme of juxtaposition, they present two distinct, raw, and visceral musical styles side-by-side, creating a schizophrenic soundscape for the listener. The centerpiece of these concerts will be a new work created by Oerknal! and De Beren Gieren, performed by the two groups simultaneously. De Beren Gieren will perform two sets of original material; Oerknal! will present music by contemporary composers inspired - to a greater or lesser extent - by popular genres: John Zorn, Lewis Nielson and David Bird.
If you love jazz, modern music, or any kind of wildly unique experience, these concerts are most certainly for you!
More info here: www.oerknal.org
A Detour Fish
A Detour Fish is the new album of De Beren Gieren and Susana Santos Silva recorded live at Ljubljana Jazz festival 2014.
A Detour Fish release will take place at De Singer (Rijksvorsel, BE) on the 29th of January and on the 30th of January at Handelsbeurs (Ghent, BE) simultaneously with the beginning of the 1 2 3 4 tour with Kaja Draksler.
If you wish to receive your copy for your winter holidays, quickly send us an email with your adress!
Triggers and Thresholds
The Jens Maurits Orchestra left it's mark three years ago in the Flemish jazz scene, when Jens Bouttery and Daan Millius created 'The Dubtapes' together. The project then received the Toots Thielemans Jazz Award. In 2014 they created a new show called Triggers and Thresholds, combining jazz and audiovisual art. The result is a musical and visual adventure or even an "installation concert" in which they ask their audience to think about the processes that have resulted in life to the concept of 'music'.
The Jens Maurits Orchestra is ready for their new tour in 2015.
For more info: http://www.jensmauritsorchestra.com
AGENDA DECEMBER 14 / JANUARY 15
Dec 03 | Kris Defoort trio / An Old Monk @ La Filature, Mulhouse (FR)
Dec 04 | Kris Defoort trio / An Old Monk @ La Filature, Mulhouse (FR)
Dec 05 | Kris Defoort trio / An Old Monk @ La Nef Saint Dié, Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges (FR)
Dec 06 | Kris Defoort trio / An Old Monk @ La Nef Saint Dié, Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges (FR)
Dec 10 | Kris Defoort trio / An Old Monk @ 't Getouw, Mol (BE)
Dec 11 | Kris Defoort trio / An Old Monk @ CC ter Vesten, Beveren (BE)
Dec 11 | Jens Maurits Orchestra / Triggers and Thresholds @ Intro In Situ, Maastricht (NL)
Dec 12 | Oerknal! meets De Beren Gieren @ Paard van Troje "State-X New Forms Festival", Den Haag (NL)
Dec 13 | Kris Defoort trio / An Old Monk @ Maison de la Culture, Tournai (BE)
Dec 18 | LABtrio @ Scriptieprijs, Concertstudio, Coutrai (BE)
Dec 20 | Oerknal! meets De Beren Gieren @ Bimhuis, Amsterdam (NL)
Dec 21 | Jens Maurits Orchestra / Triggers and Thresholds @ Bravo, Brussel (BE)
Jan 15 | Teun Verbruggen , Stian Westerhus , Arve Henriksen , Jozef Dumoulin 'Warped Dreamer' @ Flagey, Brussel (BE)
Jan 16 | Teun Verbruggen , Stian Westerhus , Arve Henriksen , Jozef Dumoulin 'Warped Dreamer' @ Paradox, Tilburg (NL)
Jan 17 | RAT Records invites Teun Verbruggen , Stian Westerhus , Arve Henriksen , Jozef Dumoulin 'Warped Dreamer' @ Het Bos, Antwerpen
Jan 18 | Teun Verbruggen , Stian Westerhus , Arve Henriksen , Jozef Dumoulin 'Warped Dreamer' @ SMAK, Gent (BE)
Jan 21 | Jens Maurits Orchestra / Triggers and Thresholds @ Intro In Situ, Maastricht (NL)
Jan 25 | LABtrio @ Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonic, Wroclaw (PL)
Jan 29 | 1 2 3 4 feat. De Beren Gieren, Susana Santos Silva & Kaja Draksler @ De Singer, Rijkevorsel (BE)
Jan 30 | 1 2 3 4 feat. De Beren Gieren, Susana Santos Silva & Kaja Draksler + A Detour Fish release party @ Handeslbeurs, Gent (BE)
More dates here!
Happy holidays and see you in 2015!