Dear All. Here are the latest news from our dearest friends from ICP.
ICP is just back from a glorious tour of Colombia, where we played for some wonderfully enthusiastic (and large: see photo above) audiences. Now we’re equally thrilled to move on to more domestic matters: first, we have a few shows in Nederland:
The last of these, Sunday, October 8th: the Kranenburgh Museum in Bergen, NL will open a unique exhibition of Han’s creative output, featuring a “total artwork” that unites music, rhythm, organization and visual art. Drawings, photographs, installations and collages come together in an exhibition developed by book designer Irma Boom. The afternoon will also feature a 45-minute performance by the ICP Orchestra.
In addition to opening Han’s exhibition, October 8th will mark the official release of HAN BENnInK, a retrospective in book form of Han’s visual art through the years, designed and bound by master bookbinder Irma Boom.
Here are the program details for the day:
08 October 2017, 15:00
1861 CR Bergen NH
T 072-589 89 27
-Han Bennink and Instant Composers Pool 50th Anniversary Concert
16:30 hrs – 18.30 hrs
-Welcome by Mariette Dölle, Director Museum Kranenburgh
-Rudi Fuchs on Han Bennink
-Ruud Visschedijk, Director the Nederlands Fotomuseum, on De Boswachter (The Forest Ranger),
-Tillie van der Poel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Rabobank Noord-Kennemerland and
Member of the Art Committee Rabobank Group, on Rabo Art Collection
-Visit to the exhibitions | drinks, drumsticks and music
After that, we have a few shows in Norway, there’s another exhibition opening in Edam, and then we have week of shows in Ireland…and THEN Han is curating some amazing collaborations at the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht….you can see all the dates here, but further detail will be coming in the next newsletter.
So, please….come and see us!
PS: UK dates , extracted from the link above:
Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) is a unique and internationally renowned collective of Dutch composer-improviser-instrumentalists formed in 1967 by Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink and Willem Breuker.
Over the years, the ever-evolving orchestra has collaborated with many giants of the experimental music world. Their current line-up consists of ten of the most innovative musical voices from around the globe, including ICP co-founder Han Bennink – one of the most in demand drummers in Europe, saxophonists/clarinettists Michael Moore, Ab Baars and trombonist Wolter Wierbos.
The exact programme is always a surprise, as the band decides just a few minutes before the performance what they will be playing. From ragtime to swing, bop to free jazz, classical to carnival, the ICP Orchestra continues to be at the forefront of experimental music. Nothing else sounds quite like them and no two gigs are ever alike.
“The Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, from Amsterdam…they are scholars and physical comedians, critics and joy-spreaders.” New York Times
Eat Dutch. Available from 5.30pm in the Pavilion Café, with last orders 45 minutes before the start of the concert
ICP in charge are:
Ab Baars clarinet, saxophones
Michael Moore clarinet, saxophones
Tobias Delius clarinet, tenor saxophone
Thomas Heberer cornet
Wolter Wierbos trombone
Mary Oliver violin, viola
Tristan Honsinger cello, vocals
Ernst Glerum bass
Guus Janssen piano
Han Bennink drums