Dear friends, fans and relations:
Tomorrow, 6 June 2015, is Misha Mengelberg's 80th birthday.
Please come help us celebrate at one or more of the absolutely unique events planned for this weekend.
Saturday 6 June 2015
11:00 @ Bimhuis
Presented by the Holland Festival and Bimhuis: a symposium led by Koen Schouten discusses Misha's significance as avant-gardist, thinker and Instant Composer. The keynote will be delivered by trombonist George Lewis, and also speaking will be Kevin Whitehead, Floris Schuiling, and Louis Andriessen. Plus musical interludes by the Benjamin Herman Kwartet and the presentation of the new book "Worp en wederworp", a collection of 26 interviews with Mengelberg compiled by Erik van den Berg.
for more info: http://bimhuis.nl/concerten/mishas-middag
20:30 @ Bimhuis
DOEK FESTIVAL: MISHA BIRTHDAY CONCERT
Various size Doek and Tri-Centric ensembles playing improvisations and interpretations of Misha Mengelberg pieces and compositions from Michael Moore (new piece), James Fei and Ingrid Laubrock.
for more info: http://bimhuis.nl/concerten/doek-festival-6
Sunday 7 June 2015
14:00 @ Pianola Museum
DOEK FESTIVAL: AMSTERDAM REAL BOOK BICYCLE TOUR
A regular (and popular) Doek Festival event! This year a cycling voyage of discovery to four of Amsterdam’s smallest theatres, in each of which are presented a mini theatre performance back to back with a solo interpretation of a Misha Mengelberg piece by a Doek or Tri-Centric musician.
for more info: http://www.doek.org/festival/doek-festival-2015-june-7/
21:00 @ Zaal 100
DOEK FESTIVAL: CLOSING PARTY
Yedo Gibson Trio featuring Ab Baars
radical interpretations of Misha Mengelberg compositions.Plus Doek and Tri-Centric DJs in the afterhang.
for more info: http://www.doek.org/festival/doek-festival-2015-june-7