Impropolis – Solo

In my solo set Impropolis, I alternate bass clarinet improvisations with brief narrations related to my research topic: improvisation and politics. The following themes will be discussed: Martin Luther King Jr.’s improvised speech, Emperor Joseph II’s ban on improvisation in 1770, the Italian improvvisatori and improvvisatrici, and improvised versus writing-based speech in Athenian democracy. For a review […]

Red Flag – Solo

My latest solo set features the intersection between music and left-wing politics. I offer improvised versions of protest, battle and folk songs written and/or performed by politically engaged artists such as Paul Robeson, Kurt Weill, and Frida Kahlo, with projected images and song lyrics.

Music and Short Stories – Solo

Solo bass clarinet – Music & Short stories, based on Vivaldi, Wagner, Gershwin, Mahler, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Ellington. I played this set in Sils-Maria (Switzerland), Cangas (Galicia), and at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Here’s one introductory talk and one piece from my solo set at the Bimhuis on 18 May 2019. Recorded by Marc Schots […]