The composers collective Monoták presents itself this year with a concert series in various special venues in Amsterdam. On 13 December compositions making use of up to 10 turntables and various acoustic instruments will be performed at Occii.
Work from: Bol, Bruinsma, de Clercq, Glazier, Spiegel, Vega, and from special guests Cecillia Arditto and Jakob Proyer.
with 7090 (Bas Wiegers, Koen Kaptijn, Nora Mulder)
Monoták is an Amsterdam based composers collective and research platform. Our diversity is our strength. We share the observation that composers must be active and visible. Monoták is: Ivo Bol, Dirk Bruinsma, Wilbert Bulsink, Eric de Clercq, Paul Glazier, Thomas Myrmel, Natalia Dominguez Rangel, Anat Spiegel, Henry Vega en Bart de Vrees.
“Expressive, blazing. Small itching details and big generous gestures.” (NRC Handelsblad)
Bas Wiegers, violin
Koen Kaptijn, trombone
Nora Mulder, piano
7090 (formerly known as Trio 7090) gets their inspiration from new music, aleatoric and improvised performances and older music. In 2007 they recorded and produced the widely acclaimed cd “Béton Armé”, with chamber music by Iannis Xenakis. The trio regularly works with other musicians, composers, visual artists and sound designers. This exciting way of programming resulted in establishing their own series of concerts, SNEAK 7090, in the Bethaniënklooster in Amsterdam. In 2010-2011 the trio works with composer / performer Michael Finnissy, wind player Michael Moore and the composers / improvisors of Field of Ears. Together with the Orgelpark Amsterdam, Trio 7090 organises the Xenakis Festival, to commemorate the death 10 years ago of this composer / architect.
In the past, 7090 worked with artists like Cor Fuhler, Eric de Clercq, Michiel Braam, James Fulkerson, Hugo Herrera Tobón, Clare Gallagher and Vincent de Rijk.
Apart from their work in 7090, Bas, Koen and Nora work with ensembles such as Ensemble MAE, Corkestra, Netherlands Youth String Orchestra, New Trombone Collective, Asko|Schönberg and Pianoduo Post & Mulder.
This concert series is made possible with help from the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst