14 aprile 2017
Se non li dimostra l'Instant Composers Pool i suoi cinquant'anni, figurarsi se li dimostra Han Bennink i suoi settantacinque... Eppure!
Instant Composers Pool celebrates its 50th anniversary with a weekend full of concerts at the Bimhuis, welcoming many special guests. Drummer Han Bennink, a leading figure of the improvisational group since its foundation, will celebrate his 75th birthday along with the anniversary. As always, an important share of the repertory will consist of the compositions of former ICP pianist Misha Mengelberg, who passed away on March 3, 2017.
Since its foundation in 1967 the Instant Composers Pool has been an influential platform for improvised music. It was co-founded by pianist Misha Mengelberg, drummer Han Bennink and reedist Willem Breuker. It has developed into the ICP Orchestra, a unique cross between a big band and a chamber orchestra in which brass and string players improvise on the cutting edge. The orchestra connects American swing to European music and singular improvisations. ‘They are brilliant soloists, scholars and physical comedians, critics and joy-spreaders’ (New York Times).