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In the Storm of Roses

Henneman's In the Storm of Roses Solo Song for violin with improvisation is nominated for the prestigious Dutch Matthijs Vermeulenprijs
The composition celebrated its USA premiere on March 28 performed by Erica Dicker
see concerts

CD release
January 22 the Ab Baars Trio played a CD release concert at Mahogany Hall in Edam. At this concert two new Wig CD's Slate Blue and Invisible Blow have been presented
see concerts

Concert tour
February 5, 7 and 8 Ab Baars toured with his new band Fish-scale Sunrise featuring pianist Kaja Draksler, bass player Joe Williamson and Ab Baars tenorsax clarinet and shakuhachi
see concerts

Composition premieres Ig Henneman
Ten Lines Solo Song for viola with improvisation premiered by the Dutch violist Elisabeth Smalt May 31 in the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
Shapes Lines and Layers premiered on September 25 by the DKBB David Kweksilber Big Band at the Bimhuis
see concerts

Hungarian Television
On February 25 the recording of the 10-11-2014 show of Perch Hen Brock & Rain in Budapest, has been aired on Hungarian television, as part of the series ’On the Stage of A38 Ship’ on Channel m2
Perch Hen Brock & Rain: featuring Ab Baars, Ig Henneman, Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey

Concerts
March 7 Ab Baars played a duo concert with saxophone wizard Evan Parker in De Singer, Rijkevorsel (BE) see concerts
April 2 Duo Baars-Henneman started in Nijmegen Jazz in Brebl a new series of concerts spread over the year see concerts
Baars and Henneman worked together with Dutch poet Anneke Brassinga. They performed at Anneke's big farewell night at Haus der Berliner Festspiele after her one year DAAD residency. Duo Baars-Henneman also performed at her P.C.Hooft Award presentation in The Hague.

New CD's
Wig 23 Ab Baars Trio & NY Guests Invisible Blow
Wig 24 Ab Baars Trio Slate Blue

Wig label see CD Catalogue
2014
Performance

Duo Baars-Henneman curates a three night program June 19-20-21 with music, poetry and dance steeds korter de nacht - muziek in dans een woord in the series Laboratoire Artistique sans Limite at Roode Bioscoop Amsterdam
see concerts

Tour
Tour Europe 2014 November 2 - 22 Perch Hen Brock & Rain
Ab Baars-ts cl shk, Ig Henneman-vla, Ingrid Laubrock-ts, Tom Rainey-drs see concerts

Dutch Premiere
Ig Henneman curated the program Henneman/Cage/Janssen for the Nicolaikerk Utrecht (NL) March 1 Godelieve Schrama harp and Fredrike de Winter marimba played the Dutch premiere of Four Dances by Ig Henneman, Guus Janssen improvised on an organ theme of Henneman see concerts

Ab Baars
Ab Baars puts together a new group Fish-scale Sunrise featuring pianist Kaja Draksler, bass player Joe Williamson and Ab Baars tenorsax clarinet and shakuhachi.
Ab played solo concerts in France, the Netherlands and Japan.
see concerts

Composition premieres Ig Henneman

Ig Henneman had three successful premieres of her new compositions: Riassunto for bass clarinet solo for Fie Schouten.
Translucent Layers for the Vancouver based Orkestra Futura.
In the Storm of Roses – Solo Song for violin with improvisation, premiered by Dutch violinist Diamanda La Berge Dramm and the German violinist Ayumi Paul. March 28 2015 the USA premiere was played Erica Dicker
see concerts

Video
new video’s of Ab Baars and Ig Henneman see video

New CD
Ab Baars worked on two new cd's being released in 2015: Wig 23 Ab Baars Trio & NY Guests Invisible Blow and Wig 24 Ab Baars Trio Slate Blue

Wig label see CD Catalogue
2013
Tour Romenia and Italy February March Duo Baars-Henneman see concerts

Performance
August 9 ´La Sonorité de l´Argile´ performed by Ab Baars and Alexandra Engelfriet
'La Sonorité de l'Argile' by visual artist Alexandra Engelfriet and musician Ab Baars will conclude their artist-in-residency at La Briqueterie. This residency-production will provide Alexandra with the unprecedented opportunity of a collaboration with Ab Baars, her Dutch compatriot, on tenor saxophone, clarinet and shakuhachi see concerts

World Premiere of 'Four Dances' for harp and marimba by Ig Henneman in Reykjavik (IS) Kaffi Rosenberg September 9
played by Katie Buckley and Frank Aarnink (Duo Harpverk) see concerts

Next year 'Four Dances' will have its Dutch premiere in Utrecht (NL), Nicolaikerk March 1
played by Godelieve Schrama and Fredrike de Winter see concerts
Later that year 'Four Dances' will experience a UK premiere by Eleanor Turner and Owen Gunnel

Tour Ab Baars is invited to take part in 'Assemblee', a project organized by Luc Ex (bass) together with Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax) and Hamid Drake (drums)
Tour November 8 - 23 concerts see concerts

Tour
Tour Europe 2014 November 5 - 23 Perch Hen Brock and Rain
featuring Ab Baars-ts cl shk, Ig Henneman-vla, Ingrid Laubrock-ts, Tom Rainey-drs see concerts

Video new video’s of the Duo Baars Henneman Bimhuis concert Nov 30 2012 see video

New CD
see CD Catalogue
Wig 22
Duo Baars-Henneman Autumn Songs
recorded at the Bimhuis Amsterdam November 30 2012

Wig label see CD Catalogue
2012
Concerts
Ab Baars and Ig Henneman see concerts

Composers in residence May 29 - June 20
Banff (CA) Baars and Henneman at the Leighton Artists' Colony in the Banff Centre

Tour Canada June 21 - 28 see concerts
Kindred Spirits Ig Henneman Sextet with new work of Ig Henneman

Tour USA Oct 13 - Nov 7 see concerts
Autumn Songs Duo Baars-Henneman
with new work of Ab Baars and Ig Henneman

New CD see CD Catalogue
Wig 21
Ig Henneman Sextet Live@The Ironworks Vancouver
recorded at The Ironworks Vancouver June 28, 2012

Ab Baars selected twice in the 2012 Downbeat Critics Readers Poll
For those that are into this kind of thing: Ab Baars was honored twice in the 2012 Downbeat Critics Poll! Ab was rated #11 for Clarinet overall and in the Rising Star category #9.

Ig Henneman composition Tratti per Arpa featured on the album The Crown of Ariadne
The Crown of Ariadne is the latest release of solo harp music by English harp virtuoso Eleanor Turner, who received second place in the Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in 2011 for her interpretation of Ig’s 'Tratti per Arpa'. This album is released on Champs Hill Records.

Video update: registration Ig Henneman Sextet video

Financial support
The Performing Arts Fund NL provided financial support for two travel grants and three composition commissions.Wig

Wig label see CD Catalogue
CDs now also available on CD Baby
2011
Tour
INVISIBLE BLOW Ab Baars Trio & NY guests.
A European Tour and a new program.
November 10 - 26, 2011 see concerts

Ab Baars - tenorsax, clarinet, shakuhachi
Wilbert de Joode - bass
Martin van Duynhoven - drums
Fay Victor - voice
Vincent Chancey - french horn

New 5 CD Box Set
Ab Baars Trio 20 Years
and a booklet 'Ab Baars Trio 20 Years (and Counting)'
with an essay by Kevin Whitehead
Wig 20

New CD Cut a Caper Ig Henneman Sextet recorded
at the Bimhuis Amsterdam Dec 19 and 20, 2010
Wig 19

Tour Europe Ig Henneman Sextet December 8-12 see concerts

Concerts Ab Baars Trio Germany September 16-17 see concerts

Tour KINDRED SPIRITS Ig Henneman Sextet Ig Henneman Sextet Canada; the Victoriaville Festival Musique Actuelle FIMAV May 19 - 23 see concerts

Composer in residence
Banff (CA) Baars and Henneman at the Leighton Artists' Colony in the Banff Centre
April 17 till May 18

Ig Henneman Tratti per Arpa for harp solo played by Eleanor Turner (UK)
April 17 Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw- Gaudeamus International Interpreters Competition

Concerts Sticks and Stones. The Ab Baars Trio plays the music of John Carter.
January 2011, see concerts

Video update: registration Ig Henneman Sextet see video
2010
The Wig label released a Box set 'Ig Henneman Collected' (Wig 18) and a booklet 'Ig Henneman 65' in celebration of Henneman's 25th anniversary as a composer/bandleader and her 65th birthday. This box contains 5 CD's, 1 DVD, and the booklet 'Ig Henneman 65'.
Available at Stichting Wig

Tour KINDRED SPIRITS Ig Henneman Sextet
Ig Henneman, composer and bandleader, celebrates in December 2010 her 25th anniversary and her 65th birthday with KINDRED SPIRITS. She will be touring with her new international sextet.
December 2 - 19, see concerts

Ab Baars (NL) - tenorsax, clarinet, shakuhachi
Axel Dörner (DE) - trumpet
Lori Freedman (CA) - bass clarinet/clarinet
Ig Henneman (NL) - viola/compositions
Wilbert de Joode (NL) - bass
Marilyn Lerner (CA) - piano

New CD

time to do my lions Ab Baars solo
recorded at the Bimhuis Amsterdam April 24 and November 12, 2008
Wig 17

Composer in residence

Banff (CA) Baars and Henneman will be composer in residence at the Leighton Artist’ Colony in the Banff Center
April 5 – 26

Ig Henneman Traghettatore and Vóga lunga for guitar, mandolin and recorder played by Zimbello.
March 7 Workum Doopsgezinde kerk
March 24 Kapelle, Gemeentehuis
March 28 Diemen, Schuilkerk De Hoop
May 2 Wognum, kerk
Tour Floating Worlds
Ab Baars (NL) - tenorsax, clarinet, shakuhachi
Ig Henneman (NL) - viola
Michiyo Yagi (JP) - kotos
The Netherlands September 11 - 21, see concerts
Japan october 17 - 31, see concerts

Concerts Ab Baars, Ig Henneman, see concerts

Tour Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark USA Canada April 2- 25 see concerts Amsterdam meets Chicago

New CD's
Sliptong Baars/Henneman/Mengelberg
recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam December 18 2008
Wig 16
coming soon: Ab Baars solo
recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam April 24 and November 12 2008
Wig 17

Ig Henneman Twirl for small bigband played by the Clazz Ensemble.
May 3 Bimhuis, Amsterdam 20.30

Ig Henneman Traghettatore and Vóga lunga for guitar, mandolin and recorder played by Zimbello.
February 1, Theehuis,Midwolde 11.00
March 15, Zaal Phoenix, Schayk 12.00
August 9, Bonifatiuskerk, Oldeberkoop 20.00
September 27, Schuilkerk de Hoop, Diemen 15.00

Ig Henneman Molot for marimba solo
played by Tatiana Koleva September 27, Stichting Elf, Utrecht 16.00
played by Fredrike de Winter September 26, Catharinakerk, Doetichem 20.00 and October 3, Nicolaikerk, Utrecht 20.15

See News for 2010 and later...
Concerts Ab Baars, Ig Henneman.

New CD Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark  Goofy June Bug (Wig 15)

Tour Duo Baars - Henneman USA Canada May June July

Ab Baars and Ig Henneman composer in residence at the Banff Arts Centre/Leighton Colony in Canada from June 1 till June 15.

June 24 Toronto (CA): Ig Henneman, Sottosuolo for bassclarinet played by Lori Freedman, Contact Contemporary Music/Gladstone Hotel

15 - 18 July 2008 Haarlem (NL) 47th International Organ Improvisation Competition. Theme composed by Ig Henneman for the final round on Thursday July 17 on the Müller organ (1738 / IIIP / 62) of the St.-Bavokerk Haarlem

Premiere Ig Henneman Traghettatore and Vóga lunga for guitar, mandolin and recorder played by Zimbello Delft Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof nov 2 15.00

Tour Queen Mab Trio Europe November, see concerts

See News for 2009 and later...
Concerts 2008 | Duo Baars-Henneman | Ab Baars Quartet | Ab Baars Trio | Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark | Ig Henneman | Queen Mab Trio | Wig15
Tour Duo Baars-Henneman England 27 February - 6 March

Ab Baars Quartet Novara Jazz Festival (I) May

Concerts Ab Baars Trio

Concerts Duo Baars-Henneman

Tour Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark Europe 27 September - 21 October

Tour Duo Baars - Henneman Japan 10 - 27 December

Premieres Ig Henneman compositions
* Molot  for marimba solo (2007) ± 12’
premiere 6 October Vancore 2007 Joure and November Music 2007 Den Bosch Gent and Hessen performed by Wim Konink
* Twirl  for small bigband (2007) ± 10’
premiere 4 November Amsterdam Bethaniën Klooster 15.00 performed by the Clazz Ensemble
* Bow Valley Whistle for flute solo and live electronics (2007) ± 12’
premiere 14 October Bratislava 17 October Kosice (Slovakia) performed by Anne la Berge

Concerts 2007 | Duo Baars-Henneman | Ab Baars Quartet | Ab Baars Trio | Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark | Ig Henneman
Duo Baars-Henneman:
Concerts in Italy (January)
Tour Germany and Italy (May, June)
Tour Japan (October)
Concerts and a workshop in Sicily ‘the Dutch Sicilian Connection’ (December)

Ab Baars Quartet:
Tour ‘Kinda Dukish’ USA, Canada en Europa (April/Mei)

Queen Mab Trio:
Tour ‘Lines of Descent’ Europe (November)

Release CD ‘Stof’ Duo Baars-Henneman (Wig 13)
Release CD ‘Thin Air’ Queen Mab Trio (Wig 14)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Duo Baars-Henneman | Kinda Dukish | Queen Mab Trio | Wig 13 | Wig 14
Ab Baars Solotour in Japan (January)

Concerts Ab Baars Trio and Ab Baars Quartet

The Queen Mab Trio Tour ‘Thin Air’ USA/Canada/Europa (May/June/July/October)

Ig Henneman Composer in Residence at the Banff Centre, Banff (AB) Canada (May/June)

Duo Baars-Henneman Atlantic Jazz Festival Halifax (NF) Canada (July)

Release CD ‘See Saw’ Queen Mab Trio (Wig 11)

Release CD ‘Kinda Dukish’ Ab Baars Quartet (Wig 12)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Queen Mab Trio | Wig 11 | Wig 12
Tour Henneman String Quartet in USA and Canada, with Mark Helias on bass.

Ab Baars Trio plays at festival ContemporaneaMente 2004, Lodi (Italy)

'Kinda Dukish' Ab Baars Trio plus Joost Buis play the music of Duke Ellington.

'Henneman, Henneman & de Swaan'. Multimedial concert by Ig Henneman composer, Jeroen Henneman visual artist and Carrie de Swaan filmmaker. Premiere: November 15th 2003 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Concerts in the Netherlands of The Queen Mab Trio. (Lori Freedman, Marilyn Lerner, Ig Henneman)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Kinda Dukish | Henneman, Henneman & de Swaan | Queen Mab Trio
'Henneman, Henneman & de Swaan'. Multimedial concert by Ig Henneman composer, Jeroen Henneman visual artist and Carrie de Swaan filmmaker. Premiere: November 15th 2003 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Ab Baars Trio tour USA and Canada.

Release CD '10 Years Ab Baars Trio - Party at the Bimhuis' recorded live at the Bimhuis with guests Misha Mengelberg, Guus Janssen, Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort and Ig Henneman. (Wig 09)

'Days of Dutch Culture' Henneman String Quartet in St. Petersburg, concerts and masterclass.

Henneman String Quartet on tour in Austria.

'Canzoni Per Sonar Con Qualsiasi Strumento' Festival at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. Henneman String Quartet, Ab Baars Trio, Italian Instabile Orchestra and poet H.C.Ten Berge. Two new compositions written for the Instabile Orchestra by Henneman and Baars.

Concert serie '10 Years Ab Baars Trio + Guests' with Misha Mengelberg, Guus Janssen, Ig Henneman, Mariëtte Rouppe van de Voort. The Bimhuis concert has been released on label Wig. (Wig 09)

Release CD 'Veer & Haul' Ab Baars + Mariëtte Rouppe van de Voort.

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Henneman, Henneman & de Swaan | Ab Baars Trio - Tour USA and Canada | Wig 08 | Wig 09 | Wig 10 | Canzoni project
'Ig Henneman + duo Queen Mab' (Lori Freedman, Marilyn Lerner) on tour in Canada and USA.

Ab Baars Trio on tour in Canada.

Release CD 'OLO' Wilbert de Joode Bass solo. (Wig 06)

Release CD 'Piazza Pia' Henneman String Quartet. (Wig 07)

Concerts Henneman String Quartet in the Netherlands and Germany.

Concerts Henneman String Quartet and Ab Baars Trio plus Roswell Rudd in Italy. (Poggibonsi, Rome and Florence)

'De Boksers' Ab Baars Trio with singers Ilse van de Kasteelen and Han Buhrs. A program with compositions and improvisations inspired by the boxing sport. more...

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Queen Mab Trio | Wig 06 | Wig 07 | CD Presentation | De Boksers
Concerts Ab Baars Trio

Concerts Henneman String Quartet in Canada and Austria.

Concerts Henneman String Quartet and release of the CD 'Pes'. (Wig 05)

'Ig Henneman Tentet en Nederlandse Poëzie'. A program with new compositions by Ig Henneman, Ab Baars and Tristan Honsinger based on dutch poetry.

'Ab Baars Trio and the North American Indians'. A program with compositions/improvisations inspired by the various art forms of the Native Americans. CD 'Songs' (Geestgronden 22)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Wig 05 | Geestgronden 22 |
Commission for Ig Henneman by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Work Employment to write the composition 'Lichtschuw and Indigo' for The Ig Henneman Tentet, performed during the 'Symposium Commemoration of 100 Years National Exhibition Woman's Labour'. Compositions and improvisations based on the work of Dutch Woman Poets. CD 'Indigo' (Wig 04)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Wig 04 |
Henneman String Quartet plays 'Westwerk'. A program with compositions/improvisations by Ig Henneman inspired on architecture and music of the Middle Ages.

'10 year commemoration of the foundation Woman on Music'. September celebration concert. Ig Henneman Tentet and The Henneman String Quartet play compositions of Ig Henneman.

'Ab Baars Trio plus Roswell Rudd'. A program with new work by Ab Baars especially written for this combination. CD 'Four' (DATA 012)

Concerts Ig Henneman Tentet.

'Ab Baars Trio plays the music of John Carter'. A program for which Ab Baars has arranged compositions by the American composer and clarinettist John Carter for The Ab Baars Trio. CD 'Carol Court' (Geestgronden 12)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | DATA 012 | Geestgronden 12 |
Concerts Henneman String Quartet and Ig Henneman Tentet.

Concerts archive pdf (180k) |
Ig Henneman Tentet plays 'Nachtegaal tijdens de slaap'. A program with compositions and improvisations inspired by poems on birds. CD 'Repeat that repeat' (Wig 03)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Wig 03 |
Ig Henneman Tentet plays 'Dickinson'. A program with compositions and improvisations composed by Ig Henneman and inspired by poems of Emily Dickinson. CD 'Dickinson' (Wig 02)

Concerts archive pdf (180k) | Wig 02 |