2015 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
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
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
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
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 SetAb Baars Trio 20 Years and a booklet 'Ab Baars Trio 20 Years (and Counting)' with an essay by Kevin Whitehead Wig 20
New CDCut a CaperIg Henneman Sextet recorded at the Bimhuis Amsterdam Dec 19 and 20, 2010 Wig 19
Tour Europe Ig Henneman Sextet December 8-12see 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 lionsAb 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
TourFloating 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
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
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 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
'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.
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)
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)