Music and Image in Concert
Carrie de Swaan filmmaker
Amsterdam the Netherlands 1946
Carrie de Swaan has worked with various media. She has published a book
of interviews, written travel stories, created radio programs and made
short and long documentaries. For the last ten years she has concentrated
on documentaries about music and art. She usually researches, writes,
directs and produces her own films. For some of her most recent films
she also did the camerawork and the editing.
Jeroen Henneman artist
Haarlem the Netherlands 1942
Jeroen Henneman Selected Works ISBN 90 20407023 NUR 642
ISBN 96 40088757 NUR 646
Henneman String Quartet
Founded in 1993, is an improvising string ensemble which combines contemporary
composition with an essential element of improvisation. Its music is informed
by the major trends in the 20th century notated music as well as by diverse
genres like pop, jazz and classical. Ig Henneman's compositions draw also
much inspiration from poetry of different languages and cultures.
The string quartet released the CD's 'Pes' (1999) and 'Piazza Pia' (2002)
on the Wig label.
The Henneman String Quartet has performed in the Netherlands, Germany,
Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Canada and Russia.
Ig Henneman viola compositions
Haarlem the Netherlands 1945
Henneman began leading her own groups showcasing improvisers and her own
compositions in 1985. As a violist she focuses mainly on her string quartet,
on a duo with Ab Baars cl/ts and on the Canadian/Dutch group The Queen
Mab Trio. Her pieces are totally scored or written as a startingpoint
Ig Henneman wrote compositions for groups like Orchestra de Volharding,
the Metropole Orchestra, the Nieuw Ensemble, the Ig Henneman Tentet and
The Queen Mab Trio. Her recent compositions are 'Daikem Nya' for male
chorus and the Residentie Orchestra, 'Tratti per Arpa' for harpist Godelieve
Schrama and new work for the Henneman String Quartet.
Oene van Geel violin, viola
Amsterdam the Netherlands 1973
Studied violin and composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He completed
succesfully the 'New contemporary music through nonwestern techniques'
course at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Whether he is playing the violin,
viola or even percussion, Oene van Geel is always trying to integrate
elements from different musical traditions into his own music, such as
jazz, funk, contemporary notated music as well as traditional music from
all over the world. He founded several ensembles and has won many prices.
He plays in and composes for the string quartet ZAPP!, Pavlov, On The
Line, Chambergrooves and Bhedam. Also as a sideman he is very active in
the Dutch jazz scene.
Alex Waterman cello
Virginia USA 1975
Studied cello at the New England Conservatory and the Oberlin Conservatory
of Music. In Holland he worked with dance, theatre and performance projects,
played contemporary classical works and started improvising in the Amsterdam
scene. He had his Master's Degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague
in the Institute for Sonology. He is playing with his trio Puppy, with
Two pale blue, the Magpie Music Dance Company of Katie Duck, with the
Belgian group Champs d'Action and with dancers Steve Paxton, Martin Sonderkamp
and Michael Schumacher. He is also a member of the Anglo Belgian group
+- Ensemble for contemporary music.
Wilbert de Joode contrabass
Amsterdam the Netherlands 1955
His individual style and musicality transforms the double bass into an
equal partner in the most varied ensembles. A personal tone colour, exploration
of the outer registers, idiosyncratic improvisations and the use of gut
strings contribute to an instantly recognisable and intriguing sound.
Wilbert de Joode is active in the Ab Baars Trio, the Eric Boeren 4tet,
Bik Bent Braam, Bentje Braam, Trio Fuhler/Bennink/DeJoode, the Chris Abelen
Quintet and Intermission. He plays solo concerts, duo with Tobias Delius
and works with dance improvisers. A list of other musical partners include:
Mats Gustafsson, Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, The Ex, Misha Mengelberg, Sunny
Murray, John Tchicai, Fred Frith and Paul Lovens
Godelieve Schrama harp
Leiden the Netherlands 1969
With Godelieve Schrama the harp makes an energetic entry into the twentyfirst
century. She shows what the harp as a solo instrument is capable of and
by doing so succeeds in surprising the most sophisticated ears. Her repertoire
is varied and colourful. She places her instrument just as convincingly
against a baroque background as she does in a wholly contemporary context.
Godelieve Schrama, who once said that she 'just wanted to see what she
could get out of the instrument, experienced in the past years a grateful
audience and a quick succession of domestic and foreign music prizes,
including the highest award given to musicians by the Dutch state. The
English professional press praised her 'sharp characterizing' and her
'almost virile style'. Dutch critics called her playing 'astounding',
'masterly' and 'exciting'.