Invisible Blow is inspired by poems describing the unexpected knock-out blows in life. Invisible blow is a boxing term, a boxing match can be considered as a metaphor for life. The texts were chosen by Ab Baars with the assistance of Anneke Brassinga. Joyce Carol Oates' essay collection 'On Boxing' served as a source book.
 

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Invisible Blow

AB BAARS
tenorsax /clarinet /shakuhachi
WILBERT DE JOODE
bass
MARTIN VAN DUYNHOVEN
drums
FAY VICTOR
voice
VINCENT CHANCEY
french horn
Anneke Brassinga reads
Interrotte Speranze and Hoe stiller ik sta

1.
Small Prayer
inspired by Weldon Kees –Small Prayer
7:43
2.
Consolatio
inspired by Robert Creeley –Consolatio
3:46
3.
Interrotte Speranze
inspired by Monteverdi –Interrotte Speranze
Dutch translation Peter Verstegen
5.52
4.
The Loser 2:45
inspired by Charles Bukowski –The Loser
2:45
5.
Experience
inspired by Emily Dickinson – I stepped from plank to plank
4:12
6.
The Descent
inspired by William Carlos Williams –The Descent
7:52
7.
Sometimes
inspired by Joyce Carol Oates –On Boxing
5:14
8.
Ontbreken
inspired by Annneke Brassinga –Hoe stiller ik sta
2:05
9.
Whistle
i.m. Lawrence 'Butch' Morris
3:19
10.
Only The Wind
inspired by Hans Faverey –Voor de Wind
4:14
11
The Mummy
inspired by Muhammad Ali –The Mummy
8:28
Total time: 55:37
 
all compositions Ab Baars
buma stemra

live recording November 27 2012
Bimhuis Amsterdam
Micha de Kanter | Mideka Music Recording

mixing & editing Micha de Kanter Ab Baars Ig Henneman
photos & design Francesca Patella
cover art Eli Content
produced by Ig Henneman

with support of the Performing Arts Fund NL, Dutch Foundation for Literature and Stichting Wig

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