words on music

Whenever we are asked what music we play (by strangers we meet in the train, for example), we do not find the words to describe our music. I think this Continue reading

doing what we love to do

Getting ready to travel to Latvia tomorrow to sing with Stéphan Oliva featuring the music of Jimmy Giuffre and Don Cherry in The Listening. We met in 2001, when he subbed for Continue reading

Spring

Change of mood with the sun dominating the scene and opening up a new season. Soon, I will be back to doing concerts, and also in the studio (one of Continue reading

Like thread through a needle

Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle Everything I do is stitched with its color.   W. S. Merwin   Things might not always be perfect. Continue reading

research: perfect pitch in the context of jazz improvisation

Besides creating and performing music, I am also very much into researching things that interest me. Often things that interest me concern the arts in general, and many times music Continue reading

22 + 1

Over the years, I have performed in Holland, France, Switzerland, Italy, England, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Canada, USA, South Africa, Mozambique and India. Continue reading

the joy it brings

Thursday, I was at the HEMU Lausanne to teach and be present during a rehearsal of Tenzin Ngingthatshang‘s group featuring a line-up that includes graduates/students of the music universities in Lausanne, Zurich, Lucerne Continue reading

Sunday at 9 a.m.

Composing on a Sunday morning. I never get tired of music, ever. Each day is full with it in one way or the other. Happiness! And at 9 a.m. on Continue reading

with the ones I love singing with

Soon to come on Mezzo, our concert in Lausanne last November. I love concerts to be exclusively for the ones who are present: every audience member together with us, the Continue reading

Come Again

 Come Again w/ Matthieu Michel, Wolfert Brederode, Olavi Louhivuori, recorded by Boris Darley   Fly away, fly away over the sea, Sun-loving swallow, for summer is done; Come again, come Continue reading