MAZE plays Ashley

05/11/2016 - 20:15

Our concert in the Amsterdam Orgelpark included guests David Dramm on voice in Tap Dancing, Diamanda Dramm on violin and Jacob Lekkerkerker in Outcome Inevitable, Tap Dancing and In Memoriam Kit Carson.

A highpoint for us all was the surprising performance of Kit Carson where we brought a score from 1963 back to life in its most precise yet imaginative form.

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The MAZE Festival

15/06/2016 - 10:31

MAZE took over Splendor Amsterdam 21 – 22 May for the first and hopefully not the last MAZE Festival.

We played music that fascinates us and we filled the hall with curious and enthusiastic people for concerts, interviews, discussions and drinks.

The composers were:
Peter Ablinger, Andrius Arutiunian, Justin Bennett, Yannis Kyriakides, Anne La Berge, Yael Levy and Michael Pisaro.
The festival was partially funded by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.
The A-sides, complimentary CD was produced by Unsounds.
We left a colorful trail on Facebook. More information can be found on the MAZE website.

Gareth Davis, Reinier van Houdt, Wiek Hijmans, Dario Calderone, Anne La Berge, Yannis Kyriakides

Gareth Davis, Reinier van Houdt, Wiek Hijmans, Dario Calderone, Anne La Berge, Yannis Kyriakides

MAZE Festival

MAZE Festival

Mexico

10/04/2016 - 17:59

I’m off to Mexico to play a couple of solo concerts and improvise with the diverse and provocative local musicians.

The tour starts with an improvisation/electronics workshop for kids on Wednesday 13 April.

Then:
CMMAS
and
Umbral 23
and a house concert in Mexico City on 20 April
and then
Habitación del Ruido Series in Mexico City

Repertoire:
Delay/Line by Sam Pluta
Modes of Mechanical Ventilation by Hugo Morales
Telemachus by David Dramm
Utter by Anne La Berge, Isabelle Vigier and Marcel Wierckx

Gear:
Flute, Laptop, the Kyma System and six iPads.

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The Hum

01/04/2016 - 18:13

The Hum LP was released today by Unsounds. Joe Williamson on double bass and I am playing flutes.

We talk on one side about the Hum and on the other side about the coordinates of where we have lived:
“Flutist-composer Anne La Berge, an American living in Amsterdam, and bassist Joe Williamson, a Canadian based in Stockholm, have formed a new duo.

Both artists are known for their eccentric approach to text, either in song writing, or music compositions. With two intriguing text/music pieces that sound like odd radio plays, they introduce the listener to the ambiguities of their unrestricted fantasy.

A pleasurable, sometimes hilarious, ride.”

The Hum LP, Unsounds 40U, Joe Williamson and Anne La Berge

The Hum LP, Unsounds 40U, Joe Williamson and Anne La Berge

Building Utter

25/02/2016 - 11:57

I’m spending my days in Splendor with Isabelle Vigier and Marcel Wierckx building the visual parts of Utter.
These are exciting times since we are able to take time to explore the possibilities of the digital and human components of the piece.

You can follow the making of here.

This project is funded by the Creative Industries Funds NL and the Performing Arts Fund NL.

Rock-it Science in Splendor 19 January 2016

18/01/2016 - 00:27

Friends and Colleagues,
I am very excited about this upcoming collaboration!

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Anne La Berge and new Splendor musician Akim Moiseenkov
team up for an evening with friends from experimental pop, art-rock and improvisation.
This A-list of today’s most creative boundary-pushers have played with everyone from Jett Rebel to Herman van Veen.

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Akim Moiseenkov – Keytar, vocals, electronics and Selfmade Synths
Dave Wismeijer – Drumcomputer, pad, bass guitar
with guest
Marc Alberto – sax and electronics

Shackle
Anne La Berge – flutes and electronics
Robert van Heumen – laptop instrument

http://splendoramsterdam.com
http://akimmusic.nl
http://singlove.stopcontact.tk
http://www.hermanvanveen.com/overherman/muzikanten/dave-wismeijer
http://www.notsimon.net
http://shackle.eu/about-shackle

Splendor Parade 2016

09/01/2016 - 17:08

Splendor produces an annual concert to open the new year with our more than 1000 members and more than 50 musicians. This year we took over the nooks and crannies of the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij for a couple of hours and ended up in the hall with a large ensemble that included a kid’s choir and an amateur string orchestra.

I was particularly delighted to perform a working version of my work Utter with interactive audio, video and text in a tiny space called the Glass Room.

Splendor Parade 2015
Splendor Parade 2014

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Paradiso Christmas Matinee

31/12/2015 - 13:28

The day after Christmas is part of the Christmas celebrations here in The Netherlands. This year the Dramm Family was asked to be guests at the Paradiso Christmas Matinee. We sang some country western songs and played a few virtuoso pieces composed and/or arranged by David.

It was a musical party with a plethora of performer configurations and styles.

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Diamanda opened the show decked in wings playing smack girl a tour-de-force for violin and 2 kickdrums.

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GruntCount goes Ensemble

19/12/2015 - 00:17

One of my all time favorite pieces is Martin Parker’s GruntCount. I’ve only played it as a solo with an interactive Max Patch built by Martin.

This time Pete Furniss and Martin and I got together and worked on the ensemble version. There was some quick and fancy programming going on that culminated in a presentation late afternoon on 15 December in Reid Hall, Edinburgh.

We’ll be getting together soon with hopes to bring in some string players.

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Clarinet Day

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6 December 2015
I led the interactive electronics workshops on the Clarinet Day for Amateurs that was held in Splendor on 6 December. A team of clarinetists played through the Kyma System and gave a presentation at the end of the day including a piece called Bandbound using a Max driven score displayed on the iPad.

They were a courageous bunch that seemed to enjoy creating newly found sounds.

photo by Elisabeth Melchior

photo by Elisabeth Melchior

photo by Elisabeth Melchior

photo by Elisabeth Melchior