Rotterdam Jazz Project
a project with compositions by Theo Hoogstins
Guest soloist Ben van den Dungen
This year the Rotterdam Jazz Project again does a project with Theo Hoogstins.
Undrewritten by "Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst" he wrote the composition
"Mythen". This piece is based on three poems by the dutch poet Wim Roos,
that were put to music with Peter Schat's tone clock. Vocal parts
are being releaved by instrumental parts and improvisations. Female vocalist
Willie Bakker has been added to the orchestra for this occasion, and besides
"Mythen" she sings two other pieces by Theo Hoogstins: "Waterlanders" with
lirics by Jeroen Zijlstra, and from the CD Ear Opener the composition "The
Sky Was In My Eyes". In addition other compositions of Theo Hoogstins are
being played, like the composition he wrote last year for the orchestra:
"Victory Boogie Woogie" also underwritten by the "Fonds voor de Scheppende
Toonkunst", and "Picos d’ Europa" and "T.S.R." .
saturday 30 september:
Popular, Rotterdam with guest soloist Ben van den Dungen
friday 6 october:
Agnietenkapel (Stichting Go Jazz), Gouda at: 20.p.m.
sunday 15 october:
De Badcuyp, 1e Sweelinckstraat 10, 1073 CM Amsterdam. at 15p.m.
sunday 5 november: jazzpodium
DJS, Gote Kerksplein 1, Dordrecht. at: 15.p.m.
The Rotterdam Jazz
Project originates from the Workshoporkest Rotterdam, a students orchestra
specialising in jazz and improvised music. At this moment the orchestra
has 17 members playing piano, bass, drums, guitar, trumpets, saxophones,
trombones and clarinett and vocal.
The Workshoporkest Rotterdam
has been conducted for years by Ruud Bergamin. At the end of ’95 they chose
for a different approach and a different name: Rotterdam Jazz Project.
The orchestra now works in 10 week projects, each project with another
conductor. Some conductors from the past are Frans Vermeersen, Ruud Bergamin,
John Tchicai, Arend Niks, Tjitse Vogel and Paul Stocker.
In 1997, Theo Hoogstins
also did a project with this orchestra, with concerts in a.o. O-42 in Nijmegen,
DJS in Dordrecht and in the Doelen café, Rotterdam. Because of his
inspiring contribution, he was invited for another project in 1998. The
"Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst" awarded him with a composition assignment
for the orchestra. He wrote the composition "Victory
Boogie Woogie", inspired on the painting by Piet Mondriaan.
The RJP in 1997
RJP live in Dordrecht
30 march, 9 till 11 p.m.
sat. 23 jan.: Jazz club DJS: Grotekerksplein 1, Dordrecht, Holland. 10.00
sat. 23 jan.: Jazz club DJS,
Grotekerksplein 1, Dordrecht, Holland. 10.00
sat. 30 jan.: De Badkuip,
1e Sweelinckstraat 10 (corner Albert Cuyp) Amsterdam. 6.00
sun. 31 jan.: Dodorama, Rochussenstr.
169, Rotterdam, Holland. 4.00 p.m.
zon. 7 febr.:Cafe Rest. Villa van
Tutti (corrosia), Almere. 3.00 p.m.
& properties: Theo Hoogstins. firstname.lastname@example.org