Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for Jaap Blonk.
He will be in The UK and in Ireland between April 2 thru May 5, 2013.
So this offer is for The UK only.

He can present different programs.

He is basically available between 6th and 12th April and also in the very
beginning of April and also in early May (from 3rd May backwards).

Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer,
performer and poet.
He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish
those studies.
In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music.
A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at
first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own
compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the
discovery and development of new sounds.
From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first
using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure
sound synthesis as well.
He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed
interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of
algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and

As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and
almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of
structure. He performed in many European countries, as well as in the U.S.
and Canada, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Latin America. With the use
of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a
considerable extension.

Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and
ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja
Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Nicolas Collins, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the
Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. He premiered several
compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece
for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned by the
Donaueschinger Musiktage 2002. On several occasions he collaborated with
visual computer artist Golan Levin.

Blonk's work for radio and television includes several commissioned radio
He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, which are being exhibited.

He was the founder and leader of the long-standing bands Splinks (modern
jazz, 1983-1999) and BRAAXTAAL (avant-rock, 1987-2005). He also has his
own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 17 releases so far. Other
Blonk recordings appeared on Staalplaat, Basta, VICTO and Monotype.

I hope to hear from you asap.



Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
1050 Brussels 5

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