On 6, 7 and 8 September The Night of the Unexpected will take place again. Music with vision and guts. An event where an electronic act would be followed up by a saxophone quartet and where a show with laser light would start after a choir. With every performance the audience will be surprised and will be intrigued by the unfamiliar sound worlds that are presented.
The upcoming edition of the Night of the Unexpected offers a dynamic program with experimental and exciting performances. Here’s a short description of just a few of artistic director Roland Speckle’s favorites:
Jameszoo (who also plays Incubate)
Producer and DJ Jameszoo mixes beats, electronic sounds and jazz. At the Night of the Unexpected he will be playing a live set with pianist Gideon Van Gelder, in which he will be playing brand new tracks from his upcoming album.
Four percussionists with protective clothing ‘playing’ the piano and percussionists of Tromp Percussion and Slagwerk Den Haag will be performing the phenomenal Timber; a minimal music-influenced piece of Michael Gordon on wooden instruments. When he started as a composer, Steve Reich, one of the founders of minimal music, travelled to Ghana to study Ghanese percussion music. The echoes of this experience can even be heard in this piece. Excorcising rhythms will be singing through the space.
Someone who’s regularly performing with Philip Glass, another minimal music giant, is the American trumpeter Nate Wooley. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant called him “one of the most exciting and singular underground musicians performing on the North Sea Jazz Festival.” In the review, it said: “a concert of Wooley is an experience. Don’t expect easy listening.”
Kapok, a Dutch jazz trio related to Kyteman, are doing a special project with the Ragazze Quartet. The winners of the Dutch Jazz Competition with an adventurous string quartet. That’s what the Night of the Unexpected is about.
Check the full program here. Let yourself be suprised!
6 September, Tivoli (as part of the Gaudeamus Music Week), Utrecht
7, September, Paradiso, Amsterdam
8 September, de Effenaar, Eindhoven, in collaboration with Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and axesjazzpower