alto saxophone, bass clarinets, composition

Spinifex: new CD

The new Spinifex CD Hipsters Gone Ballistic was released on december 2nd 2013. It is available at TryTone and CDBaby and i-Tunes
The CD presentation concert is at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, on 23 january 2014. Hipsters Gone Ballistic was recorded by Maarten Tap at Jottem! and mixed/mastered by Jason LaFarge at Seizures Palace. Artwork and graphic design by Gonçalo Almeida.
A sneak preview:

new Spinifex project in 2014: BOLLYCORE

In 2014, Spinifex will present the new project BOLLYCORE featuring Priya Purushotaman, one of India's most talented young vocalists, and virtuoso dancer Maya Sapera. Tours in february (India) and april - september (Europe). Confirmed dates are:
16 february isai Festival, Chennai (India)
21 february High Spirits, Pune (India)
22 february Goethe Institut, Bangalore (India)
16 april MOOOV Festival, De Werf, België
Take a look at our promo video:


I've recently been teaming up with Gonçalo Almeida on double bass and drummer Martin Duynhoven.
Best to watch in HD setting:

Basklarinet Festijn april 2014

Fie Schouten and I are organizing a festival celebrating bassclarinetism in general and, in particular, bass clarinet virtuoso Harry Sparnaay's 70th birthday, also marking the date he chose to end his career as performing musician. Throughout his career, Sparnaay gave an enormous impulse to contemporary music in the Netherlands and worldwide. More than 500 compositions have been written for him by composers like Luciano Berio, Morton Feldman, Iannis Xenakis en Isang Yun. This is the last possibility to hear him play live, don't miss it!
And of course the other fantastic players: Ernesto Molinari, Claudio Puntin, Steffen Schorn, Jelte Althuis, Fie Schouten, Ainhoa Miranda, Oguz Büyükberber, Laura Carmichael and Tobias Klein. We will perform, next to many other pieces, my new composition for bass clarinet tentet.
10 april Grand Theatre, Groningen
11 april Bimhuis, Amsterdam
13 april Toonzaal, Den Bosch