the sixth installment - how improvisation is political. the essay investigates the root meanings of politics and leadership, how this reflects on the way we practise democracy today and how improvisation can inform and inspire a more fully participatory form of democracy. it proceeds from the premise that how the individual is internally organized ultimately … Continue reading IMPROVISATION NOW Part 6 – improvisation is political (preview)
the fifth installment - reflecting on the notion that improvisation is without structure, because it does not start out from an idea, because it is not con-structed. but this is a misrepresentation of what improvisation is, and should be by HA!Man | 25 July 2020 TO READ THE FULL ESSAY - and receive regular new … Continue reading IMPROVISATION NOW Part 5 – the structure of flow (preview)
first delivery on the practice of improvisation, how it is needed in a world dominated by machines, how it is needed for us to preserve our humanity by HA!Man | 23 April 2020 TO READ THE FULL ESSAY and subsequent parts, along with regular new releases, and many more catalogued videos, music tracks, writings, visual … Continue reading IMPROVISATION NOW Part 1 (preview)
by Joke Debaere Of all things possible, I find the voice the most intimate part of the body. I have looked at myself in the mirror. I have hated what I saw, loved what I saw. Some confrontation there. But nothing like my own sound, speaking through the speakers. If ever I wanted to run … Continue reading On touring and the memory of voice
sitting in a cosy english antique shop muffled over as a tea room with a copy of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving next to our table (November 24, 1623) i watch the video (link below) i assembled of moments between Joke and myself on stage over the past years my wish is to share it … Continue reading an existential allowance
A while back I performed in the Midlands of Kwazulu Natal, in an unassuming little restaurant close to the N3 highway. A handful of people sat attentively to listen. I mentioned to Joke that when a performance event is small and unassuming, it offers a certain freedom. There is no occasion to live up to. … Continue reading reaching a new dimension
once, my last cello teacher asked me: what are you after when making music? and i said: the eternal moment. when i play - make a sound - there is a way into the sound itself, there is a way to become aware of the inside of the moment, or the hanging balance of the … Continue reading when the moment reaches eternity
Hi, everybody And so I come to the end of a week in Paris. After two months through the United States. The feelings about the States are as always conflicting and complex. So many great people I have come to know there. Always an adventure to drive through. Always a fascination of sorts. Yet, always … Continue reading the end of a week in Paris
what is happening here? why, i hear many times, why are you not famous yet? why don't we know about you? why don't you have CDs on the shelve? i mean, look at you: travelling around, giving house concerts, visit schools, all on word of mouth and networking, sending out a newsletter.. produce your own … Continue reading why are you not famous yet?
it bogs me from time to time, you know. in a performer's life, there are so many voices and so many ways that present itself as the secret of success, and success for a performer is usually called fame. because if you are famous, it means lots of people want to hear you. and lots … Continue reading what is fame?