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?