DADA Evening with Jaap Blonk
Wednesday, 29. Mai 2019, 8pm
Dada Evening with Jaap Blonk
Jaap Blonk's career as a vocal performer began with the performance of Dada-Lautgedichten, and he still enjoys performing his selected favorites.
Among them are some precursors of Dada, such as Christian Morgenstern, and futurism Velimir Chlebnikow (Russia) and Tommaso Marinetti (Italy).
Then of course there are Hugo Ball and Hans Arp, as central figure Kurt Schwitters (parts of the famous Ursonate as well as shorter poems) and from the Netherlands: Theo van Doesburg.
Further excursions lead to later authors from Surrealism (Antonin Artaud), from concrete poetry (Ernst Jandl), and from Fluxus (Dich Higgins).
In conclusion, Jaap Blonk's own Dada-inspired work will not be missing.
Free admission | Donations welcome
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Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a composer, poet, musician and performer. He initially studied mathematics and musicology, but broke off this training later. In the late 70's he began to play and compose saxophone. A few years later he discovered his vocal potential, first while reciting poems, then improvising and performing his own vocal compositions.
His performances are characterized by a strong stage presence and an unrestrained freedom in improvisation. Performances led Jaap Blonk through every continent in the world. In addition to his solo performances, he worked with a variety of musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music.
His work has been published on 40 to 50 sound carriers and in various books.