HA! performances started out as full-on improvised acoustic recitals on piano, cello and organ during the nineties. since 2000, i started to employ electronics, by layering improvisations with different sounds and then use that as accompaniments for the spontaneously played cello, keyboard and other mediums of expression.
each time follow a uniquely unfolding journey,
through a series of distinct items that may sometimes include audience
participation. this journey covers a ful spectrum of feelings, styles
and moods, which can be categorized in nine diffrent
parts - in this particular order: 1.1 the mystical, 1.2 theclassical,
1.3 the spiritual, 2.1 the experimental, 2.2 the fastand forward moving,
2.3 the swinging, 3.1 the passionate, 3.2 the festive, 3.3 the all-embracing
when appropriate, video projection enhances certain items, the video-making reflecting the way we turn life and travel experience into communicative art.
does a HA! performance put audiences straight into a world of feeling,
it also feelingly engages each particular situation, venue and cultural
context. over time a wide array of venues and
spaces have beenconvered , large and small, formal and informal,
indoors and outdoors, even though most happen in more intimate venues
and spaces to focused audiences of two to four dozen people.
special types of performances include (massed) choir and/or orchestra concerts (improvisations and/or performing some of my compositions), fully improvised solo piano, organ or cello recitals and improvised theatre.
in promoting our performances, there are no easy definitions (besides HA!). they always retain a strong element of the unknown. yet this is exactly what allows for the much needed raw creativity to live on and nourish the arts and local communities, as the HA! interconnect people and places on a global scale