ILV Rotterdam: Jaap Blonk completes the program

27/01/2008 14:40

The workshop by Robert Ashley for ILV Rotterdam is cancelled. Instead Jaap Blonk is added at the program.
In 2003 Jaap Blonk gave his first workshop at the Institute for Living Voice, in Marseille. For the coming edition in Rotterdam, five years later, he engages again in ILV. He is a self-taught composer, voice performer and sound poet. His unfinished studies in physics, mathematics and musicology created a penchant for activities in a Dada vein. In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music, and a few years later he discovered the power and flexibility of his voice. He is a prolific writer/composer and a specialist in the performance of sound poetry, supported by a powerful stage presence and an almost childlike freedom in improvisation.