I am pleased to officially announce The Alvaret Ensemble – a collective of musicians based around myself, Jan Kleefstra, Romke Kleefstra and Sytze Pruiksma, and often expanding to include other musicians from around the world. You may have seen the beginnings of such a collaboration at recent festivals such as the Approximation Festival (Düsseldorf, DE), Into the Great Wide Open (Vlieland, NE) and Le Guess Who (Utrecht, NE).
Last year we were also busy preparing some improvised recordings in the (somewhat humorously) renowned Grunewald church along with a cast of musicians including Iden Reinhart, Hilary Jeffery, Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm and Martyn Heyne. More information about this shortly.
Later in March we will once again join forces with some other wonderful musicians, this time in Iceland. The core quartet will then be joined by Kira Kira, Borgar Magnason, Ingi Garðar Erlendsson and Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, along with the video collective 33 1/3. The results of this meeting will be performed at the Oeral festival on the island of Terschelling in June.