Jaap Blonk and Jeb Bishop
Sunday, October 6th
Timucua white house
2000 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando
7:30 pm concert, free admission, all ages welcome
It’s the path less traveled for Jaap Blonk and once you’ve experienced his work, that should trigger your admiration, in gushing fashion or begrudgingly. The Dutch sound poet with Dada bone fides returns on October 6th for his second appearance at the Timucua white house, this time with duet partner Jeb Bishop. Jaap’s mouth and expressions have become his primary instruments for the last two decades. After a few starts in college involving mathematics and musicology, Blonk embarked on a path of self-taught musical composition and performance, which transformed into a performing poet who started improvising with organized and improvised sound. Operating out of his home country of Holland, Blonk has traveled the world extensively applying electronics to his voice and performing with collaborators from animators to an orchestra. Blonk’s eight date duo tour with Jeb Bishop includes further events, including a residency at Subtropics in Miami. The five day South Florida stop includes the debut of an eight channel (Octo-Blonk Audio™?) sound installation.
While he has never performed in Orlando, there are a number of one degree of CM5 separation moments to note regarding Chicago area trombonist Jeb Bishop. He has collaborated with a number of our previous concert guests. Bishop has been a member of Ken Vandermark’s groups Vandermark Five and Territory Band.
His playing has a been a regular low brass chaperone for the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, often featuring CM5 two-timer Joe McPhee. Bishop has also made a fine trio record with CM5 guest/drummer Harris Eisenstadt. The trombonist is often hired based on his wide dynamic and expressive range, as well as his parlance in European-style extended wind techniques, used in compositions, improvisations and the world splicing both of those idioms together. In other words, statistically, Jeb Bishop is fated to be a CM5 concert guest.
Participate in the Timucua instant arts community created at each event by appearing willing – described by composer Anthony Braxton as the “friendly experiencer.” Timucua encourages a small plate dish and a bottle of wine for community distribution. We’ll see you there.