Henk Bakker

Theatre Works (between 1997 and 2006)

In collaboration with director Carina Molier realised several multimedia dynamic theatre installations/plays, by means of compositions, and interactive soundscapes (performed live)
-Chelsea Girl 1997), met oa Juda Goslinga, Katenka Woudenberg

Zuid Zuid West (1999), Big Boy (1999) (NesTheaters), Ruigoord De Geboorte (2000) en Ruigoord II (2001)- (Toneelgroep Amsterdam), met o.a Joop Admiraal en GJ Reijnders, ueen and King (2002) (Paradiso/Melkweg Prod.) met Lotte Proot, Huis van de Toekomst (2006) (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) met Halina Reijn

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Overview of various other projects between 1992 and 2012

Chamber musics: modern composed, live improvised, hybrid forms

-Duoprogram with fluteplayer and innovator Anne Laberge, solo’s en duo’s with live elektroniks. (1997/98)
-Trio NU; modern compositions for flute, bassclarinet and piano with Pauline Post and Raymond Honing(1990/1993)
-Projectes with poet/performer Cor Gout
-Co-Producer of parts of the Recyclops project With Frans Friederich and Robert Kroos(disko B) (1996/2000)
-Trio Aim: improvisations with Arend Niks en Wilbert de Joode (1995/1996)
-Paul Termos Dubbel Express, (new Dutch swing) – (1996/1997)
-Bassclarinet Culture Soloprogram; (compositions, improvisations en soundsculptures) 1992/1994
-Duo Friederich/Bakker (techno,ambient,jungle,1992/1994) –
-Co-producer en participator of Recyclopedia(D) – jaren 90 plunderphonics
-Gates (project by Gerard van Dongen with Ann laBerge, Peter van Bergen – compositions and improvisations with interactif elektroniks), (2003/2004)
-Project with artist William van Engelen (grafcal improvisations).
-Elektronik Quartet TEC 97 with Huib Emmer, Artur Sauer and Frans Friederich
– Gerard van Dongen 5tet (akkoestical improvisation and compositions) – (2003)
– Project met Bart van Dongen (elektro-akkoestical improvisation) (2004
– Dull Schicksal and Dull Schicksal Extended (1996,1997, 1998)
– Workshops for and with the Rotterdam Improvisation Poel (1992/1994)

Various electronical studio projects

– Heimseh; bassclarinet and electroniks: excercizes in techno with composer Huib Emmer (2007/2012)
– Henry and Joe; flowing, alternating and processing in digital realm; (with Johan de Koeyer, aka Donkey Hare Joe)
– Static Tics/ Xstatic Tics; with L Simonis (digital rock improv, soundscapes and cut up sampling) (2000 onwards)
– Hek, drBadvibes/hekvibes: solo productions with digital tools and elektro-accoustical improvisations, radiojingles
– Subterraneanact: duo project with Malorix: elektro-accoustical musics; combination drums and bassclarinet and elctronics (2005 onwards)

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An ongoing long term project involving the production of RadioWORM- 150 cd releases issues, numerous radioplays, documentarys and extended radio happenings, over more than a decade supplying monthly programs to several international and free radiostations and manifestations like SAIT, DEAF, De Concertzender, Radio Resonance London, RebootFM Berlin, Radioswap in Brussel, WFMU en de NPS. Attended various radiofora in Amsterdam, Berlijn.
Curator for WFMU (2012)
Co Producer of radioworks such as Magnet Band Untergrund (2008), Grindpad naar Las Palmas (2001), WORM T Schippers (2008)


older cd’s

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Myth Again at Roodkapje

After intense rehearsals and about a year and a halve of discussions, inspiration sessions and living room reflective performative events we had the chance on the 21st of December ’13 at Roodkapje in Rotterdam to open Myth Again #1 on its experimental phase to an audiences. Myth Again (video, movement and image) is an approach to performance via a synergetic mode. We are looking forward to reflect on this first step and carry on exploring the path way which is Myth Again. Myth Again #1 is: Guilherme Miotto, Henk Bakker and Peter van Till

watch some selection of the project here Myth Again Project Page

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max im loop, the ad libs in ppooll / /

a youtube channel where basscklarinett and electronic processes are central

in the past 10 years or so I worked with software that enabled me to go into the grains of the bass cklarinet sound or rather my bass cklarinet sound, together with samples and loops and triggers, but also software that harmonised and even melodised the input. I let it happen. It’s the environments I construct and I invite and develop, the infinite machines, the ambient machines and the self machine. and the basscklarinett machine. united with them. united with them. united with them

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bassclarinetculture / /

is a youtube channel where I started putting vids that would highlight specific techniques and sounds at first w/ technology but later more the accoustic part of the bass clarinet.

I studied the bass clarinet for 8 years in and around the conservatory w/ H Sparnaay.

bass clarinet concepts. conceptuals. conceptions. concept mouthpieces. what.

now when I am studying or practicing I zoom in on special or extended techniques, as a permanent starting point for my music making with the bass clarinet, after so many years of technical training and excersises, the scales & etudes etc, I find it time to abandon that and use my training to go to other layers of sound on the horn.

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