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Doek festival

The Market Day 1: City

Wander through the city chaos and enjoy the raw diversity of the metropolis. Urban rhythms and fleeting sounds form the backdrop for an evening bursting with performances. Fresh impro on sale! Amsterdam Real Book band plays Misha Mengelberg.

Welcome to The Market! For two days full of music and art the Bimhuis will be transformed into a meeting place where all sorts of exchanges take place, from goods and services to smells, flavours, cultures, sounds, glances, blushes, curses and currency. Market stalls offer music, art, and more. The audience is free to walk around and choose. All sorts of music can be heard at the same time until at a certain moments the musicians begin to play together and one or more performers step forward. It might be a musician, but could just as easily be a dancer, orator or rabble-rouser.

The Market is an initiative of the eight musicians from the Amsterdam impro collective Doek. Eric Boeren, John Dikeman, Kaja Draksler, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Moore, Jasper Stadhouders and Wolter Wierbos have made new work specially for the two themes. As with earlier Doek festivals, this time there are also special guests – artists, theatre makers, musicians and performers such as Harald Austbø, Nelli Bodt, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Onno Govaert, Dana Jessen, Sieto Noordhoorn, Annelie Koning and Mola Sylla.