May 4, 2014 | Henri Bok, Eleri Ann Evans and Ere Lievonen

Concert Fokker organ | 2014-05-04, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Duo Hevans & 31-tone organ

Duo Hevans consists of an unusual combination of bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Since its founding in 2005, a lot of new work has been written for this particular duo. Especially for this concert with the 31-tone Fokker organ, René Uijlenhoet and Monty Adkins wrote new compositions. Bass clarinetist Henri Bok will perform one of his own works together with the organ.

About Contrasting Symmetries by Rose Dodd and Monty Adkins:

Contrasting Symmetries creates shifting textures between instruments and electronics. The ‘contrast’ in the title refers to the low wind instruments and the higher organ, the instruments and the electronics, the linear nature of the first part and the chordal second. Overall the piece is concerned more with sonority and creating a unified soundscape rather than one instrument predominating over another.


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Sunday 4 May 2014, 11.00 | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Tickets: € 16,00 Normal | € 13,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP |



Eleri Ann Evans, tenor saxophone

Henri Bok, bass clarinet

Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ



Dianah Soh - he said : she said (2014)   premiere  (commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for

                                                                     Music Composition at Brigham Young University)

Rose Dodd & Monty Adkins - Contrasting Symmetries (2014)   premiere

Christopher Fox - Early one morning (2014)   premiere

René Uijlenhoet - Radio Istria (2014)   premiere

Scott McLaughlin - Meshwork from Three (2014)   premiere

Henri Bok - Multi-Micro I (2014)   première

Bok, Evans, Lievonen - Improvisation


Musicians’ biographies

Eleri Ann Evans
Following studies in France and the Netherlands Eleri Ann Evans has returned to the UK
to undertake research into the contemporary saxophone. She is currently working on ways
to invigorate the future of the saxophone through her PhD research at the University of
Huddersfield. She is exceptionally interested in microtonal and experimental music,
unusual saxophones (such as the soprillo and tubax) and the unorthodox use of the
saxophone. Eleri Ann has performed and given masterclasses in Europe, North and South
America and Asia. In 2011 she was invited to perform a programme of contemporary
saxophone music in West Point, New York and several works at the International
Computer Music Conference. She was the initiator of a project to feature contemporary
music at the 2012 World Saxophone Congress, which included a new work for eight
soprano saxophones by James Saunders.

Henri Bok
Henri Bok is one of the most prominent bass clarinet soloists in the world today. He has
given concerts and masterclasses in more than forty countries.
During his long career Henri Bok has always searched for new sound combinations
leading to unusual instrumental groups: Duo Contemporain (with marimba/vibraphone),
Duo Novair (with accordeon), Bass Instincts (with bass oboe), Duo Clarones (bass clarinet
duo), Duo HeRo (with jazz pianist Rob van Bavel) and duo Hevans (with Eleri Ann Evans,
His collaboration with composers from all over the world has resulted in hundreds of new
pieces dedicated to him.
Bok’s unique playing style can be heard on more than fifty CDs.
Henri Bok has been Professor of bass clarinet at Codarts/Rotterdam, Musikene/San
Sebastián and the Robert Schumann Hochschule/Düsseldorf
for many years.
His manual ‘New Techniques for the Bass Clarinet’ is considered to be the standard work
for those interested in the amazing sound world of the bass clarinet.
Following his first piece ‘Vinho do Porto Brasileiro’ (1997) Bok has written a large number
of solo works and chamber music. His compositions are published by Shoepair Music.
Henri Bok is a ‘multitasker’: a performer, teacher, improviser, composer and researcher.
His artistry has been recorded extensively on radio, television, CDs and DVDs. His newest
chamber group duo Hevans (with Eleri Ann Evans, tenor saxophone) pushes the
boundaries of the musical universe their instruments offer.

duo Hevans
duo Hevans was formed in 2005 and comprises the extraordinary combination of bass
clarinet and tenor saxophone. The ensemble is constantly developing its adventurous
programming that makes use of diverse musical styles and exciting instrumental
duo Hevans has given concerts in North and South America, Asia and across Europe.
Recent projects included a collaboration with NMK (a Norwegian composer collective), a
recital at the March 2012 NASA Conference in Tempe, Arizona, the presentation of
experimental repertoire at the 16th World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews (July 2012)
and lecture-recitals at the Performer’s Voice (Singapore, October 2012) and Beyond the
Semitone (Aberdeen, October 2013).


This concert is made possible by the support of: the Fonds Podiumkunsten, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the SNS REAAL Fonds and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors