SPACE ACADEMY: Wilbert de Joode – workshop

Monday, April 17, 13:00-15:00 + 16:00-18:00, entrance € 25 / students € 20

Entrance incl. concert: € 30 / students € 25.


Making music in the moment, listening and responding, following and counteracting in the here and now – that’s what music improvisation is all about. In SPACE ACADEMY, world-renowned improv musicians tell all about their methods, techniques and experience. Check the whole program here.

Photo: Sara Anke Morris

Wilbert de Joode (1955) is a veritable research scientist of bass pizzicato and bowing techniques. A self-taught musician, he has been playing the double-bass since 1982. De Joode is currently one of the most active bass players on the European improvised music circuit. His individual style and musicality transforms the double bass into an equal partner in the most varied ensembles. A personal tone colour, exploration of the outer registers, quirky improvisations and the use of gut strings contribute to an instantly recognizable and intriguing sound. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Buma Boy Edgar Prijs. The jury praised him for his great talent in listening and collaborating with his fellow musicians.