Friday, May 10, 21:00 – 23:00, € 8



The second Friday of every month at De Ruimte is a two-stage rocket: from 21:00 to 23:00 dOeK and Space Is The Place present live music from the dOeK network. After that, the party-party starts with the wildest live music in town!

21:00 – 23:00 Space is the Place ft. Doek – € 8
23:00 – 03:00 Second Stop is Jupiter – € 6
€ 10 combined ticket

The Eric Boeren 4tet began by concentrating on the early quartet music of Ornette Coleman. That repertoire was ‘pulled off the record’ and was interspersed with Boeren’s own compositions. Over the years more and more original compositions have been added to the band’s repertoire.

The line-up of the Eric Boeren 4tet is comparable to that of the Ornette Coleman Quartet of the early sixties. The big difference between the two quartets is the way in which the material is handled. Whereas soloists alternated in the Coleman Quartet, in the 4tet all four musicians share the improvisational space on an equal basis. A collective vision, where musicians have the improvisational room to further develop the musical forms. The existing material suggests the personality and direction of those improvisations.

The compositions of Eric Boeren and Ornette Coleman are deeply rooted in the jazz and blues tradition. They are characterized by strong, often jumpy melodies and unusual keys, which keeps the improvisers on their toes.

The quartet has played throughout Europe and completed successful tours of Canada, New Zealand and Australia. June/July 2010 The Eric Boeren 4tet visit Canada & USA.

“Gives a new meaning to the description Hot Jazz. Thank you, Eric, Ornette would love this band.” -Downbeat

Eric Boeren – cornet | Michael Moore / Ramboy Recordings – alto saxophone, clarinet | Wilbert De Joode – double bass | Han Bennink – drums

It’s only fitting to have the architect of these nights finish off this season. Oscar Jan’s performances have an energy and an incredible flair, whatever medium he uses, or group he’s in. Add to this the sounds of a detuned electric clavichord, and anything can happen.

Oscar Jan Hoogland – electric clavichord