New forms and connections

For musicians at the BIMHUIS, nothing beats the live concert, the ultimate opportunity to connect with the audience. But now this has been restricted, and nobody knows for how long. For the concert series CLOSE DISTANCE, the BIMHUIS has asked four artists to think about creating new connections with the world.

This edition the answer comes from guitarist Reinier Baas, who put together a great band with, among others, British pianist Kit Downes. Reinier Baas is not only known as a master guitarist, but also as the composer behind surprising projects such as the surrealistic opera Reinier Baas vs. Princess Discombobulatrix, for which he collaborated with soprano Nora Fischer and cartoonist Typex.

Or the album Mokum in Hi-Fi, an ode to Amsterdam created together with saxophonist Ben van Gelder. Reinier played with the Metropole Orchestra and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, and is active in bands such as the punk jazz outfit Bughouse with Benjamin Herman, and his trio with Ben van Gelder and drummer Han Bennink.