In 2014 we celebrated 10 Years of Artvark with a tour playing the best of Artvark Only, and having some musical encounters with very special guests: actor Kasper van Kooten, choreographer Sanne van der Put & Dancers, photographer and filmmaker Lenny Oosterwijk & his film 'Heraclitus' and flamenco guitar player Eric Vaarzon Morel. Next to that we play some concerts around the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax - the inventor of the saxophone - like the Sax Festival Enschede and a chamber concert @ Amsterdam Winds.
Being part of Asko|Schönberg at the Festival Sax14 in Muziekgebouw a/h IJ in Amsterdam is defenitely also one of the highlights. We will play 'De Stijl' by Louis Andriessen, 'Clash of Cultures' by Peter van Onna with Aurelia Saxofoon Kwartet and several 'solo' performances. In Bijloke Gent (B) there will be a reprise of 'De Stijl' with Asko|Schönberg and the 'solo' performances by Artvark, material from our latest CD Bluestories, and a new piece we wrote: a piece inspired by Facing Death of Louis Andriessen: Improvisation on themes from facing death.
Teaser Artvark 10 Years Tour 2014
Our very first live performance was at the Jazz Festival Amersfoort (NL) in 2004 in Museum Flehite and our first CD was released a year later in 2005: 'Artvark, the Jazz Saxophone Quartet'. How time flies and what a great bunch of beautiful memories we have collected over the years + 5 CD's & 1 EP with original music. Still we feel we just started the quartet, are planning new (inter)national projects in the near future. Check the website and Artvark FB to stay informed. Feel free to sign up to the Artvark newsletter in the top right hand corner. A big thank you to all the people who followed and supported us during our journey!
2 Nov 2014
TivoliVredenburg, featuring actor Kasper Van Kooten
5 Nov 2014
Amsterdam Winds, chamber concert, celebration 200 yr Adolphe Sax
6 Nov 2014
Wilminktheater en Muziekcentrum Enschede Artvark plays The Best Of Artvark 10 years
7 Nov 2014
De doelen, concertgebouw Rotterdam Artvark Meets choreographer Sanne vd Put's dance company
15 Nove 2014
Jazzpodium DJS Dordrecht Artvark improvising with Lenny Oosterwijk's Film 'Heraclitus'
16 Nov 2014
Klooster Mariadal, The Best of Artvark 10 years
20 Nov 2014
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Sax14 Festival Artvark plays 'Bluestories' and Artvark meets Aurelia Saxophone Quartet
22 Nov 2014
Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Louis Andriessen 75 years Artvark plays 'Bluestories' and Artvark meets ensemble Asko|Schönberg
28 Nov 2014
Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal, featuring flamenco guitar player Eric Vaarzon Morel
30 Nov 2014
The Best of Artvark 10 years.