The good folks at Epistrophy Arts & Nameless Sound are bringing the ICP Orchestra from Amsterdam to Austin & Houston next week (see post below) and this is their drummer.
Possibly the greatest drummer to ever walk the earth. He blows my mind and is hands down the most entertaining drummer to ever walk the earth. Peep the videos below and then go find some more on the internets and entertain yourself for the rest of the day.
THEN go to UT and see the film about him. Info below the videos.
Thursday, March 31 · 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Garrison Hall 0.102 UT Campus
Free Public Screening! on UT Campus.
Movie will begin at 5:20pm
HAN BENNINK: HAZENTIJD (2009) directed by Jellie Dekker (70 mins DVD)
This stylized recent documentary depicts Dutch drummer and visual artist Han Bennink’s creative journey from art student and free-lance percussionist backing touring Americans like Johnny Griffin and Eric Dolphy, to the uncompromising improvisor he is today. His visual work, which he creates alone, silently and surrounded by nature, is shown as a counterpoint to his cosmopolitan and often noisy musical life. Bennink is seen captured in performance with Griffin, the ICP Orchestra, jamming with Ethiopian musicians and leading workshops with students and children. http://www.hanbennink.com/
sponsored by Epistrophy Arts and ICP Orchestra
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!