Festival Hall
Begin: 18.05.2018, 20:59 o'clock

2000 feat. Jan Klare, Michael Vatcher, Bart Maris, Elisabeth Coudoux, Steve Swell & Wilbert de Joode (DE / BE / US)

In 2004, Bart Maris, Jan Klare, Wilbert de Joode and Michael Vatcher founded the band 1000, originally in order to explore compositions by Wagner, Bach or Monteverdi. By tackling spectacular interpretations of this material, which represented a rather atypical departure point for improvised music, 1000 succeeded in developing their own unmistakeable style. Through their many years of musical interaction, the members of 1000 have built an almost telepathic relationship to one another, an intuitive language that fluently balances texture with energy and subtlety. When drummer Michael Vatcher relocated to New York City in 2017, the future of the band was uncertain. An invitation to moers festival 2018 prompted 1000 to spring back into action and saxophonist and composer Jan Klare to dream up a deluxe edition of the band, resulting in the project “2000” – a six-member configuration extended by the talents of Elisabeth Coudoux on cello and Steve Swell on trombone. 

line up

Bart Maris – tr

Jan Klare – sax

Wilbert de Joode – b 

Michael Vatcher – dr 

Elisabeth Coudoux – vc

Steve Swell – tn