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Monday, March 06, 2017

RIP Misha Mengelberg

(Photo by By Seth Tisue - Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2947337)
Misha Mengelberg, the father figure of Dutch improvisers passed away on March 3. Pianist, composer and artist, Mengel was co- founder of the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra in Amsterdam some 50 years back. His death, after some years of Alzheimers adds a touch of poignancy to this year's GIJF,
On Saturday afternoon (April 1) the film Misha and So On is shown in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall whilst later, in the evening, the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra give a concert in conjunction with Jazz North East. This is also in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall.
Prior to the festival and running through it from March 13 to April 14 is an exhibition of Mengelberg's art. This is on the level two balcony and, I would suggest, is a must see event.
Misha Mengelberg was 81 and missed by many.
Lance.

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