Dirk Serries Update

Source: Dirk Serries. Releases and Performances.

(CD, Raw Tonk Records)

Recorded two years and a half ago at the Sunny Side Inc. studio in Brussels, this free improvisation session brings together five musicians, all with their own specific technique and style of playing, but with one goal. This is an album of pure introspective interaction. Now available in pre-order from the mighty Raw Tonk Records label.
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John Dikeman: tenor & alto saxophone
George Hadow: drums
Dirk Serries: electric guitar
Martina Verhoeven: double bass
Luis Vicente: trumpet

Jazzblazzt, Neeritter NL

Jazzblazzt and A New Wave Of Jazz join forces to present you this unique and exclusive first musical encounter between the amazing tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado (once one of the founders of the prolific Clean Feed label and highly respected for his own Motion Trio, Wire Quartet and his work with Chris Corsano, Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler) and experimental guitarist Dirk Serries. A concert that will playfully balance between intense free improvisation and superb soundmanagement and all of this at one of the most sincere and pure DIY venues of The Netherlands. Due to the small venue and its limited seating, reservation comes highly recommended. Email the promoter.

(October 13th 2018, A New Wave Of Jazz)

On October 4th this year Dirk Serries turns 50. Active for more than 3 decades and with an impressive career : over 150 albums in various alter-ego’s (vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning, etc.) and some of the most respected international labels (Relapse Records, Projekt, Consouling Sounds, Tonefloat, Conspiracy Records, Extreme, Raw Tonk Records, Trost Records) solo or in collaboration with some of the finest in today’s experimental scene (Justin K. Broadrick, Steven Wilson, Asmus Tietchens, Steve Roach, Steve Noble) and in bands like YODOK III, THE VOID OF EXPANSION and KODIAN TRIO.

Known for his experimental soundscapes, constant will to explore and his free improvisation collaborations, he continues to set new goals and this next level is TONUS.

TONUS as an ensemble grew out of Dirk Serries’ jazzcase residency in 2017 for which he brought together a sextet to work around a slow piano motif by Martina Verhoeven. The literal translation of Tonus is muscle strength, but in this context defines a musical system that places equal importance on the space between notes. Both definitions apply here as the music is an exercise in discipline and anticipation while controlling the clarity, sustain and effect of each single note played. The birth of the TONUS happened when Serries realised that he needed a vehicle to explore and perform these exercises, as well as a general classification for his ongoing study in minimalism and free improvisation.