11 Julio 2015
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World premiere of a third stream composition for tenor saxophone and piano. A composition by the Belgian composer J. D’hoe.

J. Vanbever / crossover

Website(s) : http://www.jeroenvanbever.be / http://www.jeroendhoe.org /http://www.mallemolen.be/ff_fr.asp?txtcontent=leden

Jeroen Vanbever presents a world premiere by composer Jeroen D’hoe, from the musical genre Third Stream, which combines improvisation and the vitality of jazz with composition techniques of occidental music.

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Jeroen Vanbever is a young, driven, Belgian saxophonist. He achieved his Master in Saxophone in 2013 (Magna Cum Laude) at LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmensinstituut in Leuven in Nadine Bal’s class. In 2014 he obtained his education degree and a Master Chamber music.
As a freelance saxophonist, he has been invited several times to play with “Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen”, “het Nationaal Orkest van België” and “Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra”. With the latter he played, inter alia, on the Festival Musiq’3 and participated on a tour in Germany.
He is currently continuing his jazz studies at LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmensinstituut with Frank Vaganée. In jazz he participated in master classes with Ben Sluijs, Fabrice Alleman, Ewout Pierreux, Jos Machtel and Dree Peremans.

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Third Stream is, as Gunther Schuller said, “the new genre that attempts to fuse the improvisational spontaneity and rhythmic vitality of jazz with the compositional procedures and techniques acquired in Western music during 700 years of musical development.”
Both genres, classical and jazz, are equal in Third Stream compositions. Gunther Schuller also stated the following: “There is no question in my mind that the classical world can learn much about timing, rhythmic accuracy, and subtlety from jazz musicians, as jazz musicians can in dynamics, structure, and contrast from the classical musicians.”
I finished my master in classical saxophone in Belgium and was always passionate about jazz too. Since I started my studies in Jazz, I discovered Third Stream. I already knew that a lot of our classical saxophone repertoire is influenced by jazz inflections and articulations. However I found out that there were a lot of works which even had improvisation incorporated in them. This new genre, Third Stream, started to intrigue me and I began doing research on the subject.
Most classical musicians are not used to improvise and especially not when it comes down to jazz. Starting my jazz studies, implied that I could overcome this obstacle and be a legitimate performer of Third Stream music. Studying Third Stream saxophone music as a performing artist and as a researcher is part of my preparation for a PhD in Music concerning Third Stream.
That is why I asked Jeroen D’hoe (°1968), a famous Belgian composer, to write a Third Stream work for me to be created on the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg 2015.
(For more information about Jeroen D’hoe, please visit his website: www.jeroendhoe.org, or consult the attached biography)

Jeroen D’hoe has always been fond of cross-overs in his compositions and is the perfect composer to write a Third Stream work for saxophone and piano. I asked him specifically to write for tenor saxophone to expand the repertoire for tenor saxophone as a concert instrument.
Next to the world première of this new piece, I will give the audience some background on the composition process and the composition itself, accompanied by a brief introduction in the concept Third Stream and the possibilities this genre creates for the modern performer.


11/07/2015 11:15 - 11:45

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 22

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Musicians / speakers

  • Vanbever Jeroen / saxophone ténor (Belgium)
  • Van Caenegem Bart / piano (Belgium)


  • Third Stream composition (Jeroen D'hoe) / World Premiere




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