Tijn Wybenga & AM.OK - So What's Next en

 

Tijn Wybenga & AM.OK

 

Is he a classical conductor, a jazz composer or an electronics nerd? Creator Tijn Wybenga is all of it. Tijn Wybenga (1993) is composer and bandleader of AM.OK (Amsterdam Modern Orchestra). He likes to be inspired by the people he works with, by, for exampla, conducting his band members in a ‘musical escape room’, through which individual characters such as Kika Sprangers, Federico Calcagno and Alistair Payne can excel in an unprecedented way. Tijn then uses the resulting samples to write his own compositions. Appropriation art 2.0. AM.OK is a genuine  ‘melting-pot orchestra’, in which nationalities and styles effortlessly come together, typical of the city of Amsterdam. Band members come from South Africa, India, South America, Russia and Europe. Those different cultures and rhythms are clearly audible. Expecially for this concert at So What’s Next, Tijn composed some new pieces based on the recorded samples. Expect hard beats, emotional notes and intense compositions: a big adventure!

Performs at So What’s Next Downtown – Sunday, October 30, free admission.