Perch Hen Brock & Rain
Ab Baars (NL) – tenor clarinet, shakuhachi
Ig Henneman (NL) – viola
Ingrid Laubrock (DE/USA) – tenorsax
Tom Rainey (USA) – drums
'Perch Hen Brock & Rain' featuring Ab Baars, Ig Henneman, Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey is an improvising quartet drawing on myriad experiences and backgrounds. Each member is conscious of their own weight and power to add to the communal conversation, understanding silence and restraint can be as powerful a contribution to the whole as density.
Ab Baars and Ig Henneman are key members of the idiosyncratic Dutch improvised music community and share a long term duo project which has toured throughout the world and released two critically acclaimed CDs. Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey represent the best of the New York scene. They released their first duo CD And Other Desert Towns in 2014 and celebrated the release with an extensive tour throughout the USA. Either duo showcases the kind of telepathic interplay that comes from years of dedicated playing. Together, the wealth of experience allows limitless possibilities.
This European tour will be the premier for the ensemble. Ab Baars and Ig Henneman found an instantaneous musical connection with Ingrid Laubrock while improvising together in their home in Amsterdam to be followed by a performance at Moers. Later, while speaking with Tom Rainey after a Bimhuis performance, they realized the potential in combining the duos to create a new quartet.