Non-Event at Home: Ab Baars livestream
Live solo set by Ab Baars (NL)
AB BAARS plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute.
"A true original, Ab's music focuses on the extremes of sound and form in a manner that is both startling yet somehow inherently logical. Ab has been performing solo throughout his career and has become a master of the medium. The vulnerability that makes solo performance so difficult for many musicians is exactly the element that allows Ab's peculiar sense of drama to come to the fore. His playing has always been fearless, be it with the legendary ICP Orchestra, of which he has been a member since the 1980s, with his numerous long standing projects including the Ab Baars Trio or Duo Baars Henneman, or frequent collaborations with Dutch rock band The Ex. However, his ability to plunge into the void of silence is particularly striking and, as abstract as it gets, one always feels he is comfortably balanced on the tightrope even if we can’t see it or tell where it's heading." – John Dikeman