Calefax and Matthew Barley play The Swimmer



Calefax and Matthew Barley play The Swimmer
composition by Joost Buis

Live at TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, 17 october 2018

Matthew Barley – cello
Oliver Boekhoorn – oboe, english horn
Ivar Berix – clarinet
Raaf Hekkema – saxophone
Jelte Althuis – bass clarinet
Alban Wesly – bassoon

video recording and editing by Eric de Clercq
audio recording and editing by Oliver Boekhoorn

All Ellington

All Ellington released their first CD.
Cover by Francesca Patella

Calefax plays ‘The Swimmer’

The reed quintet Calefax is playing five concerts with guest cellist Matthew Barley. On the program (which includes pieces by Dvorak, Sweelinck, Purcell, Walton en Fitkin) is the premiere of my composition The Swimmer, inspired by an episode from the writings of Zhuang Zi, a Chinese taoist philosopher that lived around 360 to 300 BC.


  • 22-09-2018 Amsterdam
    Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, 20:15
  • 30-09-2018 Rotterdam
    De Doelen, 14:30
  • 17-10-2018 Utrecht
    TivoliVredenburg, 20:00
  • 19-10-2018 Nijmegen
    De Vereeniging, 20:15
  • 20-10-2018 Leiden
    Stadsgehoorzaal, 20:15


On september 28th a new group named ‘Plots’ wil debut in the Amsterdam Bimhuis during the Carte Blanche night for bass clarinet player Ziv Taubenfeld.

Ziv Taubenfeld – bass clarinet
Joost Buis – trombone
Frank van Bommel – piano
Wim Janssen – drums

Click here for Bimhuis website

Music of Inevitable Sounds

New music by Luc Ex based on inevitable everyday sounds, performed by an international ensemble featuring nine singular improvisers.

Luc Ex – bass guitar, keyboards
Yedo Gibson – saxophone
Joost Buis – trombone
Mika Szafirowski – guitar
Gabor Hartyiani – cello
Renato Ferreira – bass,saxophone
Nora Mulder – piano, zither
Veryan Weston – piano
Pepe Garcia – percussion

Click here for more info