Let's talk about Sound Out, baby

The multi-disciplinary residency Sound Out was announced during inJazz 2019 and took place in the Polish town of Sokołowsko between 25 and 31 August 2019. Eight creative musicians – composers, performers, devisers – of any age, working in and around jazz, improvised and art music, took part in this professional development and mentoring platform.

Hornist, improviser and composer Morris Kliphuis was selected as the Dutch participant, while Joanna Duda, a composer, pianist, performance and interdisciplinary artist, was one of two Polish participants.

In this conference talk, Joanna and Morris will look back on Sound Out with one of their coaches during the week of intense training and collaboration, Marieke Meischke. What inspiration did the residency bring to the artists involved? Is there a direct creative pay-off in a talent development project, or are we talking about a long-term investment? Plus: with the cross-section of Europeans in the project, did Sound Out bring new insights to possible pan-European collaboration?

Produced by Martel Ollerenshaw, the first edition of Sound Out was organised in co-operation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence. In the Netherlands, Sound Out is supported by inJazz-parent Buma Cultuur.

Joanna Duda, artist-composer (PL)
Morris Kliphuis, artist-composer (NL)

Marieke Meischke, lyricist, artist coach, teacher at ArtEZ (NL)

Joanna Duda is a composer, pianist, performance- and interdisciplinary artist. She is the founder of several projects including Super Extra Trio, AuAuA and her trio with Maksymilian Mucha (double bass) and Michał Bryndal (drums). In 2019, she released her second album ‘KEEN’ which explores multi-layered narration. Joanna is also involved in the contemporary classical scene. Outside of her concert and ensemble commitments, Joanna collaborates with the physical/ butoh dance company Amareya Theatre and toured in Japan, Turkey and Greenland. As an interdisciplinary artist, she has created video documentaries and multi-media installations.

Berlin-based, Dutch hornist, improviser and composer Morris Kliphuis is valued for his original and virtuosic playing and his own musical language. As a composer, Morris has written for ensembles and soloists including s t a r g a z e, Nora Fischer, Slagwerk Den Haag and the New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra. For the NN North Sea Jazz Festival he created music for a new group called DIMLICHT, which brought together musicians from the worlds of pop and free improvisation. Established in 2012, his trio Kapok with Timon Koomen (guitar) and Remco Menting (drums), quickly made a name for themselves. Kapok has released four albums and received several awards including the European Jazz Competition (2013) and Edison Jazz (2014).

Since many years Marieke Meischke has been walking the field of music; as a booking agent, tour manager, festival producer/manager, lyricist and teacher. Founder of eclectic music festival FlatFest, project manager of festival So What’s Next? and coaching young musicians in finding and expressing the core of their story.

The online inJazz conference is English spoken.

This session takes place online via the platform NetworkTables. Please note that seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Save your seat now.

photo: inJazz 2019, by Maarten van Haaff