That’s Your Wife Tour Day 11 – A Collage of Performers

Poster,Banner_TAC,Buro-BeukorkestBeukorkest, a brainchild of Rik Van Iersel, has been around under various names for almost a decade. John performed at the first gathering, and played tonight at a semi-Beukorkest whipped up just for this tour.

The show was at TAC in Eindhoven, and a creative spirit was displayed at every turn. (A JDF stencil may be floating around here,too.)

Included among the roving Beukorkest musicians that night was Kathy Zeigler, a buddy from back home.

First there’s set up,sound check, and mainly…food…

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…then the show!

This was Johnny’s opening tune:

A good time was had by all the musicians and tall people present. Until next time, bye everybody!


John,Kathy and Rik


“Beukorkest bestaat uit muzikanten met zeer uiteenlopende achtergronden die voor een korte periode samenkomen. De muziek laveert tussen freejazz, broken beats, rock, spoken word, trashblues en pop. Soms wel twintig man sterk produceert het orkest een overdonderende muzikale collage met veel ruimte voor improvisatie en dynamiek.

Beukorkest consists of musicians from very different backgrounds who come together for a short period. The music swings between free jazz, broken beats, rock, spoken word, trash blues and pop. Sometimes a twenty-strong orchestra produces an overwhelming musical collage with lots of room for improvisation and dynamics.”

-Motel Mozaique


Poster,Banner_beukorkest,201309 Line-up Sept 2013
The unique composition of Beukorkest – during previous editions Stuurbaard Beard, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), Dead Elvis, Kyteman, Andre Manuel, and Def P (Osdorp Posse) participated – offering ample space to experiment, with each , the instruments and the audience. A total experience, adventure and surprising. This year the band includes at least the American singer-songwriter Johnny Dowd who was among those at the kickoff of the project. In addition, Solex, DJ DNA (Stuurbaard Bakkebaard / Urban Dance Squad), and members of the bands Crappy Dog and Woody & Paul will be part of the group.

Steal the trumpet Show 2011/09

Poster,Banner_beukorkest201109Beukorkest is a platform for musicians and (performing) artists, initiated and set by critically acclaimed artist Rik van Iersel from Eindhoven. For the first two tours of Beukorkest, van Iersel got the cooperation of Stuurbaard Bakkebaard, Def P, Hakon Gebhart (ex-Motorpsycho) and Johnny Dowd, who will also attend the Steal The Trumpet Show.

Line-up April 2011

Rik van Iersel: Percussie/Electronica/Compositie
Jean-Marie Aerts (B, TC Matic, JMX): gitaar/zang/electronica
Johnny Dowd (USA): Spoken Word/Zang/Gitaar
Michael Starck (USA, Tzar, Wingnut, Johnny Dowd): toesten
Solex: Zang/Samples
Truus de Groot (USA, Nasmak)): Spoken Word/kraakdoos
GW Sok (The Ex): Spoken Word/zang
Marc Constandse (Parne Gadje, Big Low): Zang / Bandoneon/Percussie
Bart Maris (B, Electric Barbarians, dEUS, Zita Swoon): Trompet/Electronica
DJ DoNotAsk (Urban Dance Squad, Stuurbaard Bakkebaard, Beukorkest): Samples/Draaitafels
Aura Grace Msimang Berton (ZA, Lee Scratch Perry, JMX , Pow Ensemble): Spoken Word/Zang
Erik Vandenberge (Crappy Dog): Gitaar/Zang
Arnout Brinkman(Crappy Dog): Saxofoon
AMIN(Hotel): zang/teksten

Joshua van Iersel (Phantom Engineer, Woody & Paul): Drums/Zang
Woody Veneman(Woody & Paul, St. Cordell): gitaar/zang
Paul van Hulten( Woody & Paul ,William by the Man from the South): banjo/gitaar/zang
Edward Capel (Blast, Blunt, John Zorn, Cube X): Trombone/Trompet/Saxofoon

Nathanael Boelen(Crappy Dog): Bas

Younes Riad (Cube X, Yotr, Deshima Ensemble): electronica
Siem Nozza (Yotr, Senga Etna, Phantom Engineer, Beukorkest): bass





5 thoughts on “That’s Your Wife Tour Day 11 – A Collage of Performers

  1. many many thanks for all the good words and photos ,memories and inspiration it makes Buro-Beukorkest alive


  2. Pingback: Day 11 began – Hooked on Phonics | Fans of Johnny Dowd

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