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Fred Van Hove At 80
Celebrating Free Music And Minds

fri 03 feb - sa 04 feb - deSingel, Antwerp

Fred Van Hove at 80 ‘Celebrating Free Music and Minds’ is a two day festival celebrating the career and the 80th birthday of the internationally renowned piano player and pioneer of free improvised music Fred Van Hove. His valuable musical contribution to the improvised music scene for the last 50 years, next to his his pioneering roll as promotor – 34 editions of the Free Music Festival – and his ongoing battle for decent support, status and opportunities for improvising musicians are prominent issues at this two day festival. On this page you will find all the info on Day 1 of the Festival. For info on Day 2 go here !

The influential roll that Fred Van Hove plays in the development of free improvised music, jazz, free jazz and adventurous music is obvious going by the positive and international respons of artists to participate in this celebration. Pioneers and newcomers, renowned players, local and international guests and surprising combinations will be presented in a unique and accessible festival environment. Together with Fred Van Hove, the invited guests will honour a very rich musical past and give us a glimpse of what the future holds.

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Coming events    |   2017

13 December 2017 - Fred Van Hove at 80 - organ concert (+ Seppe Gebruers & Joachim Badenhorst)
BOZAR, Brussels

News    |   2017

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