The combined forces of Basement Jaxx‘s uniquely skewed take on dance music, the Metropole Orkest‘s cutting edge approach to orchestral interpretation took blaze by storm for two nights
Bauer was a pop duo from Amsterdam (years active: 1999-2006) comprised of former Bettie Serveert drummer Berend Dubbe and Sonja van Hamel. Watch the videos.
If you’re a drummer you can just bang the drums. Of course you could also make a cup of tea. Providing you share a stage with Matthew Herbert. And we shared the stage on November 11, 2010.
Since 1997 I’ve been writing compositions and arrangements for the Metropole Orchestra. Over the years I worked with many different artists and groups, TV programmes and CD’s.
2003: guitarist Pat Metheny at the North Sea Jazz Festival. One of the highlights was the concert with the Metropole Orchestra. My contribution was an adaptation of his track ‘Always and Forever’.
Chamber Works for Drums & Orchestra. In 2003 I was happy to orchestrate Terry Bozzio’s contemporary composition Chamber Works for him & the Metropole Orchestra.
Last year Philips launched a campaign on internet with an interactive movie of the Metropole Orchestra & Pop Duo Bauer. ‘I’m No Prototype’, which I arranged in 2006.