GEN performance, May 21 2017, Voerendaal

GEN is one of the acts performing at the St. Rafael charity party at May 21 2017. Pictured above GEN performing the Velvet Undergrounds “Pale Blue Eyes” with singer Paul van Loo. This was the encore, after performing this set:

GEN meeting, April 23 2017, Vilt

Facilitated by JA. Present FB, PV, JA. A day that was intended to be focused on learning one song, it turned out to be more. All of this in preparation for the St. Rafael charity event on May 21. learn and rehearse the song that GEN will be performing with a guest singer. This is new and exciting territory: it’s a song! It’s in four! Still, we managed to manage play through a longlist of possible pieces we can play, make a selection work on refreshing / refining three pieces…

March 25 2017, Guitar Craft & The Guitar Circles’ completion on its 32nd anniversary

Guitar Craft and its several forms of manifesting have ceased to exist. The Workshop is dismantled, its work continues. Robert Fripp Saturday 25th. March, 2017 Anyone interested in the work of Guitar Craft and The Guitar Circles may visit the History Project’s website, an online archive being increasingly populated with pieces of history from the past and soon, the future. Source: DGM live

GEN meeting, February 26 2017, Rotterdam

Facilitated by PV. Present PV, WdR and JA. Starting ~10:40 First, talk about ambitions for this year. Concrete possibilities are: performance at the Stichting Rafael Charity Garden Party 2017. This is on and, at that Party, a possible collaboration with another performer (singer). JA will work out an arrangement for a song and contact the performer WdR’s wife would appreciate a performance for het birthday in May a possible afternoon performance in Utrecht WdR has committed to organizing “Rooms to live” (livingroom) performances in September – October – November 2017….

GEN meeting, January 8 2017, Vilt

Facilitated by JA, Irma and José. Present FB, PV and JA. Starting at 11:38 some physical stretching first and second primaries first and second primaries combined, counting 4 and 3 C major exercise Dm harmonic in Canon Bach Canon BWV1079 (from das Musikalisches Opfer) Chord progression in G Lunch break at 13:00, continue at 13:45 playing and run-through of repertoire: Dangerous Curves, Thrak, EotN, presentation of the Driving Force by FB, 28 bars, procession chords rehearsing for two intimate performances … … the first one Bach Canon for José ……

GEN meeting, October 30, Hengelo

Facilitated by FB and Gerda. Present FB, WdR, PV and JA. Morning calisthenics: RH triplets, 8th, 16th. String changes secondary variations circulating BWV1007 EotN quality practice (counting, limb rotation) Afternoon short introduction to 28 bars Dangerous curves a new piece called “Thong”. Half of the guitars in 5 (Eb and G), half in 7 (Gm and Bm) short introduction to Frakctured riff by FB circulations All these to be continued. For the next meeting: Red circulating BWV1007 Dangerous curves Frakctured riff The next meeting will be somewhere at the end…

GEN meeting, July 17, Molenaarsgraaf

Facilitated by WdR. Present WdR, PV, JA. Start at ~11:00 Tuning, initial circulation. Counting exercises. Keep steady tempo when playing together. THRAK: first clapping, then playing. Conclude the morning session with EotN (no high lead). Lunch break. Have a look at Dangerous Curves, distribute the voices. Mid: PV. bass: WdR. lead: JA. (and of course FB) Have a look at the Letters, distribute the voices. G3: WdR. G2: PV. G1: JA. (and FB) Red, refresh the piece and focus on tempo, especially in the tea for two section. A concluding…

GEN meeting May 22, Rotterdam

Present: FB, PV, WR, JA calisthenics EotN circulating BWV1007 Aaarrrghgh (new piece by PV) new piece by WR And a small performance for an audience of one: a few bars of BWV1007 circulated, EotN, Asturias. For the next meeting: Red Mad People Aaarrrghgh new piece by WR circulating BWV1007

GEN meeting December 27, Vilt

Present: FB, PV, WR, JA 11:55 warming up FB: counting PV: fret 1234 on string 4, then on 3, 5678 on 4 etc. WR: secundary JA: counting FB: short demo of Airport exercise WR: short presentation of own work in 7 and 5. GEN OK’s it, to be presented in the future Lunch break around 13:00 JA: short presentation of Unsquare dance. GEN OK’s it, to be presented in the future PV: presentation and practice of Second shot Short break & walk FB: presentation and three rounds of Steve Ball’s…

GEN meeting September 26, Molenaarsgraaf

September 26 2015, Molenaarsgraaf. Present PV, WdR, JA, guests MW, PQF, BZ. Facilitated by WdR. 10:30 – 12:15 inaugural meeting, guided practice by MW 12:40 – 13:50 execises for Third relation, C hexatonic lunch, powernaps, fresh air 16:00 – 17:45 “Thrak scale”, C hexatonic, A symmetrical, EotN in pieces 18:10 – 19:15 Thrak time: counting up- and downbeat. Circulate that with claps. Put it in the bank! 19:30 cooking, personal meetings with MW, dinner 21:30 completion meeting. Everyone present starts / leads a circulation, every circulation different (C hex, “Thrak”,…