Category Archives: News

GEN meeting, April 29 2017 Hengelo

Present: FB, PV, JA. Facilitated by FB. strength for the weak C major over two strings 1324 over 2 strings 1423 over two strings Blockhead rehearse the setlist Than at about 4, a performance for a small audience at a birthday party at FB’s nephew: Larks I Halloween circulation C harmonic minor on string 1 (pick) and 6 (thumb) Blockhead Asturias For the next time: more practice on Blockhead Camino De Las Tropas Sunken Ship

GEN meeting, October 15 2017, Rotterdam

Facilitated by PV. Present FB, PV, WdR, JA. Refreshing and rehearsing material scales on string D (major), G (minor), A (harmonic minor) E symmetrical exercise Red EotN VPRO tune by Jacob Klaasse was presented by PV Larks I Blockhead presented by FB progression in Dm Asturias a shot at Impact on Earth Next meeting will be November 26, focus will be on Maraton, Blockhead and the VPRO tune.

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…