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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”,…

GEN meeting August 2, Rotterdam

August 2 2015, Rotterdam. Present PV, WdR, FB, JA. Facilitated by PV. Starting with practice, guided by FB. When we got to the pieces we decided upon last meeting, it turned out we had been too ambitious in the amount of repertoire and were now generally badly prepared. That said, we did practise the whole day. For the next meeting we agreed on preparing a more limited amount of material, namely: Third relation at 60bpm Eye of the needle Mad people

GEN meeting June 14, Hengelo

June 14 2015, GEN meeting in Hengelo. Present: FB, PV, WdR, JA, facilitated by FB and Gerda Tuning, start at 11:25 String 3: 555 666 777 888 | 5 556 667 778 88 String 4: 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 0 plus the two other permutations (5505 and 5550), then the same backwards. Picking excercise with counting on strings 4, 3 and 2 (pattern above, two ways of counting below): 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1234512345 1 2 3 4 5 Same…

GEN meeting April 12 Molenaarsgraaf

Present: PV, WdR, FB, JA, facilitated by WdR Tuning, start at 10:45 secundary and primary excercises an aad excercise presented by Paul and Wouter Red Third relation improv Eye of the needle Mad people A break with apple pie, lunch, talking about FB’s performance of Hangi Lauha Continuing at 14:00 Red FB introduces the first bit of “A Connecticut Yankee In The Court of King Arthur”, bass and lead Mad people Little thrak Yankee again, now circulating bass and lead Fireplace, work on the bass part Larks 1 Growing circle,…

GEN meeting February 22, Vilt

For everyone wondering what it is that GEN actually DO after a day of guitar practice, read on! Present: PV, WdR, FB, JA 11:15 tuning, warming up: displacement arpeggios on two strings D minor arpeggios on three strings D minor harmonic Then to repertoire: Eye of the needle Growing circle an attempt to play Larks II, this clearly isn’t the time for it yet Red intro and main theme Askesis (FB, WdR) Third relation, focus on legato playing, distance in thirds, constant release Lunch at 14:00 Red, play the whole…

GEN / Epicycle performance November 1 and recording November 2, 2014

October 31 – November 2 2014. In the group: four players of Epicycle (Paris), two of PGP (South of France) and four of GEN (the  Netherlands) Friday Arriving in Hengelo, catching up, and mostly preparing for tomorrows performance at the Hengelo library Saturday More preparation, determine a setlist. Go to the Hengelo library, setup the stage and a green room. Performance at 16:30 —— Entrance with procession chords — Penetration Cantaloupe Island Growing Circle Larks Tongues in Aspic 1 — Fireplace … into circulation Am Chuk Halloween theme song Mr….

GEN meeting October 5 2014, Molenaarsgraaf

Present: PV, FB, JA, WdR. Facilitated by WdR A good day of practice with some new excercises, a review of the repertoire, especially VROOOM, Third relation and Thrak. Making plans for the November 2014 GEN / Epicycle meeting.