Today we have a winner, Oene van Geel just won the Boy Edgar Prize, a prestigious Dutch award for improvised- and jazz music
Violist /composer Oene van Geel (1973) is a true adventurer in music. Influenced by jazz, Indian music, chamber music and free improvisation, he has applied his virtuoso improvising skills and his compositional talents to a wide range of musical activities. He has toured in Europe, India, Japan, the US and Canada.
First let's take a look at Oene playing a solo piece at the opening of the Spoken Beat night
You can hear several influences in his music, after his classical music education he went to study South-Indian music theory and as a child he was intrigued by his father playing Balkan music. He's playing in several projects and bands, like: Zapp 4 (stringquartet), in Estafest (jazz band), The Nordanians
(A Shakti like power trio), multimedia project OOOO and Windstreken
Here he's playing with "Windstreken"
And then there's Zapp 4 and this is their version of the itchy Radiohead song "We Suck Young Blood"
here's the original
And here's the ZAPP 4 version, enjoy your weekend.