The Bertch Quartet.

…is an improvising Berlin-Dutch ensemble, that takes pleasure in dynamic interplay as well as in the exploration and combining of instrument-specific sounds. It sways between narratives and noise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raoul, George and Edith first met in Amsterdam and warmed up to each other while slurping bowls of soup. Afterwards they improvised the whole evening long in a very relaxed atmosphere, with focus and never ending inspiration. They decided to bring Hank in as a congenial partner in the field of improvised music. Since then they have played concerts in and around Amsterdam and Berlin. They have recorded and are about to release their first CD.

 

Edith Steyer – alto saxophone, clarinet

Hank Zwerver – guitar

Raoul van der Weide – bass

George Hadow – drums