Ike @ Mokum Sessions

Thanks Mokum Sessions, for this wonderful collaboration. We are so proud of this video you shot with Ike, bringing a few people closer to an IG Karfield classic. Thanks to Torpedo Theater for allowing us to shoot the video at this magical location.

IFIGK @ Kannen & Kruiken (Amersfoort)

It’s a bit getting used to keeping up, but we are slowly getting there. And indeed, this is a post about an IFIGK performance in advance, so you might still be able to make it, if you dare. There. In Amersfoort, what are the chances. Well, the odds just got a little better with Kannen & Kruiken Festival.

Lo, and behold the great SPRAAKMAKERS stand, where you can order Ike (f)or IG Karfield or one of the many other, talented performers. Then, you shall flush it down with your favorite beer or wine you didn’t know was your favorite. That’s SPRAAKMAKERS @ Kannen & Kruiken Amersfoort 2016 for ya…(Brought to you by PoetryPusher.)

Some of the animal artist beasts standing by me upcoming weekend are Gino van Weenen, Farbod Frappant, Doortje Peters, and Theo Danes. (Wowww…) Better catch that.

(Check out their website or facebook event for more info.)

IFIGK @ Edelwise

Another performance by Ike, this time at EdelWise Festival in Rembrandtpark, Amsterdam on the last day of July. Fifteen minutes of intimate listening to freaky Ike and IGK poems as part of the silent stage – much ado with the festival phenomenon silent disco. Picture hundreds of festival-goers from around the world tuning in on the green CREATURES, and Ike’s most recent work in  Dutch. Some even dancing. Pictured it? Now, send that picture to igkarfield@gmail.com, because we couldn’t find it, snarf, snarf. Some other images, courtesy of EdelWise, can be found below.

Thanks to those who invited us! And great thanks to those five to ten loyal listeners on that summer day. Loved seeing your faces with those headphones on. Hope to see you again next year!


Last Friday, July 15th, Ike performed at the Rotterdam Schouwburg as part of a revolutionary spoken words theatre show, called ‘Spoken Arts: de persoonlijke wederopbouw in Rotterdam’ (a personal reconstruction in Rotterdam). Other poet warriors were (picture above): Be Romy, Mariana Hirschfield, Bnice, M., and Romano Haynes.

Word platforms and overall cultural beacons Ken Theater, Paginagroots and Woorden Worden Zinnen worked together to develop a night of spoken word like no-one had ever seen before, combining the art form with dance (Scapino Ballet), classical music (Sinfonia Rotterdam) and visuals (Amanda Harput). Each word platform was represented by two spoken word artists, and they were in turn matched with one of the above-mentioned groups, culminating to one big bowl of multidisciplinary performance art. Ike was a representative of Woorden Worden Zinnen, together with Bnice, and they worked with the dancers from Scapino. (More pictures will follow soon, as well as some moving image impressions.)

Great thanks to Elten Kiene from Woorden Worden Zinnen for inviting Ike to represent them. We are honored to have performed at this impressive venue, the Rotterdam Schouwburg, as well as having been able to work together with such great talent, all the way from the spoken word artists to the director (Tjon Rockon), producers, lighting…everyone! Hope for mirror-like activities in yet uncertain futures has been expressed.

Le Grand Spectacle (Amsterdam)

Late April performance in Amsterdam, at Le Grand Spectacle, organized by Hannah Aukes and Frank Bloem. At a sweet little (huge) venue called Lola Luid! IFIGK did a few English poems written by Mr. Karfield, as well as some of Ike’s Dutch material. Other performing guests were Matthijs Booij, Chris Chamoun, Friso Wiersma, and Luiza Dedisin. Ike’s Dutch poem Museumnacht (museum night) was recently republished on this blog. It was a good night, with lots of music. We like music. Thanks to Hannah for getting us involved! Thanks to Helen Weeres for the pictures.

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