Not only a remarkable musician and composer, but also a unique and unrivalled musical inventor, that is what you would read on Max Vandervorst’s business card. Did you think handlebars cannot be used as a flute and a tin played as a guitar? Well, think twice. For almost thirty years this DIY guy has been fascinating the music scene by his concerts where he plays “musical instruments” – be it chairs, garden can, PET bottles or stones. Vandervorst’s performances are not a mere concert or just about music. It is a play with an unlimited idea that is capable of transforming anything dead and mute into an object of melodies, tunes and rhythms. Especially his “Concerto for Two Bicycles”, “The Paper Orchestra” or “Symphony for Abandoned Objects” were received with a great success.
A double dose of an unconventional music temperament awaits Prague, as the pianist Marc Hérouet shall perform together with Max Vandervorst. But Max is more than a phenomenon in the field of music interpretation. Besides being a thematic writer and university lecturer he also leads music workshops all around the world. And you bet it is a marvellous news that Max will lead several of these renowned workshops also in the Czech Republic. These will be organized as part of the Mladi Ladi Detem project both for kindergartens and schools and for general public.
You don’t have to only play music, you can also play with the music. A so called kinder-jazz, a mixture of creative originality, dynamic jazz and musical friskiness makes Fanfán Tulipán the one and only of its kind on the Czech jazz scene. Nowhere else could you hear Hammon melodion in addition to an Estonian zither, xylophone or a pipe. Fanfán Tulipán proves how catchy music can be when one masters the art of balancing playfulness and musical maturity.
The band was established in 2009 and already the next year won the Metropolitan University Award at a Mladí Ladí Jazz competition, due to what they could record their first album Polyorama. The same year they won also the Czech section of an international competition Jazz Prix. Because of their fresh originality Fanfán Tulipán is a looked-for article to be presented at festivals and concerts well over the Czech borders.
Tickets for sitting are available at https://www.jazzdock.cz/en/program
ADMISSION AT THE DOOR (UNDER 26 Y.O. / ABOVE 26 Y.O.): 250,- KČ / 400,- KČ