han buhrs (1955): voice, mixes existing and invented languages, self-written songs, poetry by others, newspaper fragments, and throat sounds together with improvised and composed music.
now performs with rubatong (with rene van barneveld, tatiana kolleva and luc ex), gut 3 (with johannes bauer and alan purves) and as a soloist. also works since 15 years with dancer/choreographer katrina brown. presently setting up (m< o >m) (men on mikes), a new male vocal group.
in the past initiated groups like: the schismatics (‘83-‘97), nine tobs/motobs/remotobs (‘82-‘87), sumbur (‘89-‘94) and diftong(‘91-‘95).
worked intensively with groups like palinckx (mixing rock, contemporary music and improvisation; ‘97-‘07), luc houtkamps pow ensemble (electronic music; ‘01-‘10).
‘incidentals’ with composer louis andriessen, asko ensemble (contemporary), dutch vocal laboratory (classical vox), dancer michael schumacher, improvisers ab baars, ernst reijseger, misha mengelberg, the ex orkest, george lewis, wolter wierbos, joseph bowie, sound installationmakers pierre bastien, horst rickels, actor hans dagelet, etc.
main festivals: holland festival (nl), nickelsdorf (a), pori jazz (finl.), st.petersburg (r), fietstour (nl), jazz à luz (f), parthenay (f), moers (d), georgetown (sa), zürich (ch), mimi (f), nancy-vandoeuvre (f), ulrichsberger kaleidophonen (a), vancouver (c), victoriaville (c), jazz à mulhouse (f), ring-ring beograd (s), alternativa prague (tsj), vooruit geluid gent (b), new york jazz festival knitting factory (usa), jazz aux oudaya (marokko), , jazz-marathon groningen ( nl), cape town (sa), saalfelden (a)
made cd’s and lp’s with all kinds of groups. radio and television recordings in various countries. guest appearances, as sound poet in dutch literary radio show ‘music hall’ from 1993 untill 2005. winner podiumprice dutch jazz foundation in 1993. received grants from the “fonds voor podiumkunsten”, the “fonds voor de scheppende toonkunst”.
guest teacher at the art and language department of rietveld art academy, amsterdam (‘08, ‘09,11), various workshops in various countries, voice overs for educational games.