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Can improvisational freedom be reached by conventional musical means? Drummer Etienne Nillesen and guitarist Melle Weijters have found an unparalleled answer to this question by redefining their roles and redesigning their instruments. These acoustic visionaries draw their audiences into profound conversations characterised by equality, eloquence, and ecstasy.



Grok (pronounced  [ɡɹ̩kʰ]) is a word coined by Robert A. Heinlein for his 1961 science-fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, where it is defined as follows:

Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience.

prepared drums  – Etienne Nillesen
10-string fretless guitar – Melle Weijters