With EKE, pianist and composer Oscar Jan Hoogland shows a different side of himself. The artist comes from what has been called the "fourth generation of Dutch improvisers" and he is able to cut right across genres with his music. In addition to Hoogland, the trio EKE consists of reed player Yedo Gibson and drummer Gerri Jäger and the group stands at the top of improvised music in the Netherlands. Hoogland, a student of pianist Bert van den Brink, uses an electric harpsichord in EKE and on stage with his trio he often creates an ominous, sinister sound. The group played together for the first time in 2007 and this quickly led to performances in Brazil and at numerous venues in Europe. The intimidating and anarchic nature of the music challenges listeners. In live shows the trio creates new compositions that are full of contrasts and use elements of jazz, punk and noise. The unspoken communication between the three musicians is striking.