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Walking in Amstel Park with the Genetic Choir

SecretSignals-windviolenThis coming Sunday afternoon, you can have a stroll in the park and listen to it’s natural sounds combined with our vocal music.

We will perform “Three Songs”, instant compositions for peculiar places in the cultured wild of the Amstel Park. The audience will be guided along three selected locations in this walk/excursion/concert.

16:00 – 24 August 2014 – Amsterdam

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Review of Genetic Choir’s “Early Years” CD

There has been a lovely review of our CD on the website of “The Sound Projector“, a UK-based Music Magazine & Radio Show!

Click here to read it on the Sound Projector website, or scroll down to read below. Got curious? You can order your copy of the CD here or get it on one of our concerts.

SoundProjector label

BLUE GENES & PHONEMES

 The Genetic Choir

The Early Years 2011-2013
NO LABEL CD (2013)

It’s a tribute to a group’s confidence in their individuality and future when their debut CD earns the title Early Years, Read the rest of this page »

5 & 6 July: Melody Makers workshop

MelodyMakersCarousel_2014Melodies are the storytellers of music. Just start singing a few notes and instantly there is a feeling/atmosphere, the beginning and clear promise of a much longer story. Melodies are also playful creatures, meaning that in bigger numbers they tend to swirl around each other, being looped and copied and transposed, creating ever-new relations and mixed identities, transforming to totally different music or ending in beautiful silences.

 
In this Genetic Choir weekend workshop, we look at how we use melodies in improvisation singing. Voice work and rhythm will feature along the way, but the focus is on weaving melodies and story. Read the rest of this page »

Open call for vocal improvisers

Composer Abel Kroon is organising an improvisation event next Friday in Amsterdam where he will film and record the experimental performance art choir he gathered. For this, he is still looking for performers! So maybe you are interested:

OPEN CALL 30th of May

Abel works from assumptions about music that are very similar to those of the Genetic Choir, emphasizing in this particular project the physicality of singing performers and researching “Physical Constraints”. Check it out if you like! (all info in the link to .pdf above)

 

‘Secret’ Church Concert for Fans&Friends

Dear Genetic Choir followers and friends,

we will be doing a recording session this weekend in the White Church of Holysloot (near Amsterdam) and we thought it would be nice to give an informal concert as part of it, on Sunday Afternoon the 25th of May.

It’s a charming little church with great acoustics and it takes about 45 minutes to cycle there from Amsterdam on a sunny afternoon. The north of Amsterdam is lush and green, so perfect for a bike ride or a stroll anyway, if you are inclined. :-)

The concert is for free (donations welcome, as we have to rent the church), but we would like to know who is coming, so please let us know through the Contact Page if you want to be there and how many people you will bring. The exact time of the concert will be communicated to those who reserve a place (it will be somewhere between 14:00 and 17:00, about an hour of length)

The village of Holysloot can be found here and the white church is easily visible when entering the village from the direction of Amsterdam (from the south).

Looking forward to see you there (don’t forget to let us know if you want to come)!

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Particles of Sound – new Genetic Choir video!

Thanks to our beginning collaboration with Joris de Jong of hybridvisuals.nl we have a new video to present, created from the opening piece of our Genetic Choir CD. Watch below.

The Genetic Choir creates vocal compositions from nothing, working their way from small seeds of sound and music to complexer creatures of composition. The Genetic Choir composes instantly, improvising without a conductor, score or structure other than the decisions of the choir members themselves.

Joris de Jong is a visual artist from the Hague, Netherlands. For this collaboration with the Genetic Choir he has developed a complex chaotic particle system. He participates in the visual composition process by influencing the behaviour of particles in a virtual environment.

http://www.hybridvisuals.nl
http://www.genetic-choir.org

Singing for artworks in Friesland

Opening-Kunstachterdijken-2mei2014This Friday evening, 2nd of May, the Genetic Choir is opening the festival “Kunst achter Dijken” in Pingjum (Friesland) with several compositions inspired by art works exhibited in and around the village.

There will be films, opening speeches, poetry and Genetic Choir music!

Start of the evening: 20:00 / 20:30

Date: 02-05-2014

Place: Dorpshuis Lammert Scheltesstraat 12, Pingjum

More info: click here