On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, there will be a try-out of (Non) Corpus: God @Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.
The audience can choose which ‘route’ to follow into the listening experience, according to the ideas of an expert from an Islamic, Christian and secular perspective respectively. Everyone experiences then the same concert together. Afterwards there will be a podium discussion with everyone present.
How to guard an impro singer who has ‘the ball’? How to find a loophole in the defense through which the music can express itself? 😀
Yesterday and today, we enjoy asking these and other unusual questions to ourselves during the research we are doing for November Music 2019 and Loop-Copy-Mutate: Ball Games. We had really inspiring rehearsals and are traveling to Den Bosch tomorrow for two days of artist-in-residency on the beautiful November Music festival.
We share our laboratory research on Friday, 8 November, at 16:00 and Saturday, 9 November, at 20:30. On Saturday with live basketball players present in the musical lab!
Invited by November Music in Den Bosch – one of the Netherlands most prestigious music festivals – the Genetic Choir is developing this autumn a new sibling of the Loop-Copy-Mutate project from 2017. This time, the singers delve into the musicality of another type of ‘everyday sounds’: sport sounds.
On two days during the upcoming festival, the singers explore with Loop-Copy-Mutate: Ball Games how to create music from the sounds and idiosyncrasies of a basketball match.
On Friday 8 November, we will involve November Music audience to work with the sounds we recorded, and on Saturday 9 November, the singers will also interact directly with basketball players. Both days, you will experience small ad-hoc concerts by Genetic Choir singers and laptopist Robert van Heumen, while they involve the audience to listen with new ears to sounds they think they already know.
Genetic Choir sings the Abendlied in the Dominicuskerk during the Sunday celebration of 6 October (11 am). Josef Rheinberger’s composition is part of the rehearsal process for the (Non)Corpus: God project, which will be crowned with two evening-filling concerts in the Dominicus Church on 22 and 28 December.
At the end of the service (12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) there is a follow-up discussion where feedback can be given and or questions can be asked about the project.
The presentation is part of the series of meetings that are organized for the public from October-December. A unique opportunity to become an active participant in this special creative process. Interested parties can register via firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive a list of dates on which your presence is greatly appreciated. The next meeting is Friday October 11 (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM) also in the Dominicuskerk.
——- Genetic Choir zingt tijdens de zondagsviering 6 oktober (11.00u) in de Dominicuskerk het Abendlied. Josef Rheinberger’s compositie maakt deel uit van het repetitieproces voor het project (Non)Corpus: God, dat op 22 en 28 december in de Dominicuskerk bekroond wordt met een 2-tal avondvullende concerten. Na afloop van de dienst (12:30-14:00u) is er een nagesprek waarin er feedback kan worden gegeven en/of vragen worden gesteld over het project.
De presentatie maakt deel uit van de serie ontmoetingen die van oktober-december door Genetic Choir voor het publiek worden georganiseerd. Een unieke mogelijkheid om actief deelgenoot te worden van dit bijzondere maakproces. Geïnteresseerden kunnen zich aanmelden via email@example.com. U ontvangt dan een lijst met data waarop uw aanwezigheid zeer op prijs wordt gesteld. De eerstvolgende bijeenkomst is vrijdag 11 oktober (19:00-22:00) in de Dominicuskerk
A new set of eight Genetic Choir sessions on Friday morning (10:00-12:30) is kicking off on 13 september. We work with a fixed group (now 14) to deepen the work from session to session. One or two singers could still hook on, if you are interested.
Coming weekend, the 4th edition of CEPI (Conférence Européenne Pour l’Improvisation) is bringing together improvisers from all over Europe in Valcivières, France.
Thomas is invited to present Genetic Choir work in two workshop/presentations on Saturday. It will also be a moment to make friends and connect the WhatIIIF? initiative of a nomadic Improvisation Festival (that Genetic Choir is involved in) to the CEPI community.
If you want to pass by, look in the programme, and contact the organisers:
Next chance to do Genetic Choir practice in the Netherlands is by joining the Friday Sessions in Amsterdam (only if you already know Genetic Choir work) or come to the open One-Day workshop in Breda on 30 November 2019.
send us an email with your name and telephone number (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you reserved at a moment that there are no places left anymore, we will refund you in full once we are back from vacation. It will be first come, first served on date of the payments that have come in.