Vocal Instant Composition

Invitation to Japan

torii-gate2The Genetic Choir has been invited to be guest artist on CMF – Creative Music Festival in Hiroshima in 2016 !

We would love to accept this beautiful invitation and are now working on extending our tour and forging musical collaborations in other Japanese cities so that a working visit of the Genetic Choir to Japan next year becomes feasible.

Please let us know if you know of people/sponsors who could help make this happen, or if you know of other contemporary music contacts in Japan that we could approach to offer concerts and/or workshops.

For the occasion, we open the Japanese part of this website today:  はこちら(click here)

You can get in contact with us here. Any advice or suggestions are welcome! 🙂


CMFblog_picThe Creative Music Festival (CMF) is a music festival that has been held in Japan every year since 1998.

In past editions, more than 40 guest artists were invited from all over the world to give experimental workshops and concerts. Past guest artists are active in the international forefront, and included the improvising musicians Urs Leimgruber, Carl Bergstroem-Nielsen, Godfried-Willem Raes, Joelle Leandre, Trevor Wishart, Michael Fischer, Makoto Nomura, Koichi Makigami, Yoshihide Otomo, Tomomi Adachi, Akio Suzuki, Dora Video, the improvisation actress Yuri Kinugawa, the artists Tetsuya Umeda, Horio Kanta, etc.

As a music festival CMF focuses on the relationship between music and various adjacent fields – body expression and theatre, fine art, sound art, sociology, etc. Participants therefore come from a wide range of fields: professional musicians, music teachers, amateur musicians, artists, dancers, music therapists, etc.

The composer Yu Wakao organized the festival until CMF2008; since CMF2009 it has been organized by the composer and improviser Daisuke Terauchi.


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  1. Ans Swart



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    Op 21 apr. 2015, om 12:29 heeft Genetic Choir het volgende geschreven:

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    April 21, 2015 at 12:40

  2. ren-weg

    Geweldig Thomas! Hoop dat je alles rond kan krijgen want in Japan gaan zingen en werken op zo’n festival lijkt me geweldig Ik heb geen relevante contacten vrees ik … ook al is LEF ondertussen wel heel bekend in Japan, omdat daar ook veel future centers zijn ontstaan de laatste tijd. Ik houd mijn oren open en wie weet bedenk ik nog iets. Groet van Ingrid Renirie

    April 21, 2015 at 13:29

  3. Hallo Ingrid, nou nu je het zegt met LEF: we hebben toevallig een inhoudelijke water-management link die Genetic Choir en Japan verbind. Zal ik je daar even uitgebreider over mailen?

    April 21, 2015 at 14:09

  4. Reblogged this on Thomas Johannsen.

    May 12, 2015 at 12:16