Melody Makers: 2 day workshop to start the season!


Melodies 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. How do you make an improvised melody personal and meaningful? How do you reach the audience with your story? But also: how do you work together in this, composing a piece collaboratively?

The Genetic Choir approach ensures that you don’t need any particular background to be able to join this workshop. Everybody works from his preferred musical style and own level of experience. The magic happens in the middle, where we meet.

Dates: 29th + 30th of October 2016
Times: 10:30-17:00 (both days)
Place: Amsterdam (studio Wladiwostok, Bogortuin 16)
Costs: 110,- Euro excl.VAT / 133,10 incl.

To reserve a place, or ask your questions, please send a message to:

PS: The next Genetic Choir workshop after this one will be about “Resonance & Voice Textures” and is happening on 28 & 29 January 2017. Click here and scroll down for more info.

photo by Oxyman GFDL, CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons