Vocal Instant Composition

NoordZuidlijn / Amsterdam CS Concerts – Genetic Choir presents: Loop-Copy-Mutate

The first flyers are ready for the NoordZuidlijn/Amsterdam Central Station concerts of Loop-Copy-Mutate!

Photographer Rene Castelijn created for us a great picture to go with these concerts.

Read the flyer text below in English.

Of klik voor Nederlands op het plaatje beneden (achterkant flyer).

How musical is Amsterdam’s Central Station?

Fragments of a telephone conversation sing a duet with the soft hum of an escalator. Hurried footsteps, a whistle, and a muffled public address announcement are transformed into a sweet song suddenly drowned out by the roar of roller suitcases.

In its latest concert series Loop-Copy-Mutate: Music from People and Places the Genetic Choir turns the station’s sounds into a choral performance. Underground, in the yet unfinished North-South Line metro station, the choir takes these sounds and – together with the laptop musician Robert van Heumen and programmer Stelios Manousakis – uses them for an instant composition concert: music as vital and unpredictable as the city itself.

In the weeks preceding the concert the Genetic Choir will hold ‘sound walks’ around Amsterdam CS and ask travellers, passers-by, and people from all over the world to listen to the stations’ sounds as if they were a symphony. They will be invited to add their chosen sounds to a musical database. During the concert on 2 July, the public will decide which sounds will be used in the final composition. Loop-Copy-Mutate is a piece of music whose audience is an essential part of the performance.

Want more info about the background of the Loop-Copy-Mutate project?
Click here.

Sound walks (above ground):
4 June, 2.30pm
17 June, 10.30am
25 June, 2.30pm

Try-out concert (@ STEIM):

23 June, 8.30pm

North-South Line concerts (underground):
2 July 2017 – 1pm / 3pm / 7pm / 9pm

Ticket sales open on 22 May. Places will be limited. If you would like to be notified once tickets can be bought, mail us on tickets@genetic-choir.org


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