YES! Finally we are doing full weekend Intensives again, on subjects that we as Genetic Choir love to explore. 😎
And we start with an old-time favorite:
THE EDGE OF LANGUAGE
25+26 June 2022, 10:00-16:30 – 135 euro for both days
Studio de Eester, C. van Eesterenlaan 302, Amsterdam
When we improvise with our voices, sometimes sounds emerge which are language-like, or even very much like comprehensible words. How do we treat this moment when singers are on the verge of becoming improvising poets?
It is fun to play with the sound of words, it is what children do a lot and it is a bliss to wander around and indulge ourselves in this word-sound playfulness.
But as improvisers, we are looking for more: clarity and depth of expression, not only in music but also when words come in to play. For the audience, the shift from music to words is sudden and momentous, because our minds work that way: they cling to understandable words and story whenever they can. So how do we handle this shift as improvisers? How do we keep the imagination open when words pretend to pin down all meaning? Can we serve both, the god of poetry and the god of music? Or even better: can we stay in the no-mans land between music and meaning, and take all our time to balance on the Edge of Language?