Singing IDENTITIES of migrants today

Premiere Identities Amsterdam,
In the context of the programVan heinde en ver, artist duo Take Twee has realized five film portraits of Amsterdammers with a migration background for Museum Perron Oost. On the occasion of the premiere, the Genetic Choir provides a musical portrait of the people portrayed. There will also be talks with the film makers and the people in the film.

Friday, 13 December 2019, 16:00-18:00
Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG), Zeeburgerkade 10, Amsterdam

Première Identities Amsterdam,
Kunstenaarsduo Take Twee heeft voor Museum Perron Oost – in het kader van het Programma Van heinde en ver – vijf filmportretten gerealiseerd van Amsterdammers met een migratieachtergrond. Ter gelegenheid van de première verzorgt verzorgt het Genetic Choir een muzikaal portret van de geportreteerden. Er zullen tevens gesprekken zijn met de filmmakers en met de mensen die in de film te zien zijn.

(Non)Corpus: God concert trailer is out!

For the upcoming concerts in the Dominicuskerk on 22 and 28 december, Peter Franken has made a second trailer for (Non)Corpus: God. Images and sound are taken from the try-out at Pakhuis de Zwiger on 20 november.

Come and see the whole concert, with special light and space concept in the big historic church by architect Kuypers on the Spuistraat in Amsterdam!

Both days at 20:00 – Dominicuskerk – Spuistraat 12a – Amsterdam

Tickets 22 december: Click here.

Tickets 28 december: Click here.

You can also go to our NEW website here for more info on the project.

30 Nov: Mystic Festival Rotterdam & Workhop in Breda

This Saturday, 30 November, you can join a Genetic Choir workshop in Breda and afterwards follow us to the Mystic Festival in Rotterdam Grounds, where we will be the final act of the evening with another teaser/try-out of the (Non)Corpus: God material (which will fully be heard in the concerts on 22+28 december).

For the workshop, send us an email on workshops@genetic-choir.org and reserve your place via the paylink here: Saturday, 30 November 201911:00-17:00
Belcrumhuis, Pastoor Pottersplein 12, 4815 BC Breda69 euro (incl. 21%btw)

For the Mystic Festival, you can join the festivities from 15:00 in Rotterdam Grounds, or whenever you’re ready to enter the mystic feeling. 🙂
Genetic Choir will perform late, around 22:00. Info and Tickets here.

Yesterday, (Non)Corpus at Pakhuis De Zwijger

We woke up with a warm and thankful feeling today, after the first public try-out of (Non)Corpus: God yesterday in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Thanks! speakers and audience who where there. Thanks for the beautfiul words and valuable feedback we got from you in the aftertalk. We will take them with us in our further proces towards the Dominicuskerk concerts in december.

Next stop for (Non)Corpus is the Mystic Festival in Rotterdam on 30 November.

Don’t forget to secure your tickets for 22nd and/or 28th of December. There is a cap at 200 people per concert and reservations start rolling in…  🙂

Impro principles & Basketball principles

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!

Place: Babel, Hinthamerstraat 74, Den Bosch, NL

Entrance: Free, but reservation recommended: info@novembermusic.net

Genetic Choir plays basketball on November Music

voor Nederlands, klik hier

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.

More info in Dutch can be found on
https://www.novembermusic.net/programma/genetic-choir

Friday, 8 November 2019, 16:00-17:00

Saturday, 9 november 2019, 20.30-21.30

Venue: Babel, Hinthamerstraat 74, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

Entrance is free, but seating is limited! Be sure to reserve your place by sending an email to info@novembermusic.net

Friday Sessions starting next week!

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.

DATES: 13-09 / 20-09 / 04-10 / 18-10 / 01-11 / 15-11 / 29-11 / 13-12
MORE INFO: on our workshop page

To reserve your place in the Friday group for Autumn 2019:

  1. please transfer the workshop fee by clicking this payment link
  2. send us an e-mail via workshops@genetic-choir.org with your name (and account owner from where you made the payment) and your telephone number