The Genetic Choir teams up again with the writer’s collective De Vorlesebühne to present an evening of prose and music at Molen De Ster in Utrecht on Saturday 17 March. An evening of vocal absurdity not to be missed!
You can dine together with the performers from 18:15 inside a historic windmill. Jolanda’s Kitchen prepares a delicious and nutritious three-course menu. Reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org is mandatory, at the latest on Thursday 15th March.
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Time: Dining from 18:15 uur / performance doors open: 19:30, performance begins at 20:00
Place: Molen de Ster, Molenpark 3, Utrecht
Admission: € 12, – (€ 10, – with CJP, U-pass or library card)
Reservations possible via email@example.com
Entrance to the windmill via bridge Floresstraat.
One of the main Dutch newspapers has written about the Loop-Copy-Mutate project and our concerts tomorrow under Amsterdam’s Central Station!
Sunday, 2 July 2017 – 13:00 / 15:00 / 19:00 / 21:00
You can still reserve tickets until 1 hour before each concert via the Bimhuis website.
Very special location (underground), totally new type of Genetic Choir concert. Be there people!
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The Genetic Choir Ensemble is right now boarding their plane on Tokyo Narita Airport on their way back to Amsterdam.
What an amazing days it have been!
You can find the on-the-go photo diary of our tour and performances via the link below.
Genetic Choir Ensemble facebook page (with a.o. the Japan Journey day-by-day journal )
(the page is accessible even if you are not on facebook)
More detailed reports will follow!
In what may be the most unlikely artistic collaboration of this year, the Genetic Choir will create new music for the piece “Born on this Planet” by Bunraku company Mokugu-sha on 22nd and 25th of September in Tokushima, Japan.
After giving vocal workshops and concerts coming weekend in Hiroshima (see here), the Genetic Choir Ensemble will travel to Tokushima province where they will meet with master puppeteer Kanroku, who is one of the most prominent performers and teachers of this ancient puppeteer tradition.
For a new play that he created in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster (“Born on this planet”), he asked the Genetic Choir to create new all-vocal music, which will be premiered on the 22nd and 25th of September in Japan. First in Tokushima city, and the second performance in one of the ancient village puppet theatres (Kitagawa Nouson Butai ), up in the mountains of Tokushima province.
We can’t tell you how excited we are! 😀
If you want to follow what we’ll do:
There will be regular updates about the Japan tour via facebook. We have a brand new Genetic Choir Ensemble page:
And you can also still befriend us as https://www.facebook.com/genetic.choir
While the Loop-Copy-Mutate project of the Genetic Choir is in further development, Thomas Johannsen has been invited to the International Symposium on the Histories and Practices of Choral Singing after submitting this article that describes the collaboration of the ‘human sampling organism’ of the Genetic Choir with computer music programmers working on computer listening and music creative systems.
The Symposium will happen in Lund, Sweden, from 19-21 October 2016.
Travel funding is still being sought to see if a delegation of the Genetic Choir can attend the conference in person.
Read the article here: https://genetic-choir.org/singing-with-machines/
More info on the symposium: click here
The Genetic Choir Ensemble will perform
Saturday, 18 June 2016
a graduation work of Cathalijne Smulders from the Cure Master of Sanderg Institute
Place: Burgerweeshuis, IJsbaanpad 1-5 Amsterdam
Time: Performances will start at 12:00 and 13:00. Be welcome!
Linking nicely with Genetic Choir’s recent work at the Sarphatihuis Amsterdam
where we worked with people with somatic, geriatric or psychiatric backgrounds, in this performance piece we will be working with Cathelijne Smulders and Tamara van Scheppingen in a combined exploration of the disruption of speaking and our relationship to space.
CIRCLE is an exploration of voices that mirror the boundaries of a space, an utterance, the other and a certain duration. It is part of a series of works that echo, mirror, displace and interrupt a ( ), to (dis)orientate prevailing flows of attention and meaning in favor of a more open, synthetic, porous and affectionate proposition of what ( ) can be.