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voorloopig affiche LCMLoop-Copy-Mutate: Music from People and Places is a new project by the Genetic Choir which will yield a year-long series of concerts. Led by singer and artistic director Thomas Johannsen the Genetic Choir will direct our ears towards something urbanites often take for granted: city sounds. Together with laptop artist Robert van Heumen, programmer Stelios Manousakis, and the public, the choir will transform sampled city sounds into voice and music compositions.

For Loop-Copy-Mutate the Genetic Choir will invite people from all over the world to enrich the online Freesound database with sounds taken from their own surroundings. The choir will source its sounds from this database, and the public is involved in shaping the compositions during the concerts.


Soundwalks in Leeuwarden: 15 December 2017

Loop-Copy-Mutate concerts in Leeuwarden: 16 December 2017

More info on times will follow soon!

“The sounds of the city surround us like a landscape. Footsteps, both lazy and hurried; shreds of conversation; shop music; the imperturbable cooing of pigeons; a gust of wind; a bicycle bell; a builder’s whistle. What is the music of Leeuwarden?”

For more information on the Loop-Copy-Mutate project click here.

photos of the Underground Concert of Loop-Copy-Mutate in the NoordZuidlijn/Amsterdam CS on 2 July 2017 (photographer: Nellie de Boer)

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If you like to read about our past concerts, follow the links in the Concert Archive .



“Whatever it was, it was very good!”

surprised audience member after Elevator Music

“These sounds… some of them… I had to laugh, but it also did something to me. I really got this urge to fly!”

Midas Dekkers in reaction to the Insects Concert

“I have been listening full of of fascination to the Genetic Choir pieces. You appear to me as a vocal machine that is constantly searching, evaluating, probing, seducing, without any fear.”

An online listener to our Audio Page    

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