“Shower, Silence, Spirits” – Monday at 4pm

Tomorrow, Monday 8 July, Genetic Choir singers will perform an OffHandOpera by Reinhard Gagel in the wake of our Edge of Language workshop in Amsterdam.

You are welcome to witness it at 16:00 in studio de Eester, C. van Eesterenlaan 302, Amsterdam

Dr. Reinhard Gagel is head of research at exploratorium Berlin and connected to the Genetic Choir through the International Interdisciplinary Improvisation Festival initiative (WhatIIIF?)

Singing for Bamboo Sphere in Arti et Amicitiae

This Friday, Genetic Choir singers will open the UPDATE exhibition in Amsterdam art house Arti et Amicitiae.

We are invited for a collaboration with Maria Blaisse and her artwork “Bamboo Sphere”.

For this performance, we will use first studies of our understanding of the intangible voice, which will be part of Genetic Choir’s (Non)Corpus project that is will kick in fully later this year. (you can still get involved as test-audience this autumn, click here 😀 )

28 June 2019, 19:00

Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam

Entrance: free / performance starts directly after the opening at 7pm
There is food and a buffet available from 18:00 (vouchers at the bar)

Genetic Choir singers in this performance: Irene Rametta, Jeannette Huizinga, Moira Mirck, Marjolijn Roeleveld, Thomas Johannsen en Yank Bıçakçı

23 June: Laboratory (Non)Corpus on WeMakeTheCity2019

– klik hier voor Nederlands –

Everywhere in the world, the voice connects us. We speak, sing, listen and move each other with the vibrations of our voice. What touches us in the voice? What does the voice touch?

At a time when religious traditions are often seen as a divisive element of modern society, the Genetic Choir is developing a project that brings together both religious and secular Amsterdammers, celebrates the voice as a connecting element, and challenges city-dwellers to listen through the ears of a different context.

How is the voice experienced by a faithful Muslim, a faithful Christian, or a concert-goer of no faith? When does the voice touch something we have no words for?

Sunday, 23 June, 14:00-16:00
Dominicuskerk, Spuistraat 12, Amsterdam
free event! part of WeMakeTheCity2019

The (Non)Corpus project starts in 2019 with a series of ‘do-and-think’ encounters, to which we invite all those interested, starting with this laboratory on 23 June. We will facilitate first listening experiments and conversations, and you can work yourself with voice and sound this afternoon.

Additionally, you will have the possibility to register yourself to become more involved in this project in the autumn of this year. We are looking for a group of curious audience-collaborators who would like to follow us in our process, join the creative thinking process, and give us feedback on everything we develop.

In collaboration with mosques, churches and Pakhuis de Zwijger, (Non)Corpus organizes public workshops, meetings and concerts in October, November and December.

Become a ‘guide’ for the Genetic Choir in its search for the essence of the human voice!

Contact us if you are interested but cannot be there on 23 June (or you would like to know more): noncorpus@genetic-choir.org

Words become Music: The Edge of Language workshop 2019

Once a year, the Genetic Choir looks intensely into the wonders and pitfalls of working with language in improvised music.

The Edge of Language
6 + 7 July 2019
10:30-17:00 in Amsterdam

Vocal sounds can become words and words can become vocal music, but as a special focus for this year, we will look mainly at the latter: How to deal with existing text as a source of creating improvised music.

How much do we care about the meaning of the words? How much do we allow ourselves to play and break free from all meaning?

Join us in this workshop on 6+7 July, in which we also welcome some guests from Berlin!

dates/time: 6+7 July 2019, 10:30-17:00 

costs: 110,- exBTW (133,10 incl.) 

location: studio De Eester, C. van Eesterenlaan 302, Amsterdam

To reserve your place in this workshop:

  1. send us an e-mail via
    workshops@genetic-choir.org with your
    – name (and account owner from where you made the payment)
    – telephone number
  2. please transfer the workshop fee by clicking this payment link
    (tell us by e-mail if you would like an invoice for your payment)
    In case the there is no place anymore in the workshop, your payment will be refunded in full.

Any questions? Let us know via workshops@genetic-choir.org

One-Day workshop end of August?

dear Genetic Choir friends and workshoppers,

a question to you!

Is there interest for us organising a workshop-for-one-day in Amsterdam in the end of August?
This could be a stepping stone for joining the Friday sessions from September, but also a nice opportunity for everyone who is interested to do (more) Genetic Choir work but finds a weekend (which we usually do) too long.

Please let us know by sending an e-mail to workshops@genetic-choir.org

We can gather a group of ‘pioneers’ in the coming weeks who then would pay a low workshop fee in exchange for their commitment. 😀

Possible dates for finding One Day: 24, 25, 31 August or 1 September 2019.
Times would be 10:30-17:00, including lunch.

We also have the Edge of Language workshop coming up, for which still a few open places are available (6+7 July). Click here.


Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thomas


WhatIIIF 2019 in full swing!

Genetic Choir & stichting Here & Now are co-organiser of WhatIIIF? Festival in Gothenborg. For an impression of Day 2, click on the post below.

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Interdisciplinary Instant Composition

Dear improvisers,

the 2019 edition of WhatIIIF in Gothenborg, Sweden, is going into its second day and the work is expanding, connecting and thickening. What a wonderful, intense day.

If you happen to be close enough, come tomorrow for witnessing more of this process of exchanging about the art of interdisciplinary improvisation performance at Galleri 54 (10:00-15:00) or in the evening during the Tiny Festival where we will do the opening performance at Theater Trixter (18:00)

participant-performers-observers-researchers-editors-authors of WhatIIIF? 2019:

Tuva Hildebrand, Nathalie Fari, Marianthi Michailidou, Catharine Cary, Reinhard Gagel, Thomas Johannsen, Shelley Owen, Esmeralda Detmers, Benedikte Esperi, Alexandra Mahnke, Lisa Petersen Larsdotter  

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Genetic Choir workshop 26 May – Rhythm & Timing

(zie beneden voor Nederlands)      

A Genetic Choir workshop is musical cooking practice with improvised ingredients. Everyone can participate without prior knowledge, because all types of voices and musical preferences are welcome. But if everything is possible, how do you choose what you want to go for? And how do you do that together, in interaction and in contact with others? In this workshop you learn how to move smoothly in a kitchen full of sound possibilities and also to remain true to yourself and your own voice. We train surrender and clarity, pleasure in your own voice and that of another, and the bliss of silences.   

Where? Belcrumhuis, Pastoor Pottersplein 12, Breda

When? Sunday, 26 May 2019, 11:00-17:00

How much? 73 euro       

To register for the workshop on 26 May, please use this payment link:
https://useplink.com/payment/B9MQgHsRKv2ny47b8GqC+ stuur een mailtje met je naam en tel.nummer aan workshops@genetic-choir.org     

A few quotes from previous participants:      

I am still in awe of the affect your workshop had on me.  It helped me re-connect with a part of who I am that I’ve been missing these past few years, which was exactly what I was looking for.  And the warmth and openness of the group made each discovery a gift I will always cherish.  Truly inspiring and soul soothing… it was like coming home. Thanks again.”
(Margo)

“Few days after our workshop in Prague, I realized, that what I took from it really differs from what I thought. I expected to change my perspective, to play, to have fun, to experience lightness of being. And yes, it worked fine, but here is what I unexpectedly found:
Structural clarity of improvisation
I find your way of explanation of techniques and way of speaking about improvisation really revealing. I learned in few exercises we did to understand where am I, what is the “place”, when is the change, to recognize what is coming and to react on it. And this is what I needed. To know where am I in this moment, to understand, that improvisation is not vague, indeterminate, but clear, that there are “places” and changes and “places” that are close to previous ones or really far, that they can return so we can abandon them without frustration and find the old ones or the new unexpected ones with joy. Thank you very much for the workshop!
(Milena) 

NL:

Een Genetic Choir workshop is een muzikale hutspot met geïmproviseerde ingrediënten. Iedereen kan zonder voorkennis deelnemen, want alle soorten stemmen en muzikale voorkeuren zijn welkom.  Maar als alles mogelijk is, hoe kies je dan waar je voor wil gaan? En hoe doe je dat samen, in samenspel en in contact met anderen? In deze workshop leer je zowel soepel mee te bewegen in een keuken vol met klankmogelijkheden als ook trouw te blijven aan jezelf. We trainen overgave en stevigheid, plezier in je eigen stem en die van een ander, en het plezier in de stilte.

Wanneer? Zondag, 26 mei 2019, 11:00-17:00
Waar? Belcrumhuis, Pastoor Pottersplein 12, Breda
Hoeveel? 73 euro    

Om in te schrijven voor de workshop op 26 mei, gebruik deze link:
https://useplink.com/payment/B9MQgHsRKv2ny47b8GqC

+ stuur een mailtje met je naam en tel.nummer aan workshops@genetic-choir.org 

Een paar workshop reacties: 

“Voor mij een hele nieuwe ervaring, het  improviseren met mijn stem. Het was een heerlijke dag met een fijne groep mensen waar ik me veilig voelde om te experimenteren en te spelen met mijn stem. Veel geleerd en gelachen. Genoten van de kundigheid en positieve precisie van Thomas.”
(Femke)

“Thomas, zoals ik je al gesms-t had, ik vond het puur kikken zaterdag, zoals je vanaf het begin zorgde dat het veilig was voor iedereen en je professionaliteit die uit al de oefeningen sprak. Ik heb genoten van alles, de momenten dat er iets ontstaat met de ander(en) zijn voor mij ook een soort stilte momenten in de zin van “wauw” ik beleef dit samen met anderen, ik maak er deel van uit. Kortom een workshop die smaakt naar meer.”
(Mary) 

What IIF? festival in Gothenborg and article in German Improfil journal

One of the side endeavours of the Genetic Choir is to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange about improvisation and the nomadic What IIIF? festival is a place where we do exactly that.

The third beta edition of the festival is coming up in Gothenborg, Sweden:

WHAT IIIF? 2019 – 16-19 May 2019

From all niches of Europe and beyond a good handful of improvisers will gather to play, eat and bend their heads together around the maybe impossible question:

How to document and reflect on improvisation in a meaningful way when it comes to interdisciplinarity?

An article has been published in the German improvisation journal “Improfil” last december, which was written by Thomas and his colleague initiators of the festival, Catharine and Benedikte. It gives a good insight into our utopian endeavour. Read it here.

And if after reading, you are interested to come to Gothenborg: feel welcome and read further in this pdf.

 

What IIIF logo Gothenburg 2019
artwork: Catharine Cary

Concert this Saturday: “Voices of Salt Water Skin”

salt water skin boats erica grimm cropped left

Genetic Choir is performing a special concert this Saturday in the Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam. Our voices will interweave with the architecture of the church and the art installation “Salt Water Skin Boats” by Canadian artist Erica Grimm.

De precaire balans tussen mens en natuur zoals verbeeld in de installatie ‘Salt Water Skin Boats’ van Erica Grimm kenmerkt ook de composities van het Genetic Choir. Deze creëren orde en betekenis vanuit chaos en klankwillekeur. De interactie tussen de zangers weerspiegelt zowel menselijke als natuurlijke processen en schept klankruimtes die even intiem als tijdloos zijn.

The performance is happening in collaboration with the Van der Leeuwstichting and is part of the Amsterdam-wide exhibition Art Stations of the Cross.

Concert: Voices of Salt Water Skin

Waalse Kerk Walenpleintje 159, Amsterdam
Saturday, 30 March 2019, 14:00-15:00

Entrance is free!

Collaboration with MESH dancers in the making

Screenshot 2019-03-18 at 09.39.17The public-space dance project MESH by choreographer Vanessa Grasse (UK) develops improvisation strategies that have great affinity with Genetic Choir principles.

We are dreaming about a public space project in Amsterdam next year that combines Genetic Choir singers and MESH dancers.

For the upcoming SPACE SOUND BODIES workshop this weekend in Amsterdam, Vanessa and two of her dance collaborators will join us from England for the Genetic Choir take on combining movement/space awareness and voice improvisation. We will also do an extra exploration session on Monday with Vanessa Grasse, Bettina Neuhaus and Ensemble singers.

For the SPACE SOUND BODIES workshop (Saturday+Sunday), anyone is welcome to join! There are still a few places left: click here for more info.

Bodies and Breda: two Genetic Choir workshops in March

Two workshops, in Breda and in Amsterdam, are coming up for you to join!

In Breda, there is a one-day voice workshop, with the pioneer Genetic Choir singers who started gathering in the South of the Netherlands. (one of two workshops planned, the other one is on 26 May, but you can inscribe seperately)

You are very welcome to dip your toes into the free improvisation experience, even if you have no experience with Genetic Choir singing. More info, click here

17 March 2019, 11:00-17:00  /  73 euro  /  Breda

To inscribe for 17 March, use this payment link:
https://useplink.com/payment/63nVsvtCGc9dTf6V8QKz
+ send an email with your name and tel.number to workshops@genetic-choir.org

In Amsterdam, we are looking forward to the SPACE SOUND BODIES weekend, which will be a new venture into instant composition performance from the double perspective of both singers and dancers. No specific background required, we only need your curiosity for using your voice and body in new ways. More info, click here.

23 + 24 March 2019 / 10:30-17:00  /  133,10 euro / Amsterdam

To inscribe for 23+24 March, use this payment link:
https://useplink.com/payment/WucJpxV7CGxgCT6tNkBP
+ send an email with your name and tel.number to workshops@genetic-choir.org

 

 

9+10 February 2019: STRUCTURES & FLOW

structures+flow3Flow is one of those central words of improvising: when there is no flow and vivid engagement in the moment, up comes thinking, doubt, trying to do it ‘right’ – all the things we want to avoid when creating music on the spot.

Definition, however, seems just as important: How to define, sharpen and deepen you material, so that there is clarity in what you are doing and it doesn’t go in all directions at once? How to tame the river of inspiration and let it stream lively at the same time?

One (but not the only) thing that can help with gaining more definition are Structures: self-imposed limitations to your improvisation. We will find that limitations and structures are not the opposite of freedom or flow, but that flow and limitation need each other and are anyway always present, whether you want it or not. But what sort of ‘extra’ structures work well within improvised performance? Which limitations are energizing, rather than smothering the improvisation or numbing it? Which structures make the currents of improvisation lively and increase our flow?

The ambition of this workshop is to work with many different types of scores and frames and by trying them all find the principles of a well-designed set-up!

9 + 10 February 2019, 10:30-17:00  /  110,- exBTW (133,10 incl.)  /  Amsterdam

location: studio De Eester, C. van Eesterenlaan 302, Amsterdam

To reserve your place in this workshop:

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

Frascati shows Genetic Choir related works this month

Dear Genetic Choir followers and friends,

it might interest you that the Amsterdam Theater Frascati has two events coming up with a connection to Genetic Choir:

On Saturday, 26th of January 2019, during COME TOGETHER #4, Burkhard Körner will show a work-in-progress durational performance of a performative research he started with Genetic Choir singers recently: VOCAL OBJECTS (from 19:35 to 21:20)

Can we create a texture of voices that makes us see vibrations and structures in space?
Can a voice act as strong as a laser installation?
Is it possible to leave traces that we start remembering the vocal impact across the space?

This will happen next to many other events and performances all over Frascati. Full program is here.

One week later, on

1+2 February 2019, 20:30, Frascati shows the performance VOICE by Loïc Perela, which premiered on Kampnagel (K3), in Hamburg last year.

VOICE is about holding space together
It is sharing a listening
A dance you can watch eyes closed
Sound as dancing images

Loïc and his dancers received a three day workshop of Genetic Choir work by Thomas at the beginning of their rehearsal period in Rotterdam. Go now and see what it has become!

Read more about the performance here.

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Last places for Friday Morning course jan-april 2019

Just a short note to say that the FRIDAY MORNING group that starts in January with a new block has only two places left. So if you were thinking about joining, let us know now. 😀

UPDATE: the Friday Morning Group for spring 2019 is full by now.

The other upcoming workshop worth considering (before it fills up) is this one:

STRUCTURES & FLOW on 9+10 February 2019
about set-ups and frames for improvisation and how tot deal with them as ‘free’ improvisers

You can find more info about the weekend and how to inscribe on the workshop page.

If you have questions, send us a mail under workshops@genetic-choir.org

See you around!

15+16 December 2018 – RESONANCE & VOICE TEXTURES

a Genetic Choir workshop

resonant-voices-original-vierkant-oilify.jpegUpcoming is a weekend to explore and enrich your voice by opening your ears to the multi-layered complexities of human sound, and play with it together in a polyphonic way: overtones, textures, resonance, timbre…

In deze workshop onderzoek en verrijk je je stem rond resonantie en klank textuur. Terwijl je je oren traint, train en open je je stem. We werken en componeren met tonen, klinkers, andere textuurrijke geluiden van de menselijke stem, klank-clusters, resonantie-ruimtes… (meer info in het Nederlands: klik hier en scroll dan naar beneden)

A workshop on improvising with voice colours and resonance

The voice is a special system in our body – it is eager to learn and it reacts to its own sounds. By opening your ears alone, your voice can learn to become more free and resonant.

This workshop will improve your voice by focussing for one weekend on the aspects of sound that are often overlooked: resonance, texture, timbre, overtones. Whatever level of experience you are at, this work will increase your singing skill: Beginners will be surprised about the round and resonant sound that their voice will gain, and the ease of singing that comes with it. Experienced and professional singers will improve their ability to do precision-work in this area: Differentiating pitch, sound colour and resonance and working with both control and surrender on these points. And how to compose music, solo and ‘en groupe’ with these ingredients? How to create both soothing carpets of sound and grinding dissonant cluster-chords. How to develop the music together, how to dissolve your voice in a sea of sounds, but also make clearly defined choices and cut through the music with your own line of melody or sound.

In the cold month of December a workshop that will warm you up from the inside and get your whole body to resonate!

15 + 16 December 2018 / 10:30-17:00  /  133,10 Euro (110,- excl.VAT) / Amsterdam

The workshop will take place at: studio Wladiwostok, Bogortuin 16, Amsterdam

To reserve your place in the workshop:

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

Other upcoming workshops to join in 2019:

From 18 January 2019: Friday Morning Sessions

9+10 February 2019: Structures and Flow

23+24 March 2019: Space Sound Bodies

6+7 July 2019: The Edge of Language

Scroll down on the workshop page to read more about these workshops and reserve a place.

Genetic Choir on IDFA in Kleine Komedie this Sunday!

naturenicktextIn an attempt to hack and question the language of nature films, the Genetic Choir will appear on the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam this Sunday, in the IDFA on Stage event NATURE’S NICKELODEON.

18 November 2018, at 19:30, in the Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam

More info & tickets via IDFA here: https://www.idfa.nl/en/shows/3cf30b69-3bf2-4672-8209-57ae346e987e/idfa-on-stage-natures-nickelodeons

Together with other invited musicians like beatboxer Jason Singh, synth-musician Bridget Hayden and harpist Serafina Steer, the Genetic Choir and instructed volunteers will create new live sounds for nature documentary footage, curated by Amy Cutler (UK).

“How can the nature documentary escape from the framework of the big, or small screen? In this performance, curator Amy Cutler sets out to hack the language and content of this genre.

Experience nature as never before in a performance in which experimental artists turn the traditional nature documentary on its head!”

 

Genetic Choir in Breda – workshop on 10 november 2018

There is a One-Day Genetic Choir session in Breda coming up, and still a few places left to join!

This is good news for everyone in the south of the Netherlands or Belgium who always thought Amsterdam is a bit too far to travel…  😀   A dedicated group of people have gathered in Breda this April, and we continue the work with a full day workshop on Saturday, 10th of November at the wonderful premises of Musicaja.

Een Genetic Choir workshop is een muzikale hutspot met geïmproviseerde ingrediënten. Iedereen kan zonder voorkennis deelnemen, want alle soorten stemmen en muzikale voorkeuren zijn welkom.  Maar als alles mogelijk is, hoe kies je dan waar je voor wil gaan? En hoe doe je dat samen, in samenspel en in contact met anderen? In deze workshop leer je zowel soepel mee te bewegen in een keuken vol met klankmogelijkheden als ook trouw te blijven aan jezelf. We trainen overgave en stevigheid, plezier in je eigen stem en die van een ander, en het plezier in de stilte.

10 November 2018 / 10:00-16:00  /  72 Euro (60,- excl.BTW) / Breda

location: Musicaja Zangschool, Bastionstraat 13, 4817 LD Breda

To reserve your place in the workshop:

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

 

 

Melodies & Songs workshop in Amsterdam

(2) Carousel_at_Hyde_ParkJoin us next week in Amsterdam to surprise yourself with melodies and song inside the open approach of Genetic Choir free improvisation music!

Singers who want to purely improvise will be challenged with the task of solo improvising and story-telling in music. And those who like to work with an existing song will be taken on adventurous journeys of unexpected ensemble improvisations with it.

13+14 October – Melody Makers: Old Songs, New Songs

Melodies are the storytellers of music. Just start singing a few notes and instantly there is a feeling/atmosphere, the beginning and clear promise of a much longer story. Melodies are also playful creatures, meaning that in bigger numbers they tend to swirl around each other, being looped and copied and transposed, creating ever-new relations and mixed identities, transforming to totally different music or ending in beautiful silences.

The Genetic Choir approach ensures that you don’t need any particular background to be able to join this workshop. Everybody works from his preferred musical style and own level of experience. The magic happens in the middle.:-)

13 + 14 October 2018 / 10:30-17:00  /  133,10 Euro (110,- excl.VAT) / Amsterdam

The workshop will take place at: studio Wladiwostok, Bogortuin 16, Amsterdam

old songs new songs croppedTo reserve your place in the workshop:

  1. send us an e-mail via
    workshops@genetic-choir.org with your
    – name
    – telephone number
  2. please transfer the workshop fee by clicking this payment link
    (tell us by e-mail if you would like a invoice for your payment)

Other workshop dates coming up:

10 November: One-Day Genetic Choir workshop in Breda
15+16 December: Resonance & Voice Textures in Amsterdam

 

WHAT IIIF? LONDON 27-30 SEPT 2018

After having been the guest of the Genetic Choir in Amsterdam in 2017, the IIIF is striking down in London this weekend! Be welcome to any of the events, if you are in the neighbourhood. 🙂

Interdisciplinary Instant Composition

IMG_0522What IIIF ? London is beta 0.2 of the Interdisciplinary International Improvisation Festival.  This research festival (the first was in Amsterdam in 2017) brings together researchers from around Europe to ask the absurd question, ‘How/Can improvisation be documented ?’

The festival moves within the London Improvisation scene and includes workshops, performances and reflection sessions.  We use only one method of documentation for each iteration of the festival.  For IIIF Amsterdam, it was video.  For What IIIF ? LONDON, it’s writing.  Writing it down, on paper, on a computer, on a board, on your hand, printing, printing pages somewhere, cursive, upside down, backwards.

Independent, artist-run and self-organized, nomadic and iterative, absent or present, it’s open to everyone who is interested.

Public venues :

Thursday, 27/09 6 pm Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, SW11 4AN LONDON
PERFORMANCE Facebook Event
Saturday 29/09 10:20 am Middlesex Filter Beds Nature Reserve
PARTICIPATION and PERFORMANCE

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Harvesting, cooking & singing: 7 October – workshop Genetic Choir @HaarlemOogst

On Sunday, 7 October, there is a lovely context for (getting to know) Genetic Choir voice work provided by the festival Haarlem Oogst:

13:00-16:00 uur Genetic Choir workshop in Badhuis Leidsebuurt, Haarlem

To participate, it is only 12,50 euro or even just 2,50 with HaarlemPas.

You are welcome to just come for the workshop and ignore the rest, but that might be a shame, as the improvising in the afternoon is framed by a day of harvesting vegetables in the morning and cooking from those ingredients in the late afternoon. Imagine the earthy groundedness of your voice when having dug in the earth in the morning. And imagine the songs that will appear during cooking, when most of the cooks have spent 3 hours of Genetic Choir singing just before!  🙂

More info and to reserve a place for 7 October: click here

Een Genetic Choir workshop is een muzikale hutspot met geïmproviseerde ingrediënten. Iedereen kan zonder voorkennis deelnemen, want alle soorten stemmen en muzikale voorkeuren zijn welkom. Maar als alles mogelijk is, hoe kies je dan waar je voor wilt gaan? En hoe doe je dat samen, in samenspel en in contact met anderen? In deze workshop leer je zowel soepel mee te bewegen in een keuken vol met klankmogelijkheden als ook trouw te blijven aan jezelf. We trainen overgave en stevigheid, plezier in je eigen stem en die van een ander, en het plezier in de stilte.

Haarlem Oogst is a great communal festival that already starts this coming weekend. Check out their program if you are in the neighbourhood.

www.haarlemoogst.nl