We were part of the 24hour Resonance event initiated by Merlijn Twaalfhoven, with a one-hour concert of Genetic Choir music with invited dancers between 7 and 8am and a collaboration with several World Music singers in the following music block, that was curated by Yinske Silva. Great memories!
Photo credits: Poike Stomps
We are starting on a month full of Genetic Choir concerts!
And actually, we are looking at a row of concerts that couldn’t be more diverse. You would think we planned this to showcase the various areas of the performing arts where the Genetic Choir is active (but we didn’t, honestly) 🙂
From the cutting-edge of music programming research to a soundtrack made for a theatre piece , from blending with fine art at a gallery to giving a big Church Concert with Bulgarian singers and organ to celebrate the release of our new CD: Church Songs for the 21st Century.
Take your pick!
in collaboration with Robert van Heumen
Doors open: 19:30 Concert starts: 20:00
STEIM, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam
A puppet/object piece about an ice bear who gets lost on the ocean and ends up in the jungle. The piece is both about the feeling of going on adventure and the longing for home.
With a soundtrack created+sung by the Genetic Choir: all natural noises (pole winds, storms, waves/beach, jungle+apes) are done by human voices, to astonishing results.
For children from 3 years upward. Dutch language skills not required. Reserve tickets here.
Amstelveens Poppentheater, Wolfert van Borsselenweg 85a, Amstelveen
Sunday, 29 November 2015, 16:00
Finissage of the Young Blood Initiatives’ month at Galerie Bart’s former venue: Bart Invites
The Genetic Choir will be reflecting on the exhibition with a special concert. (more info soon on this blog!)
November 29th, 4pm at Bart Invites, Bloemgracht 2, Amsterdam
Friday 4 December 2015, 20:00
We celebrate the release of Genetic Choir’s second album “Church Songs for the 21st Century” with an amazing concert in the Obrechtkerk.
Jacob Obrechtstraat 30, Amsterdam
All our guests will engage with the Genetic Choir in Instant Composition and we will of course work with the special acoustics given by the church.
You can even get a discount if you reserve your ticket together with a CD. Be one of the first to get the new CD on release day! Check out the options to support us for this very special concert: here.
Sunday morning, October 11th, 2015
and you are invited to sing with us!
The concert is part of the 24h Resonance concert, curated by Merlijn Twaalfhoven, with the motto to experience the power of music and support active music making – together – beyond the common separation of amateurs and professionals. Merlijn gave various entrepreneurs of the voice a Carte Blanche to fill an hour or two with their approach to vocal music in this 24 hour non-stop concert.
From 7am to 8am, the moment when the night ends and the light returns in the all-glass foyer of the Muziekgebouw overlooking the water, the Genetic Choir Ensemble will lead an instant composition concert titled “Sounds of the City / De ontwakende stad”.
Subsequently, from 8-9:30am, Genetic Choir singer Yinske Silva will curate a concert of World Music, with singers and songs from every corner of the world. At 9:30, the Genetic Choir Ensemble will join the world music singers to culminate the morning into an instant composed all-genres&styles musical climax. It will be grand, it will be crazy & it will be beautiful! 🙂
To be part of the 7am-8am “Sounds of the city” concert:
There will be a special rehearsal for the concert on
October 9th (Friday) from 15:00-17:00
in q-factory, Amsterdam
If the Genetic Choir way of working is well-known to you and you’ve recently worked with us in a session or workshop, then joining this rehearsal is sufficient for joining the concert as a singer. If you think this applies to you, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or react via the Contact page to announce your wish to be part of this.
If you are new to the Genetic Choir, or haven’t worked with us recently, Thomas Johannsen will give a special workshop that you can join on
October 3rd (Saturday), from 10:00-16:00
in Studio Wladiwostok, Amsterdam
The workshop is low priced (Euro 48,40) to make the concert accessible for anyone interested, and still make sure everyone is well-prepared. Inscribe to it by following this link to the concert description and clicking the button “Workshop” in the middle of the (Dutch language) webpage. (Alternatively, you can also follow this direct link to inscribe)
Anyone is welcome to join us in the Muziekgebouw concert between 7 and 8am, whatever your experience and background! You just need to be able to come on both October 3rd and 9th, for the workshop and the rehearsal.
To also be part of the World Music concert with Yinske Silva:
Follow this link to read more and give yourself up. Then come to her rehearsal on September 26th, 10:00-15:00
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask!
In january, the Genetic Choir will sing a concert in – for us – unusual context: the yearly international festival of theatre-improv – IMPRO Amsterdam.
Thursday, 29th of January 2015, 22:30 – Compagnietheater Amsterdam
More info and tickets: click here for the festival website
Curious to see how this audience will react to some contemporary music making! 🙂
From the programme:
Genetic Choir (NL) – 22:30 @ Kleine Zaal
-limited seats available-
The Genetic Choir create meaning and beauty from seeming sound-randomness.
The starting point of their music is always the reality at hand: The architecture of the building, the people who came to listen, accidental things they hear, taste, smell. For IMPRO Amsterdam, they will tap into the atmosphere of the festival and create a late-night footnote in unexpected sound.
There is also a Genetic Choir workshop that you can join during the festival on Saturday, 31st.
Coming weekend, the Genetic Choir will appear on unexpected moments between the food-stands and eaters of the lovely Smaakexplosies Festival (“Explosions of Taste”) in Zaandam, Netherlands.
We will roam the festival between 13:30 and 17:30 on both
Saturday and Sunday, 15 + 16 September 2012.
The whole afternoon, we will sing instant composition pieces based on the stuff we eat and smell!
Prepare for a “smaakapella experience”…
The performance “Elevator Music” on September 1st in The Hague was a wonderful experience! Soon to be repeated in a high building near where you live 😉 .
Here one of the many 55 second compositions we sang that day with unknowing guests of the Penthouse Restaurant filing into the elevator and going up to the 42nd floor:
filming: Petra / video-editing: Thomas / music: The Genetic Choir
Midzomerschans Festival on the island of Texel, Netherlands.
We will give 3 (!) concerts on Sunday
13:30 – stage 11
15:00 – stage 2
17:30 – stage 11
So here’s your plan for the weekend! 🙂
The rest of the program of the festival (which already starts Saturday evening) you can find on their website: www.midzomerschans.nl