The Genetic Choir Ensemble is set to travel to Japan in September this year, to first perform on the Creative Music Festival 2016 in Hiroshima, and afterwards join Bunraku company Mokugu-sha on a small tour in Tokushima prefecture. Performances in Japan will be on 18/19 September and 22/25 September 2016.
We are very happy for this opportunity to work interdisciplinary with puppetry, as the special link between inanimate objects and sound will also be a focus on this weekend’s Genetic Choir workshop in Amsterdam: Material Grooves (2/3 april)
The upcoming visit to Japan will help us to investigate further a bigger Japan project that we are brewing on for 2017/2018, envisioned as a multi-disciplinary research between puppeteers, dancers, singers and water-engineers. (!)
Save the dates if you happen to be near Hiroshima or Tokushima in autumn. 🙂
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
The Genetic Choir will perform this Sunday on a freely accessible, big improvisation event in Utrecht:
Sunday, 17 May 2015
from 14:00 to 23:00
Stairway to Heaven, Mariaplaats 11 – 12, Utrecht
We are supporting this event with a Genetic Choir performance of 45 minutes at +/- 19:00.
It will be a concert both on our own and in collaboration with dancers and absurd poet Bernhard Christiansen. Later on, we will also invite the audience to sing together with us.
Throughout the whole day, there will be lots of possibilities to join as active improviser of any discipline, including a MegaJam at around 21:00.
Improvisation pianist Freek Zwanenburg gets the credits for organising this massive get-together.
He writes: “De enorme kracht van improvisatie wordt nog onderschat, terwijl juist het vermogen tot improviseren een essentieel onderdeel is van de huidige transitie naar nieuwe vormen van samenleven en organiseren. IMPROV XL toont de wereld van mogelijkheden die zich opent als je, met behoud van al je kennis en vaardigheden, in het diepe springt en je intuïtie volgt.
IMPROV XL is er voor iedereen die gek is op improvisatie, of er graag kennis mee wil maken. Ook beantwoordt het festival aan de behoefte van een groeiende groep kantelaars, vernieuwers en dwarsdenkers om samen te komen, geïnspireerd te worden en in een gezamenlijke flow nieuwe dingen te creëren.”
More info about the event on www.improvxl.nl
Or via this facebook link.
Entrance is: free!
Join at any time throughout the day. 🙂
See you there!
There’s a concert coming up, and not just any concert.
This Saturday, 8th of February 2014, the Genetic Choir will sing visually enhanced vocal improvisations on
THE CUMULUS 2
in the Kunstkapel, Amsterdam.
We will be vocally morphing a 3D laser object created by Vladimir Grafov
and Ksenia Pankratova; we will sing micro-pitch extravaganzas during a piece by Lee Ellickson Alfredo Genovesi; and we will round the evening off vocally interacting with the projected particle fields of Joris de Jong.
All part of an exciting, long evening with even more artists who will make the circular, futuristic space of the Kunstkapel vibrate with sound and images.
More info on the event – click here and scroll down.
“The Cumulus 2”
Saturday, February 8th – 8 pm
Prinses Irenestraat 21
Entrance: five euros