Dear Genetic Choir friends,
we are preparing a project in which the Genetic Choir will go into elderly people’s homes to search for sound memories and sing those memories back to the people living there. We also want to train family of alzheimer patients and health-care personnel to make contact with those sometimes seemingly unreachable elderly in a different way, inspired by the Genetic Choir approach.
In order to do this, we set up a pilot project together with an old people’s home in Amsterdam, but we need YOUR HELP to actually make it happen. We just need a little bit of your time to gather enough votes on jijmaakthetmee.nl – a website that facilitates funding for small social/cultural projects. The idea is that we gather at least 100 audience votes, which would mean we get a chance for a 5.000 euro pilot grant. (more…)
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.
On a sunny afternoon in Amstel Park you are unexpectedly invited to join a guided tour through the lesser known areas of the park. You are curious, so you join the group that has gathered and follow them into the woods. After a labyrinthine route across small paths and non-paths, you finally come to an old stone-walled space that breathes of times gone by. You are asked to wait there and listen. The space seems to echo any sound that is uttered there. Clear echoing transforms into new sounds and musical structures as layers upon layers of echoes are added. A sound labyrinth is constructed as singers create a musical journey to even further-off places. Will the musicians find their way back from the echo-labyrinth of sounds? And where is the path that leads back to the park and the normal world?
Saturday 20 June 2015
& Sunday 21 June 2015
The concerts are free, but reservation is recommended due to limited audience numbers. Please reserve via our Contact page.
Illustration courtesy of snugsomeone.
…very much in the spirit of the Genetic Choir way of music making, this…!
Made by Milos Tomic – thanks Milos, lovely to watch this gathering-sound-composition…