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
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.
Hacker (n.) [originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe].
“A hacker is one who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming and circumventing limitations of programming systems and who tries to extend their capabilities.” Verna Gehring (2004)
Can we ‘hack’ the sounds of a place and turn them into music? Well, that is more or less what the Genetic Choir does. No problem.
In that light, an exciting question for this upcoming performance could be: Can the Genetic Choir hack itself?
January 30th, 2015
4bidGallery, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
Coming Friday, the Genetic Choir will give a sound performance in 4bidGallery, Amsterdam. It is part of BE_HACKER, this year’s edition of the MiniKunstFestival.
More info via this facebook link: click here
We will perform “Three Songs”, instant compositions for peculiar places in the cultured wild of the Amstel Park. The audience will be guided along three selected locations in this walk/excursion/concert.
16:00 – 24 August 2014 – Amsterdam
Composing vocal music in the amazing super-echo environment of an abandoned silo, in the former harbour of Amsterdam.
This is what the Genetic Choir did last month and here is the first of a number of instant compositions we recorded there. ( Maybe a new CD in the making…? )
Many thanks to
Jakub Kupikowski for the suggestion
Carolien Zwirt for the connection
and AMVEST for the permission and opportunity
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”…