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CIRCLE: Genetic Choir performs 18 June @ Sandberg Institute

IMG_2375The Genetic Choir Ensemble will perform
   
Saturday, 18 June 2016
   
in CIRCLE
   
a graduation work of Cathalijne Smulders from the Cure Master of Sanderg Institute, Amsterdam.
  
Place: Burgerweeshuis, IJsbaanpad 1-5 Amsterdam
   
Time: Performances will start at 12:00 and 13:00. Be welcome!
   
Linking nicely with Genetic Choir’s recent work at the Sarphatihuis Amsterdam where we worked with people with somatic, geriatric or psychiatric backgrounds, in this performance piece we will be working with Cathelijne Smulders and Tamara van Scheppingen in a combined exploration of the disruption of speaking and our relationship to space.
   
CIRCLE is an exploration of voices that mirror the boundaries of a space, an utterance, the other and a certain duration. It is part of a series of works that echo, mirror, displace and interrupt a (       ), to (dis)orientate prevailing flows of attention and meaning in favor of a more open, synthetic, porous and affectionate proposition of what (       ) can be.
 

(a body) 

(a mark) 

(a space) 

(a word)

(a time)


Workshops March/April

Coming Up:

Resonant Voices workshop

23-25 March 2012 – few places left – click here for more info

  

In planning state:

The edge of language

22 April 2012 – 10:00-17:00

A one-day workshop taking further the research of the Language Choir.

Zooming in on the aspect of deconstructing & reconstructing words in the Genetic Choir pressure-cooker: Sound, syllables, from words to sound and from sound to words. Poetry created from a choir that knows the power of vowels and consonants. 🙂

Pioneers: 35,- Euro  (for the first 6 people who sign in)
Normal price: 60,- Euro
(excl.BTW)

Give yourself up through the form on the Contact page.


Language Choir – concert!

This and next week:  The Language Choir

There will be an informal concert for everyone who is interetested in this special Genetic Choir project:

Friday, 10 February 2012 – 18:15 – Place: Studio Wladiwostok, Bogortuin 16, Amsterdam, Java-Eiland. click here for a map to find the studio

Entrance free – warm tea inside  😉

 


Words in the moment / The Language Choir

Here is a worskhop completely about words and talking in improvisation!

Amsterdam, February 2012 – 4th/5th/9th/10th

As our interest is Instant Vocal Composition, we approach language in this workshop from the point of music, notwithstanding the fact that with language recognizable words open a whole new playing field: the field of meaning. There is no way in which your mind can not create an image in your head when you hear ‘toothbrush’. The speed with which we create meaning from recognizable words is amazing, and you can have a lot of fun staying on the border between sound (playing with vowels, consonants, syllables that don’t mean anyting) and words (when the mind ‘hooks’ on to a possible meaning/image). But this is just the beginning…
Once words are recognizable, and we enter into strings of words, sentences, poems, dialogues or monologues, it is crucial that as improvisers we are fit for the game. What choices can you make, how do you define your playing field? How do keep focus in what you are doing with all the freedom and possible layers of meaning you end up with? How do you prevent the moment where you (and your audience) is totally lost in the soup of words and sentences? Once we play the game of ‘meaning’ (of concrete verbally uttered images) we have the responsibility to bring it to a meaningful end. (whether that ending makes ‘sense’ in a literal, a poetic or musical way).

We will work solo, in small groups and in big ensemble producing pieces of stories, poetic dialogues, language sculptures and wise words.

The workshop will be held in Dutch and/or English, depending on the wishes of the participants. For your individual work during the workshop any language is welcome (French, German, Spanish, Japanese…)

Saturday   04-02-2012    12:00-18:00
Sunday      05-02-2012    10:30-12:30 + Genetic Choir session 13:30-17:30
Thursday  09-02-2012    18:00-22:00
Friday        10-02-2012    12:30-18:15 + concert (until +/- 19:00)

Workshop fee for the four days is: 165 Euro excl. BTW
Place: Amsterdam

You can give yourself up for the workshop or ask for more information by sending a message through this website (see Contact in the menu above)