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Workshops in 2017

28+29 January 2017 – RESONANCE & VOICE TEXTURES

a Genetic Choir workshop

(1) resonance_originalThe voice is a special system in our body – it is eager to learn and it reacts to its own sounds. By opening your ears alone, your voice can learn to become more free and resonant.

This workshop will improve your voice by focussing for one weekend on the aspects of sound that are often overlooked: resonance, texture, timbre, overtones. Whatever level of experience you are at, this work will increase your singing skill: Beginners will be surprised about the round and resonant sound that their voice will gain, and the ease of singing that comes with it. Experienced and professional singers will improve their ability to do precision-work in this area: Using timbre and textures to compose music, solo and ‘en groupe’. How to create both soothing carpets of sound and grinding dissonant cluster-chords. How to develop the music together, how to dissolve your voice in a sea of sounds, but also make clearly defined choices and go your own way, if you are inclined to.

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Friday Morning sessions from September

GC_concerts_smallUpcoming! Regular singing/composing sessions on Friday mornings from September to December 2015.

We will do it in a two-week rhythm, and the sessions are meant for people who want to come regularly. You commit for a set of 8 sessions, so that we can deepen the work from one session to the next.
No specific singing background is required, just being ready to work intensely and with curiosity from your own voice, blending/contrasting with other voices. (more info on the Genetic Choir method here, other workshop dates are here).

We already have a great group of 8 singers who committed themselves to the dates.

Let us know if you would like to join as well.

PLACE: Studio Wladiwostok, Amsterdam, Java-Eiland.

DATES: every second Friday morning, from 4 September to 11 December 2015:
04-09, 18-09, 02-10, 16-10, 30-10, 13-11, 27-11, 11-12

TIME: 10:00-12:30

COSTS: 192,- euro (excl.VAT / 232,32 incl.gc_workshopcontent_button )

If you have never done a Genetic Choir workshop before, we ask you to do that first. Possibilities are 13/14 June or 13 September. Look here.

Dropping in per single session is only possible for very experienced Genetic Choir people. Get in touch with us first if you would like to make use of that possibility.

We are looking forward to this! If it works for us and you, we will continue it in 2016…   🙂

 

 


Singing with Resonant Voices – 15 & 16 February

A workshop on improvising with voice colours and resonance

The voice is a special system in our body – it is eager to learn and it reacts to its own sounds. By opening your ears alone, your voice can learn to become more free and resonant.

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This workshop will improve your voice by focussing for one weekend on the aspects of sound that are often overlooked: resonance, texture, timbre, overtones. Whatever level of experience you are at, this work will increase your singing skill: Beginners will be surprised about the round and resonant sound that their voice will gain, and the ease of singing that comes with it. Experienced and professional singers will improve their ability to do precision-work in this area: Using timbre and textures to compose music, solo and ‘en groupe’. How to create both soothing carpets of sound and grinding dissonant cluster-chords. How to develop the music together, how to dissolve your voice in a sea of sounds, but also make clearly defined choices and go your own way, if you are inclined to.

In the cold month of February a workshop that will warm you up from the inside and get your whole body to resonate!

Eager to participate? Let us know by sending us a message via the form below.

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Description in Dutch:

Een improvisatie workshop over resonantie, kleur en textuur van je stem

De stem is een natuurlijk systeem in ons lichaam – het is leergierig en reageert op zijn eigen klank. Door je oren te openen naar de meer verborgen aspecten van klank, leert je systeem. De stem wordt daardoor flexibeler én preciezer in het zingen en kan zich vrijer ontplooien.

In deze workshop verdiep je je stemgebruik op de gebieden van klank die soms over het hoofd worden gezien: resonantie, klanktextuur, timbre, boventonen. De workshop sluit aan op alle niveaus van ervaring: Beginners zullen verbaasd zijn over de ‘volheid’ die hun stem zal ontwikkelen en de moeiteloosheid van zingen vanuit het luisteren naar klanktextuur. Gevorderden en professionals ontwikkelen hun vaardigheid tot precisiewerk op dit gebied: Timbre en resonanties/boventonen gericht inzetten in klank-composities, solo en ‘en groupe’. Waar richt je je op als improvisator in dit specifieke gebied van muziek? Hoe werk je samen zodat naast zalvende klanktapijten ook schurende dissonante cluster-akkoorden onderdeel van de composities kunnen zijn, en waar ontwikkel je een improvisatie samen naartoe? Hoe houd je je eigen noorden in een zee van klank, zodat je zowel kan oplossen in het geheel maar ook je eigen koers kan varen, mocht je dat willen?

In de wintermaand februari een verwarmende workshop die je hele lichaam zal laten resoneren!

Zin om mee te doen? Schrijf ons een bericht via het formulier beneden.

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Workshop Resonance and Voice Textures

Date: 15 & 16 February 2014
Times: 10:00-17:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
Participation: 110 Euro excl. BTW


Genetic Choir intro workshop 14 september

There are a few places left for the intro workshop of this beginning season:

Friday, 14 September – 10:00 to 17:00 – Amsterdam
More info, click here

Costs: 60 Euro + VAT 19%  (71,40 Euro)

 


Two speciality workshops next spring

Hi there,

we are planning at the moment two workshops on two specific subjects inside Instant Vocal Composition:

Resonant Voices

—  a workshop just on the subtleties of sound and silence and playing in a group of singers with harmonics and disharmonics. We will focus mainly on multi-tone long sounds, becoming proficient in sound character (vowels/vibrato/brilliance) and aligning resonances with each other and the acoustic spaces we are in. Playfulness and delicacy on the most powerful level of singing, where sound and resonance takes over all your senses. (more info, click here)

 
Words in the moment / The Language Choir

— a workshop where we focus totally on the poetics of words, improvising with language, human sounds and story. We will train the craft of inventing text in the moment and becoming sensitive to the musicality of verse/text/invented poetry inside Instant Vocal Composition. Looking at the complex, rough edges in improvisation where music becomes words and words become music. (more info, click here)

Both workshops are in planning state with the pioneers at the moment. We are looking at dates in the period February-May 2012.  If you’d like to be involved as a pioneer – there are just a few pioneer places left, so let us know quickly through the form below, stating the workshop that you would like to be involved in.

Once the dates are fixed, you will also be able to inscribe as a normal participant, if there is still room in the workshop group. So you can also let us know already if you’d like to be considered as a normal participant for one of these workshops   😉   We’ll be in touch with you, then!

More info on workshops? Click here.


Lichtenberger Method – Study Days

The Genetic Choir is going to host two days of study concerning the Lichtenberger Methode in January.

Guest teacher for those days will be Ingrid Voermans. Check out her website here:  www.voicelearningcentre.nl

On those days, you get an individual lesson with Ingrid and listen to 7 others working with her.

Costs per study day are: 100,-  (90,- tuition fee for Ingrid + 10,- studio rent / coffee, tea, etc.)

Friday 6 January 2012
Saturday 7 Januari 2012

Working times on both days: 10:00-13:00 & 15:00-19:00

You can join for just one or for two days.

Contact us  if you’d like to be there.


Workshops coming up!

Hi everybody!

Click here for an overview of all currently planned Genetic Choir workshops.

…first possibility this season is the upcoming workshop in Amsterdam

26-28 August, starting Friday evening.

3 places still available…   (click here for more info)

SUNDAY 28th in the afternoon is also the first GC session of the season – for all Genetic Choir singers (including the people who have done the workshop of course)

See you there or sometime soon!

Thomas