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 workshop planning until the summer is complete, and workshops are filling up quickly… 🙂
Click below to read about it and if you are interested to join, send us a note via the Contact page.
Sunday morning, October 11th, 2015
and you are invited to sing with us!
The concert is part of the 24h Resonance concert, curated by Merlijn Twaalfhoven, with the motto to experience the power of music and support active music making – together – beyond the common separation of amateurs and professionals. Merlijn gave various entrepreneurs of the voice a Carte Blanche to fill an hour or two with their approach to vocal music in this 24 hour non-stop concert.
From 7am to 8am, the moment when the night ends and the light returns in the all-glass foyer of the Muziekgebouw overlooking the water, the Genetic Choir Ensemble will lead an instant composition concert titled “Sounds of the City / De ontwakende stad”.
Subsequently, from 8-9:30am, Genetic Choir singer Yinske Silva will curate a concert of World Music, with singers and songs from every corner of the world. At 9:30, the Genetic Choir Ensemble will join the world music singers to culminate the morning into an instant composed all-genres&styles musical climax. It will be grand, it will be crazy & it will be beautiful! 🙂
To be part of the 7am-8am “Sounds of the city” concert:
There will be a special rehearsal for the concert on
October 9th (Friday) from 15:00-17:00
in q-factory, Amsterdam
If the Genetic Choir way of working is well-known to you and you’ve recently worked with us in a session or workshop, then joining this rehearsal is sufficient for joining the concert as a singer. If you think this applies to you, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or react via the Contact page to announce your wish to be part of this.
If you are new to the Genetic Choir, or haven’t worked with us recently, Thomas Johannsen will give a special workshop that you can join on
October 3rd (Saturday), from 10:00-16:00
in Studio Wladiwostok, Amsterdam
The workshop is low priced (Euro 48,40) to make the concert accessible for anyone interested, and still make sure everyone is well-prepared. Inscribe to it by following this link to the concert description and clicking the button “Workshop” in the middle of the (Dutch language) webpage. (Alternatively, you can also follow this direct link to inscribe)
Anyone is welcome to join us in the Muziekgebouw concert between 7 and 8am, whatever your experience and background! You just need to be able to come on both October 3rd and 9th, for the workshop and the rehearsal.
To also be part of the World Music concert with Yinske Silva:
Follow this link to read more and give yourself up. Then come to her rehearsal on September 26th, 10:00-15:00
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask!
SPACE / SOUND / BODIES, Utrecht
21+22 March 2015
It may not always feel like it, but your body, the space around you and your voice are all subtly connected: if one changes, the other two are affected. To become more aware of this triple interaction and be able to play with it as a performer in an interdisciplinary ensemble is the ambition of these two days.
“Find your space and you will find your voice”, Enrique Pardo tends to say to his performers. We will investigate this notion and find that any type of space, and any specific constellation of bodies in that space has profound influence on our voice. Everyday life trains us not to be too influenced by this, but for improvisers this is where the magic happens in live performance.
Our friend and colleague Michael Fischer from Vienna recently made this hallucinative video from a musical collaboration we had with him back in 2011:
Sound is recorded live at the Glazen Huis, Amstelpark, Amsterdam.
According to our own nomenclature, this is composition nr. 11042501 🙂
On the 6th of November 2014, there will be an introduction to the Genetic Choir method in the Akoesticum in Ede (NL). This workshop is part of a 2-day conference “De Kunst van Veranderen” (“the art of change”), which addresses the current challenges and interests of musicians and art makers when working either community-based, with new working methods or with unusual audiences.
Thomas will give a workshop/lecture about the Genetic Choir in the afternoon between 3 and 4:30.
Also the rest of the conference is very much worth you attention (Dutch language, though). Look for the whole program here.
The evening will be under the spell of Easter: “Het goede brengen van slecht nieuws” (Good ways of bringing bad news) is the theme around which writers and singers will convene. It starts 20:00 in the Houtzaagmolen in Utrecht and it has been rumoured that you can get very nice food before – if you reserve it before Thursday by contacting the Vorlesebühne.
For the happy occasion of this continuing collaboration, listen here to the welcoming piece that was created during the Insects Concert in the Library – our last pairing up with Vorlesebühne writers in November.
The text you hear in this recording was written and read by Hiekelien van den Herik.
After vocally embodying insects, embodying Good News this Saturday will be a piece of cake, of course. Come and listen!
Date: 19 April 2014
Place: Houtzaagmolen De Ster in Utrecht, Molenpark 3