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Genetic Choir workshops are work-shops in the true sense of the word: we as professional Genetic Choir singers work/play/research in them on the intensive level that we enjoy and the work is at the same time open to everyone – no previous skills required. Even if you never worked with your voice or music before, you are always welcome to make a first acquaintance. At the same time, experienced and professional singers are always challenged and pleasantly surprised with the high standard of working and composing, notwithstanding the different types of singers present.
Any participant is challenged in his/her assumptions about music making and the possibility of their own voice, and leaves our workshops enriched, tired :-) and highly energised. 
The workshops are our own laboratory and training ground, and we are happy to share the work with you!

Thomas Johannsen
      

(Nederlander en moeite met het Engels? Klik hier voor informatie in het Nederlands.)

              

13 September 2015  —   GENETIC CHOIR ONE-DAY SESSION

A day of simply celebrating music making the Genetic Choir way: Some crisp training of the principles, but most of all lots of singing and creating pieces!  What is the Genetic Choir way of working? Click here for more info.
     
One full day, 10:30-17:00  /  60,- exBTW (72,60 incl.)  /  Amsterdam
     

FRIDAY MORNING SESSIONS from September 2015

GC_concerts_smallRegular 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. It is very possible that we will continue with the Friday mornings in 2016 as well.

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.

 

       
 upcoming:

12+13 December – Genetic Choir workshop: EDGE OF LANGUAGE

When we improvise with our voices, sometimes sounds emerge which are language-like, or even very much like comprehensible words. How do we treat this moment when singers are on the verge of becoming improvising poets?

language_edge_closerIt is fun to play with the sound of words, mix them and change them. It is what children do a lot and it is a bliss to indulge ourselves into this word-sound playfulness.
But as improvisers, we are looking for more: clarity and depth of expression, not only in music but also when words come in to play. For the audience, the shift from music to words is sudden, because our minds work that way: they cling to understandable words and
story whenever they can. So how do we treat this shift as improvisers? How do we keep the imagination open when words pretend to pin down all meaning? Can we serve both, the god of poetry and the god of music? Or even better: can we stay in the no-mans land between music and meaning, and take all our time to balance on the Edge of Language?

Two full days, 10:30-17:00  /  110,- exBTW (130,10 incl.)   /  Amsterdam
   
    
      
           

Contact us through the form below, if you are interested.

Most of our workshops are taking place in Amsterdam,
but if you want to have a workshop in your own city, just get in touch with us!

Costs / Pioneering:

One day workshops (excl. VAT): 60,- € / Pioneers pay 45,- €
Two day workshops (excl. VAT): 110,- € / Pioneers pay 75,- €
Four day workshops (excl. VAT): 200,- € / Pioneers pay 140,- €

You can become a pioneer and pay the lower pioneer price by being one of the first to inscribe to a workshop and commit yourself to the dates. This is an option for people who come more often to workshops and are on our mailing list. Usually, once the dates for a workshop appear on this website, the pioneer fee is not available anymore. If you would like to be on our mailinglist to be able to pioneer for future workshops, just let us know.  What is this pioneer thing? Click here.

Note that all prices are shown without the 21% tax, as some participants can deduct this part from their costs.
For example the total amount you pay for a two day workshop (110,- + VAT) is at the moment 133,10 Euro. For a one-day workshop it’s 72,60 Euro.

Click here for the Workshop ARCHIVE
If you are looking for improvisation workshops in other art disciplines, look here.

   

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