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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
     
upcoming:

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. Possibilities are 13/14 June or 13 September (see above).

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…   :-)

       

31 October + 1 November 2015 – OLD SONGS, NEW SONGS

Family Radio Living Room_well-known-songThe two-day session will combine our knowledge of instant composition with the phenomena/skill of “singing a song” and melt it together in one weekend. You can either come with a prepared song or completely blank, and we will workshop how to integrate different styles of song-singing into Genetic Choir improvisations. Those who want to purely improvise will be challenged with the task of solo improvising and story-telling (a song is more than an abstract sound-carpet). And those who like to work with their existing song will be taken on journeys of non-idiomatic ensemble improvisations with it. :-)

The workshop brings together all the experience the Genetic Choir has gathered earlier in Melody Makers, the Well-known-song workshops and the research on Phrasing.

The workshop is on 31 October & 1 November 2015:

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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