This year sees the birth of a new long-term project of the Genetic Choir, which will unfold over the coming years, and has a first busy period this autumn/winter: the (Non)Corpus trilogy
will explore the intangible in both the human voice and our human beliefs.
You can get involved! Click here for more info
and come to the Laboratory that we are organising on WeMakeTheCity2019
23 June 2019, 14:00-16:00
- Laboratory (Non)Corpus
in the Dominicuskerk
, Spuistraat 12, Amsterdam
(Nederlandse info: klik hier
28 June 2019, 19:00
- Opening of the UPDATE exhibition at Arti et Amicitiae,
Rokin 112, Amsterdam
A taster of the voice approaches we will work with during (Non)Corpus will be presented during this Opening Performances, titled 'Het ademt', in collaboration with the work "Bamboo Sphere" by Maria Blaisse
The first part of the (Non)Corpus project will culminate this year in two concerts on 22nd and 28th of December
. Save the dates! More info will follow soon.
November Music 2019
Genetic Choir will be artist in resident on the November Music festival in Den Bosch (1-10 November 2019), developing a brand new edition of the Loop-Copy-Mutate project from 2017 ! More info will follow soon.
Also about to start:
The House of Sounds and Song
- a project in which Genetic Choir singers will employ listening and voice improvisation skills as a form to develop meaningful contact with people who's ability for verbal contact have been impaired. We are working together with the Flevohuis in Amsterdam to train volunteers and family of people with e.g. dementia in a 1,5 year project that will be scientifically monitored for its effects.
More info about all these projects will come soon. Become a blog follower
to stay updated closely.
6+7 July 2019:
THE EDGE OF LANGUAGE
Vocal sounds can become words and words can become vocal music, but as a special focus for this year, we will look mainly at the latter: How to deal with existing text as a source of creating improvised music.
How much do we care about the meaning of the words? How much do we allow ourselves to play and break free from all meaning?
Join us in this workshop on 6+7 July, in which we also welcome some guests from Berlin!
It will be in Amsterdam, both days 10:30-17:00 - More info & inscription instructions: click here
1 September 2019:
This workshop is for all those who find a weekend too long and a commitment for regular Friday Sessions too fixed. :-) It is also for everyone who just want to dip a toe into the vocal improvisation experience and get to know us in an easy way.
1 September 2019, 10:30-17:00 / 73 euro incl.BTW / Amsterdam
There's the option to just join until lunch (10:30-13:00) for those who just want to peek. Morning people pay 38 euro, and we will go further in a smaller group in the afternoon. Send us an email if you would like that option.
for the payment link to reserve your place, and please send us an email with your name and telephone number: email@example.com
FRIDAY MORNING SESSIONS
inscription is open for the block September-December 2019
dates: 13-09 / 20-09 / 04-10 / 18-10 / 01-11 / 15-11 / 29-11 / 13-12
These are regular training/composing sessions in Genetic Choir work on Friday mornings. We do it in a two-week rhythm (every other Friday) and have blocks of 8 sessions in a row, with a fixed group of people. Just the first two sessions in this block are directly after each other.
No specific singing background is required, but we ask you to do at least one Genetic Choir workshop first, in order for you to find out whether you enjoy the work we do. The sessions are also training ground for the professional Ensemble, so you will mingle with both new and experienced Genetic Choir singers.
More information and instructions how to inscribe: click here