14 July 2018
Odyssey, by Homer
The Genetic Choir will instantly compose the music to a 10 hour marathon reading of Homer's Odyssey, organised together with The International Readers of Homer
and hosted by Giorgos Gripeos'
installation "an odyssey" at Nieuw Dakota
during the Over het Ij festival 2018. The performance will be streamed live to the ferries crossing the water between Westerdokdijk (Pontsteiger) and the NDSM werf.
It is a free event, you are welcome to come anytime during those 10 hours to experience it. And you are also invited to participate actively as one of the readers of this epic tale!
To be a reader of a 3 minute piece of the Odyssey, register here:
And if you don't want to read, just come, listen and experience it!
Saturday, 14 July, 12:00-22:00
Location: Nieuw Dakota , Ms.van Riemsdijkweg 41b, 1033RC Amsterdam
For the Odyssey reading, the Genetic Choir will perform 10 hours of live music, using their unique form of vocal instant composition. Reminiscent of an ancient Greek Choir, the singers comment on, foretell and mirror the events of the story, reacting to the verbal rhythm of each reader. To capture and transmit a sense of the epic length of Odysseus' journey, the singers are a constant witness to the events and stay 'on board' from the first sentence to the last.
1 September 2018
Introduction Workshop Genetic Choir singing
in De Pletterij, Haarlem (still to be confirmed)
13+14 October 2018
Melody Makers: Old Songs, New Songs
Melodies are the storytellers of music. Just start singing a few notes and instantly there is a feeling/atmosphere, the beginning and clear promise of a much longer story. This weekend workshop will combine Genetic Choir knowledge of improvising with melodies (single or multi-layered) with using existing songs (or fragments of songs) as basis for new, instantly composed music.
more info here
15+16 December 2018
Weekend workshop to explore and enrich your voice by opening your ears to the multi-layered complexities of sound, and play with it together in a polyphonic way: overtones, textures, resonance, timbre...
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'.
more info here
FRIDAY MORNING SESSIONS from September
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.
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.
You can currently give yourself up for the next block, which will start in on the 7th of September 2018.
PLACE: studio De Eester, C. van Eesterenlaan 302, Amsterdam
DATES: 7-09 / 21-09 / 5-10 / 19-10 / 2-11 / 16-11 / 30-11 / 14-12
COSTS: 232,32 euro (192,- euro excl.VAT)
More information and instructions how to inscribe: click here