Amsterdam Theater Frascati has two events coming up with a connection to Genetic Choir:
On Saturday, 26th of January 2019, during COME TOGETHER #4, Burkhard Körner will show a work-in-progress durational performance of a performative research he started with Genetic Choir singers recently: VOCAL OBJECTS (from 19:35 to 21:20)
Can we create a texture of voices that makes us see vibrations and structures in space?
Can a voice act as strong as a laser installation?
Is it possible to leave traces that we start remembering the vocal impact across the space?
This will happen next to many other events and performances all over Frascati. Full program is here.
One week later, on
1+2 February 2019, 20:30, Frascati shows the performance VOICE by Loïc Perela, which premiered on Kampnagel (K3), in Hamburg last year.
VOICE is about holding space together
It is sharing a listening
A dance you can watch eyes closed
Sound as dancing images
Loïc and his dancers received a three day workshop of Genetic Choir work by Thomas at the beginning of their rehearsal period in Rotterdam. Go now and see what it has become!
Read more about the performance here.
9+10 February 2019:
STRUCTURES & FLOW
Flow is one of those central words of improvising: when there is no flow and vivid engagement in the moment, up comes thinking, doubt, trying to do it 'right' – all the things we want to avoid when creating music on the spot.
Definition, however, seems just as important: How to define, sharpen and deepen you material, so that there is clarity in what you are doing and it doesn't go in all directions at once? How to tame the river of inspiration and let it stream lively at the same time?
23+24 March 2019:
SPACE SOUND BODIES
Our body, the space around us and our 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 is the focus for these two days with the Genetic Choir Ensemble.
6+7 July 2019:
THE 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?
and scroll down on the workshop page
for more info about all these workshops.
FRIDAY MORNING SESSIONS
current block is full, but you can inscribe for September-December 2019
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.
More information and instructions how to inscribe: click here