A travel in the district of La Plaine in Marsiglia, where Lo Còr de la Plana reinvented the southern vocality and mix it with the ancient sounds of the violent and raw Mediterranea area. A ruddy ritual accompained by voice and percussions.
Norwegian traditional singing, different techniques and different genres of folk singing.
History of the traditional music in Scandinavia, what the music was made for and by whom, and how it is used today.
The varied, infinite and astonishing sounds of our body stands in the centre of the dynamic Workhops with successful author Richard Filz. Step by step the different body percussion sounds and techniques are introduced and tried out. The sounds are composed to rhythms from rock to samba. The musical highlight is the use of the anew compiled material as a song company. In addition, Richard Filz gives numerous tips how body percussion can be included in your choir or a cappella ensemble.
The genre “gospel” is in the 21st century as diverse as “rock” or “pop”. Many European choirs are familiar with “Oh happy day” and other classics. But unless you know where to look it is difficult to find new repertoire and learn about the development of this genre. The “urban gospel” is influenced by the modern r’n’b, soul and hip hop music. At this discovery atelier we explore this style and work with it in the choir. We also sing and look at the differences between modern European and modern American gospel music.
This discovery atelier, singers will be introduced to some of the best-loved choral songs from the Finnish romantic period. Composers include Nils-ErikFoustedt, Leevi Madetoja and Selim Palmgren. The poems, in Finnish and Swedish,illustrate the nordic nature during summertime.
This atelier is all about the combination of Voice and Physique which is based on the method/philosophy “Voice & Physique” by Panda van Proosdij. Apart from creating a healthy position of the body while singing, this method and philosophy contains three important interrelated components: energy, concentration and focus. Working on these elements can increase the level of musicality and dynamics which can result in a higher level of performing. Next to a supporting way of using the body it’s important to choose functional motion to add to the singing.