Improvisation projects and Vocal Pop Jazz Days in the Netherlands, September 2015

24 Hours Improvisation

E.V.A. ambassador for The Netherlands, Joep Hopstaken, singer in dutch vocal groups VPS KeK and ZiPPA, reports from the Dutch vocal delta.

Twenty-four Hours Resonance 2015 october 10-11: In The Netherlands, https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=q3kn-3N5sUg (for international use)

Merlijn Twaalfhoven, musical composer and innovator is building a movement of conductors and composers working with vocal music. There is an  exchange of techniques to break through the usual boundaries of music performance. The purpose is to improvise, experiment with co-creation and collective or instant composing. The purpose is to work together on a 24 hour concert where 1000 singers unite to share their passion for active music making. Internationally there is the hope to share their journey with vocal innovators in other countries as well. It is all happening in the dutch capitol Amsterdam. Muziekgebouw  aan ’t IJ Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTuciGmS9E8 (teaser in dutch)

Circle SInging Event in Amsterdam. There is a possibility to join a Circle SInging Event on september  20th and also october 18th. Nicoline Snaas is a long time experienced singer in improvisation. She is inspired by Bobby McFerrrin and Rhiannon and others  http://www.nicolinesnaas.nl/ It is a free entry so when you are in Amsterdam visit the Vondel church between 14.30-15.30 the 20th of september Vondelstraat 120, 1054 GS Amsterdam.

*Every two year there is a tradition of Vocal Pop and Jazz Days in Soesterberg, near Utrecht. www.vpjd.nl  One whole week of intensive singing and performing. In the summer of 2016 (august 14th-21rst) this international event is happening again and since enrollment has started about today it is especially for women  to try to subscribe soon. Directors are Jim Daus Hjernøe(DK) , Matthias Becker (G) and Tijs Krammer (NL) and you will be singing a lot of new, fresh and tempting rhythmic arrrangements with a lot of international singers. There is wonderful food, good beds and it all happens in a very cosy athmosphere and beautiful surrounding. What’s it gonna be for a summerholiday in 2016 for you and your friends? Come to VPJD!

-In september we celebrate the first birthday of The Dutch Organic Choir which is originated and lead by Merel Martens with Peder Karlsson (former member of The Real Group, Sweden).  http://www.dutchorganicchoir.nl/en/welcome/  There are concerts and there is a possibility to audit in october.

Keep eating notes, they’ll improve your health. Greetings from Joep, a squeaky old fellow from VPS KeK and ZiPPA, The Netherlands

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