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Calendar: Join TIC for an Open Workshop!

Join us on Saturday before the choir’s first public performance for a collective improvisation workshop open to all levels of singing. The workshop starts at 12.30pm at the Vortex (Dalston, N16) for one hour of gentle vocal exercises and artistic exploration. In this taster workshop with Jenni and members of TIC, we will look at ways we have worked in rehearsal in preparation for the afternoon concert. We’ll learn to establish […]

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Blog: Final rehearsal!

This past Sunday, the choir gathered for the 6th and last time before their début performance. Composer Alistair Smith, who already came to a TIC rehearsal a few weeks ago, was in attendance alongside a few other ‘test’ audience members; he his sharing his thoughts about the choir in the article below. If you’ve been wondering what 10 vocal improvisers sound like with no other safety net than Artistic Director Jenni Roditi’s guidance, we also […]

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Blog: Artistic Director’s Diary: Week 5

As members of TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir are getting ready for their final rehearsal before their first public performance on Saturday 5th December, founder and Artistic Director Jenni Roditi looks back at the past few weeks to reflect on the artistic journey that she and the choir members have gone through, the process she’s developed along the way and her relation to improvisation.   From the first gathering 6 weeks ago […]

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Meet the Improvisers: Irene Pujol Torras

As the Improvisers are gathering one more time this Sunday for a final rehearsal before their first public performance at the Vortex on 5th December, we’re introducing our 7th member: Irene Pujol Torras, vocalist and music therapist who studied in Barcelona, Paris and London, and has recently started a PhD focusing in the use of group vocal improvisation as a music therapy technique. In Paris, she sang with Sorbonne Scholars and the Chamber Choir of […]

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Blog: TIC’s conducting signals are settling in

Another good TIC rehearsal today! Sorted out the hand, body, face and mouth signals. Made a quick video talking through the main ones so we can all learn them. There’s a signal for ‘I don’t know’ – and another called ‘ emergency exit’. We have textured and smooth drones, smudging, parallel movement harmonisation, interlocking, pod harmonisations and go through the red light. We have ostinatos and graduations, dissolve, clusters and […]

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Meet the Improvisers: Uran Apak

Uran Apak, singer, composer and voice tutor from Istanbul who holds an MA in Studio Composition from Goldsmith University. How would you describe your voice? I see my voice as a chameleon spaceship ! It changes according to my moods and surroundings and it transports me to different states of perception and feeling. Especially when I improvise with others, and if we are all hundred percent present, I can close my […]

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Meet the Improvisers: Kate Smith

  Our next Improviser to sit in for a portrait in her own words is Kate Smith, actor, filmmaker, puppeteer, dancer and classically-trained singer from Virginia now settled in London after a stint in Shanghai, where she produced her own cabaret shows and headed the local Americana scene. Kate has recently graduated from the Leadership course at Guldhall.  How would you describe your voice? I’ve been studying singing since I was thirteen, […]

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Blog: Responding to TIC’s third rehearsal – by composer Alistair Smith

TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir – Rehearsal 3 In Jenni Roditi’s stunning loft apartment, light streaming in through the windows that are three sides of the space, seven unique individuals entered one by one to greet Jenni. “The warming up is done! The bonding is done! Now it’s time to get down to it!” These were some of Jenni’s first words to the group as they commenced their third rehearsal. The […]

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Calendar: Performance and workshop: 5th December, Vortex

Tickets are now on sale for the first public performance of The Improvisers’ Choir, taking place on 5th December 2015 at the Vortex in Dalston, London (N16). The concert will be preceded by a taster workshop open to all singing abilities to try out the techniques developed by Jenni Roditi and TIC, and followed by a Q&A with Jenni and choir members. Book your tickets now as places are limited […]

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