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Beatbox Workshop for choirs

The voice is a limitless instrument. With this project I encourage choir singers to try beatbox and different singing techniques.

Interested? 

It all started in the summer of 2017, during the Tenso Europe Chamber Choir's summer school, in Croatia. This project aimed to unite young professional singers from all over Europe. I was there as a singer and during the two weeks of intensive rehearsals, the conductor Kaspars Putniņš invited me to guide a beatbox workshop for all the singers. In the end, I composed a small piece of music with the different techniques and sounds learned.

 

This piece was based on a small  harmonic excerpt of Poulenc's Mass in Gmajor:

Musical compostion with beatboxTenso Europe Chamber Choir
00:00 / 06:01

After this experience I developed a workshop format divided in several learning steps:

  • unvoiced percussive beatbox 

  • voiced beatbox sounds

  • expanded singing techniques

  • instrument imitation

  • improvisation patterns

  • application on an existing piece of music and creative alterations

Tenso Professional Meetings Berlin 2018

Short tutorial in German

Workshops conducted

  • Collegium Musicale (Estonia)

  • Amsterdam Conservatory (Netherlands), kindly arranged by Geert Berghs 

  • Barock Festival Sittard (Netherlands)

  • Staats und Dom Chor (Berlin)

  • Vico-von-Bülow-Gymnasium (Falkensee, Germany)