CALL OUT FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR IRELAND’S FIRST EVER ‘SOUND CHOIR’

Deadline: 11 February 2019 17:00

Invitation to Wander (2019) is a contemporary music project created by composer, Karen Power, in partnership with Cork Midsummer Festival and in association with Cork International Choral Festival, Cork Centre for Architectural Education and Nano Nagle Place.

This mixed media music project will explore FOUR of the world’s most fascinating and mostly unreachable places: The Arctic, Amazon, Arnhem Land - Australia and Deserts and will premier from 19th - 22nd June 2019 as part of Cork Midsummer Festival.

Invitation
We are inviting 15 individuals, Emerging and/or Amateur singers/vocalists (any voice range) to form Ireland’s first ever ‘Sound Choir’ and to be part of,

- 4 evening premier performances as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2019, and

- participation in a unique Professional Development Programme

What is a ‘Sound Choir’?
A ‘Sound Choir’ is a concept conceived by composer, Karen Power. It is a roaming body of voices (choir) who listen and respond to Power’s sound compositions for the four aforementioned worlds, using a series of guided improvisations, text and composed musical phrases. The ‘Sound Choir’ will perform vocally and respond to these worlds.

Professional Development Programme
The professional development programme has 4 distinct workshops in extended vocal techniques, improvisation, movement and creative practice with Irish and International leading
practitioners:
- Vocal extensions with Michelle O’Rourke (Dublin)
- Voice improvisation with Ute Wassermann (Berlin)
- Listening as the start of creativity with Karen Power (Cork)
- Movement workshop with Mary Nunan (Limerick)

The workshops will be held on Friday or Saturday evenings in Cork City with two workshops in March, one in April and one in May. Exact dates to be confirmed.

For further info and application process please see attached pdf PDF iconinvitation_to_wander_call_out.pd