ODD NGHT #15 _ PHIL MINTON _ FERAL CHOIR
WORKSHOP 10, 11 & 12. 07. 2017 19-21
PERFORMANCE 12. 07. 2017 21:30
Location: Salonul de Proiecte
Universul Printing House
Building B, 1st floor
23-25 Ion Brezoianu
We are delighted to kick off the new ODD NIGHTS series with a very special event – Phil Minton’s Feral Choir.
The revered improviser has a spectacular career spanning over four decades, whose collaborations include Audrey Chen, Tom Cora, Radu Malfatti and Mike Westbrook and a vocal improv quintet, Five Men Who Sing, with Jaap Blonk, Paul Dutton, Koichi Makigami and David Moss.
While deeply rooted in his solo practice, Feral Choir is a unique approach to improv, stripping down the concept to the very bare elements of the human voice, beyond language and music.
Dubbed as “an improvisation workshop for everyone who ever wanted to sing but was afraid to”, Feral Choir invites amateurs, professionals and shower singers to step out and rediscover their voices.
During the 20 years of doing the workshop, Phil had groups ranging from 10 to 60 people, including actors, improvisers, fans, children and even mentally challenged participants. Its nature transcends language and cultural barriers, offer a raw, primal communication system.
Participating in the workshop is a highly entertaining, often transformative experience. Under Phil’s direction, people blend humming, whistling, shushing and other bodily noises into a wild, cacophonous symphony.
The workshop takes place July 10th-12th at Salonul de Proiecte, with rehearsals Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 19-21, followed by a public performance on Wednesday from 21:30. Please sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All photos by Petre Fall.