Building A New Legacy: Opening Launch (7 August, 2020)

In response to the current restrictions on in-person group singing, the Vocal Constructivists are launching several new initiatives: a music education scheme, collaborative ‘bleeding chunks’ of Tom Phillips’ Irma, and a remote performance of Mark Applebaum’s Metaphysics of Notation that will grow incrementally and change infinitely.

OPENING LAUNCH: 7 August, 2020

3 panels with participants live in 3 countries, making, creating, sharing, planning, and doing. Register at vclegacy2020@gmail.com, and read more here.

The Construction Site (8:00 PT/11:00 ET/16:00 BST/IST)

This launches a seven-month partnership between the Vocal Constructivists and Cross Border Youth Choir (Ireland and Northern Ireland), introducing young singers to the principles of experimental vocalization. Access to this workshop is restricted.

Reconstructing Irma (10:00 PT/13:00 ET/18:00 BST/IST)

The first screening of Golden Irma, a newly created film that reinterprets the Vocal Constructivists’ 2019 performance of Irma, will be followed by a discussion panel and Q&A with the performers. Registration is required.

Constructing Infinity (12:00 PT/15:00 ET/20:00 BST/IST)

This session launches an innovative project to create an ever-changing interpretation of Applebaum’s Metaphysics of Notation using only vocal sounds and body percussion. A round-table discussion will explore its artistic goals, computational challenges, and details on participation. Registration is required.

From Mark Applebaum’s Metaphysics of Notation.

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