Calendar: TIC at Southbank Centre’s Chorus Festival
TIC will be performing on Sunday 20th March at the Southbank Centre as part of their Chorus Festival, a 3-day event with around 50 choirs performing in foyer spaces across the Centre. Join us from 7pm to 7.25pm on the Central Bar stage in the Royal Festival Hall foyer. We are appearing just before a show called “Mmm Hmmm” by Verity Standen, described as ‘a playful and poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices.’Continue readingMore Tag
Blog: Jenni Roditi Interview with Mind Body Spirit Magazine
Jenni was interviewed recently for Mind Body Spirit Magazine. There are some fascinating insights into how she became a composer, and a preview of her ambitious plans for TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir and TOC – The Open Choir. A must-read for anyone considering signing up for TOC. Source: Jenni Roditi interview and videoContinue readingMore Tag
TIC Live at the Vortex
Enjoy this video extract from TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir first performance at the Vortex in December 2015!Continue readingMore Tag
Blog: Composer Alistair Smith on the first TIC performance
5th December 2015, The Vortex, Dalston, London. One of my favourite things to do at university was to go to the vocal recital seminars and watch the singers trying out their current works in progress. To be in an intimate setting and hear the singers giving it their all, acting the part of their pieces, was a bit of a thrill. Shivers up my spine, time after time was the […]Continue readingMore Tag
Blog: After TIC: What was your audience experience?
If you attended the concert on Saturday 5th December, we’d love to know what you thought and felt. You can fill in the feedback form directly below or click here for a wider-screen version. [googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”forms/d/1cIqGIpGKSwJsQdrw0wpznwrkL45ZonxGHmyl7cnFrkw/viewform” query=”embedded=true” width=”760″ height=”500″ /]Continue readingMore Tag
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 […]Continue readingMore Tag
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 […]Continue readingMore Tag
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 […]Continue readingMore Tag
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 […]Continue readingMore Tag
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 […]Continue readingMore Tag