Friday, August 14, 2015

Fwd: Call for Collaborators

The Genetic Choir announces a call for music and sound researchers and
programmers to collaborate with us in the development of an
application employing evolutionary composition in response to
non-idiomatic vocal recordings.

This project merges the expertise of electronic samplers and 'human
samplers' in search of a digital algorithm that can select for musical
meaning in the composition process. In an increasingly programmed
world, we wish to uncover the interactions between discrete elements
of sound that can invite the intrigue of a composer and how to
'humanize' this process within a digital application.

More information available here:

Project Partners:

GENETIC CHOIR is a diverse group of vocal improvisers founded by
artist Thomas Johannsen which investigates the dynamics of open
systems, self-organization and complexity. The ensemble sings fully
improvised concerts, but also collaborates within multi-disciplined
fields. (

ROBERT VAN HEUMEN is a composer and improvising musician using an
extended laptop-instrument to perform highly immersive and
hyper-dynamic electro-acoustic music. Van Heumen teaches at the
Conservatory of Amsterdam and previously worked as a project manager
at STEIM. (

STEIM (the STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is an independent
electronic music center in Amsterdam dedicated to live performance,
supporting an international community of performers, musicians, and
visual artists. (

For questions, contact Meagan Hughes: