Aarhus Vocal Festival
May 22th - 25th 2015

East & West

Connecting the music between the East and the West Taiwan is influenced by different cultures throughout its history, which created a variety in the music scene on the island. In this workshop, Christine Liu, the musical director of Voco Novo, will introduce the vocal music from those genres briefly, from aboriginal culture to western influence, and talk about how the group creates their music with these elements. In the end, you will also get to sing one of Voco Novo’s songs. Bio Christine Liu, born in Taiwan, received music education in the USA and Austria, and now resides in Taiwan as a full-time a cappella musician. Her first experience in.

B-b-b-beat B-b-b-box!

Join in on one of our beatboxing workshops! The Basics of Beatboxing Participants will use their mouth to perform the basic drum sounds: kick, hi-hat  snare. The goal is to beatbox a variety of standard 4/4 rhythms and thus be able to do simple vocal percussion in vocal ensembles or choirs. Advanced Beatboxing You have been beatboxing for a while, but don’t seem to reach that next level. You want to learn some new tricks and rythms, or clean up some sounds. This workshop will combine individual needs with general knowledge. Bio Born in Asse(Belgium) on 28 april 1984 as Senjka Danhieux. Started beatboxing at the age of 17. He became Belgian Champion at 20 and Vice World Champion a year.

Just Improvise

The Improvised Performance Because Rhiannon believes that improvisation belongs in performance, she has developed a process to make improvisation stage-worthy. This series of exercises unfolds in a carefully articulated progression. Working in circle, students first improvise melody, harmony, rhythm, counterpoint and interlocking parts in solo and small ensemble games. Then in learning to improvise as an ensemble, with exercises using the natural connection of body and voice, they learn to reveal a vulnerable, authentic sound. They also practice using language, both invented and in their native tongue, sung and spoken, as part of their musical repertoire. Many of these games become strong performance pieces and teach the singers how to.

Want to join the SingleSingers?

Are you coming to AAVF2015 on your own and don’t have anyone to sing with? Would you still like to sing and perform with a group? This is your chance: The Single Singers offer you the opportunity to sing and perform at AAVF! The Single Singers is a temporary, international and always unique group of singers who perform together on a festival stage. Be prepared to meet fun new people, who all love to sing a cappella. Become part of a global phenomenon! ** please read the following requirements and other information carefully before applying ** experienced (a cappella) singers only you are coming to AAVF2015 on your own, without your group,.

Paint with Sounds

Have you joined the soundpainting workshop? Soundpainting is the multidisciplinary live composing sign language created by composer Walter Thompson. (Please use this description in any print or Internet materials) During the Soundpainting workshop, each participant will learn the basic 44 gestures as a performer and also as a Soundpainter – a composer in real time. They will learn what each gesture means, how to play it and how to sign it. After completing the first 44 gestures participants will continue learning and expanding their vocabulary and begin exploring live composition concepts with the Soundpainting language. At the conclusion of the Soundpainting workshop each participant will be familiar with approximately 75.

Get a pre-festival ticket

You can now buy a ticket for the great pre-festival-show thursday night in Ridehuset with: Naura, Local Vocal, Koret Zenit and Vox11 Get it here: Pre-Festival-Ticket You need to buy a ticket even if you have a Festival Pass.

New live video from Postyr

We wonder if Postyr is going to sing this song during their concert friday night? We certainly hope so.

New Schedule Overview

Check out the new schedule overview for the whole festival!

Wednesday 5pm The Gates Opens

Wednesday the 1st of April at 5 pm we will open up for workshop registration. If you have bought a ticket you will in time receive an email with a link to the registration process.

Only 40 tickets left…

So hurry up, if you haven’t bought you ticket already!