Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (links to examples below)
We meet every other Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.
Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focussed on only the sound space without any other distractions…
At each session we usually have an equal number of beginners and experienced singers; all levels and voice types are welcome. Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in and be jamming out within the first 1/2 hour.
It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.
The last times we explored further into the human sequencer game – a system where one person acts as a conductor, splitting the group into small parts, giving each small group unique impulses that than develop into one composition.
Feel most welcome to come and join us! (please be on time, there are important things to explain before beginning)
20:00: meet-&-greet and hangout
20:30: start warming up!
• You can find recent and older tracks from previous IGO session in Das Baumhaus here: https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden
• Here is a video showing another fun method with larger groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk
The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. Please bring healthy snacks to share, we will have some drinks in the fridge on a donation basis, we also have hot water for tea & coffee.
* This is a free event for now, but we please ask you to generously donate whatever you feel the experience is worth. All your donations go toward helping us pay the rent while we build Das Baumhaus this Spring and Summer. What is Das Baumhaus? http://www.baumhausberlin.de/en/baumhausprojekt/
** Please also consider making a donation to our crowd-funding campaign so we can complete the Baumhaus to officially open in September. If everyone who reads this donates 5€ and spreads the word we can really make this a crowd effort! https://www.startnext.com/baumhausberlin
*** If you would like to help us finish building and designing Das Baumhaus then go here: http://www.baumhausberlin.de/en/building/mitbauen/