Collective Choral Composing
Music composing is a serious thing, but if you do it with a group a people, then it all becomes just a huge game for everyone. This workshop offers recipes for how to play spontaneously together with singers, how to open up your perception of music in general and how to free your body and way of singing. The games can be used as simple exercises for development of creativity, listening, collective sound and stage presence, but can also be further elaborated to form actual concert material.
Dr. Dóra Halas gained a degree in Choral Conducting and Music Teaching, and a DLA title at the Budapest Music Academy specializing in Choral Improvisation. After working with traditional choirs and receiving international prizes, she moved onto a more experimental field. The choirs she founded all revolve around her newly developed methodology of collective choral composing. Her current and most successful ensemble is Soharóza, who have premiered innovative performances, fusing different arts and genres. Her aim is to make performers into actual creators of a project on all levels.