Vocaloops: The Human Loop Station and Circle Singing

Composing collaboratively, improvising music as a group – sounds difficult or impossible? 
In this fun and empowering session, Tobias Hug leads you through an easy sequence of games and exercises to collaboratively create music.Taking inspiration from Bobby McFerrin and the technique of ‘sound painting’ we become a human loop station and a vocal orchestra. You’ll also get an introduction into physical loop stations (e.g. Roland Boss) and explore it’s amazing possibilities. 

Explorer of the human voice, compassionate and inspiring teacher, vocal whizz-kid and entrepreneur, a cappella journeyman and beatbox gypsy – Tobias Hug has been singing, teaching, travelling for more than 20 years. He is deeply involved in the a cappella, choral music and beatbox scene around the globe, one of its connecting and most connected figures.
Based in London, he currently performs with his vocal group Beatvox as well as with The Beatbox Collective , an UK All-Star Group, which currently holds the title of World Beatbox Team Champions. He is a Guinness World Record Holder for creating the largest ever Beatbox Choir with 6430 participants in Hong Kong.

Tobias holds a Master Degree in Rhythmic Choir Conducting and Vocal Leadership – a unique course only taught at the Royal Conservatory of Aarhus & Aalborg. His deep passion and commitment to teaching leads to workshops and residencies in places as diverse as Singapore, Norway, China and Kenya. From 2001-2012, Tobias sang with Grammy-Award winning a cappella group The Swingle Singers and was one of their longest-serving members. As their bass and vocal percussionist he was part of seven studio albums, and performed more than 700 concerts around the world – from Teatro alla Scala to the Kremlin Palace. As their former Artistic Director (2008-10), he set up collaborations, recordings and projects – e.g. the world’s first Beatbox Choir together with Björk-collaborator Shlomo. The Swingles’ or Tobias’ arrangements & voices can be heard on TV show “Glee”, on a Monty Python movie as well as many TV adverts (e.g. T-Mobile’s “Welcome home” Flashmob campaign)

30 July: 09:30 - 12:30