F*Choir Open Sessions 2021 

Join F*Choir to expand and explore notions of body, movement, queerness and collectivity through music. While having to keep physically distant, we stay connected through song, breath, stretching, rhythm. 

Each session is led by an invited artist who will share their practice and techniques, helping us to find and hold our voices when it can feel hard to. You can expect physical and vocal warmups, a masterclass with our guest, finishing with some quick F* melodies led by our director, Jenny Moore. 

We recognise that the western choral tradition is dominated by white folks, empirical structures and patriarchal models and we want to fuck that up where and if possible. We encourage those who don’t fit this mould to join us.

Suggested donation £5 - £10 per session can be paid via paypal here:
https://paypal.me/FChoirPayment?locale.x=en_GB
If funds are an issue, send us an email. No one will be turned away for lack of cash.

Email kit at wearefchoir@gmail.com to confirm your place/payment and receive the zoom link.

UPCOMING

Open Session #2 with Colin Self 

1 March 2021

7-9pm via Zoom

Colin Self is an artist, composer and choreographer based in New York and Berlin. He creates music and performance pieces designed to trouble binaries and play with the boundaries of perception. Self works with a broad range of communities using voices, bodies, and computers as tools to interface with biological and technological software.
 
Self also works closely with Holly Herndon and has performed with her touring ensemble since 2015. He runs XOIR, an international non-utilitarian vocal workshop focused on alternative modalities of group singing, and releases solo music on the record label RVNG Intl.

Open session #3 with Holland Andrews

29 March 2021

7-9pm via Zoom

Holland Andrews is an American vocalist, composer, and performance artist whose work is based on emotionality in its many forms. In their composition work, Andrews focuses on the abstraction of operatic and extended-technique voice to build soundscapes encompassing both catharsis and dissonance. Frequently highlighting themes surrounding vulnerability and healing, Andrews arranges music with voice and clarinet, harnessing the innate qualities of these instruments’ power and elegance to serve as a vessel for these themes. As a vocalist, their influences stem from a dynamic range of music stylings including contemporary opera, musical theater, and jazz, as well as ambient and noise music.

ARCHIVE

Open session #1 with Nandi Bhebhe

8 February 2021

7-9pm via Zoom

Nandi Bhebhe is a dancer, choreographer and actor for stage, film and music videos. Nandi has worked extensively within companies including Kneehigh Theatre, Shakespear's Globe, Alesandra Seutin // Vocab Dance Company, ANU, Sadlers Wells and on Broadway. Also a prolific vocalist, Nandi is a member of Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business, and has performed internationally with Andrew Ashong. For Nandi, collaboration is key. Nandi is deeply invested in the power of the body, the power of collective thinking and in the galvanising ways multiple art forms come together to make a whole.

“It felt like one way of marking sorrows and joys together, which feels so important right now” 

Participant in Nandi's session