Genetic Choir concert in Muziekgebouw a/h Ij this Sunday – with dancers & World Music singers

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Genetic Choir concert in Muziekgebouw a/h Ij

Sunday, 11 October 2015, from 7:00

New article on Interdisciplinary Improvisation

connecting_dots2_pusteblumen_grey_light1In the wake of “(Dis)connecting the dots”, a research project carried out in the frame of the Carpet Sessions in Amsterdam, I just wrote an article which hopefully sheds a bit of light on the general issues that appear when bringing musicians, dancers and actors together on stage, in an improvisation context.  :-)

Find the article by clicking here, or in the menu above under “Improvisation Writings”

Any reactions and thoughts (e.g.: examples from your own improvisation practice) are very welcome!


Sing with us in the Muziekgebouw!

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Aikido in Amsterdam

aikido_moment croppedThe aikido season is starting, and for the first time, I will start teaching regularly at the dojo of my former teacher, Carel Zappeij (a 7th Dan who just decided to take it a little bit more easy, now that he is above 80).

Hans Mertens (5th Dan), Wilko Lok (4th Dan) Ireen Röling (4th Dan) and myself will take care of the weekly lessons in the centre of Amsterdam on

Mondays and Wednesdays, 20:00-21:30

wpid-aikido_try_balance_square-1.jpgIf you always thought you wanted to check out the aikido training, this is a good moment to start :)    Just come by and bring some comfortable clothes.

Place: Sportschool Ge Koning, Hobbemakade 9
(back entrance of the Zuiderbad, right behind the Rijksmuseum)

You can also contact me if you would like to know more. See you there!



E-Culture Project Granted!

Thomas Johannsen:

Looking very much forward to this…

Originally posted on Genetic Choir:

We would like to thank the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie for supporting our ‘Loop-Copy-Mutate’ project with a start subsidy! The Fund is actively involved in establishing connections between (e-)culture, entrepreneurship and social engagement.

We are looking for sound-programmers to join us for this project. More info will follow soon.

Learn more about ‘Loop-Copy-Mutate’ here (in Dutch):

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Vocal Labyrinth in Amstel Park


Tomorrow and Sunday, come rain or shine!  Get immersed in a listening experience in the beautiful Amstelpark in Amsterdam.

Reserve your place (concerts are free, but limited places) by sending an e-mail to

Echo: Labyrinth

a walk and a concert on location by The Genetic Choir, featuring special guest Mark Alban Lotz on flutes.


Saturday 20 June 2015  &  Sunday 21 June 2015

15:00 / 16:15 / 18:00

gathering point: Orangerie, Amstelpark, Amsterdam, NL (click here for Google Maps)

The concerts on Sunday 21st (“World Music Day”) will be in support of the Splendor Sponsor Marathon – sponsor a few minutes of our music (click here) to support Musicians without Borders


This performance is made possible in collaboration with Zone2Source and with support of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.
Illustration courtesy of snugsomeone.

All the things to come: concerts & workshops

Originally posted on Genetic Choir:

So many things are happening to the Genetic Choir right now, it’s hard to keep track!  Here a quick overview of what is next and what is coming…

13+14 June 2015

bd_georgeRhythm and Time(ing)

a two-day workshop, open to anyone. Meet and research with singers of the GC Ensemble!

Saturday+Sunday 10:30-17:00 – Java-Eiland, Amsterdam

More info here – 2 places left


20+21 June 2015


Echo: Labyrinth

a walk and a site-specific concert in Amstelpark, featuring special guest Mark Alban Lotz on flutes.  
three walks+concert each day: 15:00 / 16:15 / 18:00
gathering point: Orangerie, Amstelpark, Amsterdam, NL 
More info about the concert: click here

Limited places per concert, please reserve via our contact page!

Further away (more info will follow, but you can already check the dates in your agenda):


11-15 July 2015 in het Amsterdamse Bostheater /…

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