Virtual Instant Choir #2

sing along with the second edition of HMK’s Virtual Instant Choir
this time: ‘Once in a Lifetime’ by Talking Heads
learn the music and lyrics and send your recording (audio+video)
before 13 August, and together we create an amazing video clip

Says vocal coach Ciska Ruitenberg:

HMK Instant Choir is a choir without permanent members, based at Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn. For anyone who likes to sing but has a little too much fear of commitment to be part of a regular choir. Due to the Corona rules, we cannot sing together physically. That is why we organized the first Virtual Instant Choir # 1 in April 2020 with the song Chicago by Sufjan Stevens.

For the Virtual Instant Choir # 2 we collaborated with Hotel Maria Kapel, artist Rik Dijkhuizen, filmmaker Jeanine Luxembourg and musician Baruch de Herder. At the beginning of July, we recorded a teaser for ‘Once in a lifetime’ by Talking Heads – a song that refers to water and therefore fits well with the project ‘Inside Poolside’ and the installation that Dijkhuizen built in the chapel: a fully functioning swimming pool that think about ways to come together through and with water and take care of ourselves and each other.

The swimming pool has now been built and opened. Now it’s your turn to join the Virtual Instant Choir # 2. You can sing at home with your phone or laptop, but you can also book a recording session with me as a vocal coach. We invite you to show in your recording (audio and video) what your relationship is with water. Put on your bathing suit, sing on a boat, cuddle with an inflatable ball, the possibilities are endless! We merge image and sound into a colourful water clip.

Are you also participating? Join the Virtual Instant Choir # 2!

The exhibition and summer programme Inside Poolside is kindly supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Gemeente Hoorn, Stichting de Hoorn and Cultuurmakersfonds.