April 11, 12 and 13. XOIR vocal workshop series by Colin Self
April 11, 12 and 13, 19:00-21:00 daily
XOIR vocal workshop series by Colin Self
Limited spaces, please RSVP via link
XOIR (previously XHOIR) is a non-utilitarian vocal workshop led by Colin Self focused on alternative modalities of group singing. Rooted in somatic research and experimentation, the goal of Xoir is to foster a generative environment for individuals to connect with voice and vocality on an individual and collective level.
Xoir is open to anyone interested in exploring their voice as a tool for learning or re-posturing a new relationship to singing and listening. Prior participation in choral or vocal practices is not required, but any prior experience with listening and engaging experimentally in a musical or studio practice is encouraged. Xoir works with a logic of being “autonomous together” and points into ancient and futuristic logics of ungovernable modalities of community organizing.
More info: http://colin-self.com/xoir
The workshops are donation-based, suggested 5-15 € per day
Limited spaces, RSVP here: https://forms.gle/EDfH6YvbX7PYHhnx7
Colin Self is an artist, composer and choreographer based in New York and Berlin. He creates music and performance pieces designed to expand consciousness, 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 is a teacher at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute in Berlin and has presented work at The Dutch National Opera, HAU Berlin, The New Museum, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen NYC and Issue Project Room, among many international festivals and venues. He is a Rhizome Commission Grant recipient for his video project ClumpTV, and a Queer Art Mentorship Fellow. He served as an Eyebeam Resident in 2016 and a resident fellow at Etopia for FUGA in Zaragoza, Spain in 2018. He is a co-founder of the New York City queer performance collective Chez Deep and The Radical Diva Grant. He received his MFA in music and sound from Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.
In his practice, Self works across media with many collaborators. He has made music for various choreographers, including a score with Miguel Gutierrez for Jen Rosenblit and Simone Aughterlony’s Everything Fits in the Room. He works closely with Holly Herndon (4AD), and since 2015 has performed as one third of the Holly Herndon trio, including their tour as direct support for Radiohead. He has also served as the vocalist for electronic duo Amnesia Scanner (PAN). Additionally, Self runs XOIR, an international non-utilitarian vocal workshop focused on alternative modalities of group singing.