Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, announces its autumn schedule.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has recently announced its autumn schedule of performances and collaborations.
On 27 September at sunset (around 7pm) the choir will collaborate with Sarah Hardie, Jack Sheen and Eleesha Drennan on "before sleep at the end of love (description of a lullaby)", a site-specific visual arts opera at Bold Tendencies, composed by Sarah Hardie.
The choir will then take part in a day of vocal exploration and experiments for singers of all ages and abilities at Hanbury Hall on 23 October as part of Exposure 2016. Attendees will discover new directions in vocal ensemble performance in a day of workshops, demonstration and discussion, led by EXAUDI director James Weeks and featuring performances by Musarc, CoMA Singers and the Vocal Constructivists.
The Museum of Dark Places on 2 November will see Musarc perform in a programme curated by Jes Fernie at the Museum of London, with works by Nick Deeley, Caroline Edwards, Rosie Oliver, Matthew Beaumont and John Price.
Finally on 16 December, the annual Musarc Christmas Concert will take place at St George’s Bloomsbury at 7pm. A full programme for this event, which is extremely popular with The Cass staff and students, will be announced in early November.
Musarc is a research programme organised around a choir and is led by Joseph Kohlmaier, a senior lecturer at The Cass. The choir was founded in November 2008 and rehearses every week in the heart of the architecture school. It works on a broad repertoire including traditional choral works as well as contemporary music and challenging work exploring uncharted territory in music and performance. It collaborates with composers and artists who create new work for the ensemble and provides a forum for discussion where people can meet with new ideas. The question of how sound, music and space interact is central to the choir’s work.
You can read more about the events in the programme and book tickets on Musarc's website.
Image: Sarah Hardie performance