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Probably the highlight of the 2012 a cappella season: The second edition of The Real Group Festival in Stockholm (August 16-19). Highly recommended!

Probably the highlight of the 2012 a cappella season: The second edition of The Real Group Festival in Stockholm (August 16-19). Highly recommended!

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    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012
    • CLICK ME TO GO TO CONTENTS PAGE FESTIVAL PROGRAM VERSION: APRIL 11, 2012 CHECK FOR NEW VERSIONS AT www.therealacademy.se
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012Forever curious We didn’t know how to sing in a vocal group. So we started The Real Group. In 1984. We didn’t know how to arrange a festival. So we did it. In 2008. We don’t know what the second festival experience will be like. So let’s find out. See you in August. In Stockholm. Let’s stay curious forever.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012Thanks to
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012Global concernWe will compensate for CO2 emissions by serving organic food, through a zerobalance program, by encouraging the use of tap water in re-cyclable bottles, andby avoiding unnecessary printing.This program book will only be available in digital formats.You save forests right now when you read this PDF on a screen,and when you email it to a friend.We also hope to raise funds for a school program in South Africa we believe instrongly.As ambassadors for Star For Life we urge you to take part in our donationprogram.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Stockholm Culture Festivalkulturfestivalen.stockholm.se The Real Group Festival coincides with Stockholm Culture Festival.August 14-19, 2012 You will have a unique opportunity to enjoy streets and squares filled with music, theatre, dance; in all genres, for all ages. Stockholm Culture Festival features 600 programs in the middle of the city center, with free admission. From Sergels Torg, over Brunkeberg to Gustav Adolfs Torg with treats and samples of all the culture that Stockholm has to offer all year round, with performers and guests from all corners of the world.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 CONTENTS 8-9 Practical information & Map 11 Get your festival pass now! 16 Before and after 21 Concerts Festival pass workshops:Click a title to go to that page 32 Sing 44 MeetAlso available: 51 LearnPDF with a workshop andseminars contents summary 66 Discuss- click here to download. 75 Add-on workshops 82 Youth Pop Choir 85 Online workshops 90 Festival artists 100 Festival teachers 118 Festival Team
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 8 Practical information Venues, travel, accomodation, food.Web links: Concert and workshop locations: Find us Musikaliska, Eric Ericsonhallen, Kulturfyren, Chinateatern. Travel info Hotels & hostels Musikaliska is the festival center. This is a very beautiful concert venue in the Food middle of Stockholm, at Nybrokajen. You find Chinateatern one block away. Eric Ericsonhallen and Kulturfyren are located 500 meters from Musikaliska on the island of Skeppsholmen, one of Stockholm’s most popular sites. There are many hotels and hostels in the festival area. The lunch and dinner buffets served at Musikaliska focus on environmentally friendly, ecological food. The variety is wide enough to meet the needs of vegetarians and people with allergies and gluten intolerance.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 9MapConcert and workshop locations
    • FESTIVAL PASSES
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 11 FESTIVAL PASSES Get your festival pass now!Click here to buy a festival pass Groups who buy their passes before April 17th can win special prices, such as toin our web shop. be selected for performance in the Opening Concert on August 16th, 2012.Win prices - click here! We are very proud to present a unique program that includes a very wide range of activies for individual singers, groups, choirs, conductors and arrangers. The Festival Pass with workshops & all concerts gives you the best possible seats at all concerts, plus admission to all workshops except Add-on Workshops. The earlier you buy, the better concert seats you get. Festival Pass with workshops only includes admission to all workshops except Add-on Workshops. Depending on availability, Festival Pass holders may buy separate concert tickets, when released to the general public in April-May 2012.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 12 FESTIVAL PASSES Festival Pass with workshops & all concerts2650 SEK per person. This pass gives access to all concerts, workshops and seminars except Add-on Workshops.The price includes a 50 SEKCO2 emission compensation. We keep individual track of all festival pass purchases. The earlier you buy this festival pass, the better concert seats you get.Click here to buy this festivalpass in our web shop. Workshop seat reservations for specific activities will be made online before the festival. The price for concerts included in this pass is 800 SEK. If you instead buy concert tickets separately, the price is 1570 SEK, plus ticket sales commission.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 13 FESTIVAL PASSES Festival Pass with workshops only1850 SEK per person. This pass gives access to all workshops and seminars, except Add-on workshops.The price includes a 50 SEKCO2 emission compensation. Sales to separate concerts will be available when we open concert ticket sales to the general public. If you buy the festival pass with concerts included, you areClick here to buy this festival given priority to a good seat.pass in our web shop. Workshop seat reservations for specific workshop activities will be made online before the festival.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 14 FESTIVAL PASSES Youth Pop Choir pass for singers up to 22 years1850 SEK per person. Repertoire: Pop- jazz- and possibly other rhythmic choir music.The price includes a 50 SEK Individual application at The Real Academy.CO2 emission compensation. An audition at Kulturfyren may also be done before singer selection is made.Click here to buy this festival Repertoire is made available in a virtual class-room at The Real Academy; scores,pass in our web shop. midifiles; perhaps also instruction video.
    • BEFOREAND AFTER
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 16BEFORE AND AFTER17 Pre-festival online courses18 Mon-Wed August 13th-15th19 After the festival
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 17 BEFORE AND AFTER Pre-festival online coursesSee website for latest updates: Staging, arranging and recording skills are important parts of creativewww.therealacademy.se development for any vocal group or choir who wants to have a personal style and/or promote their music to the public.Festival pass is not requiredfor these optional courses, but In our experience, it takes some time to really develop in these areas; more thanstudents results can be the few days of the festival.presented during the festival. Therefore we use online education for these topics, in order to give interested students a chance to learn useful tips and tricks. For more info: Basic staging see page 86 Get feedback on an arrangement see page 87 Get feedback on a studio recording see page 88
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 18 BEFORE AND AFTER Mon - Wed, Aug 13-15See website for latest updates: Between Monday, Aug 13, and Wednesday, Aug 15, three workshops are planned:www.therealacademy.se Making your own video Recording a song in The Real Group’s studio Youth Pop Choir
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 19 BEFORE AND AFTER After the festivalSee website for latest updates: Live courses in Stockholm for singers and groups.www.therealacademy.se Preliminary date for the first occasion: October 20-21, 2012 Courses online at The Real Group Academy web site. A cappella discussions at The Real Community / Academy web sites. Upcoming European festivals: Solevoci, Italy, June 2012 Bayreuth, October 2012 Aarhus, May 2013
    • CONCERTS
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 21CONCERTS22 Opening concert23 Open Stage24 Vocado25 Swingle Singers & Rajaton26 Perpetuum Jazzile27 Lone Larsen & Voces Nordicae28 Swedish A Cappella Day29 The Real Group & Friends
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 22 CONCERTS Opening concert Postyr Project, Perpetuum Jazzile, Freeplay Duo, Vocado, Youth Pop Choir, Jens Johansen, The Real GroupThursday, Aug 16 2012 Postyr Project – an innovative hip Danish group. In Stockholm for the first time.19.00 Perpetuum Jazzile – one of the most popular choirs in the world. Over 25 millionChinateatern hits on YouTube. Freeplay Duo - a mix of sounds that connects India and America with... Sweden! Vocado – an award winning Swedish group with a beautifully Nordic sound. Youth Pop Choir - a chance to hear the participants of this festival workshop. Jens Johansen - a short introductory talk by the luminary of rhythm a cappella choirs. The Real Group ”original line-up” featuring Peder Karlsson and Margareta Bengtson will make a special appearance.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 23 CONCERTS Open Stage with participating festival groupsSend your application to: Every group coming to the festival can sing for the festival participants duringopenstage@therealgroupfestival.se breaks on the strategically located open stages.Schedule will be made in It’s the ideal time and place to perform with your group, and there will be a lovingAugust. happy audience supporting you in every way possible. Sounds interesting? You will never regret taking this opportunity! Slots are limited, so send your application today!
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 24 CONCERTS VocadoFriday, Aug 17 2012 ”When I first heard Vocado in Leipzig 2008 they13.00 made me cry from happiness! There is such aMusikaliska sincerity and pure musicality in their performance that brings me right to the core of music”, says Katarina Henryson from The Real Group. Vocado was formed in 2004 and has successfully moved into the professional à cappella scene. Members: Amanda Sjöberg, Malin Gavelin, Lukas Gavelin, Anton Leanderson - Andréas, Joel Nilson.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 25 CONCERTS Swingle Singers & RajatonFriday, Aug 17 2012 This is the evening where you will get Finnish sisu19.00 and then have some British marmalade after the intermission.Chinateatern The boundless sound of the Finnish sextet followed by the smooth equilibristic performance of the seven Swingles gives you a concert combo never experienced before.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 26 CONCERTS Perpetuum Jazzile Conductors: Peder Karlsson, Sandra Feketija, Luka CerneFriday, Aug 17 2012 After seeing a concert somebody once said:23.00 “Perpetuum Jazzile is a vocal group in which musicChinateatern is actually the only thing the singers take seriously.” Well, perhaps there is some truth to that. In any case, Perpetuum Jazzile loves to give power- ful rhythms, rich harmonies and energetic sounds to their audiences all over the world. Since the beginning 29 years ago their repertoire has developed into a combination of vocal jazz and pop, Brazilian bossa nova, gospel and funk.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 27 CONCERTS Lone Larsen & Voces Nordicae ”No recipe”Saturday, Aug 18 2012 The choir Voces Nordicae consists of 16 excellent16.00 singers from the Nordic countries and their musicalMusikaliska leader Lone Larsen. Their repertoire is a mix of classical music, Scan- dinavian folk music, jazz, pop and modern choir music. Voces Nordicae have won choir contests in the Nordic countries and in Germany, Spain and Italy. The program ”No recipe” is a fusion of contempora- ry choir music mixed with group improvisation.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 28 CONCERTS Swedish A Cappella Day Zero8, Barbercue, Gabbahey, Dynamic, Pros & Cons, Little Green, Vocation, Fabulous 4, reSound and othersSaturday, Aug 18 2012 The combination of a strong choir tradition and music schools for all styles of11.30 - 15.30 music has made Sweden a fertile ground for new expressions in a cappella music.Musikaliska This concert gives you a unique chance to check out the variety in Swedish vocal group music of today.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 29 CONCERTS The Real Group + guestsSaturday, Aug 18 2012 The Real Group promises you a very special19.00 concert.Chinateatern We have many things to celebrate this evening. So we have invited a number of special guests to share it with us. Be there!
    • FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPS
    • SING
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 32FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSSING33 African influences34 All ears35 Anything can happen36 Make up music - now!37 Raga and Tala: South Indian vocals38 Sing with Jens Johansen39 Sing with Lone Larsen & Voces Nordicae40 Sing with The Real Group41 Single Singers42 Warm-up
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 33 SING African influences Lene Nørgaard (Zap Mama, VoxNorth)Time: TBA How to develop co-ordination between body and voice through intense vocalPlace: TBA rhythms and body percussion. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation is needed. No sheet music will be used. In the workshop, Lene Nørgaard will use the Belgian vocal group Zap Mama’s repertoire. This award-winning group is known for a fusion between African and Western European music traditions and vocal styles; a musical landscape located somewhere between forests in Congo and the streets of your favourite European city.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 34 SING All ears Anders Edenroth, Katarina Henryson (The Real Group)Time: TBA How to improve your listening skills in order to refine your musical communica-Place: TBA tion. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation is needed. No sheet music will be used. With a simple melody as our tool we will gradually open up doors to deeper levels of musical interaction. We explore different parameters of music such as time, blend, dynamics and intonation.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 35 SING Anything can happen Peder KarlssonTime: TBA How to expand your ensemble’s range of dynamics and timbres.Place: TBA This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. Sheet music is available for free but not required. If you prefer you can practise in advance in a virtual classroom at The Real Group Academy. In the workshop, the auditorium sings a song called ”Anything can happen”, eight bars, in a number of different ways that explore new territory in terms of dynamics, phrasing, articulation and voice timbres.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 36 SING Make up music — now! Kristian SkårhøjTime: TBA Join the human loop station! Discover tools and exercises to connect with yourPlace: TBA unfiltered source of inspiration and creativity. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation is needed. No sheet music will be used. Some say Circle Songs, some say jam sessions, some say sequencer-games. This workshop is about sound that is created in the moment. A liberating way to do music and a contrast to thinking and reading scores. We’ll use short riffs as the basis of making music. WARNING! Improvisation might happen.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 37 SING Raga and Tala: introduction to South Indian Vocals Suba Sankaran, Dylan Bell (Freeplay Duo)Time: TBA Get a taste of the basic elements of classical Indian music: raga (melody)Place: TBA and tala (rhythm). This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation is needed. No sheet music will be used. In the workshop, Suba Sankaran will introduce you to specific vocal techniques such as gamakas (microtonal inflections), solkattu (vocal drum language), and some songs taught by-rote to demonstrate these techniques.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 38 SING Sing with Jens Johansen Peter Gabriel songs – as sung by Vocal LineTime: TBA Get a taste of the happiness and excitement you get from singing grandiose popPlace: Musikaliska music in a large choir. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation is required, but sheet music will be used. In the workshop, you will meet a master of rhythmic choir music – Jens Johansen, the leader of Vocal Line from Aarhus, Denmark. This a unique chance to sing Jens Johansen’s ground-breaking arrangements together with other festival participants, and receive instruction from a man who has devoted his life to creating a new flavor of rhythmic choir music.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 39 SING Sing with Voces Nordicae Lone LarsenTime: TBA Explore new ways of having fun with contemporary choral sounds by singingPlace: Musikaliska together with one of Sweden’s finest classical choirs. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation is needed. No sheet music will be used. This workshop gives you an insight into Voces Nordicae’s work and how they realize Lone Larsen’s visions of a choir performance that combines contemporary classical pieces with group improvisation.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 40 SING Sing with The Real GroupTime: TBA A unique chance to sing together with a group who continue to develop their ownPlace: TBA style of a cappella music. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. Advance preparation is recommended. Score page excerpts will be made available at The Real Group Academy at no extra cost, as well as midi files to practise to. In the workshop, the auditorium will sing excerpts from popular songs; Chili Con Carne, Small Talk, Gøta, I Sing You Sing, Bumble Bee and Pass Me The Jazz. With Kerstin Ryhed Lundin, Katarina Henryson, Anders Edenroth, Morten Vinther, Anders Jalkéus. Sound engineer: Jan Apelholm.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 41 SING Single Singers Contact persons: Annemarie Homan, Emily May ’t HoenContact: Sing together with others who also come to The Real Group Festival on their ownsinglesingers@therealgroupfestival.se or with just a few members of their choir or vocal group.Registration begins June 1st Maybe your group or choir cannot come to the festival and perform – but you stillTime: TBA want to? Join The Single Singers!Place: TBA Learn your parts at home, meet in Stockholm, have two rehearsals and one glorious performance. Join forces with new people and meet in the music! Vocal group singers often know some of the same songs - this is your chance to get to sing them in an improvised vocal group. Who knows, you might end up singing with your favorite beat-boxer or the tenor you want to impress.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 42 SING Warm-up Katarina Henryson, Jens JohansenTime: TBA The Friday and Saturday workshops are preceded by warm-up sessions.Place: TBA Katarina’s warm up is a soft wake up call and an opportunity to focus on your own instrument before you become part of the Collective voice. Focus on the body. Jens Johansen makes groovy music first thing opening his and your mouths in the morning! Focus on voice and groove.
    • MEET
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 44FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSMEET45 Meet Perpetuum Jazzile47 Meet Postyr Project48 Meet Rajaton49 Meet The Swingle Singers
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 45 MEET Meet Perpetuum Jazzile Music director: Peder KarlssonTime: TBA Meet one of Slovenia’s most popular artist groups, with a fan base that reaches farPlace: TBA beyond the circles of people who have a likeness for vocal music. With over 25 million views on YouTube, and successful tours to Germany and the USA, an international career for this XXL vocal group (50 members) is a realistic possibility. What circumstances have put Perpetuum Jazzile in this situation? What decisions have they made in order to fulfill their goals? And what musical visions do they have for the future? These and other questions will be discussed in this session. And of course Perpetuum Jazzile will sing for you.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 46 MEET Meet Perpetuum Jazzile SingersWeb links: Sopranos: Ana Tursic, Anja Kosir, Bojana Bergant, Liza Pucihar, Ursa Cigler,Sopranos Mojca Skaza Novak, Valentina Zidar, Jana Zerjav, Mateja Mackenzie, Nina Mrak,Altos Anja Koren, Marta Kosturska.Tenors Altos: Katarina Dolenc, Ana Komlanc, Jana Gamser, Ana Marcun, Barbara Pihler,Basses Mojca Obed, Aleksandra Lamut, Karin Mozina, Irena Kordez, Katja Strle, Marjeta Luznik, Neta Zalar, Sandra Feketija, Vanja Budna Evacic, Marusa Dodic. Tenors: Anze Orehek, Klemen Brezavscek, Matjaz Filipcic, Natasa Jovanovic, Samo Vovk, Vanja Dizdarevic, Bostjan Usenik, Dominik Strucelj, Ales Majeric, Tomaz Cör. Basses: Andraz Slakan, Jan Trost, Kristjan Virtic, Simon Virtic, Luka Cerne, Matjaz Rambaher, Tadej Premuzic, Blaz Papez, Miha Rojko, Tomaz Rojko, Rok Kelvisar, Jernej Obreza. Beatbox: Saso Vrabic. Piano: Marko Crncec.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 47 MEET Meet Postyr ProjectTime: TBA Get an up-close look at Postyr Project’s approach to music, music business andPlace: TBA group dynamics. With Tine Fris, Line Groth, Andreas Bech, Anders Hornshøj, and Kristoffer Thor- ning. Come along for a sneak peak in the rehearsal room and at the office, and ask all the questions you please! Postyr Project is a five-voice group from Denmark consisting of Tine Fris, Line Groth, Andreas Bech, Anders Hornshøj and Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning. On their debut album the five singers strive to explore the border between the natural softness and vitality of the human voice and the uncompromising and merciless roughness of electronic instruments.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 48 MEET Meet RajatonTime: TBA Welcome to a session where you can share in some Rajaton-reality!Place: TBA With Essi Wuorela, Virpi Moskari, Soila Sariola, Hannu Lepola, Ahti Paunu and Jussi Chydenius. We will openly discuss some of the issues that occur with singing and working in the Rajaton vocal ensemble. There will also be opportunities to answer some of your questions.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 49 MEET Meet The Swingle SingersTime: TBA Get a behind-the-scenes look at how this versatile group has survived — andPlace: TBA thrived — for nearly five decades. With Sara Brimer, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Clare Wheeler, Oliver Griffiths, Christopher Jay, Kevin Fox. Bass: TBA 5-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble The Swingle Singers share their thoughts on adapting to change as they discuss vocal technique, ensemble singing, networking, and life on the road. And get an exclusive sneak peek at their upcoming recording project and 50th Anniversary Tour!
    • LEARN
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 51FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSLEARN52 Arranging for beginners53 Basic vocal percussion54 Computer, machines and vocals55 Drum and Bass56 Inspiring rehearsals — choirs57 Inspiring rehearsals — vocal groups58 Introduction to live looping59 Rhythm & Groove60 Stage performance61 The Real Group — history62 Vocal percussion presentation63 Vocal technique seminar (CVT)64 Vocal technique seminar (SLS)
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 52 LEARN Arranging for beginners Anders Edenroth (The Real Group)Time: TBA Seminar and interactive workshop for inexperienced arrangers.Place: TBA This workshop is for individual singers, groups, song writers and arrangers. No advance preparation is needed. The purpose of this session is to encourage participants to create vocal scores even if they have little or no prior experience. It also presents the basic procedures you need to get familiar with when writing for a vocal ensemble. During one part of the workshop we will together try to build a vocal score from scratch.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 53 LEARN Basic vocal percussion Jake Moulton, Mattias Norgren, Sašo VrabicGroup sessions; 8-10 singers. For all of you who always wanted to try and make vocal percussion sounds, but don’t know if you dare.Time: TBAPlace: TBA This workshop is for individual singers. No prior experience nor advance preparation is needed. You will have an opportunity to have fun together with a unique musician and try out basic vocal percussion sounds, that can be used in context with a vocal group.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 54 LEARN Computer, machines & vocals Kristoffer Thorning (Postyr Project)Time: TBA A presentation of some of the options choirs and vocal groups have to integratePlace: TBA computers and effect machines into their performance. This workshop is for individual singers, groups, song writers and arrangers. No prior experience nor advance preparation is needed. No sheet music will be used. In the workshop, Kristoffer Thorning will guide you from the easiest option of plug’n’play loopers and effect hardware to really complex setups with midi-trig- gers, computer software and hardware integration. Kristoffer will also show you some of the secrets about the Postyr Project’s technical setup and talk about the ideas and concept about Vocal Line’s live sound.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 55 LEARN Drum and Bass Jake Moulton (Mosaic), Jussi Chydenius (Rajaton)Time: TBA This is an improvised session with two of the top performers in the world in theirPlace: TBA respective fields. In previous stages of their musical careers, Jake Moulton was a singer and Jussi Chydenius a drummer. In other words, they both have experiences on the other side of the fence. Let’s see what happens when they meet.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 56 LEARN Inspiring rehearsals - choirs Line Groth (Postyr Project)Time: TBA How to get a funky groove combined with accurate pitch, beautiful blend and aPlace: TBA powerful expression into your choir’s performance. How to make your rehearsals fun and efficient at the same time. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation nor sheet music needed. Previous experience in singing or rehearsing with a choir or a vocal group is recommended. In the workshop, Line Groth will guide you through a new arrangement of a catchy pop/rock song. The arrangement is a 3-part piece, simple but at the same time with a modern and full-bodied sound. While singing you will explore different approaches to working with groove, pitch, blend, phrasing and expression.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 57 LEARN Inspiring rehearsals - vocal groups Peder KarlssonTime: TBA A seminar presentation and discussion about how to keep a strict focus inPlace: TBA rehearsals while having fun. - Presentation/discussion about the importance of a here-and-now attitude; - Presentation of real-life-tested rehearsal techniques; - Practical methods for working on time, blend, intonation and phrasing; - Practical tips on how to create a positive and creative social environment; - If time allows: discussion of issues relating to real-life group dynamics.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 58 LEARN Introduction to live looping Dylan Bell, Suba Sankaran (Freeplay Duo)Time: TBA Presentation of basic looping techniques in live performance.Place: TBA This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation nor sheet music needed. The FreePlay Duo makes extensive use of a looping device intheir live performan- ces. In this workshop, Dylan gives a “behind-the-scenes” look at how these complex arrangements are put together, and how you can use live looping with your vocal group. From song selection, to arranging, to execution, Dylan will take you through the basic steps of creating an exciting looping performance.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 59 LEARN Rhythm & Groove Jim Daus Hjernøe; Royal Academy of Music, DenmarkTime: TBA Tips and tricks and demonstrations of useful tools that develop a collective sense ofPlace: TBA rhythm and groove. This workshop is for individual singers and groups who are curious about how to be innovative in their rhythmical expression, and how to cultivate creativity in different ways. No advance preparation nor sheet music needed. Jim Daus Hjernøe will show you how to focus on renewing vocal rhythmic expression, experimenting with sounds and forms of expression and improvisa- tion, and how a group can develop its own musical expression based on creativity and ”the intelligent vocal ensemble”.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 60 LEARN Stage performance Teachers: TBATime: TBA Vocal groups perform and get feedback on stage presentation from artists withPlace: TBA many years of experience. What in a performance touches your heart, makes you laugh, makes you listen, makes you angry or happy? The online course ”Basic stage positions” is recommended as an introduction.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 61 LEARN The Real Group - History Anders JalkéusTime: TBA A behind-the-scenes presentation of 27 years ofPlace: TBA rehearsals, concerts and recordings. This photo is taken in 1984, after one of the very first rehearsals. Five different personalities who shared a common vision. Since then, The Real Group has made a lifelong journey filled with music, friendship and singing together in a group. Hear the fascinating story from how it all began to how the group makes music today.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 62 LEARN Vocal percussion – presentation Jake MoultonTime: TBA How to make music as a vocal percussionist in context with a group of singers orPlace: TBA with instrumentalists. This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation nor sheet music needed. In this presentation, Jake Moulton will respond to questions from the auditorium, show you some tips and tricks, demonstrate various grooves and share his views on various topics, such as: How can you achieve a certain style? Can women do vocal percussion? (the answer is yes... but why do people assume the contrary?)
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 63 LEARN Vocal technique seminar (Complete Vocal Technique) Tine FrisTime: TBA Tine Fris from Postyr Project sings and presents Complete Vocal Technique appliedPlace: TBA to vocal group and choir singers. The seminar will begin with an introduction to Complete Vocal Technique. Next we will sing a new 3-4 part arrangement of a catchy pop/rock song. While singing we will explore how Complete Vocal Technique can be used in a vocal group or a choir. The goal of the workshop is to give each singer more tools to master the many expressions of the voice, and to give a group of people a common language that can be used to make the communication about the musical expres- sion easier, faster and more precise. Any specific questions related to Complete Vocal Technique or vocal technique in general are more than welcome. Everybody can join this workshop, but some experience in rehearsing with a choir or a vocal
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 64 LEARN Vocal technique seminar (Speech Level Singing) Emil Svenssonwww.emilsvensson.com Emil Svensson, certified Speech Level Singing instructor, gives an introduction to voice technique methods.Time: TBAPlace: TBA Emil teaches in his studios in Stockholm and Göteborg - and everywhere else via Skype. Speech Level Singing (SLS) is a popular vocal technique method. Here is a quote from the SLS web page: ”SLS makes singing as natural and easy as speaking. Used by more than 120 Grammy winners and developed by Seth Riggs, legendary vocal coach to the stars, SLS produces an effortless, powerful and expressive voice.”
    • DISCUSS
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 66FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSDISCUSS67 Conductors’ group discussion68 Creative leadership69 European Voices Association - founding meeting70 Music business panel discussion71 Passion as a platform for success72 Recording seminar73 Video seminar
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 67 DISCUSS Conductors’ group discussion Moderator: Jim Daus HjernøeTime: TBA Open discussion moderated by professor Jim DausPlace: TBA Hjernøe. Since many conductors and musical directors will be attending this festival, there will be lot of know- how in this field. This seminar is an open group discussion, that will focus on subjects raised by participating conductors. The discussion could include subjects like: warm-up, rehearsal methods, communication, dynamical challenges, group-structure, leadership, etcetera.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 68 DISCUSS Creative leadership Peder KarlssonTime: TBA A seminar presentation of how to lead artistic development in a group/choir.Place: TBA This seminar will include practical advice, such as: - how to lead brainstorming sessions with choir singers - how to include all group members in the repertoire development - how to use ”creative language” - rehearsal methods that encourage new initiatives from singers
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 69 DISCUSS European Voices Association – founding meeting Moderator: Florian StädtlerContact: The European Voices Association (EVA) was founded in December 2011. Thestaedtler@spielplanvier.com association’s board started its work in January 2012. EVA is a non-profit organiza- tion working to support the development of contemporary vocal, a cappella andwww.europeanvoices.org rhythmic choral music in European countries.Time: TBAPlace: TBA At the Stockholm meeting, board members Florian Städtler (chairman), Peter Martin Jacob (deputy chairman), Volker Bauer (treasurer) and Tilo Beckmann (secretary) will introduce both the EVA roadmap for 2012/13 and will host a Q&A regarding the future development of the association.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 70 DISCUSS Music business Panel discussion. Moderator: TBATime: TBA No matter if you are thinking of ”going pro” or just become a little bit more seriousPlace: TBA with your group, there are business aspects to consider as well as artistic. In this seminar we will discuss different aspects of the business side of things, coping the harsh reality where money makes the world go round without losing the heart and soul of the music. How do you stand out as a group? What can be done in social media? How do you get in contact with promoters, and what makes them tick?
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 71 DISCUSS Passion as a platform for success Boštjan UsenikTime: TBA In this presentation, Boštjan Usenik will tell the true story of how PerpetuumPlace: TBA Jazzile made a concrete plan for how to become the most popular vocal group in Slovenia – and became one of the most appreciated artistic forces in their country of any musical style. Boštjan has been the manager of Perpetuum Jazzile for more than a decade, and is now employed by the group on a full-time basis. He has a degree in business finance and economics, and has worked for the main financial magazine in Ljubljana for many years.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 72 DISCUSS Recording seminar Bill Hare, Erik BosioTime: TBA A basic presentation of the two producers’ work and different philosophies aboutPlace: TBA working with a cappella music. Topics raised by participants will also be discussed. We are so proud to feature renowned producers Bill Hare and Erik Bosio in our festival – in this particular session you will have world-class knowledge and experience of the recording process right in front of you. The seminar can include all kind of topics - from microphones and pre-amps to recordings planning and ”studio psychology”.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 73 DISCUSS Video seminar Moderators: TBATime: TBA The groups in the pre-festival workshop ”Making your own video” will present thePlace: TBA fruits of their labors. Then we will have a discussion about how to present your group in a video, including tips from the film teachers.
    • ADD-ONWORKSHOPS
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 75ADD-ON WORKSHOPS76 Advanced vocal percussion77 Group coaching78 Individual voice coaching79 Making your own video80 Record a song in TRG’s studio
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 76 ADD-ON WORKSHOPS Advanced vocal percussion Teacher: Jake MoultonPrice: 400 SEK per person. Singers are introduced to a palette of different sounds, and taught simple ways to4 singers in each 90 minutes achieve complex vocal percussion patterns while staying in context with the needssession. of an a cappella group.Festival pass required.Time: TBAPlace: TBA
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 77 ADD-ON WORKSHOPS Group coachingPrice: 1500 SEK per group. Workshops where complete groups and choirs have a chance to meet with and2 groups in each 90 minute receive instruction from an a cappella celebrity.session; 1-2 teachers.Festival pass required. These sessions are essential to our festival.Time: TBAPlace: TBA Teachers: Morten Vinther, Kerstin Ryhed Lundin, Katarina Henryson, Anders Edenroth, Peder Karlsson, Anders Jalkéus, Essi Wuorela, Soila Sariola, Hannu Lepola, Ahti Paunu, Jussi Chydenius, Line Groth Riis, Jens Johansen, Lone Larsen, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Sara Brimer, Kevin Fox, Clare Wheeler, Christopher Jay, Oliver Griffiths, Tobias Hug, Anton Leanderson-Andréas, Amanda Sjöberg, Jim Daus Hjernøe.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 78 ADD-ON WORKSHOPS Individual voice coaching Available for female, male and bass voicesPrice: 400 SEK per person. Topics: voice technique, posture, articulation, phrasing etc.3 singers in each 90 minute Some sessions will not have access for listeners.session.Festival pass required. Teachers:Time: TBA Female voices: Kerstin Ryhed Lundin, Tine Fris, Line Groth Riis, Sara Brimer, EssiPlace: TBA Wuorela, Soila Sariola. Male voices: Ahti Paunu, Andreas Bech, Anders Hornshøj, Oliver Griffiths. Bass: Anders Jalkéus, Jussi Chydenius, Sebastian Rilton, Kevin Fox, Kristoffer Thorning.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 79 ADD-ON WORKSHOPS Making your own video Teachers: TBAPrice: 3000 SEK per group; How to make your own low-cost music video for YouTube and similar platforms.3 hour sessions.Festival pass required. This workshop is for complete groups. An audio track that you have prepared in advance is required.Mon, Aug 13th - Wed 15thPlace: TBA YouTube is one of the most important resources of today for exposing your music. The three hour session teaches how to use simple iPhone and laptop applications to record and edit a basic music video. During the recording you will lip-synch your performance to your own recording. The sessions can be scheduled during the festival period or during the days before and after it. A final edit can be done for an additional fee.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 80 ADD-ON WORKSHOPS Record a song in TRG’s studio Anders Edenroth, Morten VintherPrice: 3000 SEK per group; Ensembles prepare recordings in advance.3 hour sessions. Additional recordings are made in The Real Group’s studio in Stockholm duringFestival pass required. the festival in the studio that has been the home base for The Real Group for moreMon, Aug 13th - Wed 15th than 15 years. The three hour session is focused on the recording process andStudio Brasan results in a simple rough mix. Prepare a click track in advance or record ”live” inSödermalm, Stockholm the studio. The sessions can be scheduled during the festival period or during the days before and after it. A final mix can be done for an additional fee. You can also bring a recording and do the mix in The Real Group Studio.
    • YOUTH CHOIRWORKSHOPS
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 82YOUTH CHOIR WORKSHOPS83 Youth Pop Choir
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 83 YOUTH CHOIR WORKSHOPS Youth Pop Choir Teachers: Peder Karlsson, Postyr Project and othersMon, Aug 13th - Thu 16th For singers up to 22 years.Kulturfyren Repertoire: Pop- jazz- and possibly other rhythmic choir music.Skeppsholmen, Stockholm This series of workshops take place before the festival, and is for young singers from Sweden. You can read more and fill out the application form here: http://www.therealacademy.se/mod/resource/view.php?id=1010
    • ONLINEWORKSHOPS
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 85ONLINE WORKSHOPS86 Basic stage positions87 Get feedback on arrangements88 Get feedback on studio recordings
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 86 ONLINE WORKSHOPS Basic staging Teachers: Peder Karlsson and othersSee website for latest updates: How to present an a cappella song on stage.www.therealacademy.se In this course you will learn how to make a simple plan with positions on the stage for each part of a song. Such plans will come in very handy when you prepare for a performance. Sample position plans are available in the virtual classroom at the Real Academy. Based on the positions plan, record a video of a performance or a rehearsal and upload to the classroom. Then one of our teachers will take a look at the plan and the video and give feed- back to the group, followed by evaluation.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 87 ONLINE WORKSHOPS Get feedback on arrangements Teachers: TBASee website for latest updates: Participants write an arrangement over a couple of weeks or a few months at www.www.therealacademy.se therealacademy.se + receive feedback. A winner arrangement is selected in June 2012. The song is recorded by The Real Group later this year. We also provide opportunity for arrangements to be performed during the festival, as an option for participants in ”Single Singers” to choose.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 88 ONLINE WORKSHOPS Get feedback on studio recordings Teachers: TBASee website for latest updates: We will listen to your studio recordings and give detailed feedback on how well thewww.therealacademy.se actual recording is done but also on the use of EQ, compression, pan, reverb and balance. There will also be some notes on the interpretation and arranging of the song since it has a crucial effect on the mixing. If you have questions regarding a specific issue you may include that when sending in the material. We prefer to receive the mix as an AAC 320 kbs file and the score, if available, as a pdf. Please note! No rehearsal recordings in this case (we have other virtual class-rooms for that).
    • FESTIVALARTISTS
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 90FESTIVAL ARTISTS91 The Real Group92 Swingle Singers93 Rajaton94 Perpetuum Jazzile95 Postyr Project96 Voces Nordicae97 Vocado98 FreePlay Duo
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 91 FESTIVAL ARTISTS The Real Group Emma Nilsdotter, Katarina Henryson, Anders Edenroth, Morten Vinther, Anders Jalkéuswww.realgroup.se The Real Group was formed in 1984. Extensive touring around the world and 17 cds in their own name have built up a reputation of a group that combines perfection with a personal sound. Two new members, Emma Nilsdotter and Morten Vinther, joined 2008 and 2010. With their persona- lities and different backgrounds they have brought a new sound and new influences to a group that continues to curiously look forward. During 2012 Emma Nilsdotter is on maternity leave, replaced by Kerstin Ryhed Lundin.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 92 FESTIVAL ARTISTS The Swingle Singers Sara Brimer, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Clare Wheeler, Oliver Griffiths, Christopher Jay, Kevin Fox. Bass: TBA.www.swinglesingers.com The Swingle Singers is an international a cappella phenomenon with five Grammy awards under their belt. For over four decades, the unmistakable sound of ”Swingle singing” has defined the art form: virtuosic vocal agility and blend demonstrated by their signature close-microphone technique, combined with high-level entertainment. The latest line-up represents the group’s transformation from pioneering classical/jazz crossover artists to a contemporary vocal super-group. Their repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, Latin, pop and rock, all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 93 FESTIVAL ARTISTS Rajaton Essi Wuorela, Virpi Moskari, Soila Sariola, Hannu Lepola, Ahti Paunu, Jussi Chydenius.www.rajaton.net The Finnish group Rajaton contributes with sisu and passion to the world of vocal music. Their song Butterfly put them on the international music map early in their career. In 2012 Rajaton celebrates 15 years of music-ma- king with one double platinum, three platinum and eight gold records in Finland to their credit. Rajaton may be a pop group, or a world music group, or a small classical choir — or maybe just as boundless as their name suggests.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 94 FESTIVAL ARTISTS Perpetuum Jazzileen.perpetuumjazzile.si ”Friendship is what connects us; music is what we live for”. This XXL vocal group is one of Slovenia’s most popular artists in any genre. In recent years, word of mouth has spread their name all over the world. Their YouTube version of ”Africa” is an internatio- nal hit, with over 12 million views. In 2011, Perpetuum Jazzile successfully toured in the USA, and in 2012 they will make another exten- sive tour to Germany.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 95 FESTIVAL ARTISTS Postyr Project Tine Fris, Line Groth Riis, Andreas Bech, Anders Hornshøj, Kristoffer Thorning.www.postyrproject.com Postyr’s members met through the musical environment that has emerged around the world famous choir Vocal Line, and the award-winning vocal group Vox 11. In October 2009 the five singers decided to take their passion for the delicacy of American singer-songwriters, the edge of electronic music and the evocative soundscapes of avantgarde pop to the next level by founding Postyr Project. The group released their debut album in May 2011, on which they explore the borderland between the softness and vitality of the human voice and the uncompromising roughness of electronic music.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 96 FESTIVAL ARTISTS Voces Nordicaewww.vocesnordicae.se Voces Nordicae is a ground-breaking classical choir who combine contemporary compositions with group improvisation. Voces Nordicae’s performance style is very flexible and communicative, due to Lone Larsen’s visions of a choir performance with maximum openness to expression that occurs in the moment.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 97 FESTIVAL ARTISTS Vocado Amanda Sjöberg, Malin Gavelin, Lukas Gavelin, Anton Leanderson - Andréas, Joel Nilsonwww.vocado.se In 2011, Vocado released their first CD ”Northern Lights”, won the ”Choir of the year” award from the Swedish Choral society and toured in Europe and Asia. They combine Swedish choral and folk sounds with a jazzy swing feel in cover songs as well as in their own music.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 98 FESTIVAL ARTISTS FreePlay Duo Suba Sankaran, Dylan Bellwww.freeplayduo.com Described as “inspired eclecticism”, Dylan and Suba will take you from Bach to Bird to the Beatles, continually combining and recombining sounds to create a concert with the intimate delivery of two people. FreePlay Duo has performed across Canada and around the world, with stops in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Sweden and India. Their self-titled debut album was released in May 2009.
    • FESTIVALTEACHERS
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 100FESTIVAL TEACHERS101 Jim Daus Hjernøe102 Anders Edenroth103 Tine Fris104 Line Groth105 Katarina Henryson106 Anders Jalkéus107 Morten Vinther108 Jens Johansen109 Peder Karlsson110 Lone Larsen111 Jake Moulton112 Mattias Norgren113 Lene Nørgaard114 Kristian Skårhøj115 Sašo Vrabic116 Suba Sankaran117 Dylan Bell ...to be continued...
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 101 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Jim Daus Hjernøevoxnorth.dk Jim Daus Hjernøe is professor at the Royalwww.aavf.dk Academy of Music in Denmark, where he is inwww.musikkons.dk charge of the international education program for choral conductors of modern rhythmic music. Jim is the founder and conductor of the Danish vocal ensemble Voxnorth, which specializes in groove and improvisation for larger groups. He has taught at many festivals and workshops for choirs and conductors – in particular in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France and the Faroe Islands.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 102 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Anders Edenrothwww.realgroup.se Anders Edenroth is one of the most influential composers in the world of a cappella music. With titles like Chili Con Carne, A Cappella In Acapulco, Words, A Life For Me, and I Sing You Sing, for ex- ample, his music is sung all over the world. Few arrangers, if any, have like Anders a portfolio that covers such a broad range of musical styles – from bebop to jazz ballads; from country and rock ’n roll to symphonic classical music. As a singer, his palette covers a wide spectrum of sounds from mellow falsetto solos to screaming guitars. He has also developed his own vocal percussion style.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 103 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Tine Friswww.postyr.nu Tine holds a BA in contemporary singing and SDS from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark and is currently writing her master thesis in contem- porary singing and voice teaching at the same school. Tine is the soprano of Postyr Project, as well as one of the group’s song writers and arrangers. As a teacher, Tine has more than ten years of experience in teaching Complete Vocal Technique, performance, interpretation skills, and group dynamics.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 104 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Line Grothwww.postyr.nu Line Groth is the alto in the award-winning vocal group Postyr Project. She is also known for an inspiring and dedicated workshop instruction attitude. Line is a co-conductor, arranger and singer in the world famous Danish choir, Vocal Line. For 20 years Vocal Line has been a front-runner in the development of rhythmic choir singing, recei- ving a wide range of international prizes and wor- king together with Bobby McFerrin, among others. This summer Line finishes her studies at the Royal Academy of Music (DK), specializing in singing and choir conducting.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 105 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Katarina Henrysonwww.realgroup.se Katarina Henryson is a singer and song writer from Stockholm who has provided a wide range of vocal sounds to The Real Group for more than 27 years; from deep and mellow alto parts to the highest soprano melodies. She is a very appreciated seminars and workshops leader, and has been a part of the competition jury in Aarhus Vocal Festival and in the international vocal festival in Leipzig. Katarina Henryson has written and composed several classic Real Group songs; The Eyes Of A Child, Commonly Unique, A Little Kindness, Given, to name a few.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 106 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Anders Jalkéuswww.realgroup.se Anders Jalkéus is a multi-instrumentalist who can sing all vocal parts from tenor to bass. In The Real Group, his main function is to provide the bass fundament, obviously, but given the opportunity he will gladly play some folk riffs on his accordion or burst out into a tenor aria. He has written several jazz arrangements that con- stitute an important part of The Real Group’s reper- toire. Anders frequently adjudicates competitions around the world. He has three master’s degrees; one in classical voice, one in music education, and one in vocal group performance. He is also a board member of The Swedish Choral Society.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 107 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Morten Vintherwww.realgroup.se Morten Vinther from Denmark is the latest addi- tion to the swedish a cappella institution The Real Group. Morten is originally from Denmark. He graduated from The Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg with a master’s degree in contemporary a cappella music. Being a part of the synergetic a cappella environ- ment in Denmark he has worked with both larger ensembles and regular vocal groups, such as Postyr Project, VOX11, Songs Of The Moment, VoxNorth. Now Morten uses his know-how and experience to perform and teach with The Real Group all over the world.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 108 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Jens Johansenwww.vocalline.dk In 1991, Jens Johansen formed Vocal Line, with the goal of establishing rhythmic choir music as a concert genre on its own terms. The starting point was Nordic choir music mixed with pop, rock and jazz. Since then Vocal Line has become one of the most successful ”XXL vocal groups” in the world. Jens Johansen is one of the most requested teachers within his field. He is associate professor in musi- cology at the University of Aarhus, teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, and is one of the founders of the Aarhus Vocal Festival.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 109 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Peder Karlssonwww.therealacademy.se Peder Karlsson studied classical and jazz composi-en.perpetuumjazzile.si tion at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm before graduating with a master’s degree in vocal group performance. After 26 years of singing with The Real Group, Peder now devotes his time to spreading inspiration to the world of vocal music, with The Real Group Academy, through his work with Perpetuum Jazzile from Slovenia, and through workshops and semi- nars all over the world. As a solo singer, guitar player and composer, Peder currently collects material for his upcoming album.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 110 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Lone Larsenwww.vocesnordicae.se Lone Larsen has studied choral conducting at The Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, The Royal College of Music in Stockholmand Juilliard School of Music in New York. 2008 Lone Larsen was appointed ”choir conductor of the year” in Sweden and she has been chorus- master for The Eric Ericson Chamber choir . Lone teaches at the Royal College of Music, The Music Gymnasium, and at Ersta-Sköndal music academy. As a freelance conductor she is often en- gaged for workshops and concert productions and has worked with many fine ensembles in Europe.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 111 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Jake Moultonwww.jakemoulton.com Jake Moulton has performed professionally for more than 20 years. Mimicking the sounds of a drum kit, as well as utilizing the more organic sounds inherent in beatboxing, Jake has created his own powerful and successful style. As a member of the a cappella bands Kickshaw, m- pact, the House Jacks and today MO5AIC, Jake has shared the stage with many of the music industry’s greatest talents, including Beyonce Knowles, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow, Boys II Men, Kenny G, and the New York Voices, to name a few.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 112 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Mattias Norgrenwww.facebook.com/mattias. Mattias Norgren is a drummer and beatboxer fromnorgren Stockholm, who has developed his own personal style. He plays drums with the hardcore metal band SuffiX and sings beatbox with the mainstream pop a cappella group Cogent.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 113 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Lene Nørgaardvoxnorth.dk Lene Nørgaard is a singer from Denmark where she graduated from The Conservatory in 1998. She teaches at The School of Act at the Theater of Aarhus, The Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg/ Aarhus and Move’n Act. Besides teaching, she sings in the groups Zap Mama, Manou Gallo, The New Vox North, Power- solo, SKRÅL, and Song of the Moment.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 114 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Kristian Skårhøjkristianskarhoj.dk Kristian Skårhøj graduated from the Royal Aca- demy of Music in Aarhus in 2012, with a Soloist Diploma in “Vocal Ensemble Improvisation”. Kristian is the leader of several projects involving vocal improvisation, including the vocal group “Songs of the Moment”, for which he acts as a composer, and the vocal quartet ”¡SKRÅL!”, who specializes in school concerts.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 115 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Sašo Vrabicwww.vrabic.si Painter, photographer, saxophone player, beatboxer - several titles apply to Sašo Vrabic. Artistic expression comes easily to Sašo. Talking about himself, however, does not. Sašo is probably the most humble professional beatboxer in the world. And a very encouraging teacher.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 116 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Suba Sankaranwww.freeplayduo.com Suba Sankaran graduated from York University inwww.subasankaran.com 1997, where she studied jazz, early music, world music and contemporary improvisation. Suba is artistic director of the award-winning Indo-jazz fusion ensemble Autorickshaw. She also performs with world music groups: Trichy’s Trio and vocal percussion ensemble NEXUS. Highlights include performing for Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Peter Gabriel. She has composed, recorded and produced music for theatre, film, radio, and for south Indian and modern dance.
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 117 FESTIVAL TEACHERS Dylan Bellwww.freeplayduo.com Dylan Bell has sung with many of Canada’s premie-www.dylanbell.ca re vocal ensembles: Cadence, Hampton Avenue, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and Retrocity. Dylan has produced or engineered several award- winning albums, including the Cadence album ”Twenty For One”, and ”Ferris Wheels” by The Swingle Singers. Dylan’s work as a composer and arranger has gar- nered international recognition, such as when he won a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (Best Original Song, 2006).
    • FESTIVAL TEAM
    • THE REAL GROUP FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM AUG 16–19 2012 Page 119FESTIVAL TEAMInspiration: The Real GroupProject leader: Peder KarlssonProject controller: Claes De GeerBudget: Anders Edenroth, Anders JalkéusSchedule: Morten VintherProgram book & web site content: Peder KarlssonLanguage consultants: Jeff Meshel, Paul JayMarketing: Katarina Henryson, Joakim Skog, Claes NybergCustomer contacts: Karin Svinhufvud-SöremarkArtists and teachers logistics: Caroline BergWeb site tech support: Johan BjurlingSwedish A Cappella Day program: Anton Leandersson-AndréasProduction at Musikaliska: Jan HellgrenProduction at Eric Ericson Hall: Anna Larsdotter Persson, Kella NaeslundProduction at Kulturfyren: Charlotte Rider NorlanderFestival food: Leif SigertunGraphic design: John Jacobson, JVDplus volunteers from Stockholm choirs and vocal groups.
    • FOREVER CURIOUS