The Real Group Festival Programme as of July 2nd 2012
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012
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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.
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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 Practical information 9 Map 11 Get your festival pass now! 16 Before the festival 18 ScheduleClick a title to go to that page 24 Concerts Festival pass workshops:Also available: 34 SingPDF with a workshop andseminars contents summary 46 Meet- click here to download. 53 Learn 67 Discuss 75 Add-on workshops 83 Youth Pop Choir 85 Festival artists 99 Festival teachers 117 Festival team
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 8 Practical information Venues, travel, accomodation, food.Web links: Concert venues: Find us Ericsonhallen and Chinateatern. Travel info Hotels & hostels All workshops will take place on the island of Skeppsholmen, one of Stockholm’s Food most popular sites; in the following buildings: Ericsonhallen, Kulturfyren, Skeppsholmsgården, Moderna Dansteatern, and Kungliga Konsthögskolan. The festival information center will be located at Kulturfyren, where you will pick up your festival pass, concert tickets and a map to all festival activities. There are many hotels and hostels in the festival area. Lunch and dinner packages are sold out. However, there will be a café in the festi- val center where you can find something to eat and drink.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 9MapConcert and workshop locations
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 We are very proud to present a unique program that includes a very wide range ofin our web shop. 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.
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.Click here to buy this festival Seat reservations for specific workshops are made online in the ”TRGF2012 Mainpass in our web shop. classroom” at The Real Group Academy. All festival pass holders will have access to this classroom. 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 are also available. However, if you buy the festival pass with concerts included, you are given prio-Click here to buy this festival rity to a good seat.pass in our web shop. Seat reservations for specific workshops are made online in the ”TRGF2012 Main classroom” at The Real Group Academy. All festival pass holders will have access to this classroom.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 14 festival passes Youth Pop Choir pass for singers from 15 to 22 years1300 SEK per person. Repertoire: Gøta (Peder Karlsson / The Real Group) Walking (Andreas Bech / Postyr Project) Telephone (Lady Gaga) Silverflame (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy) Individual application at The Real GroupAcademy. Repertoire is made available in a virtual class-room at The Real Academy; scores, midifiles; perhaps also instruction video.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 16 before the festival 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 18FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSSchedule19 Thursday, Aug 16th20 Friday, Aug 17 th21 Saturday, Aug 18th22 Sunday, Aug 19th
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 19scheduleThursday, Aug 16th10.00-13.00 Registration at Kulturfyren, Skeppsholmen13.00 Lunch14.00-15.30 Workshops: The Real Group - History, African Influences, Anything can happen, Vocal Percussion Presentation, Single Singers, Group coachings, Individual voice coachings16.00-17.30 Workshops: Sing with Jens Johansen, European Voices Association - founding meeting, Make up music - now! , Rhythm & Groove, Basic Vocal Percussion19.00 Opening Concert, Chinateatern The Real Group, Postyr Project, Vocado, Perpetuum Jazzile, Voco Novo, FreePlay Duo, Youth Pop Choir22.00 - Bar
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 20scheduleFriday, Aug 17th9.00-9.30 Warm-up9.30-11.00 Workshops: All ears, Introduction to live looping, Meet Perpetuum Jazzile, Basic Vocal Percussion, Group coachings, Individual voice coachings11.30-13.00 Open Stage Workshops: Vocal Technique seminar (SLS), Meet Postyr Project, Sing with The Real Group, Basic Vocal Percussion, Single Singers14.00-15.30 Lunch Concert: Vocado. Ericsonhallen16.00-17.30 Open Stage Workshops: Make up music - now! , The Real Group - History, Vocal Technique seminar (Tine Fris), Raga and Tala - introduction to South Indian vocals, Single Singers19.00 Concert: Swingle Singers & Rajaton. Chinateatern23.00 Concert: Perpetuum Jazzile, Barbercue & Gabbahey. Chinateatern
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 21scheduleSaturday, Aug 18th9.00-9.30 Warm-up9.30-11.00 Workshops: Sing with Jens Johansen, Drum and Bass, Inspiring re- hearsals - Vocal groups, Arranging for beginners, Meet The Swingle Singers11.30-13.00 Workshops: Sing with Voces Nordicae, Inspiring rehearsals - choir, Computers, Machines and Vocals, Meet Rajaton, Music Business Panel discussion14.00-15.30 Concert: Voces Nordicae. Ericsonhallen16.00-17.30 Open Stage Workshops: Make up music now, Passion as platform for success, Rhythm & Groove, African Influences19.00 Concert: The Real Group & Friends22.00 - Bar
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 22scheduleSunday, Aug 19th9.30-11.00 Workshops: All ears, Conductors group discussion11.30-12.30 Workshops: Creative leadership, Recording seminar12.30-13.30 Final session Single Singers sing
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 24CONCERTS25 Opening concert26 Open Stage27 Vocado28 Swingle Singers & Rajaton29 Perpetuum Jazzile, Barbercue & Gabbahey30 Lone Larsen & Voces Nordicae31 The Real Group & Friends
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 25 CONCERTS Opening concert The Real Group, Postyr Project, Perpetuum Jazzile, Vocado, Freeplay Duo, Voco Novo, Youth Pop ChoirThursday, Aug 16 2012 The Real Group - new sounds and styles from the festival hosts19.00 Postyr Project – an innovative hip Danish group. In Stockholm for the first time.Chinateatern Perpetuum Jazzile – one of the most popular choirs in the world. Over 25 million hits on YouTube.Click here for tickets 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. Voco Novo - ambitious and entertaining a cappella group from Taiwan. The Real Group ”original line-up” featuring Peder Karlsson and Margareta Bengtson will also make a special appearance.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 26 CONCERTS Open Stage with participating festival groupsSend your application to: Every group coming to the festival can sing for the festival participants firstname.lastname@example.org 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 27 CONCERTS VocadoFriday, Aug 17 2012 ”When I first heard Vocado in Leipzig 2008 they14.00 made me cry from happiness! There is such aEricsonhallen 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, Elina Hultman, Lukas Gavelin, Anton Leanderson - An- dréas, Joel Nilson.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 28 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 29 CONCERTS Perpetuum Jazzile with Barbercue and GabbaheyFriday, Aug 17 2012 Local meets Global!23.00 In this concert, two groups from Stockholm,Chinateatern Barbercue and Gabbahey, share the stage with internationally acclaimed XXL vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile from Slovenia. Barbercue and Gabbahey have a focus on entertain- ment, harmony and rhythm. Perpetuum Jazzile has a repertoire that combines vocal jazz and pop, Brazilian bossa nova, gospel and funk, developed since the formation 29 years ago.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 30 CONCERTS Lone Larsen & Voces Nordicae ”No recipe”Saturday, Aug 18 2012 The choir Voces Nordicae consists of 16 excellent14.00 singers from the Nordic countries and their musicalEricsonhallen 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 31 CONCERTS The Real Group & FriendsSaturday, 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 special guests to share it with us. Be there!
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 34FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSSing35 African influences36 All ears37 Anything can happen38 Make up music - now!39 Raga and Tala: South Indian vocals40 Sing with Jens Johansen41 Sing with Lone Larsen & Voces Nordicae42 Sing with The Real Group43 Single Singers44 Warm-up
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 35 Sing African influences Lene Nørgaard (Zap Mama, VoxNorth)Thursday 14.00 - 15.30 How to develop co-ordination between body and voice through intense vocalSaturday 16.00 - 17.30 rhythms and body percussion.Place: To be announced 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 36 Sing All ears Anders Edenroth, Katarina Henryson (The Real Group)Friday 9.30 - 11.00 How to improve your listening skills in order to refine your musical communica-Sunday 9.30 - 11.00 tion.Place: TBA 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 37 Sing Anything can happen Peder KarlssonThursday 14.00 - 15.30 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 38 Sing Make up music — now! Kristian SkårhøjThursday 16.00 - 17.30 Join the human loop station! Discover tools and exercises to connect with yourFriday 16.00 - 17.30 unfiltered source of inspiration and creativity.Saturday 16.00 - 17.30 This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups.Place: TBA 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 39 sing Raga and Tala: introduction to South Indian Vocals Suba Sankaran, Dylan Bell (Freeplay Duo)Friday 16.00 - 17.30 Get a taste of the basic elements of classical Indian music: raga (melody) and tala (rhythm).Place: TBA 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 40 Sing Sing with Jens Johansen Peter Gabriel songs – as sung by Vocal LineThursday 16.00 - 17.30 Get a taste of the happiness and excitement you get from singing grandiose popSaturday 9.30 - 11.00 music in a large choir.Place: TBA 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 41 Sing Sing with Voces Nordicae Lone LarsenSaturday 11.30 - 13.00 Explore new ways of having fun with contemporary choral sounds by singing together with one of Sweden’s finest classical choirs.Place: TBA 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 42 Sing Sing with The Real GroupFriday 11.30 - 13.00 A unique chance to sing together with a group who continue to develop their own style of a cappella music.Place: TBA 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 43 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 email@example.com 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 stillThursday 14.00 - 15.30 (All) want to? Join The Single Singers!Friday 11.30 - 13.00 (Pop) Learn your parts at home, meet in Stockholm, have two rehearsals and oneFriday 16.00 - 17.30 (Jazz) glorious performance.Saturday 9.30 - 11.00 (Pop) Join forces with new people and meet in the music!Saturday 11.30 - 13.00 (All) Vocal group singers often know some of the same songs - this is your chance to getSaturday 16.00 - 17.30 (Jazz) to sing them in an improvised vocal group. Who knows, you might end up singing with your favorite beat-boxer or the tenorSunday 12.30 - 13.00 you want to impress.(Concert)Places: TBA
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 44 Sing Warm-up Katarina Henryson, Jens JohansenFriday 9.00 - 9.30 The Friday and Saturday workshops are preceded by warm-up sessions.Saturday 9.00 - 9.30 Katarina’s warm up is a soft wake up call and an opportunity to focus on your ownPlace: Ericsonhallen 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.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 46FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSmeet47 Meet Perpetuum Jazzile49 Meet Postyr Project50 Meet Rajaton51 Meet The Swingle Singers
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 47 meet Meet Perpetuum Jazzile Music director: Peder KarlssonFriday 9.30 - 11.00 Meet one of Slovenia’s most popular artist groups, with a fan base that reaches far beyond the circles of people who have a likeness for vocal music.Place: TBA 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 48 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, Katja Kovacic, Nastja Vodenik.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, Kristjan Virtic, Tomaz Cör. Basses: Andraz Slakan, Jan Trost, Simon Virtic, Luka Cerne, Tadej Premuzic, Matjaz Rambaher, 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 49 meet Meet Postyr ProjectFriday 11.30 - 13.00 Get an up-close look at Postyr Project’s approach to music, music business and group dynamics.Place: TBA 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 50 meet Meet RajatonSaturday 11.30 - 13.00 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 51 meet Meet The Swingle SingersSaturday 11.30 - 13.00 Get a behind-the-scenes look at how this versatile group has survived — and thrived — for nearly five decades.Place: TBA 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!
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 53FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSlearn54 Arranging for beginners55 Basic vocal percussion56 Computer, machines and vocals57 Drum and Bass58 Inspiring rehearsals — choirs59 Inspiring rehearsals — vocal groups60 Introduction to live looping61 Rhythm & Groove62 The Real Group — history63 Vocal percussion presentation64 Vocal technique seminar (Tine Fris)65 Vocal technique seminar (SLS)
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 54 learn Arranging for beginners Anders Edenroth (The Real Group)Saturday 9.30 - 11.00 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 55 learn Basic vocal percussion Mattias Norgren, Sašo VrabicThursday 16.00 - 17.30 For all of you who always wanted to try and make vocal percussion sounds, butFriday 9.30 - 11.00 don’t know if you dare.Friday 11.30 - 11.00 Group sessions; 8-10 singers.Place: 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 56 learn Computer, machines & vocals Kristoffer Thorning (Postyr Project)Saturday 11.30 - 13.00 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 57 learn Drum and Bass Roxorloops & Jussi Chydenius (Rajaton)Saturday 9.30 - 11.00 This is an improvised jam session with Roxorloops and Jussi Chydenius from Rajaton.Place: TBA Come and enjoy!
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 58 learn Inspiring rehearsals - choirs Line Groth (Postyr Project)Saturday 11.30 - 13.00 How to get a funky groove combined with accurate pitch, beautiful blend and a powerful expression into your choir’s performance.Place: TBA 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 59 learn Inspiring rehearsals - vocal groups Peder KarlssonSaturday 9.30 - 11.00 A seminar presentation and discussion about how to keep a strict focus in rehearsals while having fun.Place: TBA - 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 60 learn Introduction to live looping Dylan Bell, Suba Sankaran (Freeplay Duo)Friday 9.30 - 11.00 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 in their 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 61 learn Rhythm & Groove Jim Daus Hjernøe; Royal Academy of Music, DenmarkThursday 16.00 - 17.30 Tips and tricks and demonstrations of useful tools that develop a collective sense ofSaturday 16.00 - 17.30 rhythm and groove.Place: TBA 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 62 learn The Real Group - History Anders JalkéusThursday 14.00 - 15.30 A behind-the-scenes presentation of 27 years ofFriday 16.00 - 17.30 rehearsals, concerts and recordings.Place: TBA 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 63 learn Vocal percussion – presentation Senjka ”Roxorloops” Danhieux (Belgium)Thursday 14.00 - 15.30 How to make music as a vocal percussionist in context with a group of singers or with instrumentalists.Place: TBA This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation nor sheet music needed. In this presentation, Roxorloops will respond to questions from the auditorium, show you some tips and tricks, demonstrate various grooves and share his views on various topics.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 64 learn Vocal technique seminar (Tine Fris)Friday 16.00 - 17.30 Tine Fris from Postyr Project sings and presents vocal technique applied to vocal group and choir singers.Place: TBA 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 group will be an advantage.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 65 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.Friday 11.30 - 13.00 Emil teaches in his studios in Stockholm and Göteborg - and everywhere else viaPlace: TBA 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.”
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 67FESTIVAL PASS WORKSHOPSDiscuss68 Conductors’ group discussion69 Creative leadership70 European Voices Association - founding meeting71 Music business panel discussion72 Passion as a platform for success73 Recording seminar
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 68 Discuss Conductors’ group discussion Moderator: Jim Daus HjernøeSunday 9.30 - 11.00 Open discussion moderated by professor Jim Daus Hjernøe.Place: TBA 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 69 Discuss Creative leadership Peder KarlssonSunday 11.30 - 12.30 A presentation of creativity and leadership.Ericsonhallen How to lead artistic development in a group/choir. 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”
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 70 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-www.europeanvoices.org tion working to support the development of contemporary vocal, a cappella and rhythmic choral music in European countries.Thursday 16.00 - 17.30Place: 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 71 Discuss Music business Panel discussion. Moderator: Jonathan MinkoffSaturday 11.30 - 13.00 No matter if you are thinking of ”going pro” or just become a little bit more serious with your group, there are business aspects to consider as well as artistic.Place: TBA 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 72 discuss Passion as a platform for success Boštjan UsenikSaturday 16.00 - 17.30 In this presentation, Boštjan Usenik will tell the true story of how Perpetuum Jazzile made a concrete plan for how to become the most popular vocal groupPlace: TBA 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 73 Discuss Recording seminar Bill Hare, Erik BosioSunday 11.30 - 12.30 A basic presentation of the two producers’ work and different philosophies about working with a cappella music.Place: TBA 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 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: RoxorloopsPrice: 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: various slots Thu-SatPlace: 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:various slots Thu - SatPlace: 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:various slots Thu - Sat 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.
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: Line Groth, Tine Fris, Peder KarlssonMon, Aug 13th - Wed 15th For singers up to 22 years.11.00 - 17.00 Repertoire: Pop- jazz- and possibly other rhythmic choir music.KulturfyrenSkeppsholmen, Stockholm This series of workshops take place before the festival, and is for young singers from Sweden.+ Opening ConcertThu 16th , 19.00 You can read more and fill out the application form here:Chinateatern http://www.therealacademy.se/mod/resource/view.php?id=1010
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 85festival Artists86 The Real Group87 Swingle Singers88 Rajaton89 Perpetuum Jazzile90 Postyr Project91 Voces Nordicae92 Vocado93 FreePlay Duo94 Voco Novo95 Barbercue96 Gabbahey97 Bonner Jazzchor
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 86 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 87 festival Artists The Swingle Singers Sara Brimer, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Clare Wheeler, Oliver Griffiths, Christopher Jay, Kevin Fox, Edward Randell.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 88 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 89 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 90 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 91 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 92 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 93 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.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 94 festival Artists Voco Novo Nora Lee, Christine Liu, Stanley Huang, Daniel Chen, Robin Wongwww.voconovo.tw At the end of 2009, five singers with different musical background came together and started Voco Novo A Cappella Group, with goals to create a new sound and collaborate with different art forms in Taiwan. “Voco Novo” literally means “New Voices”. With only a few years of experience, Voco Novo has already won many awards, including “Best Arrangement” in the “2010 Taiwan Interna- tional A Cappella Festival; “Best Solo” Award at the “2010 Seoul International A Cappella Competition”; “Gold Diploma” and “Best Performance” in “2011 Taiwan International A Cappella Festival”.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 95 festival Artists Barbercue Johan Bjurling, Mikael Grufman, Gustaf Kalin, Patrik Ek, Claes Nyberg, Staffan Eketorpwww.barbercue.se The key elements of a performance with the a cappella group Barbercue are always a mix of something cool, something fun and something beautiful. Lyrics and staging that brings on a laugh are trademarks of their act and widely appreciated by their fans as during their sold out dinner show “Större än ord” in 2011. Founded in 2001 by four guys performing a song in a play they soon got hooked to the cause of vocal en- tertainment. Since then the group in turns expan- ded to six male singers in 2012, pushing their live sets onwards to higher goals of entertainment.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 96 festival Artists Gabbahey Anders Enström, Gabriel Paues, Joakim Landegren, Olof Hernell, Jakob Forswallwww.gabbahey.se The five members of Gabbahey are united in their ambition of exploring the boundaries of an all-male a cappella constellation. Being around since 2005, they have now established their own style influen- ced by the darker and more melancholic sides of pop and rock music, mixed with a strong commit- ment to entertain their audience. This award-winning Swedish group has recently gained international attention with their second album ”Andra sidan”, being chosen as one of the ”picks of the year” 2011 by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB).
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 97 festival Artists Bonner Jazzchor Conductor: Sascha Cohnwww.bonnerjazzchor.de Founded in 2003, the Bonner Jazzchor has always explored vocal jazz and pop. Recent highlights include the second prize at the international competition of the Aarhus Vocal Fes- tival 2011 and the third Prize at the German Choir Competition 2010. Their repertoire consists of jazz and swing stan- dards, singer-songwriter ballads, groovy funk, German folk music… and a few surprises. The eclectic mix of dreamy harmonies, casual groove and dynamics make the Bonner Jazzchor what they are - a crowd favorite.
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 99festival teachers100 Jim Daus Hjernøe101 Anders Edenroth102 Tine Fris103 Line Groth104 Katarina Henryson105 Anders Jalkéus106 Morten Vinther107 Jens Johansen108 Peder Karlsson109 Lone Larsen110 Mattias Norgren111 Lene Nørgaard112 Kristian Skårhøj113 Sašo Vrabic114 Suba Sankaran115 Dylan Bell ...to be continued...
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 100 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 101 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 102 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 103 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 104 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 105 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 106 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 107 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 108 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 109 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 110 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 111 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 112 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 113 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 114 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 115 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).
The Real group Festival Stockholm Aug 16–19 2012 Page 117festival teamInspiration: The Real GroupProject leader: Peder KarlssonProject co-ordinator: Kajsa Thelander SadioAdvisors: Joakim Skog, Claes De GeerBudget: Anders Edenroth, Anders JalkéusSchedule: Morten VintherProgram book & web site content: Peder KarlssonLanguage consultants: Jeff Meshel, Paul JayMarketing: Claes Nyberg, Joakim Skog, Katarina HenrysonCustomer contacts: Karin Svinhufvud-SöremarkArtists and teachers logistics: Caroline BergWeb site tech support: Johan BjurlingProduction at Eric Ericson Hall: Anna Larsdotter Persson, Kella NaeslundProduction at Kulturfyren: Charlotte Rider NorlanderGraphic design: John Jacobson, JVDplus volunteers from Stockholm choirs and vocal groups.