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CD release of Vocal Instant Composition work - The Genetic Choir

The first CD of the Genetic Choir is out!   Find out more here or read below:What is the Genetic Choir? Genetics (from the Greek genno γεννώ= give birth) is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms.Evolution is…See More
Oct 6, 2013
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Voice workshop: The Edge of Language

7+8 December 2013: "The Edge of Language"a Vocal Improvisation Workshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands.The workshop will investigate the liminal area between words (literal meaning) and sound (music). It is open to anyone interested in voice, ensemble improvisation work and music. More information/inscribe via: www.genetic-choir.orgSee More
Oct 5, 2013
Thomas Johannsen is now friends with coney van manen and Gert von der Pumperlei
Oct 5, 2013
Jos Rosier commented on Thomas Johannsen's event "Connected For Lift-Off" - signs & wonder(ing)
"It 'reads' very inspiring, very special Thomas. I am going to do everything possible to come and have a look/feel! So, hope to see you and the others on Wednesday Evening! Greetz, Jos Rosier"
Oct 19, 2012
Thomas Johannsen posted an event

"Connected For Lift-Off" - signs & wonder(ing) at MaarthenLutherKerk

October 24, 2012 from 8pm to 11pm
As part of the TABULA RASA @ Maarten Lutherkerk on Wednesday 24, 20h -- free entrance, donations welcome20:00 DUO Mayas - AltmanLaura Altman (AU): Clarinet Magda Mayas(DE): piano 21:00 "Connected For Lift-Off" - signs & wonder(ing) - Michael Fischer, instant composition conducting with Genetic Choir and orchestra Signs and wonder(ing) performers are:Genetic Choir:Gabrielle Barros Martins Yinske SilvaMarjolijn RoeleveldEmiel…See More
Oct 19, 2012

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improviser, performer and performance maker
Thomas Johannnsen is a performer and performance maker with many years of experience in making interdisciplinary work that dances around image-rich theatre, concerts of the mind, audience-performer entanglement and improvisation.
He leads the ongoing vocal instant composition project The Genetic Choir ( and facilitates improvisation research via the platform and website Interdisciplinary Instant Composition (
His text theatre background, dance and vocal training, visual/outdoor-theatre experience and the numerous projects with musicians, dancers, video and performance artists, puppeteers and actors have made him well-equipped for facilitating cross-disciplinary work and for directing and coaching people with a big variety of performing backgrounds.

Find more details about his recent work and projects via
Website,, www.instantcompositio...

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CD release of Vocal Instant Composition work - The Genetic Choir

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The first CD of the Genetic Choir is out!   Find out more here or read below:…


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At 2:59pm on August 18, 2011, Jos Rosier said…

Hi Thomas. Why not putting your photo here?










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