Co-create songs for teenagers – Anders Edenroth & Rohan Poldervaart

LAB
LAB
composing - conducting - teaching
Friday
Theater Kikker

In the unique LAB sessions of Leading Voices, co-creation and experiment are the main focus. In this one day LAB, participants will work together with Anders Edenroth and Rohan Poldervaart and create a cappella songs for youngsters and adults, starting from improvisation.

Anders Edenroth is known for the many arrangements and original songs he has written and published for The Real Group and many other vocal and instrumental ensembles. Rohan Poldervaart is currently the artistic director at Vocal Statements, a company that supports music education in high schools in Utrecht and around and is specialized in Rhythmic Choir Music. Both are very familiar with improvisation and composing and, from their different perspectives, are known for their energy, playfulness and experience with youngsters and music making.

In the first half of the LAB, the focus is on improvisation: how can you create a safe and open environment together that allows people to improvise. In the second half, participants will work together creating two songs guided by both Anders and Rohan. You will find elements of body percussion, movement, body communication and emotional expression in this LAB. At the end of the day, Rohan, Anders and the participants will share testimonials of how they experienced the creative process.

How a LAB differs from a regular workshop

A LAB differs from a regular workshop for choral conductors. A LAB is not about following a leader, but about creating content together: both session leaders and participants operate on an equal level to get the best result possible. Or fail together. Are you up to this?

Special needs for this LAB

This LAB is open for every genre. Participants should be open to improvisation and body movement but experience in this field is not needed. As Anders and Rohan want to create a safe environment, therefore no audience is allowed to spectate this LAB.
You need to register for this LAB in advance, during the regular registration process. LAB registration closes on the 1st of July.

About the session leaders

Anders Edenroth

Anders Edenroth

Anders Edenroth (Sweden) started playing the piano and singing in choirs at an early age. From ages 10 to 20 he studied at Adolf Fredrik’s School of Music in Stockholm, where he experienced a strong focus on choir singing.

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Rohan Poldervaart

Rohan Poldervaart

Rohan (The Netherlands) started his career as a choir conductor in 2004. He is currently working as the artistic director at Vocal Statements, a company that supports music education in high schools.

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