TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir was founded in September 2015 by composer, conductor and vocalist Jenni Roditi. All music is generated in the moment – with some starting points devised in rehearsal and the choir’s collective improvisations are shaped by conducted signals that assign roles and directions to the singers.
Since their début at the Vortex in December 2015, TIC have played eleven concerts including Chorus Festival at Southbank Centre, Koç University (Istanbul); a series of Club Vocalé concerts featuring special guests Ian Shaw and Cleveland Watkiss; as part of improvisation night Skronk and as support act for heavy metal band Black Shape, both at New River Studios; and in a Muswell Hill church as part of a Christmas concert.
Tonight they welcome to the stage their special guest for the evening, Peter Wiegold (piano). Peter is the director of Club Inégales at Euston, welcoming guests from around the world to perform and collaborate with his own ensemble Notes Inégales. He has been exploring innovative forms of music-making for many years, pioneering the use of conducted signalled improvisation and developing a compositional practice that moves between writing and improvising. He is also involved in cross-disciplinary projects and currently working with chef Heston Blumenthal on a taste-sound project.
TIC audience feedback:
“A mind-and-voice-expanding evening – life enhancing and pleasantly weird.”
“Voice stuff that delves from order to chaos and back again.”
“Spellbinding experience. I loved the way the music and rhythm changed and transformed as if it was a living being, pulsing with life.”
TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir
Jenni Roditi – Conductor/Artistic Director