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Nytt a cappella-projekt för unga i sydöst

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På söndag (den 15 januari) håller vi den första träffen i ett nytt projekt för unga sångare (ca 14-25 år). Folk Practice Academy har fått chansen, med finansiering från, att under ett år driva ett projekt för att stärka ungas egen organisation genom a cappella-sång.

Den 15 januari har vi vår pilot-träff! Under dagen får du smakprov på vad som kommer att hända i projektet under våren samt träffa andra sångare.
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Innehåll:
* Att sjunga i grupp – schysst kombo av att själv höras och lyssna på andra.
* Repa i en liten ensemble – hur gör man? Se, lyssna och prova.
* Arra en låt behöver inte vara så svårt. Få grunder och prova.

Tack vare projektmedel från Mucf kan vi erbjuda denna träffen helt utan kostnad för dej!!!

Anmäl dig snarast genom att skicka PM med din postadress, mailadress och ditt mobilnummer till Camilla Bengtsson. Skriv också gärna din ålder samt ev. specialkostbehov. Begränsat antal platser.

Mer info om projektet A Cappella South Sweden – unga sångare finns här:https://www.facebook.com/groups/acappellasouthsweden/

Välkommen!
Camilla Bengtsson & Astrid Selling

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Purcell Partials Pietist – first album sponsored by FPA

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Nathan Bissette, an English/American musician and composer, and Kristin Borgehed, Swedish dito, as well as co-founder of FPA, launched their album PurcellPartialsPietist in November 2016.

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Performing at the Grassmarket in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The duo was founded a few years ago, in Aberdeen, Scotland. The work is based in traditional singing and playing from central parts of Sweden/northeast Scotland, and  consists mainly of improvisation and microtonality. String instruments and voices are the main instruments we work with.

This work has a practical side, as is shown on this CD, as well as a theoretical, through Kristin’s PhD studies on microtonality in singing. The repertoire includes a variety of tings, from dance music to church music, from lullabies to wordless humming.

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Nathan playing the theorbo.

 

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Participating in the international research conference “Beyond the semitone”.

The album has been very well received, and we look forward to travel around with this music in 2017. Kristin and Nathan would like to say thanks to the board of FPA for this kind contribution!

Here are links to the album, and also to our facebookpage, where all news about concerts etc appear!

[https://www.facebook.com/Jonzonband/?fref=ts]

 

 

 

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Vi repar inför sommarens konsert i Bräkne-Hoby kyrka den 20 juli. Så här kanske det lät före år 1872 då orgeln kom till byn.

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Blekinge Mode

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En god vän och musiker pratade häromdagen om “Blekinge ‘mode’”, och jag tänkte att det var ju en på alla vis innehållslös term. Hade nästan glömt bort det, tills jag senare gick igenom filmer från mina två senaste konserter som råkade vara i Blekinge, ja troligen själva Blekinges två sista folkmusikkonserter. Upptäckte något festligt. Kolla själva!!
Det kan verka som att om man ändrar tempot med några få slag per minut på någon av sångerna, så kan de i princip spelas samtidigt. Den rytmiska strukturen ligger där. Liksom tonerna, själva “the mode”. (På den aktuella dialekten låter förresten engelskans “mode” som “mod”. Tänkvärt, i dessa dagar.)
Det första att invända mot denna analys av samtida folkmusik i Blekinge, är väl förmodligen utifrånperspektivet. För filmens enda sångare/dansare som inte är Blekingebo är den som gjort analysen, och skriver dessa rader.
Ha nu en rysligt trevlig både nationaldag och ramadan, som i år råkar infalla samma dag!!
Kristin

Kurzeme – Kurland – Courland

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It was time to go west, to Kurzeme. However, what we thought would be a simple breakfast and a quick breakup, turned into something more intriguing. At morning coffee in the camping van the whole Spics family came to visit – fair maidens with kokles, shy sons with bell instruments, wives and fiancées…    Morning coffee with singing and playing, and deep discussions about art and design. We would probably still be sitting there if we hadn’t had an appointment at the Russian school.

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We thought it also would be simple to deliver the book at the school, but the janitor, who happened to be quite a clown, directed our van into the guarded school parking and took us by the arm and lead us upstairs to the second floor, where all the school children had their yearly singing and dancing performance. Powerful experience! Strong young voices and colorful traditional costumes. And, as a bonus, several of Malin’s singing friends were gathered at the school for a meeting. There were laughters and hugs and talks about future collaborations.

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It was late before we arrived at the village of Gudinieki. But before we could have our longed-for dinner we drove our van into the soft Courlandian mud. At least two hours of digging, wheel spinning and calling home to Sweden for good advice before we finally had the van on solid ground. A little bit sweaty, but actually a great method to get to know new people.

#koraleriet sings Den Signade Dag

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Last Sunday we, five of nine singers from #koraleriet, sang chorales at the medieval inspired service in Heliga Kors church in Ronneby.

One of the chorales sung was the all-time-high-hit Den Signade Dag, which oldest found transmission in writing is dated to 1450.This chorale has been sung continuously for hundreds of years and ties together catholicism and protestantism.

Our version of melody was noted down by Nils Stålberg, and sung to him by Ingrid Isaksson, who lived in a small cottage in the village Röaby, some km north of Bräkne-Hoby in Blekinge.

The musical arrangements are made by Kristin Borgehed,after detailed analyses of how melody interacts with pronunciation patterns in that very local dialect.

Singers: Kristin Borgehed, Astrid Selling, Lisa Stormlod, Emma Feldmanis, Linnea Gustafsson

#koraleriet

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Yesterday the powerful women of #koraleriet met again ❤
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Discussing upcoming concerts.
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Singing is about balance… and taking part in Kristin’s tonality investigations…
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Discussing the term secular, as something related to time instead of eternity.
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Making beautiful new recordings that will be out soon…
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