Beatbox Your Choir

Location: St. Gallus | Adlerstüble

Beatbox your Choir - accompanying choirs and vocal groups perfectly

It’s hard to imagine contemporary a cappella’s pop/jazz choirs and vocal groups without beatboxing and vocal percussion. This workshop is meant to deliver a structured and practical instruction for the a cappella beatboxer to accompany his ensemble, whether he may be a novice or an advanced practitioner.

  • From the first sounds to a complete accompaniment, in several difficulties.
  • Swing, Salsa or Dubstep - pick your style!

The participants of the workshop form the choir to be accompanied - 17 loop songs in different styles are provided.

Choral conductors and arrangers might also find this workshop interesting - the ensemble leader can use his basic skills to communicate his sonic ideas more effectively, the arranger can write them down.

You should bring some curiosity and be keen to experiment. Our basic tenet is: Whatever sounds good, is good!

Teacher: Julian Knörzer

Julian Knörzer

Julian Knörzer (Freiburg) over the past 15+ years has been performing as a beatboxer with various bands and groups, as well as working as an instructor nationally and internationally. Working with the “Jazzchor Freiburg” and the vocal band “Unduzo”, he has put his focus on accompanying a cappella ensembles. After studying music education at the HfM Freiburg and training in voice at the Jazzschule Basel, he has since been teaching beatbox and jazz voice at HfM Freiburg. Since 2018, Knörzer is a lecturer on jazz/pop/gospel choir conducting at the HKM Tübingen. He has also worked as a beatbox consultant and producer on records by bands such as “Maybebop”.

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