“Whether you're an amateur or a professional group, at any point in our careers it's important to keep evolving, to be open to feedback, to never stand still. With the Real Group, we were very lucky to have mentors early in our careers who helped us as a group find our own path and expression.“ (Peder Karlsson, ex The Real Group)
The vocal festival Black Forest Voices will again offer an accompanying camp in the summer of 2022, in which four selected young ensembles can develop musically in a protected setting and at the same time be part of Black Forest Voices. The camp is exceptionally practice-oriented. The ensembles will have the opportunity to participate in the opening concert as part of the Future Night on Thursday evening.
Over four days, ensembles will get the chance to work up close and personal with two world-class coaches: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices) & Morten Vinther (ex The Real Group). Two groups at a time will be coached simultaneously and will be equal parts active and observing participants for three days. The group constellations as well as the coaches will be mixed among each other during the festival days, so that all groups can get to know each other and also work with both coaches.
|Schedule, 16. - 19. June 2022|
|Thursday afternoon||Getting to know the ensembles and first coaching phase|
|Thursday evening||Short performance at the Future Night in the Ev. Kirche Kirchzarten, opening concert of Black Forest Voices|
|Friday||Coaching full day|
|Saturday||Coaching full day|
|Sunday||Feedback round with the coaches|
Our coaching bands for Black Forest Voices 2022
The a-cappella group ‘5Pac’ was founded at the Freiburg University of Music in 2016 and had its first public performance in December of the same year. Since then, the ensemble has sung at numerous, regional and international concerts, for example at the renowned a cappella festival 'Vocalmente' in Fossano (Italy). This was followed by participation in workshops with some of the scene's driving forces, including Jan Bürger (Maybebop), Kim Nazarian (New York Voices) or Peder Karlsson (Ex-Real Group). The group is also regularly supported by Julian Knörzer (Unduzo). Their repertoire consists of a large number of self-written arrangements and original compositions, covering a wide range from jazz to pop to metal rock.
Neele Pfleiderer - soprano
Raffaela Dilles - mezzo-soprano
David Brooke - tenor
Sebastian Oberlin - baritone
Paul Dreßler - bass
German pop music without any instruments. Johannes Berning, Adrian Goldner, Johannes Jäck, Moritz Nautscher and Florian Clasen show that modern a-cappella singing can be more than imitating instruments, playing covers and oldies as the one about a cactus on the balcony. Instead, these five gentlemen prefer to write their songs themselves, charmingly taking the audience on a musical sightseeing tour through their student life. They tell their own stories and instantly create earwigs. The band’s credo - catchy melodies and smart lyrics paired with a wink and self-irony. Telling stories from everyday life, sometimes humorous, sometimes melancholic, they sing about love, life, friendship or just all the things that otherwise happen between people in this crazy world.
Numerous awards followed in 2019 and 2020, including a CARA Award for their current record "Viel Lärm um Dich" in the category "Best European Album"and the 1st prize at the renowned international Graz a cappella festival "Vokal Total" in the category "POP", as well as the audience award and the prize of the Minister of Culture of the Saarland at the St. Ingberter Pfanne.
dezibelles - are Nicole Hitz, Aude Freyburger, Daniela Villiger and Editha Lambert
Dedicated to a-cappella-singing in all shapes these four young women are specialists in creating sound worlds ranging from classical and international folk music to pop and jazz. The multi-award-winning ensemble offers an authentic live experience and complements the high musical level of the four singers with apt staging and a pinch of humor. Founded in 2009, the ensemble soon rose to become an important part of the German-speaking a cappella scene. Since 2018, the ensemble has been on the road with a fully professional lineup.
The quartet has released four albums so far: »sturm & gsang« (2012), »nachtschattenklänge« (2016), christmas album »Im Kerzenschein« (2019) and the live-CD »die thronfolgerinnen« (2020). »schwerelos« is expected to be recorded in 2022.
*vocal champs contest 2019: 1st place
*Internat. A cappella competition Leipzig 2018: Amarcord special prize for best unamplified piece of music
* youth culture sponsorship award 2015: audience & jury prize in the preliminary round, 1st place in final
laulaa is a vocal ensemble from Berlin. The five women - Fina, Mira, Neele, Josephine and Johanna - joined forces while studying music in 2022. Characteristic for the ensemble is the broad repertoire of self-written or specially arranged songs, stylistically ranging from pop to jazz to songs from the folk genre. Laulaa does without instruments. Besides playing with the voice, the women are interested in exhausting harmonies and combining the complex possibilities of vocal sound production. In doing so, they are not afraid to take risks and rediscover the versatility and fascination of the voice as an instrument.