Immersive Sound Collective Launches New London Choirs
Following hot on the heels of like-minded creative concepts Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema, The Dowsing Sound Collective – the immersive sound collective that takes both first time and experienced singers, mixes them with pro & semi pro musicians, and gigs them all in serious music venues with full sound, light & staging production – launches in London in November.
Described by the press as a “harmonic phenomenon bursting onto the scenes like a firecracker”, The DSC is purposefully eclectic. Their aim is to find brilliant tracks, by brilliant bands (both established and new talent) and then to get under the skin of the tracks using up to sixty singers and a band of up to ten instrumentalists. They’ve attracted some heavy weight support in the music industry in the form of Bobby Aitken, legendary sound designer – as well as collaborated with bands and artists including Basement Jaxx, Boo Hewerdine and Megson.
According to founder Andrea Cockerton “it’s visceral, challenging, and utterly euphoric. People join us because they’re as nuts as we are about brilliant music, and because our gigs are absolutely gigs. The adrenalin is electric, the audiences tell us they love it, men actually join because the set lists don’t put them off, and finally we donate a proportion of gig profits to a music foundation that we launched last year, so literally every gig changes the world for someone, somewhere.”
Bands covered by The DSC include The National, Asgeir, The Wilderness of Manitoba, Rufus Wainwright, Ane Brun, Bruce Cockburn, Sigur Ros, Basement Jaxx, Supermen Lovers, The Divine Comedy, The Leisure Society, Dry The River, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Haggis Horns, King Charles, Jamiroquai, Goldfrapp, Arcade Fire & Vampire Weekend.
Rehearsals begin on 12th November in both Hammersmith & Camden, with the Union Chapel and Clapham Grand both pencilled in for March gigs. A third DSC will open in South London in February 2015.
Places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Both first time and experienced singers are welcome. There’s no audition for singers, but there is for band members. To find out more, including rehearsal venues, rehearsal costs & potential gig dates, go to [The Dowsing Sound Collective¦http://www.thedowsingsoundcollective.com/music-nuts].