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The vocal crowd is an essential part of REKA.

The an unusually large organic is composed of hundreds of residents of places where REKA is performed, and is be created through an OPEN CALL to participate in the work. To be a member of the CROWD prior musical knowledge or experience is not required as the score is composed of graphic and textual elements which are immediate, simple to learn and very beautiful when done with a mass of voices.



 


 


 

 



WANT TO BE A PART OF THE NEXT REKA?

IT'S OCTOBER 1ST 2016 IN REGGIO EMILIA (ITALY)

WORKSHOP & REHEARSALS AT TEATRO VALLI DI REGGIO EMILIA
14 September 2016, 7 pm - meeting and workshop
28-30 September 2016 - rehearsals in the theatre
1 October 2016, 8.30 pm - we go onstage!

write us if you wish to be a part of us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

THE VIDEO TUTORIALS OF REKA WERE MADE FOR VERSION.1, TUTORIALS OF VERSION N.2 (REKA RE) WILL BE ONLINE SOON. HOWEVER, YOU CAN START LOOKING THESE VIDEOS, SINCE MANY ELEMENTS ARE SIMILAR. ENJOY :)


 

BASIC GUIDELINES OF VOCAL CROWD MUSIC:
UNITY AND DIVERSITY

 

01. There is no need to know to read music, or even to have a previous musical experience to be a part of the crowd.
02. There is no need to be “in tune”, since
absolute pitch would not be used at all.
03. All the components of the crowd part should be easy and could be taught in few minutes.
04. All components should be composed of a simple textual explanation and/or a graphical indication.
05. Conductor should use extremely simple gestures to communicate with the CROWD.
06. There should not be a "right" or "wrong" way to perform an element; each interpretation of an element is a result of a dialogue between conductor and crowd.
07. COMMUNICATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTERPRETATION.
08. the crowd is one, but sometimes might be divided into sub groups:
A) Division between men and women;
B) Division into segments of the crowd, depending on your position - left, center, right.
09. THERE IS NO MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
(only due to space limitations of the performing venue).
10. EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO BE APART OF THE CROWD CAN BE INCLUDED
with the condition that he or she will respect the process of study, rehearsals and performance, and will use his or her voice to enrich the crowd - NOT to go against it.


 

The principals of the percussions crowd part:
UNITY AND DIVERSITY

SOUND AND BEAT

ACTION AND REACTION
VOICE AND INSTRUMENT

These are the sum-up of the role of the percussions crowd within REKA V2. Three couple of words which I would like to explain better:


UNITY AND DIVERSITY: Each element of the percussions part regard ALL percussions player and in a short time of rehearsals one of the most challenging tasks will be to create a united sound. By this I mean a collective interpretation which is a result of the different percussions, the different percussionists and their background but also the challenge of listening and feeling the others in order to express each one’s diversity, but also to strive to unity at the same time.


SOUND AND BEAT: Are more likely the most fundamental functions of the percussions. With a given beat you would be asked to form percussive patterns (or grooves, or rhythms), starting with just holding the beat till frenetic playing of precise parts that will be taught during rehearsals. But many parts will be based on sound, unmeasured sections or tremolo sections in which the key will be to create a sonic background(=REKA in hebrew) to others and as an artistic element by itself.


ACTION AND REACTION: Each element represent an action which should bring the most rich, unexpected and beautiful result. However, there are few reactions which will be asked during the score, especially reactions to the two percussions soloists on the stage: throughout your part you will find elements such as “echo percussions soloists”, “reflect percussions soloists” in which you are asked to listen and react musically at the same time.


VOICE AND INSTRUMENT: Most part of the score you will perform with your instrument/s. However, in some parts you would be asked to perform with your voice - especially rhythmic elements (a bit like tabla language or some Indonesian rituals).


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