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Community Night & Improvisational Groove Orchestra – vocal jam session

June 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Come early to enjoy our informal networking open house and the rescued bio food buffet hosted by The Real Junk Food Project: Berlin and Foodsharing Berlin then stay for the I.G.O.meditative jam session…

We are looking forward to meeting with different groups and individuals to see what collaborations we can develop and inspire while enjoying a good meal together.

Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)


16:30 – Volunteer to help cook

17:00 – Doors Open – Chill and open networking in the “Open Greeting Zone” :: pay as you feel, 2 – 5€ at the door

20:15 – Announcements, News, Quick Pitches (1 min)

20:30 – rescued bio food buffet (pay as you feel) + emergent networking and hangout

21:15 – a short provocation. Tonight’s theme :: DIRECT COMMUNICATION

21:30 – I.G.O. Vocal Jam Session – start warming up and jamming! (in the back room)

IGO – Improvisational Groove Orchestra

We meet EVERY Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focussed on only the sound space without any other distractions.

At each session we usually have more beginners rather than experienced singers; all levels and voice types are welcome. Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in and be jamming out within the first 15 minutes!

It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

The last times we explored further into the human sequencer game – a system where one person acts as a conductor, splitting the group into small parts, giving each small group unique impulses that than develop into one composition.

Feel most welcome to come and join us! (please be on time, there are important things to explain before beginning)

** pay as you feel, 2 – 5€ after the session

• You can find older tracks from previous IGO session in Das Baumhaus here:
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/sets/ego-session-5-nov-13-2014 (Track 3)

• Here is a video showing another fun method with larger groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We will have some all kinds of drinks available at the bar.


June 15, 2017
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Baumhaus Berlin


Baumhaus Berlin
Gerichtstr. 23
Berlin, 13347 Germany