Hand Conduction - Jenni Roditi
Winners of Nonclassical Battle of the Bands, 2018
The choir sing conduc...ted vocal improvisation, bringing this practice up into the light of public performance and recordings. TIC are a group of creative, agile and reliable vocal improvisers who come from a diverse range of vocal traditions and styles.
Before lockdown TIC were hitting the London scene, winning the underground music scene's Nonclasscial, Battle of the Bands, appearing regularly at the Vortex Jazz Club - Dalston, Club Inégales - Euston, Skronk Nights - Manor House, Club Vocalé -Crouch End, among others. They played Koç University in Istanbul in 2016.
At Club Vocalé special esteemed guests Ian Shaw, Cleveland Watkiss MBE and Peter Wiegold collaborated with the choir in their 2016/17 concert series. Check out https://soundcloud.com/ticsingers/sets.
“Jenni Roditi’s vocal improvisation choir was poignantly reaffirming of the power of the individual voice, and the difference it can make as part of a collective, not least in the creative practice of collaborative music-making, but as a societal allegory.”
Royal Musical Association. March 2019.
Before lockdown the choir spent two half-days recording at Craxton's in Hampstead and have created LAND MASS, a Spontaneous Vocal Liturgy for the Land, with filmmaker Sara Pozin and special guests, Toby Thompson, spoken word poet and Cassie Yukawa-McBurney, piano. The audio tracks are available on streaming platforms and the film is about to be released on OnJamTV and will be submitted to film festivals.
The choir have received funding from Arts Council England, Performing Rights Foundation and from private sponsors.