Chorale Joker

Founded in 2012 and directed by Joane Hétu, Joker is an a cappella choir comprising a dozen vocalists. This unconventional choir explores vocal texture and timbre; rhythmic motifs; sound poetry; and ’unmusical’ sounds like breath, babbling, and mouth noise. Joker is invested in marginal sounds, peripheral territories, and the spaces between the tones of conventional choir singing, and does so not through established repertoire, but by inventing its own language to suit. Joane Hétu guides the singers through improvisations and aleatoric music with a variety of conducting gestures, while leaving considerable space for the interpreters’ imagination.

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