Vocal Expression Through Improvised Singing


Monday, October 16, 2023


Vocal Expression Through Improvised Singing

  • A capella
  • Global
  • In-Person Workshops


At a glance: This workshop is to mix notions of beatbox and vocal percussion with improvised singing, in general, as a form of expressing what is present in the moment, what is alive inside of us. Getting around different perspectives of cadence and rhythm, connection with the body, movement and co-creation, in a fun and dynamic environment.
This workshop is centered in the idea of personal and creative expression through improvisation. We will explore (circle) singing, beatboxing and movement at the service of whatever is present around and inside of us, and we will comfortably get out of our comfort zones, expanding our perceptions of co-creation.
We will navigate improv games, different dynamics and some exercises to blend our rhythms and melodies. We will approach notions of vocal drum kits, circle singing, orchestrations, multi-tasking and sharing/vulnerability.

This workshop will be held on October 16th at the Passim School of Music from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Please note: The workshop will be held at The Passim School of Music which is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

Limited to 15 students (16 yrs of age or older);  Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Online sale ends 5 hours before the workshop begins. Tickets can be purchased at the door before the workshop begins. 8 students are required for this workshop to meet. If a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.


RIZUMIK is an award-winning artist, mostly known for his rhythmic and improvisational talents, using mostly beatbox, singing, percussion, dance / movement, humor and acting / physical theatre. He has toured in Spain with the international troupe MAYUMANA in their show Currents; has worked with CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (in the shows Sonor and Viaggio), and was the lead actor in the show THE VOCA PEOPLE (on Off-Broadway and in the international cast). Rizumik has also been part of the faculty in BOBBY McFERRIN’s Circlesong School since 2016. He won the award for “Best Vocal Percussion” in the A Cappella Harmony Sweepstakes 2017 competition in New York; He was American Beatbox Champion and won a Lucille Lortel award with The Voca People in 2012, and won the Young Creators Music Award in Portugal in 2008, with his vocal project aCorda. He has worked around the world with several artists, musicians, choirs and improvisation groups, having collaborated with institutions such as NYU, Carnegie Hall, University of Virginia or Beat Global, among others, and having also been a speaker at the 2019 edition of TEDxLisboa. As a freelancer, Rizumik performs improvised and interactive concerts, has the one man show Shape Shifter (which premiered in Brussels, at L’Improviste), teaches private classes, does coaching / mentoring, and facilitates workshops, retreats and artistic residencies dedicated to improvisation, circle singing, rhythm, dance, vulnerability, expression, connection and creativity. He focuses on human interaction, improvisation, movement and games – following the spirit of “playfulness”.


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