How to make a choir video

The world of choral music has been devastated in the last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and, like so many other parts of our daily lives, we as a community have had to address new and original ways of combining together to sing. A result of that need has been that the presentation of choral music on film has had to radically change to adapt to our new circumstances. The loss of live performance and rehearsal has been devastating, but new methodologies of dissemination of choral music have breathed fresh life into the portrayal of communal voices on video.

Between them Michael McGlynn and Nejc Rudel have created a series of startling promotional and live performances videos for the groups Anúna and M’ANAM over the last 15 years. The unusual nature of both ensembles has offered them as film makers a fertile ground to experiment with the medium of film, how it relates to ensemble singing and how to do so with little more than minimal resources and a dash of imagination.

In this presentation, Nejc and Michael, will discuss how they created some of their more unusual vocal experiments and give technical hints and advice about equipment used and some of the unorthodox methods they have used to achieve some startling effects. This broadcast will allow for questions in real time. 


Michael McGlynn
Nejc Rudel