|This is the Complaint Choir sharing web-site. Here you can find information about all complaints choirs that have been initiated around the world. You can also submit information about an upcoming choir, find fellow complainers and vote for your favourite complaints choir. This project was initiated by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kallleinen in 2005. The First Complaints Choir was organized in Birmingham followed by the Helsinki Complaints Choir. more...
|LATEST NEWS (October 5): COMPLAINTS CHOIRS IN DRESDEN AND BERLIN (at the same time)!
The Nordwind Festival has invited the Complaints Choir project to coordinate two choirs that will rehearse at the same time in Berlin and Dresden. Complainers are needed in both cities. Join us!
More details on the choir in Dresden: here
More details on the choir in Berlin: here
|LATEST NEWS (April 5): BEALTAINE COMPLAINTS CHOIRS FORMED ALL OVER IRELAND
The Bealtaine Festival has organized complaints choirs in various communities in Ireland. They will all join on May 1 to perform their gripes collectively. The Bealtaine Festival is dedicated to support creative expression of people of age 50+. The Waterford Complaints Choir for example has an average age of 75. The music for the song was composed by Conor Linehan of the Royal Irish Academy. Dominic Campbell, Artistic Director of Bealtaine, says, “Irish people are supposed to be world class at complaining here’s the chance to prove it! “ (as reported in the Irish Times)
|LATEST NEWS (November 27): FIRST COMPLAINTS CHOIR OF MEXICO PERFORMS TODAY!
The Complaints Choir of Mexico (aka Coro de Quejas de la ciudad de México) performes today at 12 local time at the Monumento a la Madre. The brave complainers of Mexico city have all our sympathies; we imagine that the list of complaints is rather extensive and probably a symphony of complaints would be the appropriate format. (A similar approach was taken in Hongkong). The choir was organized by the Museo Experimental El Eco. For further information youc can download the flyer of the choir.
|LATEST COMPLAINT: THIS WEBSITE HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR AGES!
We received numerous complaints from Complaints Choirs around the world that their efforts have not been honoured on this website. We sincerely apologize for this shortcoming. We are planning a redesign of this site so that it would be easy for choirs to upload their own videos, images, texts etc. We have been involved with other projects so that Complainst Choirs haven't received the necessary attention. Stay tuned; we hope to upload all material realted to this beautiful project in the near future.
|LATEST NEWS: TEUTONIA COMPLAINS!
Ca. 45 brave citizens of the small town of Teutonia in Southern Brasil came to the workshop on July 9 and produced ca. 500 complaints for their song. Complains ranged form social injustice in Brasil to the fact that the firetruck of Teutonia can only drive 40 km per hour. (The truck was a present from Germany). Teutonia has a large population of decendents of immigrants of German origin. Local musician Lucas Brolese is now at task to compose the selected complaints into a song.
The first public performance of the Teutonia Complaints Choir aka Coro de Queixas de Teutonia will take place on July 23 at 2 pm at the Adminstrative Town Centre, an interesting building mimicking German Fachwerk architecture.
|LATEST NEWS: FIRST COMPLAINTS CHOIR OF SOUTH AMERICA IN TEUTONIA
The small town of Teutonia in Southern Brasil will host the first Complaints Choir of South America. The choir is part of a travelling program of the 2011 Mercosul Bienal in Porto Alegre. Below you find the call for participants. Download the flyer in Portugese.
JOIN THE COMPLAINTS CHOIR OF TEUTONIA aka Coro de Queixas de Teutonia !
Your neighbor is learning to play drums?
Her boss decided to pick on her clothes?
And politicians, what do you think?
If you have something to complain about, join us!
The 8th Biennial of Mercosul Visual Arts invites all citizens of Teutônia to participate in the first chorus of complaints from South America, to be held in Teutônia. The project of artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver kocht-Kalleinen conduct by musician Luke Brolese will turn their complaints in an impressive chorus.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Send as many complaints by e-mail or regular mail by the 08th of July. Any topic is allowed!
Foundation Visual Arts Biennial of Mercosul
Rua Bento Martins, 24, room 1201, Centro - Porto Alegre, RS
Participation is free and no need for prior knowledge about singing. *
Previous NEWS can be read here.