Hot Bodies Choir Online
Hot Bodies Choir brought together isolated queer people online during the Covid19 Pandemic.
Hot Bodies Choir is a unique global project bringing together queer, trans and non-binary young people in cities around the world to develop revolutionary texts and new music through collaborative writing and choral singing workshops.
Hot Bodies Choir participants exchange experiences and ideas inspired by the shared reading of radical queer and feminist manifestos (Contra-Sexual Manifesto Paul B. Preciado, SCUM Manifesto Valérie Solanas, Cyborg Manifesto Donna Haraway, etc.) working together towards the collective writing of revolutionary new texts.
These unique, polyphonic and unruly manifestos form the basis of a choral score, musically arranged by Gérald Kurdian and performed live by all the participants.
In January 2021 a Manchester Hot Bodies Choir was formed via an online version of the project, taking place over zoom and connecting isolated queer people in the North West during the Covid-19 lockdown. In May 2021 their first single OIL FORMING RAINBOWS was released by French label and collective Les Disques Du Lobby.
This project was kindly supported by Arts Council England with National Lottery Project Grants funding, partnership with Contact Theatre.
Oil Forming Rainbows was created by writers and performers: Gérald Kurdian, Claye Bowler, Jova Bagioli Reyes, Jesús Blanco Santos, Heather Fitzpatrick, Tallulah Howarth, Harry Mace, Leigh Newton, Heidi Taylor-Wood, Harry Vann, Emily White. Thanks to The Wall Studio for mix and mastering, and Contact Theatre and Trans Creative for project support.