The Biggest* Collab Yet

2013-06-04 00:29:01 by Adam-Beilgard

I want to try something. Something big. Something with all of you.

It's a bit unconventional for what most people think of as a collaboration, or even artistic contribution for this site, but if you've read this far, hear me out.

I want to start a choir.

The NEWGROUNDS Choir (or something, I don't know, I'll think of a name later.)

Presently, composer and current man-crush, Eric Whitacre is working on his fourth Virtual Choir, which, as the name implies, is a chorus made up of video submissions from around the world, edited together in the virtual world of the internet to make the largest (x4) choir performance, ever. The deadline for submissions is winding down, and so the actual finished movie draws ever near. Still, I would encourage you to check it out, see what the other three looked like, and who knows - maybe even give it a go.

But since it is winding down, I thought this would be a good time to make one of my own. With you.

All of you.

I want to start a choir.

I have an original piece I've written, and even though it's rare to find many people who market themselves as singers (even in the audio advertisement and VA threads) I believe we can get enough to make it successful.

Enough to make a choir.

A Newgrounds choir.

And the best part is, I have other ideas that will springboard off of this, depending on its success.

All you have to do is send me an email and I'll get you started.

I hope you consider it, this could be really big. Possibly the biggest collab this site has ever seen.

The Newgrounds Choir!

The Biggest* Collab Yet


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KaDoYuuKaDoYuu

2013-06-04 01:18:34

It sounds like the vocal equivalent of a 'pass the flash' collab.
-I don't sing- but I love the premise and wish this project well.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

I'm sure there's a singer in there, somewhere! If not, that's cool too - maybe you know someone who is:

neogeochoir@gmail.com

And by know someone, I mean you.

Or someone you know.

Either works!


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-06-04 02:20:39

I know 2 choir folks who're members here... I'll pass your newspost along to them, but maybe you should start a thread to get the word out. Either way, it looks like daunting undertaking... all those submissions of varying quality...
Go to Clubs 'n Crews, make an NG Choir thread, see wat happen :) and good luck!

Adam-Beilgard responds:

I never thought of making it a club or crew...definitely something to consider. Have them email me neogeochoir@gmail.com and we'll get thigs going!

I still haven't gotten an email from you yet, but there's plenty of time!


desiertodesierto

2013-06-04 11:15:21

Sounds very interesting! I'd love to be a part of this! emailing you right now (:

(Updated ) Adam-Beilgard responds:

Thanks! Check your email!


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-06-04 17:50:42

I can't sing or dance, but I sure can act.. he, he, he ;)

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Well you don't have to dance for this. Maybe you can act like you're singing?


MetroidGirlMetroidGirl

2013-06-04 18:43:33

Yes, he can act XD I can sing, but I do not have the means of getting back to you, I apologize. I wish you luck in all this X3 sounds like it'll take off fast with all the people we have here.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

I sure hope it does!


SaminatSaminat

2013-06-05 11:53:58

Heck yeah! I am totally down for this!

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Tits, yo. Send an email to neogeochoir@gmail.com, if you haven't already!


mandogmandog

2013-06-05 12:18:27

hhhh

Adam-Beilgard responds:

nnngggg


TacoJuansTacoJuans

2013-06-05 12:52:17

I am interested and will deliver but... I might be a little awful

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Don't beat yourself up, as long as you make the effort, you got a place in this choir!


VidGameDudeVidGameDude

2013-06-05 13:19:35

i've taken choir for nine years from late elementary to highschool.
i would be glad to participate in such a wonderful collaboration!

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Glad to have you aboard! Shoot me an email, if you haven't already: neogeochoir@gmail.com


JaShinYaJaShinYa

2013-06-05 13:21:29

What kind of music are we talking here? Contemporary or classic?

Adam-Beilgard responds:

In the sense you're talking, classic. It's a choral piece I wrote, shoot me an email (neogeochoir@gmail.com) and I'll get you the music!


MattGoopMattGoop

2013-06-05 16:15:05

Welp,I have a pretty decent singing voice.Still a damn amateur tho.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

That's good, I can't afford professionals! Make sure you get on the mailing list: neogeochoir@gmail.com!


squidlysquidly

2013-06-05 18:45:06

I'm not sure how good of a singer I am nowadays. I did two musicals, but I wasn't a leading role or anything.

Will this be acapella as well?

Adam-Beilgard responds:

It is a Capella, and if you've been in music theater before, you meet any of my qualifications! Email me if you haven't: neogeochoir@gmail.com!


aListersaListers

2013-06-05 20:26:53

I'm guessing that you're looking for quality not quantity.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

I'd like both, if I'm being honest. Don't worry so much about your quality, I'm not asking anyone to sing alone. Anyone who gives serious effort will make the final product!


BlazingDragonBlazingDragon

2013-06-05 20:35:41

I'm not a trained vocalist, but I've taken plenty of choir classes and would love to contribute. :)

Will people involved need to be able to learn parts from a score? That is no problem at all for me, but I imagine numerous people with no sight singing ability will try to participate.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

I will provide sheet music as well as a couple of different backing tracks. If I get some quality submissions early on, I might even (with the singer's permission) share them as kind of like 'section leaders' others can learn from. Shoot me an email, if you haven't already: neogeochoir@gmail.com!


ZipZipperZipZipper

2013-06-05 23:33:54

I sent an email.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Weird, so did I!


mandogmandog

2013-06-06 04:27:13

wut if i am 11???11

Adam-Beilgard responds:

1) Do you have a mic?

2) Use your mic!


TheAstraTheAstra

2013-06-06 05:08:45

Im in (i think =P)
I can't wait to hear the details.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Cool! I think =p

Shoot me an email: neogeochoir@gmail.com!


EvarkEvark

2013-06-06 11:14:38

This is a great idea. I'd like to participate... do I have to email you though? Can you email 'evark@newgrounds.com' or PM me with details? If the answer is no I'll stop being lazy and actually reach out. : b

Adam-Beilgard responds:

*sigh* really?

Okay, I'll email you first.

But just this once!


A-WahlA-Wahl

2013-06-06 20:46:35

Fantabulous idea! Just emailed you and would like to try for a bass part.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Awesomesauce!


Yoshiii343Yoshiii343

2013-06-07 11:07:26

i have a shit mic, i can't sing, and i don't have a spot in my house where i can sing to my hearts content.
;(

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Boo!


Wurfel-WafflesWurfel-Waffles

2013-06-23 13:45:24

I don't know, I'll see if I could sing properly. Do you accept a former metal grunt vocalist? :/

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Yes. Yes I do.

Send an email to neogeochoir@gmail.com and I'll get you all the stuff you need!


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-07-01 12:37:52

Could you possibly release a combined vocal and music track? It'd be much easier to practice along to.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

I'm working on mastering the tenor and bass lines (as sung by me, so far) when I get them done, I'll put a copy with the piano part. Let me know if you have any other ideas!


raggd46raggd46

2013-07-13 07:41:39

I'd love to help/sing! I sing acapella, and I'm always looking for others to sing the parts that I can't reach. This is a great idea, I participated in Whitacre's one, it was pretty cool.
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/534260

Adam-Beilgard responds:

Welcome aboard! Send me an email (if you haven't already)! neogeochoir@gmail.com

I will get you caught up!


TroisnyxTroisnyx

2013-07-13 08:01:35

Question before I say yes or no: what's our repertoire going to be like? I ask this because I want to sing what I mean, and mean what I sing.

Adam-Beilgard responds:

It's an original piece I wrote for a capella choir. Send an email to neogeochoir and I'll send it to you!


EATIncorporatedEATIncorporated

2013-07-13 10:36:09

Well, I've taken a bit of choir...although not recently...
But I sing in the car a lot! So that counts, right??
I guess I'll give it a shot, because I'll never know if I don't try! :)

Adam-Beilgard responds:

That's the spirit!


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-17 04:18:21

Well, it seems the late summer's sapped our attention away from your project! Have you made a music video for us to sing along to (for rehearsals)? The lyrics, notes and music you sen tby email helped, but it seems so static without actual singing to emulate.