Let The Choir Sing
The Teenage Engineering choir.
What you see are eight wooden dolls, made to serenade you with a repertoire of choral classics as well as perform your own original compositions through MIDI over BLE. Each member has their own characteristic vocal range. Individually one can sing a dynamic solo, together they perform an immersive a cappella concert. The choir is inspired by the original Absolut Choir, Teenage Engineering’s very first project.
Behind The Curtain
The pre-programmed repertoire of classic songs have been created and performed using an algorithm based on counterpoint melody, a compositional technique that refers to the independent but complementary relationship between two or more lines of melody played at the same time.
Tap, Tilt, Smack
A sensor inside the speaker module reacts to vibration and movement, so controlling Choir is a playful experience in itself. Gently tap the doll on its head or on the table to trigger play or pause, or tilt the doll left or right to decrease or increase the volume accordingly. If it gets annoying, it can handle a little smack to turn it off.
Let Us Present The Ensemble
Made from solid beech with an internal speaker module, each doll can perform pre-composed music or be controlled by MIDI keyboard, singing solo or with up to 15 of their fellow choral singers through BLE signal.
Based on cultures and characters from across the world, every doll is unique and has it’s own vocal tonality. While each is given their own voice type, a single doll can customise their vocal range to sing a dynamic solo performance. When more than one member of the choir are placed together, in any combination, they communicate with each other, and recognise the choral members in range, joining in a full choral experience.
Egyptian Mezzo Soprano
German Mezzo Soprano
OP–1 Field Gets A Unique Upgrade
Choir’s MIDI compatibility is where the magic really happens. Conduct your choir with OP–1 Field, OP–Z, or any MIDI keyboard with bluetooth connectivity — or connect an Ortho Remote for wireless control. Connecting one doll pairs the whole choir, instantly singing the notes in your composition. As with any live performance, each set will be a one-of-a-kind experience.