Voicing Across Distance is a new podcast from Masi Asare on listening for voices and vocal sound in our historical moment, across social distance. Bringing together voice scholars and practitioners. Guests include: Abigail Bengson, Stan Brown, Ryan Dohoney, Nina Sun Eidsheim, Julie Foh, Derrick Fox, Elena Elías Krell, Joan La Barbara, Katherine Meizel, Jeremy Ryan Mossman, Shana L. Redmond, Robert Sussuma, Neil Verma, and upcoming:
Anne Harper Charity-Hudley, Andy Evan Cohen, Donatella Galella, and Dylan Robinson.
Each episode has 3 parts: a reading from a theoretical text on voice; a reflection/ conversation with a scholar on voices in our time of Covid19; and a practical vocal exercise from an expert. (Transcripts coming soon.) Listen below. Also available on Spotify, Soundcloud, and Apple Podcasts.
July 3, 2020
EPISODE 7 - Shrieking Refuge, Inner Voices, Joy Can Flow From Breaking
A brief reading from Joshua Chambers-Letson's After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life; listening with Elena Elías Krell (Vassar, Hen in the Foxhouse) for inner voices that sound the vulnerability of queer of color critique; and a vocal exercise through grief and giggles from Abigail Bengson (The Bengsons).
CUE TIMES (start of each section): 2:00 [reading] // 7:28 [scholarly conversation] // 42:50 [exercise]
June 11, 2020
EPISODE 6 - Dangerous Voices, Future Choral Practices, Multivocality
Context for the vocal moment; practical strategies for teaching choral music remotely with Derrick Fox (U Nebraska, Omaha); discussing dangerous voices of virus and protest with Katherine Meizel (Bowling Green); + a brief reading from her new book Multivocality: Singing on the Borders of Identity.
CUE TIMES (start of each section): 2:00 [context] // 7:30 [practical conversation] // 29:50 [scholarly conversation] // 55:45 [reading]
May 28, 2020
EPISODE 5 - Allow Vibration, Dwell, Work With It
A brief reading from "On Sonic Meditation" by Pauline Oliveros; sitting with the voice that retains its mystery with Ryan Dohoney (Northwestern); and a conversation and exercise from contemporary music vocal virtuoso Joan La Barbara.
CUE TIMES (start of each section): 1:44 [theory] // 6:05 [scholarly conversation] // 35:52 [exercise etc.]
May 7, 2020
EPISODE 4 - Antiphonal Life, the Voice in the Building, & Pharyngeal Ventriloquism
Thinking the capital-V Voice of song and activism with Shana L. Redmond (UCLA); with readings from her new book Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke Univ. Press) and a meditative vocal experiment from Robert Sussuma (Vocal Learning Systems).
CUE TIMES (start of each section): 1:05 [scholarly conversation] // 28:40 [readings] //35:22 [experiment]