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, Jonathan Hart Makwaia, Katherine Meizel, Jeremy Ryan Mossman, Shana L. Redmond, Dylan Robinson, Robert Sussuma, Neil Verma, and upcoming: Anne Charity-HudleyAndy Evan Cohen, Donatella Galella, and Linda Gates.

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.

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July 30, 2020

Gathering of Voices, Hungry Listening, Following the Voice 

A brief reflection on honoring voices of these lands; a conversation with Dylan Robinson (Queen's University) on Indigenous song-life and listening for what writing performs, plus a reading from his new book Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies; and vocal guidance for meeting one's voice from Jonathan Hart Makwaia (New York University, Roy Hart Centre). 

CUE TIMES (start of each section): 1:31 [ reflection] // 5:05 [scholarly conversation] // 35:47 [reading] // 42:11 [voice practice] 

July 3, 2020

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 College, 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

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

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.]