Mary Ford found music when her life nearly ended. In this interview, she talks about the power of singing on the body and how she is a midwife for her own vocal gifts when performing. As an accomplished gospel and a capella singer for over 30 years, Mary’s wisdom is a singer and psychologist’s view into the power of sound.
A playlist honoring my Mom and a story about what it was like to own vinyl records back when I was a young child.
How do you make music together in a global pandemic? JackTrip technology has existed for nearly 20 years and has finally found its time, thanks to the global pandemic, for musicians, singers and anyone collaborating together to rehearse and perform via the internet.
How music thanatology can be effective both at the beside of dying patients as well as in person. Harp lady Jennifer Hollis shares her wisdom and and insights on the labor of saying goodbye to loved ones and the deep work escalating mortality from Covid has put the world through in the past year.
Music thanatology is a little known field where harp and vocal music are played at the bedside of dying patients. In this interview with harp lady, Jennifer Hollis she shares highlights of her career as a music thanatologist and insights about the power of music on our bodies.
How women, especially black women brought us the blues. Part 2 of my conversation with vocalist Pamela’s Rose whose life work is dedicated to recognizing women in music.
After a year living with the Coronavirus, do you still need to scream? A lot of people do. We’re not over this yet! Let’s talk about your need to scream and where you go to do it to process stress and frustration. Screaming gets a bad rap for being a negative thing. This voicecast may cause you to think differently about it.
Jazz and blues vocalist, Pamela Rose shares how she has championed women composers and performers throughout her long and varied career in jazz and blues, including her touring shows: Wild Women of Song and Blues is a Woman.
Sound lovers who enjoy Song Exploder, a series about music by Hrishikesh Hirway will also enjoy his graphic novel, Cookie Exploder about his work in sound, along with his relationship with his father.
Award-winning actor, comic, writer, beatboxer, and educator, Joshua Silverstein shares his sound artist story with Agile Vocalist. Joshua used beatboxing as a way to stage on stage at a young age, eventually using it to conquer a speech impediment and help him become an inspiring artist and educator for others.
Our obsession with cover versions of our favorite songs has roots in our young adult years. If the tune is familiar, you’ll likely realize that even in an elevator you lean in when you hear a familiar song (even done badly). Learn why you can’t help but listen.
What sounds narrated your child or young adulthood? For me, taking back space for myself came when I learned how to zaghareet (use sound to fight back against an embarrasing father).
Agile Vocalist is an exploration of sound and sound artists like you’ve never heard, or read before. Born from an idea in the shower, this blog turned podcast will inspire, educate, and entertain you as we dive into the lives and work of anyone who works in sound.
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