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Agile Vocalist Blogcast, Part 2:  Jennifer Hollis & Music-Thanatology

Agile Vocalist Blogcast, Part 2: Jennifer Hollis & Music-Thanatology

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.

Agile Vocalist Blogcast:  Jennifer Hollis and Music-Thantology

Agile Vocalist Blogcast: Jennifer Hollis and Music-Thantology

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.

The Screaming Fields

The Screaming Fields

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.

From Song to Cookie Exploder

From Song to Cookie Exploder

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.

Agile Vocalist Blogcast:  Joshua Silverstein

Agile Vocalist Blogcast: Joshua Silverstein

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.

The Psychology of Covers

The Psychology of Covers

Pleasure. Comfort. Familiarity. Novelty. Something you love being recrafted in pleasant or disturbing ways. I, like millions of others, have a “thing” for cover songs. I have learned recently that if I’m out somewhere in public and music is playing, my brain cannot...

Weaponizing Sound

Weaponizing Sound

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).

Introducing ~ ~ ~ Agile Vocalist

Introducing ~ ~ ~ Agile Vocalist

In the height of California’s drought, a seed called Agile Vocalist washed into my brain. I didn’t think of it in with those words. I called the original concept “Wasting Water.” It was a simple contemplation:  what could be done with sound in a place where my inner...

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