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England’s Angel for Gospel Music with Opal Louis Nations

England’s Angel for Gospel Music with Opal Louis Nations

Opal Louis Nations is a British singer, author, illustrator and passionate fan of American gospel music. In this podcast he shares decades of wisdom promoting and supporting the gospel (soul music). Listen for the history of the African American experience you may not know.

An Indian Classical Voice for Modern Times with Vidya Srinivasan

An Indian Classical Voice for Modern Times with Vidya Srinivasan

Vidya Srinivasan learned a love of music and performing so well at an early age that she had equal interests in pursuing music vs. technology once it came time to choose a career. Her journey, always narrated by music, as she left India to study the sciences and live in the U.S. is an inspiring story about the power of music as a tool to process life and transitions.

Agile Vocalist Has Gone…Podcast

Agile Vocalist Has Gone…Podcast

Agile Vocalist can now be listened to as a podcast. Hear your favorite, or soon to be favorite, sound creator and artist stories in JUST your ears. No visuals necessary…unless you want them!

Announcing the Agile Vocalist Fall Season

Sound artists that create for dance floors, refugee camps, on trapeze, on stage at tech conferences, and in clubs in the early ’60s is where these Fall 2021 Agile Vocalist episodes will take us! Come listen to the stories of Vidya Srinivasan, Betsy Blakeslee, Justin James, Opal Louis Nations and Diva Marisa’s, plus other sound and creativity stories.

The Power of Singing and the Gospel with Mary Ford

The Power of Singing and the Gospel with Mary Ford

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.

Making Music Together via the Internet with Brian Walker

Making Music Together via the Internet with Brian Walker

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.

Virtual Music for People Who Are Dying with Jennifer Hollis

Virtual Music for People Who Are Dying with Jennifer Hollis

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.

An Art to Comfort the Dying with Jennifer Hollis

An Art to Comfort the Dying with Jennifer Hollis

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.

Women Who Created the Blues with Pamela Rose

Women Who Created the Blues with Pamela Rose

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.

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.

Beatboxing a Path to the Sound Arts with Joshua Silverstein

Beatboxing a Path to the Sound Arts with 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

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.

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

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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