Agile Vocalist

A Singer's Odyssey Into Sound

Agile Vocalist is for anyone willing to give themselves space to be curious, creative, and to explore the connection between sound and our humanity.

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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.

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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

In the past few years the term “weaponizing” has been getting used a lot. The term weaponizing came up for me in reflecting on my childhood. My daughter is now at the same age when I moved in with my Dad and I am pondering my experiences of those years again. It’s...

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...

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.

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...

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Agile Vocalist is a look into my experiences as a singer embracing the world of sound. It is part memoir, and part stories and interviews with other creatives whose lives and work touch what we hear. Agile Vocalist is for the curious, creative, and those who believe stories can help nurture our humanity.

Agile Vocalist is created with love by Rachel D. Medanic

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