Agile Vocalist

An Odyssey Into Sound in the Performing Arts

Agile Vocalist is a podcast and blog about sound in the performing arts. It features the stories of artists with a California connection who work and create in sound. 

 

Agile Vocalist is a way for performing arts lovers to be curious, get inspired by creative careers, and to explore how sound connects all of us to our humanity.

Hear Agile Vocalist wherever you get your podcasts!

Animal Sounds: Frida and Metamorphosis

Animal Sounds: Frida and Metamorphosis

An endangered species of parrot--right in San Francisco?! I talked to Frida the parrot as she was on exhibit as part of a larger an immersive art experience. This Agile Vocalist episode dives into animal sounds and share a one-of-a-kind recording of my interactions...

Animal Sounds: Frida and Metamorphosis

An endangered species of parrot--right in San Francisco?! I talked to Frida the parrot as she was on exhibit as part of a larger an immersive art experience. This Agile Vocalist episode dives into animal sounds and share a one-of-a-kind recording of my interactions...

Latest Sounds

There is almost always something within earshot when it comes to the performing arts. Agile Vocalist explores using an auditory lens so you can hear the stories, feel the inspiration, and experience the awe that artists have to give. Latest sounds are podcast episodes but are sometimes also written works or stories too hard to record in audio. Or, they are ways you can take action to support the arts or understand their relevance, power, and impact on all of us.  

How the Arts Help Us Navigate the Now

Agile Vocalist is a podcast featuring sound creator stories that will inspire you to look to the arts to navigate today’s challenges. In light of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on women’s rights to an abortion and freedom of prayer and expression, you likely feel strong emotions. These artists stories will inspire with questions to ask to get through these challenging times.

Music for Refugees with Betsy Blakeslee

Music for Refugees with Betsy Blakeslee

Betsy Blakeslee has been working with refugees for over 20 years. She’s been witness to the power of music and sound’s power to transform and shift people who have gone through trauma. This episode dives into the brain science behind that and the shifts in people’s lives she’s witnessed.

ABOUT

Agile Vocalist is an exploration into the world of sound. It is stories of creatives in the performing arts whose lives and work touch what we hear. It’s a podcast and blog, sprinkled with an occasional compact audio memoir (short sound stories). Agile Vocalist is for people who value history, inspiration and the transformative power of the performing arts to connect us with our own humanity. Watch the highlight video here! 

Agile Vocalist is a tribute to the performing arts with a California connection. It is created and produced by Rachel D. Medanic on land of the Ohlone people. Agile Vocalist offers Shuumi in thanks.

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