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.

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Singing in Cars: The Appeal of Mobile Karaoke

Singing in Cars: The Appeal of Mobile Karaoke

It’s worth nothing how much of a raging success James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke continues to be. Why is singing in the car so common? Music therapist, Lyndie Walker says cars are a place we can dive into the music we most resonate with and music activates every part of...

Singing in Cars: The Appeal of Mobile Karaoke

It’s worth nothing how much of a raging success James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke continues to be. Why is singing in the car so common? Music therapist, Lyndie Walker says cars are a place we can dive into the music we most resonate with and music activates every part of...

Latest Sounds

Something is always within earshot when it comes to the performing arts. Agile Vocalist brings an auditory lens to artist stories and creative work. Feel the inspiration an awe when you listen to the artist wisdom and ideas behind what they are creating and transforming in the world through their work. 

Sounds of Summer: Liminal Frequencies

Sounds of Summer: Liminal Frequencies

July is high summer here in the northern hemisphere. The season marks a threshold to cross over. Time and space to recreate and reflect is essential. The month is our family's annual dive deep into new, creative and sometimes uncertain experiences. We head off to...

Hip Hop for Change with Alphabet Rockers

Hip Hop for Change with Alphabet Rockers

In 2007 the Alphabet Rockers was formed by Tommy Soulati Shepard and Kaitlin McGaw to make music that makes change. Their work uses hip hop to create a more equitable world. In this conversation with Tommy and Kaitlin, we talked about their artistic journeys from...

Taking Cello to New Vibrations with Cellista

Taking Cello to New Vibrations with Cellista

Cellista was trained as a classical cellist but detached herself from that label while in graduate school at San Francisco State. There, she was inspired to collaborate with other art forms such as movement and visual artists. While studying musicology she found...

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Agile Vocalist is a podcast and blog about sound and the performing arts with a California connection. It explores the careers of artists and creative people whose work manifests in the performing arts and through what we hear. Agile Vocalist is for people who value history, inspiration and who are curious about the transformative power the performing arts have that connects us with our own humanity. Watch the highlight video here! 

Agile Vocalist is created and produced by Rachel D. Medanic on land of the Ohlone people. Agile Vocalist offers Shuumi in thanks.

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