Agile Vocalist

A Singer's Odyssey Into Sound

Agile Vocalist is a blog about sound 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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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.

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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).

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

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

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.

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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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