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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Taiko Beat of Collaboration with Janet Koike

Taiko Beat of Collaboration with Janet Koike

Janet Koike is the Founder of Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, California. She is also the Artistic Director of Maze Daiko Ensemble. In this episode, she shares her journey which started with success as a textile fashion designer to playing taiko, the Japanese...

Taiko Beat of Collaboration with Janet Koike

Janet Koike is the Founder of Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, California. She is also the Artistic Director of Maze Daiko Ensemble. In this episode, she shares her journey which started with success as a textile fashion designer to playing taiko, the Japanese...

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. 

Grace Note: An Arts Podcast Enters Season Three

Grace Note: An Arts Podcast Enters Season Three

Many of us believe in deity. I believe the omnipresence of music and sound gives us all a means to connect with a similar kind of thing: a force, or forces, greater than ourselves. It's because of my listeners, guests and supporters that I'm excited to be heading...

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...

From California to Tiny Desk Entry with Folk Musician, Moira Smiley

From California to Tiny Desk Entry with Folk Musician, Moira Smiley

Moira Smiley's mystical, soulful music will tug at your heartstrings. Her roots as a folk musician with training in classical music (her first instrument was the piano) have been broadened by her world travels and she is as much a composer and an arranger as she is a...

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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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