12 episodes

A new podcast from Dr. Masi Asare on listening for voices and vocal sound in our historical moment, across social distance. Bringing together voice scholars and practitioners. Guests include Abigail Bengson, Stan Brown, Anne Harper Charity-Hudley, Andy Evan Cohen, Ryan Dohoney, Nina Sun Eidsheim, Julie Foh, Derrick Fox, Donatella Galella, Linda Gates, Brian Herrera, Elena Elías Krell, Joan La Barbara, Jonathan Hart Makwaia, Katherine Meizel, Jeremy Ryan Mossman, Shana L. Redmond, Diane Robinson, Dylan Robinson, Robert Sussuma, Neil Verma, and Katelyn Hale Wood. https://masiasare.com/podcast

Voicing Across Distance Masi Asare

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A new podcast from Dr. Masi Asare on listening for voices and vocal sound in our historical moment, across social distance. Bringing together voice scholars and practitioners. Guests include Abigail Bengson, Stan Brown, Anne Harper Charity-Hudley, Andy Evan Cohen, Ryan Dohoney, Nina Sun Eidsheim, Julie Foh, Derrick Fox, Donatella Galella, Linda Gates, Brian Herrera, Elena Elías Krell, Joan La Barbara, Jonathan Hart Makwaia, Katherine Meizel, Jeremy Ryan Mossman, Shana L. Redmond, Diane Robinson, Dylan Robinson, Robert Sussuma, Neil Verma, and Katelyn Hale Wood. https://masiasare.com/podcast

    Episode 12 - Thinking Voice, the Vocal Flourish & Latinx Musicals, Gender-Affirming Vocal Expression

    Episode 12 - Thinking Voice, the Vocal Flourish & Latinx Musicals, Gender-Affirming Vocal Expression

    A brief reading from "The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music" by Licia Fiol-Matta; a conversation with Brian Herrera (Princeton) on the tensions of authenticity and form, West Side Story, and Latinx vocal performance in musicals; plus an invitation to embody voice in new and gender-affirming ways with Diane Robinson (Chicago Voice Center). CUE TIMES (start of each section): 2:38 [reflection] // 7:42 [reading] // 15:04 [scholarly conversation] // 51:48 [vocal exercise]

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 11 - Voice and the Infectious Beat, Sonic Intimacy, Silent Laugh

    Episode 11 - Voice and the Infectious Beat, Sonic Intimacy, Silent Laugh

    A brief reading from "Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture" by Barbara Browning; a conversation with Katelyn Hale Wood (University of Virginia) on voice, race, and comedy, and sonic intimacy as queer time travel; plus a vocal exercise from host Masi Asare (Northwestern). CUE TIMES (start of each section): 3:52 [reading] // 15:30 [scholarly conversation] // 53:22 [vocal exercise]

    • 57 min
    Episode 10 - Double-Conscious Song, Perceptions of the Black Voice, Poetic Text

    Episode 10 - Double-Conscious Song, Perceptions of the Black Voice, Poetic Text

    A brief reading from The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois; a conversation with Anne Harper Charity-Hudley (University of California, Santa Barbara) on linguistic gatekeeping and a sociolinguistic perspective for the study of theatre and performance; plus an exercise and thoughts on Covid-era vocal practice from Linda Gates (Northwestern). CUE TIMES (start of each section): 1:20 [reading] // 8:10 [scholarly conversation] // 44:21 [practical conversation]

    • 1 hr
    Episode 9 - Renditions, Vocal Yellowface, Delays

    Episode 9 - Renditions, Vocal Yellowface, Delays

    A brief reading from "Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America" by Christine Bacareza Balance; a conversation with Donatella Galella (University of California, Riverside) on musicals, racial representation, and vocal yellowface in contemporary productions; and thoughts from Andy Evan Cohen (CUNY, Roly Poly Productions) about voice practice on Zoom. CUE TIMES (start of each section): 1:33 [reading] // 7:45 [scholarly conversation] // 44:57 [practical conversation]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 8 - Gathering of Voices, Hungry Listening, Following the Voice

    Episode 8 - Gathering of Voices, Hungry Listening, Following the Voice

    A brief reflection on honoring voices of these lands; a conversation with Dylan Robinson (Queen’s University) on Indigenous song-life and listening for what writing performs, plus a reading from his new book “Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies”; and vocal guidance for meeting one’s voice from Jonathan Hart Makwaia (New York University, Roy Hart Centre). CUE TIMES (start of each section): 1:31 [reflection] // 5:05 [scholarly conversation] // 35:47 [reading] // 42:11 [voice practice]

    • 1 hr
    Episode 7 - Shrieking Refuge, Inner Voices, Joy Can Flow From Breaking

    Episode 7 - Shrieking Refuge, Inner Voices, Joy Can Flow From Breaking

    A brief reading from Joshua Chambers-Letson’s "After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life"; listening with Elena Elías Krell (Vassar College, Hen in the Foxhouse) for inner voices that sound the vulnerability of queer of color critique; and a vocal exercise through grief and giggles from Abigail Bengson (The Bengsons). CUE TIMES (start of each section): 2:00 [reading] // 7:28 [scholarly conversation] // 42.50 [exercise]

    • 1 hr 6 min

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