Schedule: Q2 2013
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Urban designers John Matthew Francis and Ross Hansen, the creative forces behind a new kind of mobile stage that can be assembled out of the back of a van in half an hour, Dr. Paul Simpson, a lecturer in human geography at Keele University, UK, and street performer Nick Jones discuss the dynamics of the urban performance environment.
Composer Mason Bates, who has written song cycles for Chanticleer and is currently affiliated with the San Francisco Symphony, talks about how composers tackle setting texts in different languages.
Dr. Krzysztof Izdebski, the founder and chairman of the Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation, chats about the evolution of voice care as a branch of medicine and how the often-overlapping network of laryngologists, speech pathologists, singing voice specialists, vocologists, singing teachers, voice coaches and other experts all play a role in ensuring that patients receive the care they need to be able to use their voices fully once again.
William Meredith, director of Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University, chats about the brilliance of Beethoven’s vocal masterworks, which tend to garner less attention than the composer’s symphonies.
Voice health experts Soha Al-Jurf, Shirley Gherson and Sarah Schneider explore vocal healthcare trends around the world and chat about the extent to which vocal healthcare is widely accessible to people all over the globe or whether it's predominantly a first world phenomenon.
Virtuoso whistler and music journalist Jason Victor Serinus chats about the art of whistling and making a career out of this oft derided vocal art form. (Re-run: program initially aired on October 12, 2012)
Vocalist Linda Tillery, artistic director of the Cultural Heritage Choir, and Sam Edwards, co-founder of Friends of Negro Spirituals, discuss the African roots of the word "spiritual" and the vocal music traditions that led to -- and came out of -- the development of this quintessentially American vocal art form. (Re-run: program initially aired on September 28, 2012)
VoiceBox and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery join forces for another unforgettable interactive journey into the rich global link between drinking ale and singing songs. Featuring The Fill A Steins men’s vocal ensemble, certified beer cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski, VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman and interactive intermission entertainment by Smule. Recorded live before a studio audience at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco on May 29, 2012.
Opera blogger Charlise Tiee (Opera Tattler) and musical theatre blogger Chad Jones (Theater Dogs) discuss the often porous line that exists between the worlds of musical theatre and opera.
Ever since Cher scored a hit with “Believe” in 1998, Auto-Tune, a digital tool which helps singers adjust their vocal pitch, has become a ubiquitous presence in the pop music world. Join Andy Hildebrand, the inventor of Auto-Tune, for a discussion about the tool’s legacy and future.