Just the Beginning
Finding Your Voice
What does it mean to sound more like yourself? Stories about people finding their voices both literally and creatively. Featuring Maya and Bosco Kante, founders of ElectroSpit; singer Ionnalee of Iamamiwhoami; Botnik Studios' Songularity project; and voice teacher Daisy Press.
What does it mean to sound more like yourself?
- Voice teacher Daisy Press guides us through some pretty unusual vocal exercises.
- Maya and Bosco Kante are the founders of ElectroSpit, a family business devoted to helping people sing like robots. They tell us how an ungainly vintage instrument and a disappointing performance with Kanye West inspired them to create it.
- As a teenager, people told Ionnalee that she had a good voice… for singing backup. She started the mysterious Iamamiwhoami project to find her artistic edge and reconnect with the way she sang as child.
- What would an AI want to sing about? Botnik Studios uses predictive text to create new creative works. Hear a preview of The Songularity, their forthcoming album of computer-aided pop songs.
- Daisy Press does a voice lesson with our coworker Maura Lynch, who sings in the indie rock band Blush. Can Maura add some vocal pizzazz to her favorite Karaoke song?
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