Identity/ Subjectivity

Aging Voice

Our voice changes as we age. Although the most obvious voice changes occur in childhood and adolesence, there are a number of changes that […]

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As an ablebodied and classically trained singer and actor, articulation to me is that practical space where lips, teeth, tongue and so on (those […]

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Authenticity refers to ideas of the voice as origin or a faithful correspondence to an ideal original. In this sense, vocal authenticity also refers […]

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In the theory of subjectivity of Bulgarian linguist, psychoanalyst, and sometime “French feminist” Julia Kristeva, the “chora” is a space shared by mother and […]

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Community choir singing

Community choir can be defined as a choir that draws its membership from a community at large and is inclusive. In the US, choir […]

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Intervocality is a term that ethnomusicologist Steve Feld has used to signify “the inherently dialogic and embodied qualities of speaking and hearing. Intervocality underscores […]

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Jean-Luc Nancy, a former student of French deconstructive philosopher Jacques Derrida, opens his book on listening by wondering if philosophy is capable of it, […]

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Metaphor/ Figure

For many folks who work with voice day in and day out, the persistent use of voice as a figure or metaphor is tiring […]

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Popularly understood, “noise” indicates both unpleasant incursion and resistant cultural practice (noisy protest, noise music). Laura Marks suggests that noise indexes the infinite, constituting […]

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Objet (petit) a

From the late 1950s, poststructuralist psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan used the phrase “objet (petit) a”—object (little) a–or the algebraic letter “a,” for the “object of […]

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