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Four33: An Improvisation Podcast (10/10)In partnership with International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI)

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Vocal improvisers share their perspectives on the unique functions of voice within musical performances, being at once both vulnerable and powerful.

This episode explores the voice as both a metaphor for and a tool of agency. Vocal improvisers Amirtha Kidambi, Joni NehRita, and Erwin Noblet share their perspectives on the unique functions of voice within musical performances, being at once both vulnerable and powerful.

Image: detail from untitled motion study by Steph Yates

Episode includes excerpts from the songs:
“Sleep On The Left Side” by Cornershop
Circle Singing with Erwan Noblet
Decolonize the Mind” by Amirtha Kidambi
If Not Now, When” by Joni NehRita

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Carey West is a vocalist and educator whose professional experience motivates her research. She is interested in questions surrounding voice, agency and improvisation. Her MA thesis focused on best practices and liberatory experiences during extended vocal techniques and sound singing workshops.

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Steve Donnelly is a live artist from Wales. His work explores and combines his interests in improvised play, performance studies, contemporary and historical uses of social space, popular culture, belief, and the commons.

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