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What Makes A Great Voice? - Find Out By Tuning Into VoiceBox #4

Sunday, June 14, 2009

VoiceBox is NPR affiliate station KALW 91.7 FM's eclectic new radio show dedicated to the art of singing and the best of the vocal music scene.

Please join host Chloe Veltman this coming Friday from 10 - 11 pm PST for the next broadcast in this exciting five-part pilot series.

VoiceBox turns philosophical on June 19 as Deke Sharon, a San Francisco-based vocal music expert and lead arranger / performer with the a cappella rock band The House Jacks joins host Chloe Veltman in the studio for a discussion about what makes a great singing voice.

Using performances by the latest British singing sensation Susan Boyle as a jumping off point for a wide-ranging discussion about the aesthetics of vocal music, Deke and Chloe explore whether there are intrinsic qualities to every great singing voice, or, if beauty, as far as vocal performance goes, exists firmly within in the ear of the beholder.

About VoiceBox:

VoiceBox celebrates the art of song through highlighting the work of singers, composers, conductors and other amazing vocal music aficionados past and present. Whether you’re interested in Fado, Folk, Opera, Oratorio, Plainchant or Post-Punk, join host Chloe Veltman every Friday night for five weeks from 10-11pm PST starting on May 29 for an eclectic exploration of the best of the vocal music scene from the Bay Area and beyond.

VoiceBox airs on Friday evenings on NPR affiliate KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco. You can also hear the show via live webstream at http://www.kalw.org.

Please visit this website for all the latest show info including playlists and overviews.

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  • Hmmm. What makes a great voice?
    Something tells me it may also have to do with the culture.

    For example: Fischer-Diskau

    Tastes change with the culture.

    BTW, glad to hear you on KALW
    Richard Friedman
    Music From Other Minds

    By Anonymous rchrd, At June 17, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

  • thanks richard. i appreciate your input. roland barthes has some interesting things to say about fischer-diskau in his "grain of the voice" essay...

    By Anonymous Chloe Veltman, At June 21, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

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