October 24, 2021
Agile Vocalist's inaugural compact audio memoir episode. This episode is a personal reflection on and for our world navigating Covid-19 and the treacherous realities of 2020. This compact audio memoir was created as an expression of gratitude for all the people who powered us through 2020: healthcare workers, essential workers, all those whose work is “now seen.” I am so thankful for them and the perils they faced putting their lives at risk to simply “go to work.”
This audio memoir is also a tribute to those who are still here, those who lost their loved ones, those who are still home isolated and trying to protect their health as they await the vaccine. You may still want –very much– to scream. These 6 minutes are to say “I hear you!”
This episode was originally published in March 2021. More visuals and the interactive "sounds of emotions" tool referenced in this episode (created by UC Berkeley researchers) can be found on the Agile Vocalist web site.
October 24, 2021
San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist, Pamela Rose has thrilled local and international audiences for decades with her swinging, soulful style. Rose has performed at clubs and jazz and blues festivals throughout the United States, Germany, and Denmark. She has six recordings to her name. In recent years, Rose has toured nationally with her critically acclaimed show Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era and her more recent Blues is a Woman, a collaborative show among five exceptional blues musicians that tells the remarkable story of women and the blues. Originally published: March 2021 as a celebration of International Women's Day.
This episode is part 1 of a two-part series about Pamela.
More details and liner notes about this episode can be found on Agile Vocalist.com.
September 23, 2021
Joshua is an award-winning actor, comic, writer, beatboxer, and educator whose path into the arts was punctuated by overcoming a speech impediment. The episode also includes his live improv soundscape performance as a meditation for 2021.
Joshua’s various performances have received admiration from Norman Lear to Prince. He has collaborated with artists such as Slash (Guns and Roses), poet Ursula Rucker, and Wayne Brady. Joshua has dropped beats for Drop the Mic, a segment of The Late, Late Show with James Corden.
This episode was originally released in February 2021.
More episode visuals and Liner Notes about this episode are available the Agile Vocalist web site.