I Speak Music: Manipulating, Improvising and Composing with Vocals

We’re all born with a musical instrument already built-in, but relatively few musicians use their voice as a means of production and composition. With the help of new tools and tech, it’s possible to harness the power of your vocal cords in ever more creative ways.

Featuring three artists who use their voices to make music in different ways – beat boxer SK Shlomo, vocalist Katie Gately, and rapper Doseone – this performative presentation will reveal how to work with your own voice in your music, covering approaches from lyrics and vocals to samples, loops, and harmonies. You’ll learn how to manipulate your voice electronically or by vocal characterizations, and get tips on how to overcome the initial apprehension of using your voice as an instrument.