Caitlin Marshall is a VoxTAP co-coordinator.
A 5th year PhD in the Department of Performance Studies and a member of the Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley, Caitlin is active as a researcher, performer, and artist.
Working dissertation title: Vocal Culture–Sovereign Sounds in Antebellum America. What did it mean to ‘sound American’ during the nation’s first independent century? A look at the art and science of American voice from speaking automata, to elocution, to laryngectomy on the stage, in the exhibition hall, and in the operating theater.
Other interests: Voice synthesis, expressive TTS, and the history of AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)
Contact Caitlin at: simms.cm at gmail
Robert Beahrs (“Robbie”) is a VoxTAP co-coordinator.
He recently received his master’s degree in ethnomusicology from U.C. Berkeley and is currently working towards the PhD. He is interested in Turkic nomadic music/sound-making in Inner Asia and Siberia, with particular focus on timbre, perception, and the voice. With a background in music composition, Robbie actively performs and gives workshops in Tuvan throat-singing and is interested in the study of extended vocal techniques.
Contact Robbie at: robeahrs at berkeley.edu
James Davies is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at UC Berkeley, and a VoxTAP co-coordinator.
His current book project is a cultural history of hands (particularly keyboard-playing hands) and voice (in relation to disciplines of vocal production) mostly in Paris and London.
Contact James at jqd at berkeley.edu