VoxTAP Bios

IMG_9838 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


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