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Friday, April 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Vocaloids and the Human
Nina Sun Eidsheim, “Vocaloid Refused, Re-Imagined, and Re-Purposed: Analyzing a Vocal Synthesis Phenomena as Style and Technique”
Gretchen Jude, “Songs from the Uncanny Valley: The Posthuman Vocality of the Vocaloids”
Catherine Provenzano, “Feeling the Human and the Politics of Vocal Pitch Correction: Notes from the Field”


Diane Pecknold

Diane Pecknold is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Louisville. She is author of The Selling Sound: The Rise of the Country Music Industry and editor of Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music. She also co-edited, with... Read More →

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Nina Sun Eidsheim

Nina Sun Eidsheim (UCLA Department of Musicology) and has published Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice (Duke UP, 2015) and Measuring Race: the Micropolitics of Listening to Vocal Timbre and Vocality in African-American Popular Music (Duke UP, forthcoming... Read More →
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Gretchen Jude

Gretchen Jude is a vocalist and electronic musician who performs traditional, experimental, and improvised music around the world. She holds an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College and koto certification from the Sawai Koto Institute in Tokyo. Gretchen is... Read More →
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Catherine Provenzano

Catherine Provenzano is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at New York University. Her research is on vocal production in contemporary North American pop and pop country, and she conducts ethnographic work in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville recording studios. She focuses particularly... Read More →

Friday April 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Demo Lab EMP Museum, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109