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The Voice Symposium radio broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM

November 28, 2012

As a preview for The Voice Symposium, held at The London Science Museum Dana Centre, 16 Nov 2012, symposium organiser James Wilkes presented an hour-long feature on Resonance 104.4FM, broadcast 14 Nov 2012, discussing the subject of the human voice from artistic and scientific perspectives. The programme features a “Rorschach Audio” interview, talking about Spiritualism, audio illusions and Electronic Voice Phenomena, Professor Sophie Scott (from UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) gives an introduction to the physiology of speech and to the place of laughter in communication, and scientists Pradheep Shanmugalingam (of UCL) and Carolyn McGettigan (of Royal Holloway) discuss their research into sine-wave speech and vocal identity respectively. The programme also features recordings by poets Emma Bennett and Holly Pester, and recordings of a beluga whale saying “hello” to humans! Full details of the event at the Dana Centre can be found in earlier posts.

See preceding post in case of difficulty accessing Sound Cloud.

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