Voice With a Capital "V"

Most of us use our voices in our work, but finding our "Voice" is an often overlooked part of our creative development. Hear what professionals from a variety of different fields have to say about this elusive aspect of our craft.

Most of us use our voices in our work, but finding our "Voice" is an often overlooked part of our creative development. Hear what professionals from a variety of different fields have to say about this elusive aspect of our craft.

Voice With a Capital V is moderated by Dean Olsher, with Marty Goldensohn (producer/ professor), Ben Yagoda (author), and Pamela Z (performance/sound artist).


Featuring

Ben Yagoda

Ben Yagoda is the author of The Sound on the Page: Style and Voice in Writing, About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made and Will Rogers: A Biography. As a freelance journalist, he has contributed to magazines that start with every letter of the alphabet except j, k, q, x and z. Yagoda is currently Professor of English and Director of the Journalism Program at the University of Delaware. He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Gigi Simeone, and their two teenaged daughters.

Marty Goldensohn

Marty Goldensohn is a veteran journalist of radio, TV and print. He has worked as the New York Bureau Chief of Marketplace, news director of WBAI and for WNYC, where he anchored New York Considered. His TV program on WNET-13, Currents, won Emmys for coverage of the AIDS epidemic and other issues. Currently Goldensohn produces War News Radio at Swarthmore College, a bi-weekly program devoted soley to the war in Iraq, and anchors live programming on WNYC.

Pamela Z

Pamela Z is a composer and performer who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, and gesture-activated MIDI controllers. She has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She's created installation works and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, and an Ars Electronica Honorable Mention.