Planes, Walls, and Bits of Sound: Healing a Voice

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Abstract

This article discusses how the non-linguistic voice in avant-garde and experimental music can unsettle and expand on the normative limits of the knowledge of the voice, language and speech. Drawing on Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room, and on cases of stuttering, verbal and psychic deafness, I address the following questions: How can the embodied sound of the voice be deployed as a performative tool to challenge and “heal” speech irregularity? And what do “speech irregularity” and “healing” mean in this context?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
JournalMusic and Politics
VolumeX
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jul 2016

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