Episodes 1–5 of We Speak Music, presented by beatboxer and voice artist Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) and released by Nokia Bell Labs and Lonelyleap, have amassed over 160,000 views on youtube. The docuseries is an exploration into the human possibilities of the voice.
Presented as six short documentaries, the series investigates emerging areas of voice and communication beyond speaking in a journey that redefines our understanding of the human voice and its potential. Travelling around the world, Reeps One meets the diverse communities leading monumental advancements in vocal experimentation across the fields of science, technology, academia and therapy.
We Speak Music was created in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs’ Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), a program that has been running for over half a century to expand artistic expression and technical innovation.
Speaking about the project, Reeps One said, “As the newest E.A.T. artist I stand alongside legendary pioneers like John Cage and Rauschenberg. Going into production, I thought I knew a lot about the human voice and its potential, but nothing could have prepared me for finding technology that gave me the means to musically collaborate with my A.I. twin.”
We Speak Music, conceived and produced by Lonelyleap, is presented by technological innovators Nokia Bell Labs. Episodes will be released weekly, on two free-to-view platforms — the Nokia Bell Labs website and YouTube channel Swissbeatbox, from Saturday, 2nd March.
We Speak Music release schedule
02.03.19 — Episode 1
09.03.19 — Episode 2
16.03.19 — Episode 3
23.03.19 — Episode 4
30.03.19 — Episode 5
06.04.19 — Episode 6
About Reeps One
Artist Harry Yeff (AKA Reeps One) grew up in Walthamstow, East London. He produces work spanning disciplines, contexts and media as a response to an ongoing investigation into vocal music, art and science. His work explores the fusion of visual and audio cultures, transforming vocal music into visible, physical form through performance, installation, sculpture, photography and film as well as curatorial, directorial and academic projects. Yeff’s expertise in vocal musicianship and performance has generated an online global following, rendering over 100 million views and recognition as a pioneer of experimental vocalism.
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