wpmEpis­odes 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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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.