SYN Podcasts

Episode Three: Vocal Improvisation


A sound world unknown to many- explore the wacky, beautiful, creepy, inspiring and sometimes altogether bizarre world of vocal improvisation!

Presented and Produced by Tamara Kohler

Guest: Jenny Barnes


  • Aria by John Cage- Tim Munro
  • I Puritani: Son vergin vezzosa- Vincenzo Bellini
  • Gun Has No Trigger- Dirty Projectors
  • Free Scat- Ella Fitzgerald
  • To Faust: A Footnote- Connie Beckley
  • Preposition Proposition- Jenny Barnes
  • Footpath Astronomy- Jenny Barnes 
  • Sta Tictights- Jenny Barnes
  • Walt’s Words (Voice with Tin Foil)- Jenny Barnes
  • ö.. .. .. maria- Jenny Barnes
  • Ripples (With Music Boxes)- Jenny Barnes
  • Nickeltoe- Sidsel Endresen
  • Beneath (Caleb Burhans)- Roomful of Teeth
  • Joy- Maja Ratkje
  • What Comes After Love (excerpts)- Carolyn Connors
  • Traveling- Meredith Monk
  • On Behalf of Nature- Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble
  • Turtle Dreams- Meredith Monk
  • Lucette Stranded On the Island- Julia Holter

Image: Carmonn French

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