• Summary

  • This Embodied Voice is a podcast hosted by Suzanne Lis, who created the show out of her fascination with the connection between voice and body, especially in singers. Everyone experiences the world through their bodies, but for singers, their instrument IS their body. They are particularly attuned to their physical experience, and so on this podcast, we have honest, intimate conversations about vocal technique and injury, hormonal change, performance anxiety, bodywork and movement, trauma, and much more. By promoting open discussion, we hope to move away from fear and judgement and towards a culture of openness and mutual support.
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Episodes
  • Katrina Galka, Soprano and Life Coach

    Jun 28 2021

    In 2018, Kat's career was going well - she was singing in Vienna, she had gigs booked in the future, but she couldn't shake a feeling of wanting MORE, of wanting to go deeper. Fast forward to 2021, and Kat is now a business and life coach...and still a soprano! On her social media, she shares her process and picks apart common phrases that singers hear, not only from their teachers and colleagues, but from themselves. We talk about what thoughts serve us (and what thoughts don't), how she started singing, and how she prepared mentally for her one-time, live-streamed, no-audience house debut as Olympia in Zürich.

    To follow Kat's career: katrinagalka.com
    @katrina.galka

    Music:
    "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" from Les contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach, performed April 2021 by Katrina Galka, soprano.
    "Till there was you" from The Music Man by Rodgers & Hammerstein, performed April 2021 by Katrina Galka, soprano.

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    52 mins
  • Seth Carico, bass-baritone: "Si può?", Seth Learn Dad, and Sobriety

    Jun 14 2021

    In this episode, I speak with Seth Carico, bass-baritone, on the day before his role debut as Tonio in Pagliacci. Seth first saw Pagliacci when he was 17, and says that as soon as the prologue aria ended and the curtain flew up, he was "hooked." Since then, Seth has sung both standard and new roles and has embraced his identity, both on- and off-stage, as a "weird as hell," singular artist. We also spoke about his preparation for fatherhood, which he chronicled in a web series called SETH LEARN DAD, and his path to sobriety.

    To follow Seth's career: http://www.sethcarico.com/
    To watch Seth Learn Dad and Stage B: https://www.youtube.com/c/SethCaricoBassBaritone

    Music:

    "Alles endet, was entstehet", no. 2, Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo by Wolf
    "Fühlt meine Seele", no. 3, Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo by Wolf
    Both songs performed by Seth Carico, bass-baritone, and Eun-Boram Ahn, piano, recorded in May 2021


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    1 hr and 4 mins
  • Alice Chung, mezzo-soprano and Wear Yellow Proudly co-founder

    May 31 2021

    Alice Chung is a mezzo-soprano and co-founder of Wear Yellow Proudly, an initiative started in 2020 in response to increasing xenophobia and violence against Asians during the COVID-19 pandemic. WYP spreads awareness about Asian culture through art, music, and education. Alice speaks about her Korean-American upbringing, how she started singing, and why she chose not to sing when the pandemic first hit.

    Visit wearyellowproudly.org for more information.

    First verse of "The Swing":

    The new light blue ramie skirt
    The gold-pressed hair ribbon
    As I swing up to the sky,
    Flutter in the cloud.
    The swallow also, surprised,
    Stopped flying mid-air and watched.

    Music:

    "The Swing (그네)" performed by Alice Chung, mezzo-soprano
    "Longing for GeumGang Mountain (그리운 금강산)" performed by Alice Chung, mezzo-soprano, and Ting Ting Wong, pianist, recorded February 2021 - this is the piano heard after the end of the Swing underneath the spoken intro.
    "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" from Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns, performed by Alice Chung, mezzo-soprano, and Ed Bak, pianist, recorded May 2021 at the Cooper-Bing Competition

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    47 mins

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