A3: 1. The word "bella" in range of 7 octaves, 2. Short Coloratura. A4: 1. Boy-4 octaves, 2. Female voice-4 octaves, 3. Male voice-5 octaves. A5: 1. Female voice-multiple-in chords, 2. Female in octaves.
Released by FOLKWAYS RECORDS Jan 1956 16 Tracks. PLAY ALL. Vox Humana: Alfred Wolfsohn's Experiments In Extension of Human Vocal Range. Released by FOLKWAYS RECORDS Jan 1956 16 Tracks.
Alfred Wolfsohn was inspired to explore such questions about vocal range after serving in the World War I. Haunted by cries on the battlefield and suffering from post-traumatic stress, he began experiments as a form of therapy. Alternating between vocal and instrumental (including piano, violin, viola, cello, and double bass) exercises, Vox Humana not only showcases the potential vocal range of the human voice, but also the various expressive timbres and tone qualities that can be utilized.
1. Lend Me Your Ears!: Phonation of Words - Marita Günther. 2. Duet in New Vocal Sound Range: Arpeggios - Marita Günther, Jenny Johnson. 3. Boy's Voice: The Word "Bella", Short Coloratura - Duet in New Vocal Sound Range: Arpeggios.
Vox Humana: Alfred Wolfsohn's Experiments In Extension Of Human Vocal Range label & cat. n. Folkways Science Series FX 6123 pressed in: USA date: 1956 format: LP condition:. Amidst the vocal freakout insanity on this album, the attitude remains completely academic and the intention seems to be to encourage composers to utilize these techniques in new works. The included notes by avant garde American composer Henry Cowell urge just that (and, in the decades that followed, radical composers like Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Mauricio Kagel would go on to employ these methods)
Performer: Various Artists
Title: Vox Humana: Alfred Wolfsohn's Experiments in Extension of Human Vocal Range
Size MP3: 1238 mb
Size FLAC: 1710 mb
Rating: 4.3 / 5
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