Between Speaking and Singing

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This week we visit the shady glen where language and music make out with each other, in a field surrounded by phonemes, intonation, and the throw-away vocables of human expression. What’s important here isn’t what we say, but how we say it.

We talk with artists working at the boundary between language and music: the composer Kate Soper, the poet Jeremy Sigler, and the drummer Milford Graves.


Andrew Leland

Ross Simonini, Andrew Leland

Produced by Jenny Ament, Myke Dodge Weiskopf, Laura Irving, Ross Simonini, Liam Geraghty.

Image credit: Courtesy of Jake Meginsky / Full Mantis