multivocal is an art and research-based collective, concerned with exploring synthesized voices through both practical experiments and theoretical reflections. In this collective we strive to combine artistic practice with cultural theory, diversity studies, art history, design, and creative programming. We specifically focus on the suspensions that occur when having an exploratory approach in combination with systematic modes of production and evaluation.
We explore artistic strategies, challenging the notion of character and identity design for synthesized voices. Unfolding through panel disucssions, workshops, artworks, and perception testing
> Who are we
Alice Emily Baird
Alice is a sound artist and researcher from the UK. Currently a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate for the Chair of Complex and Intelligent Systems, Passau University, Germany. Alice works across an array of disciplines, predominately exploring the intersections between scientific research and the arts, with particular focus on the human experience and perception of sound. Alice has shown work at venues including; Basilica Hudson (Hudson, NY, USA), Pioneer Works (New York, NY, USA), PACE (New York, NY, USA) and Parker Gallery (Whitechapel, London, UK). Alice recently completed her MFA in Sound Arts at Columbia University, New York City - where she was in residence at Columbia's Computer Music Centre.
Frederik Tollund Juutilainen
Frederik is a software developer and programmer from Copenhagen. He has a degree in philosophy and computer science from Roskilde University and now works in the development and programming of digital-/physical installations. Frederik works in interdisciplinary teams and in fields including, object-oriented and functional programming, machine learning, evolutionary algorithms, parametric design, audio design and programming of micro-controllers. Alongside his work he actively contributes to and publishes open-source software. Frederik is also a DJ celebrating antiauthoritarian creativity.
Stina Hasse Jørgensen
Stina is a PhD fellow at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, where she is researching the politics and aesthetics of synthesized voices. Stina has published articles on art, technology and sound in magazines and journals such as Transformations Journal of Media & Culture, Body, Space & Technology Journal, Cultural Analysis, Seismograf, and kunsten.nu. She has given papers at conferences such as TERRÆN, ISEA, Aesthetics, Ethics and Biopolitics of the Posthuman, Global Lives Project - UC Berkeley, Re-New IMAC, and NORDIK. Stina is also a practitioner of art with a focus on data, sound and technology. She has presented her work in places such as Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, NLHspace, DIAS - Digital Interactive Art Space, Wundergrund Festival, BEAM festival, Atelier Hotel Pro Forma, MIX Copenhagen, LAK festival.
Mads Steensig Pelt
Mads is a programmer residing in Copenhagen. He works with backend development and software architecture for a Danish IT startup. He has experience with a wide-array of platforms and web frameworks. In his spare time he is an avid collector of exotica music, and likes to work with sound/music, recording, and production.
> Friends of multivocal
multivocal would not be possible without collaboration and support from other, researchers, artists, programmers, and just super nice people:
Sabrina Vitting-Seerup is a former marketing manager and current diversity researcher that uses both of her skill sets to help the Multivocal team.
Nina Cecilie Højholdt is an interaction designer and developer. She created and maintains the front-end for multivocal.org.
Kasper Nørlund is a designer, who created the multivocal logo.
Adam Gilbert Jespersen helped out at Roskilde Festival '17 and works with microphones and organs.