3.2 The voice as a communicator of meaning and emotion


As stated earlier, the voice’s status as bearer of meaning in our daily lives, both in verbal and non-verbal communication, gives it a very special position compared to other musical instruments. I see this both as a great possibility and a challenge: the possibilities of expression connected to different types and grades of meaning in a musical context are immense. The challenge, on the other hand, is that this meaning may be hard to escape.

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