Nokia Bell Labs
We Speak Music
“Our Voices are our most precious tool. As they grow, we grow.”
We Speak Music is an exploration into the human possibilities of the voice. Fronted by visual artist and world-class beatboxer Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) and presented by world-renowned technological innovators Nokia Bell Labs, the series of 6 short documentaries explores how beatboxing is reframing our understanding of the human voice and influencing communities and creatives from all over the world.
The future of voice is a strange and exciting place which merges artificial intelligence, creativity and self-expression, bringing forth an innovation that will push the instrument further than it has ever gone before. This collaboration is an investigative journey of voice and human communication, offering scientific, cultural, technological and artistic insights into how the art of beatboxing is the ultimate exploration of its potential. The series raises many interesting questions about the importance we place on the human voice, its unstudied capabilities beyond speaking and the role it could play in an increasingly global society regarding interacting with machines. A discourse that is more important than ever with the rise of voice-controlled technology.