The thinking voice is Fiol-Matta’s concept that the voice is a place for exposition and critiques of gender norms superimposed on vocalists and performers by society. As the panelists discussed, there is not one voice that emanates from the human body, it is constructed. Thus, as Fred Moten said, the book analyzes how the singers have “discomposed gendered musical traditions.”
Overall, it was a night filled with music, laughter, and celebration of Fiol-Matta’s extraordinary work.
Hear the full event below: