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The next American Idol?

Find your real voice

By Michael Kull. Photo by Eva Nations

Sep2013MKullHave you ever listened to the sound of your own voice on a recording? Many people don’t like to listen to themselves. They say that their voice sounds strange, it embarrasses them to hear it, it doesn’t even sound like them. While not everyone reacts this way, it brings up an idea that is worth considering: Our voices are somehow so closely tied to our identities, to who we are, that we question whether or not they truly represent us. If every voice is a sonic “finger print,” and no two voices are alike, then the voice we have is the only one we’re going to get. When we hear our voice and don’t recognize it, then we are messing with the notion of who we are. Read more →