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About soundbath

I loved singing from a very young age and first performed in public when just seven years old. As a child, living as we did, on a farm in the middle of the Kalahari Desert - the place of my birth - we had no television and my mother played records by Mario Lanza, Guiseppe Di Stephano, Beniamino Gigli, Franco Corelli, Jussi Bjorling, Enrico Caruso and other well-known Italian opera tenors, day in and day out. I adored this music and their beautiful voices, and was convinced I would be a tenor when I grew up. But the small matter of being born a girl, shattered that dream! I trained as a soprano instead, and have been fortunate enough to sing all over the world, enjoying some wonderful moments along the way, including being invited to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of my contribution to the music, economy and culture of the UK.

Adam Lambert’s Powerful Lyrics

Adam Lambert singing “Aftermath” during his sell-out Glam Nation Tour in Birmingham, UK, 2010 - photo kindly supplied by Grrr_girl.   mp3 audio only – full programme         Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 … Continue reading

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The Accompanist and The Singer

Elizabeth Dockrell-Tyler – photo kindly supplied by Rob Stevenson. mp3 audio only – full programme Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 There comes a point in every singer’s life when they need the services of an accompanist. But … Continue reading

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The Art of Communication and The Singer

Adam Lambert performing in Birmingham, UK, during his Glam Nation Tour, 2010 – photo kindly supplied by Grrr_girl. mp3 audio only - full programme   Radio Script: (This is an outline only of the radio script used for this programme – it is not a transcript … Continue reading

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Broken Open: Adam Lambert; The Agony and Ecstasy of Singing

There is a case to be made for the fact that each of us is born with innate abilities, which when honed, transform us into experts, at best, in our fields of interest, and competents, otherwise. Our absorbing interests often also … Continue reading

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Tod Machover, Opera Composer – an interview

mp3 audio only - full programme  Tod Machover (b. 1953 in New York) has been called “America’s most wired composer” by the Los Angeles Times. He is widely recognized as one of the most significant and innovative composers of his generation, and is … Continue reading

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Adam Lambert and the Basics of a Singer’s Voice : Breathing and Support

“Singing is a sensory-motor phenomenon that requires particular physical skills. When these skills are developed in a sensitive performer, singing becomes an art.” – Meribeth A. Bunch, Ph.D. (Consultant in Voice, Associated Professor, University of Delaware, USA) A singer, much as … Continue reading

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The Singer as Interpretative Artist

Adam Lambert performing in Indianapolis during his Glam Nation Tour, 2010 – photo kindly supplied by Grrr_girl. mp3 audio only - full programme  Radio Script: Today I’d like to explore the interpretative art of the singer. Once techniques such as posture, breath and voice … Continue reading

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Introducing Grammy Nominated Sony/RCA Recording Artist, Adam Lambert, on UK Radio

  Adam Lambert performing in Indianapolis during his Glam Nation Tour – photo kindly supplied by Grrr_girl. mp3 audio only – full programme The Soundbath Radio Programme: 12 April 2011 – radio script It is my particular pleasure today to … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Music

Let us begin by investigating where music comes from. We know that music predates the written word. Scientists believe that modern humans developed in Africa around 160,000 or so years ago. Around 50,000 years ago these humans began to disperse from Africa … Continue reading

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