November 30th, 2019 I did a TEDx Tak about the sound design and technical creation of ‘Q – The Genderless Voice’ at University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
The human voice is a fundamental part of human beings, and an essential part of our individual identity. It is one of the most important ways we communicate, and also a big part of how we express ourselves. Voices are clearly different from person to person, but often distinguished by gender because of its pitch. What happens when you manipulate the human voice and dissolve the understanding of male and female voices? Is it possible to create a completely new voice that has no gender at all? Nis Nørgaard is the Sound Designer and Audio Engineer behind ‘The Genderless Voice’, and will take you through the technical creation of a voice that has been defined as non-binary. By using sound technology and a digital mindset, Nis has challenged the way we perceive human voices by creating a new genderless voice.