Best of Blue Dot: Vocalist Annie Haslam and the good vibrations of Daniel Belquer
Dave gets to talk to his teenage crush, English vocalist Annie Haslam from the progressive/art-rock band Renaissance. Annie has had an amazing career working with artists like Steve Howe (Yes, Asia) and John Wetton (King Crimson, UK, Asia) but is best known as the lead singer for Renaissance. Annie talks about her circuitous rise to vocal stardom (she has a five-octave range) and her battles with a hearing problem caused by a childhood injury.
Then Dave visits with musician, engineer, and creator Daniel Belquer to talk about his work with vibrations to create immersive experiences for concert-goers. Using haptic garments like vests that transmit vibrations, people in the deaf community can experience something that, though not perhaps aural music, is definitely a sensory experience that can be used as a new creative medium. This program is definitely all about good vibrations!