Anne Tarvainen's research is presented on the Kone Foundation's website

Singing can help a person feel connected to the universe. But what happens when singing stays trapped inside a person? Over 300 amateur singers who are Deaf, tone-deaf, and singers with vocal disorders participated in ethnomusicologist research.

Different Routes: The power of singing

Tarvainen is researcher and also a singer, songwriter and voice coach. Their ongoing research project The Feel of Singing began in 2018 and is funded by Kone Foundation. Over 300 recreational singers with vocal disorders, the inability to sing or hearing impairments have taken part in the research. While they represent different age groups and various singing styles, the research aims to explore what collective bodily sensations are associated with the act of singing.

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