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The Human Voice – The Perfect Design
Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Arthur Samuel Joseph of the Vocal Awareness Institute explores the design of the human voice and its effect on the mind/body/spirit during a presentation hosted by the Design Innovation Institute (Dii) on Thursday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, CA as part of their Performing Arts at The Neurosciences Institute program.

Joseph, a former University of Southern California professor, is the founder of the Vocal Awareness Institute. He has studied the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of the human voice for more than four decades and has used his knowledge to teach Hollywood’s elite, sport’s finest athletes, and major corporate giants how to transform their lives and guarantee success by maximizing the power of their voice. His clients include celebrities such as Anne Bancroft, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Magic Johnson, as well as corporate clients such as Deloitte & Touche, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the Federal Reserve Bank.

The one-hour presentation entitled “The Human Voice – The Perfect Design,” explored the history of voice and human discourse. It examined the psycho-physical relationship of voice in all aspects of our lives and provide practical communication tips for all professional and social contexts. Through a compelling interactive seminar, participants discovered how subtle refinements to one’s voice can markedly enhance one’s sense of personal empowerment. Following the presentation was a VIP tour of the award-winning facility with NSI's Associate Director, Rachael Jonte, and a reception with Arthur.

Considered among the most acoustically impressive small performance halls in the United States, The Neuroscience Institute’s auditorium was chosen specifically for its thoughtful design. Noted acoustician Cyril Harris worked with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Associates in cooperation with associate architect Joseph Wong Associates of San Diego to create a uniform acoustical environment. Artists and audiences have unequivocally confirmed the same sound is heard in every seat.

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