Kim is fascinated by the human voice, the invisible instrument. She’s been developing her unique approach to vernacular (non-classical) singing for forty years. It’s a non-academic field; one learns by doing, so Kim’s investigations are informed by broad study—of music, of course, but also: depth psychology, somatic healing, Steiner’s approach to grammar & punctuation, North Indian scales, grief rituals… The point is to restore a birthright: to sing, and to be rendered by sound.
Kim’s worked for over forty years, mostly in the Northwest, as a voice teacher and singer (in predictable and unpredictable settings.) Presently, she mentors women artists and is writing a book about singing—more like poetry than ‘How To.’ This year, she’ll complete, with her band, the Palace Thieves, an album of songs seemingly about swans, secretly about mature love.