Reeps100 (Harry Yeff) and Trung Bao are two of the world's leading vocal experimentalists living today, both utilizing an almost inhuman vocal range. As artists they have collected hundreds of vocal techniques from around the world, with the aim of pushing the human voice to its unknown limits.
The VOICE GEMS series is a vibrant, unprecedented meditation highlighting the most remarkable, influential, and critically endangered voices on earth.
The colors and structure of the #1023 gemstone are generated in real-time from 100 anonymous voices gifted online. A one-of-a-kind voice piece capturing the liminal space between human connection and the vast anonymity of the internet.
In 2019 Reeps100 (Harry Yeff) created the first digital sculpture generated from the voices of two lovers. The work was used as a marriage proposal gift, replacing the traditional diamond gemstone and offering a viable alternative to an industry historically associated with environmental depletion and human conflict.
Every voice is unique, and with that comes unique fingerprint-like meta-data that can be used for bespoke and human centered generative design.
Yeff’s lifelong collaborations with the world's leading voice artists and academics have shown him that voice is mankind’s most precious tool and one of nature's greatest achievements: it is the purest form of self-expression, predating even language. His multidisciplinary work encompassing AI, VR, and kineticism alongside brilliant technologists, engineers, technicians, and academics to actualize the artistic representation of voice has culminated in the VOICE GEMS series: a visually stunning way to inspire dialogues about value and humanity using new media.