HELPING PEOPLE THINK
London born Harry Yeff (AKA Reeps One) Yeff’s expertise in vocal musicianship and performance has generated an online global following, rendering over 100 million views and recognition as a pioneer in a new wave of vocal experimentation.
Yeff is celebrated as one of the most respected and accomplished beatboxers to ever enter the arena. To this day he continues to build on a world class skill set, specialising in voice and tech-based performance. His role as an ambassador for art, technology and voice, is highlighted by a global lecture portfolio with notable talks on creativity, the arts and innovation at Google Exec, Davos, United Nations, SXSW, Art Basel Hong Kong, Glastonbury Pyramid Stage and most importantly his old primary school.
During his time in NY and Boston he transcended sound and music with a number of artistic and research based residencies. In 2019 Yeff completed his third artist residency with Harvard university with invitation as a guest lecturer with the phonetic and music departments. At present Yeff is part of the Experiments in Art and Technology Program at Bell Labs and a trusted contributor and speaker with the World Economic Forums 'Cultural Leader program'
"Growing up in east London I never really had a voice. I was always the anomaly. The tournament chess player who lived in council housing. I fell in love with expression. This drove me to expand my thinking, to push the human voice to a new and powerful human potential. The voice can be a bridge to social, academic, technological and human innovation. I thought I was always experimenting with sound, but i've realised to push the voice is to push the mind. The voice is our most precious tool, as it grows, we grow"
- Reeps One
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM FEATURE - A.I AND THE HUMAN VOICE / / / /
In a world of increasingly virtual communication, the voice remains humankind’s most fundamental communication tool. Voice artist and beatboxer Harry Yeff – aka Reeps One – explains how he has used AI to create a simulation of his own voice that he can interact with, and what this project
WIRED A.I PULSE - TECHNOLOGY, CREATIVITY & AUGEMENTED ART / / / /
Harry Yeff, is a champion beatboxer with the fastest recorded use of the human diaphragm. In this video, he puts these skills to use in a live beatboxing session while an algorithm – developed in collaboration with The Mill – transformed his sounds into a living sculpture on the screen. This performance, entitled See Sound, is just one of many interactions Reeps One has with artificial and augmented realities. To overcome the fear that prevents progress, Yeff says, creators must take ownership over new technology.
GOOGLE EXEC SUMMIT
UNITED NATIONS A.I. FOR GOOD
THE ROYAL INSTITUTE
FALLING WALLS 2020
ART BASEL HONG KONG
MIAMI DESIGN WEEK
THE MILL NY
THE MILL LA
FACTORY BERLIN SONAR+D
LIEPZIG INTERNATIONAL BALLET
GLASTONBURY PYRAMID STAGE