In the lead up to the premiere of Alexandra Frost’s cabaret show, Hear My Voice, at the 2023 Adelaide Fringe, Dr Gill Hicks invited Alexandra to ABC Adelaide for a discussion about the show.
Hear My Voice is about Alexandra’s complicated journey with her own voice, and the significance of “voice” in how we perceive (and are perceived by) others.
Gill opens the interview by referencing one of the most memorable voices she knows, that of actor, Morgan Freeman. Every time she hears him speak, she is instantly reminded of God, a role Freeman played in Bruce Almighty.
Thus the interview then unfolds with Alexandra sharing that first moment she realised she might have a “memorable” voice, when a conductor at the Adelaide University Choral Society remarked, that’s a bit unusual, very low down there, very strong down there.
Alexandra recalls that while he wasn’t levelling criticism at her voice, her 17-year-old self heard it differently, and immediately forged the opinion that her voice was, “unusual, strange, and weird.”
The interview charts more of that journey as a taste of what’s in store for Hear My Voice, which forms the core of the show when entwined with Jazz, Blues, and Soul standards.
Listen to Alexandra Frosta and Dr Gill Hicks discuss Hear My Voice On ABC Adelaide
Here is the full interview, which was broadcast live on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.
Hear My Voice will be performed at Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, with three shows only, February 19, 23, 26, 2023.