Harry Yeff (AKA Reeps 100) was born in London. 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 and advocate of neuro-divergent creativity.
Yeff rose to fame as one of the greatest beatboxers of all time. His almost inhuman vocal ability opened up a slew of voice, technology and academic collaboration specializing in voice and tech-based performance and strategy.
In 2019 Yeff completed his third artist residency with Harvard University with an 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’.
Artificial Intelligence: mentor, collaborator or opponent?
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 suggests about the future of interaction between humans and machines.