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ODEYA NINI – A Solo Voice
February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST$20.00 – $25.00
Evolving over the last seven years, A Solo Voice by Odeya Nini is an investigation of extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and energy shift. Through multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance.
This performance will have new works for A Solo Voice that focus on the movement of energy, including large fans and laser beams of light. The work will immerse you in sensation.
Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based experimental vocalist and contemporary composer. At the locus of her interests are textural harmony, gesture, tonal animation, and the illumination of minute sounds, in works spanning chamber music to vocal pieces and collages of musique concrète. She has collaborated extensively with dancers, visual artist, filmmakers and theater directors as both a composer and soloist and has worked with Meredith Monk, Butch Morris, artists Lucy & Jorge Orta, LA’s experimental opera company, The Industry & LA’s contemporary orchestra, Wild Up. Odeya’s work has been presented at venues and festivals across the US and internationally, such as The LA Phil, MONA, Joyce Soho, Art Basel Miami and the Banff Centre, from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam. Her work also includes guiding vocal sound meditations, Voice Baths, and leading retreats and workshops exploring the creative and healing qualities of voice and movement.