Artist in Residence Odeya Nini: Free the Voice
Friday, October 8, 2021 | 12 – 1 pm PT
Free the Voice is a virtual program presented by Los Angeles-based experimental vocalist and contemporary composer Odeya Nini in conjunction with The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound in California Painting. This workshop focuses on the power of vocal expression beyond language. Through introspective work and outward playfulness, participants experience the physicality of sound while exploring the voice as an instrument that radiates from the imagination and expressive movement.
Free the Voice is free and open to all ages, but advance registration is required. Register here.
About the artist:
Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based experimental vocalist and contemporary composer. At the locus of her interest is performance practices, textural harmony, gesture, tonal animation, and the illumination of minute sounds, in works spanning chamber music to vocal pieces and collages of musique concrète. Her solo vocal work extends the dimension and expression of the voice and body, creating a sonic and physical panorama of silence to noise and tenderness to grandeur. Nini has collaborated extensively with dancers, visual artists, filmmakers and theater directors as both a composer and soloist and has worked with and appeared in works by artists and ensembles such as Meredith Monk, Butch Morris, Lucy & Jorge Orta, wild Up and The Industry.
Nini holds a BFA from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals across the US and internationally, such as The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Joyce Soho, MONA and Art Basel Miami, from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Australia, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam. She has lectured on contemporary vocal techniques and composition at the university level and leads workshops exploring the creative and healing qualities of voice and movement.