Artist in Residence Odeya Nini: Voice Bath
Voice Bath with Odeya Nini is available through February 19, 2022 on IMCA's Vimeo channel.
Voice Bath 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 pre-recorded, sonic meditation (53 minutes) is centered on the healing power of voice. Immersed in the energetic vibrations of Nini’s vocals accompanied by various Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, gongs, and bells, viewers engage in a meditative state of deep relaxation and journeying.
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.