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Voice as Matter

Vocal Workshop with Samita Sinha

Monday, July 10, 2017
6:30 PM–8:30 PM

You know that words have power, but your voice itself can also be a force for expression. Tap into the sensitive energies of the bodymind (or body and mind) with Samita Sinha and learn how to work with the material of your own voice— considering subtle and radical possibilities of tone and rhythm, inflection and embodiment.

Influenced by her foundation in North Indian classical music, Sinha will offer fragments of traditional Indian compositions as a landscape for experimentation. Workshop participants will explore different sonic properties in each segment and create their own authentic expressions. The workshop cultivates aspects of the feminine in all people and aims to support the development of a personal contemporary vocal practice that can transform both the sound-maker and the listener.

No vocal experience necessary.

Sinha’s next workshop, A Line of Thought on August 7, builds upon this foundational workshop.

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.

About the Artist

Samita Sinha is a composer and vocal artist who combines tradition with experimentation to create new forms. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and National Performance Network among others, and commissions from Performance Space 122 and Asia Society. Her solo work “Cipher” toured nationally (The Kitchen, Wexner Center for the Arts, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and REDCAT), and she has collaborated as composer and performer for dance and theater works by Dean Moss, Fiona Templeton, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, and Sekou Sundiata.

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