Fri, Jun 16|
ODEYA NINI: A Solo Voice + Soundbath by Matt Somolis
Los Angeles-based composer Odeya Nini offers an evening of vocal improvisations focused on breath, energy and sound resonance, creating an immersive sonic panorama that explores the range of silence to noise, and tenderness to grandeur. Followed by a rejuvenating Cymbal Sound Bath by Matt Somolis
Time & Location
Jun 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
A SOLO VOICE, composed and performed by Odeya Nini, is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance, 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 focused on breath, energy and sound, creating a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action. Odeya will be performing pieces from her recently released album ODE, recognized as a notable recording of 2022 by The New Yorker Magazine.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary vocalist and composer. At the locus of her interests are performance practices, gesture, textural harmony, 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. Odeya has presented at venues and festivals across the US and internationally, such as The LA Phil, Merkin Concert Hall, The Broad Museum, and MONA from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Australia, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam. She is the founder of Free The Voice, and leads vocal sound baths, workshops and retreats exploring the transformative and healing qualities of embodying the voice. Odeya holds a BFA from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts.
Sound artist Matt Somolis returns to Epsilon Spires to offer his contemplative approach to sonic immersion for the purpose of relaxation and reflection. The sound that issues from his assemblage of bowed cymbals and tuned steel rods is at turns contemplative, awe inspiring and other-worldly. His method of practice effectively blends the harmonic and drone traditions, and is entirely acoustic. The result is a sound environment that is immersive, meditative and timeless, inviting the listener toward a stillness that is calming and rejuvenating.
Tickets- ODEYA NINI
Admission for one to ODEYA NINI: A SOLO VOICE. Refreshments will be provided! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!$15.00
Sliding-Scale: Odeya Nini
General Admission Tickets for this event are $15. Thanks to a generous grant from the Adelard A. and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation, subsidized tickets are available for those who self-identify as experiencing financial hardship. In order to make this program accessible for all, we are offering tickets by sliding scale. Taking equity and inclusion into account, please pay what you can to help support the artists and venue.Pay what you want
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