Odeya Nini’s FREE THE VOICE Monday Night Class series concludes in a performance of solos from Odeya’s ongoing work–A Solo Voice–and a group piece with MNC class participants!
Evolving over the last nine years, A Solo Voice, 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 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. 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.
Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary 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. 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 collaborated extensively with dancers, visual artist, filmmakers and theater directors as both a composer and soloist and has worked with artists and ensembles such as Meredith Monk, Butch Morris, Lucy and Jorge Orta, The Industry, and Wild Up.
Odeya’s work has been presented at venues and festivals across the US and internationally, such as The LA Phil, MONA, The Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Banff Centre, from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam. She leads vocal sound bath meditations, and teaches workshops and retreats for embodying the powerful Resonant Voice.