Workshop with Odeya Nini
A workshop dedicated to Vocal Expression, feeling and understanding the physicality of sound, freeing our minds of preconceived ideas of song, and opening our ears to new forms of sonic composition within ourselves. Both through introspective work and outward playfulness, we will explore the voice as an instrument that radiates from the imagination, body and movement, not limited to conventions of language, but rather able to convey myriad forms of communication. Free the Voice!
About the Teacher:
Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based experimental 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 concrete. As a vocalist she is devoted to redefining vocal interpretation and song through an exploration of extended vocal techniques and how they communicate in conjunction with the physical body’s language. Her teaching is informed by a range of studies, from years of theater to various genres of vocal training, physical movement practices and yoga instruction.
Originally from NY, Odeya holds a BFA in vocal performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where she studied with vocalist Theo Bleckmann, and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts.
Most recently, her work has been presented at the Hammer museum in Los Angeles as part the Wild Up residency, an LA based contemporary orchestra and collective. She has collaborated extensively with dancers, animators, film makers and theater directors, including Meredith Monk, Lukas Ligeti, Butch Morris. Her works have been presented at venues and festivals around the US and internationally such as the Whitney Museum of Art in NY, REDCAT, Joyce Soho, Art Basel Miami, HaTeiva in Tel Aviv and Roaring Hooves Festival in Mongolia.