Free the Voice! a vocal workshop with Odeya Nini
Sunday August 9, 12 – 2pm
$20 – $30 sliding scale
No RSVP needed
A workshop dedicated to Vocal Expression, 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. For anyone who needs to release their voice!
Both through introspective work and outward playfulness, we will explore the voice as an instrument that radiates from the body and movement, not limited to conventions of language, but rather able to convey myriad forms of communication.
All are welcome!
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 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 such as Meredith Monk, Butch Morris and LA’s contemporary orchestra – Wild Up.
Odeya’s work has been presented at venues and festivals around the US and internationally from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Odessa, Mongolia and Vietnam. Odeya holds a BFA from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts. Her debut album Vougheauxyice, for solo voice, was released in April of 2014.
Odeya has also been teaching yoga for the last 9 years and leads healing sound baths with voice and Tibetan singing bowls.