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 and resonates from the imagination, body, and movement, not limited to conventions of language, but rather able to convey myriad forms of communication. Come play, unwind, listen, explore and Free the Voice!
Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based experimental vocalist, contemporary composer and teacher. 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 in informed by a range of studies, from years of theater to various genres of vocal training, physical movement practices and yoga instruction.
Odeya has collaborated extensively with dancers, animators, film makers and theater directors, including Meredith Monk, Butch Morris and LA’s contemporary orchestra – Wild Up. Her works have been presented at venues and festivals around the US and internationally such as the Whitney Museum of Art in NY, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Joyce Soho, Art Basel Miami, and from LA to Berlin, Mongolia and Madagascar.
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.
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