With Odeya Nini
Evolving over the last nine years, 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 that include field recordings and theatrical elements, 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 and action. In a 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.
This Evening of Performance is part of a Valentine's weekend special, also featuring Evening for the Senses: Ambrosial Dinner & Voice Bath on Friday, February 14 from 6–9pm; and a two-day workshop with Odeya Nini, Free the Resonant Voice!, Friday–Saturday, February 14–16, with a Single Day option available for Saturday, February 15. Attendees are invited to participate in all three events, or to pick and choose as desired (separate registration required).
Dinner at 6:30pm $10–15*
Performance at 8pm $15–30*
Dinner & Performance $25-45*
*suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based contemporary vocalist, composer, yoga instructor, and vocal coach. Her music spans orchestral pieces to solo vocal composition, sound installations, and sound healing Voice Baths. With backgrounds including theater, somatic practices, and world music, her teaching leads people on a journey to embody the voice through pure expression of sound and emotion, mind/body awareness, and freeing the voice in an interdisciplinary manner. Her workshops, Voice Baths, and solo artistic work have been presented at universities, wellness centers, and concert halls from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Mongolia, Madagascar, and Vietnam.
photos © Adeline Newmann