Samita Sinha: VOICES

Wednesday, April 22, 2009. 8:30 pm

Composer/ performer/ sound artist Samita Sinha presents a new body of work on April 22: a meditation on multiplicity through live vocal performance and surround sound installation/ compositions. She will be joined tonight by Marc Cary and Abraham Gomez-Delgado.

“Samita’s work is both an embrace and an argument with the past. Its effect is to create an up-to-the-minute aesthetic that reflects that transnational, planetary, technologically sophisticated culture of the 21st century. She is a citizen of the world.” -Sekou Sundiata
Trained in classical Hindustani vocal music, Sinha uses the range of her voice together with electronics and multilingual text in performance and installation. Sinha uses her voice as an improvising instrument in jazz ensembles (Marc Cary’s FOCUS Trio, Sunny Jain Collective, Eternal Now), has an electro Hindustani/ jazz project called ANATOMY with Marc Cary, organizes arts-based community activities, and has toured internationally with performance poet Sekou Sundiata’s the 51st (dream) state. Sinha’s debut record with her group KAASH was named a top pick of 2006 by Billboard and All About Jazz. She has received vocal training from Alka Deo Marulkar in Goa, Shiv Shankar Pandey in Jaipur, and Richard Harper in Brooklyn, and studied Literature, Cultural Criticism and Mandarin at Yale.