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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 focused on breath, energy and sound, creating a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action. Odeya will be performing pieces from her recently released album ODE, recognized as a notable recording of 2022 by The New Yorker Magazine.
Following her performance will be a cymbal sound bath by Matt Somolis, offering his contemplative approach to sonic immersion for the purpose of relaxation and reflection. The sound that issues from his assemblage of bowed cymbals and tuned steel rods is at turns contemplative, awe inspiring and other-worldly. His method of practice effectively blends the harmonic and drone traditions, and is entirely acoustic. The result is a sound environment that is immersive, meditative and timeless, inviting the listener toward a stillness that is calming and rejuvenating.