5.5 Questions for Odeya Nini

What led you to the work you’re making now?

My main focus in the last few years has been performing experimental vocals integrated with movement, a full bodied experience. The physical movement of the body is inseparable from the character of the voice. Integrating these two has led my vocalizing to be very dynamic and highly expressive, opening new possibilities of sound.

I arrived at this form of art over a long period of time spent singing as different personalities…

  • September 03
    Pauline Oliveros
    Wednesday, September 3


    Kids Play...

    SASSAS, Harmony Project, and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present Kids Play Oliveros, a free workshop series introducing young adults to experimental musician and composer Pauline Oliveros. This is the second iteration of the series, following last year’s successful Kids Play Cage, which introduced youth to pioneering composer John Cage.

    The series culminates with a FREE student performance open to the public on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at 2pm.
    Online reservations recommended.

    Kids Play Oliveros is facilitated by the founding members of the Southland Ensemble (Eric KM Clark, James Klopfleisch and Christine Tavolacci), who will lead three days of workshops guiding students through the music and ideas of Pauline Oliveros.


  • September 06
    soundSpark Argenta Walther
    Saturday, September 6

    Argenta Walther


    Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library

    soundSpark is a free, monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark takes place at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. September’s concert will feature Argenta Walther.

  • September 14
    Gear, soundShoppe, November, 2008 (photo by Jorge Martin)
    Sunday, September 14

    soundShoppe 9.14.14


    Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

    soundShoppe is a FREE monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.

    Registration is optional, please select the Get Tickets button to register.

  • October 05
    sound. at BHSO Matt Barbier (cropped)
    Sunday, October 5

    Matt Barbier, Sarah Petersen, and SCSE


    Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

    sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a FREE concert featuring premieres of three commissioned, site-specific works created for the Overlook by local artists Matt Barbier, Sarah Petersen, and SCSE.

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