BRIClab: Samita Sinha

CIPHER (Work in Progress)

BRIClab: Samita Sinha CIPHER (Work in Progress) | Events Calendar

Rest Of Brooklyn

BRIC | BRIC House Artist Studio

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Cipher is a genre-bending music work for solo voice and electronics and a journey through a disorienting and visionary sonic landscape. Rooted in the Hindustani classical vocal music tradition called "raga," and drawing on a contemporary vocabulary, folk and ritual music, jazz and blues, and songs and texts in multiple languages, Cipher channels past and present through the singing body.

Utilizing her practice of "body-sound"—a way of singing that unites voice, physical gesture, language and space into potent articulations from raw utterance to speech to song—vocalist and composer Samita Sinha asks the question: is it possible to create a "native" tongue, a contemporary pidgin that gathers and refracts multiple languages, worldviews and temporalities?

BRIClab marks the first time all of Sinha’s collaborators—including sound designer Dave Sharma, costume designer Anna Telcs, lighting designer Chris Kuhl, and sculptor Dani Leventhal—will come together in one space as they prepare for a fall 2014 premiere. Sharings will include performances and delve into the process of creating and experience of witnessing the work.

The evening will also feature experimental sound artist Bonnie Jones will moderate a conversation exploring the intersection at which the visceral meets the conceptual.

"Hot... Sinha [has] a bare and exacting voice." – Brooklyn Rail

Cipher is produced by MAPP International Productions.

Newly relaunched, BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Artists receive stipends and an exclusive 7 to 10-day intensive residency in the multi-purpose Artist Studio with development time, artistic mentoring, and work-in-process showings followed by an artist/audience conversation series moderated by leaders from the cultural community.



Additional Performances:

Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:30 PM