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Photo by Ryutaro Mishima

Photo by Ryutaro Mishima

Composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha combines experiment and visceral energy with deep grounding in North Indian classical music, embodied practices, and folk and ritual music in several languages to create a language of voice and body and new forms of sound, performance, and collaboration.  Her work has been commissioned by Asia Society, Performance Space 122 and Invisible Dog Art Center, the Rubin Museum, and Gibney and presented at the Kitchen, Wexner Center for the Arts, Danspace, National Sawdust, and PICA, among others. She has collaborated as composer and/or performer with Fiona Templeton, Sekou Sundiata, Dean Moss, Daria Fain & Robert Kocik, and Robert Ashley, has received support for her work from National Endowment of the Arts, the Fulbright Foundation, National Performance Network, and New York State Council on the Arts. Sinha is part of the “uniquely-aligned trio” (NPR) Tongues in Trees with Sunny Jain and Grey Mcmurray, and teaches voice extensively, including at Princeton University, Swarthmore College, Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, and Womankind (formerly New York Asian Women's Center).