Samita Sinha combines tradition and experiment to compose voice and sound performance works that investigate cultural inheritance and the experience of being a body in the world. She premiered This ember state, commissioned by Asia Society, in April 2018. Past performance works include bewilderment and other queer lions (2016) commissioned by Performance Space 122 and Invisible Dog Art Center for COIL Festival, and Cipher (2014-15), a solo work that toured nationally (The Kitchen, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, REDCAT, Wexner Center for the Arts, Virginia Tech) with support from National Endowment for the Arts and National Performance Network. Sinha has taught and exhibited at the Rubin Museum of Art and Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), and has taught at Swarthmore College and Womankind (formerly New York Asian Women's Center). She has composed and performed original scores for dance and theater works by Dean Moss, Fiona Templeton, and Preeti Vasudevan, worked as vocal director with Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, and as vocal performer with Sekou Sundiata and Robert Ashley.