Composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha combines tradition and experiment to create sound and performance work that investigates the experience of being a body in the world, and psychic charges past and present. She is currently at work on This ember state, commissioned by Asia Society and set to premiere 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 performed, exhibited, and taught at the Rubin Museum of Art as well as Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, and will teach at Swarthmore College in 2018. She has composed and performed original scores for dance and theater works by Dean Moss (whose Petra will premiere at PS 122 in January 2018), Fiona Templeton, and Preeti Vasudevan and vocal directed Daria Fain and Robert Kocik’s Commons Choir; as a vocal performer she had the opportunity to work with the late Sekou Sundiata and Robert Ashley. 

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