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Samita Sinha

Artist and composer Samita Sinha creates multidisciplinary performance works that investigate origins of voice. She synthesizes Indian vocal traditions and embodied practices to create a decolonized, bodily, multivalent language of vibration and transformation

Her work has been commissioned by Asia Society, Performance Space 122 and Invisible Dog Art Center, Danspace, Rubin Museum, and Gibney Dance, and has been presented by The Kitchen, Wexner Center for the Arts, REDCAT, PICA, National Sawdust and others. She has collaborated with Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born, Ralph Lemon, Fiona Templeton, Sekou Sundiata, Dani ReStack, Aki Onda, Daria Fain & Robert Kocik, and Robert Ashley. Sinha is part of the “uniquely-aligned trio” (NPR) Tongues in Trees with Sunny Jain and Grey Mcmurray, and teaches voice extensively (recently at Princeton University, Swarthmore College, Movement Research, Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, and Womankind (formerly New York Asian Women's Center). A Fulbright Scholar, Sinha received her MFA in Music/ Sound from Bard, and her BA in Literature from Yale.

[ID: Samita Sinha, an Indian American woman, is standing at two microphones, singing. She wears black against a black background, with strings of bells around her neck and waist. Her head is tilted back and her arms are gently raised.]

Upcoming Classes & Events

Past Classes & Events

[In-Person] The Sounding Body Series: Sounding the Immaterial

Thu, Mar 23 – Apr 20, 2023

[Virtual] The Sounding Body: Full and Empty

Wed, Apr 1 – Apr 8, 2020

[Virtual] The Sounding Body: Full and Empty

March 25, 2020

Listening with the Voice

October 02, 2016