Samita Sinha is a composer and vocal artist who combines tradition with experiment to create bold new forms, combining raw, visceral energy with a deep grounding in North Indian classical music, embodied practices, and folk and ritual music in several languages. Current projects include her solo staged work Cipher (The Kitchen, Wexner Center for the Arts, PICA, and Virginia Tech) and Tongues in Trees, a trio with Sunny Jain and Grey McMurray. Sinha has composed/ performed the score for Fiona Templeton’s epic theater work Medead, vocal directed E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E by Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, toured internationally with Sekou Sundiata’s the 51st (dream) state, and worked as a vocalist with Robert Ashley and Marc Cary. Awards include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Queens Council on the Arts, Urban Arts Initiative, and a Fulbright Scholarship; and residencies with Atlas Performing Arts Center (DC), BRICLab (NY), Coleman Center for the Arts (AL), Millay Colony for the Arts (NY), Ohio State University, and The Watermill Center (NY).

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