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Chamber Music | Archie Carey & Odeya Nini – Bassoon & Voice


November 1, 2012
6:00 PM

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90024

This concert presents the voice and bassoon as individual instruments and as musical partners.  Archie Carey and Odeya Nini will perform works composed for themselves and for each other, solo and together, in three parts.

A Solo Voice begins an exploration of extended vocal techniques and song that finds its own logic of communication via expressions of body, emotion and thought.

Voice and the Bassoon
A series of compositions intertwining these two qualities of sound in dialogue. At times inseparable and at times vastly diverging, both instruments find harmony in texture, points of commonality, and aberrant ways.

Bassoon Solo
A sonic expedition offering new creative possibilities from the bassoon, as a character and as a tool for realized imagination.

Archie Carey
Archie Carey is a bassoonist, a composer, and a sound artist living in Los Angeles.
He has had the great opportunity to travel the world playing everything from Mozart to a metal plate with a contact microphone through distortion pedals.  As a bassoonist Archie finds great enjoyment in mastering the music of the past, as well as creating the music of the future.

Odeya Nini
Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based vocalist, composer and performance artist. At the locus of her interests are textural harmony, gesture, tonal animation, and the illumination of minute sounds, in works spanning chamber music to vocal pieces and collages of musique concrete. Utilizing various mediums of expression, space, atmosphere, acoustics, tone, performance and syntax are reconsidered to allow novel ways for sonic experiential reverberations.
Odeya received a BA in vocal performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts, she has studied with artists such as Theo Bleckmann and Meredith Monk. As both vocalist and composer she has collaborated extensively with dancers, animators, film makers and in theater, presenting her work both in the US and abroad.