- b. 1978 in New York, NY, United States of America
- Working in New York, NY, United States of America
- Showing at Asia Society Museum
- On view from March 16, 2021, through June 27, 2021
Samita Sinha, Tongues in Trees in Montreal, 2016. Live trio performance with Sunny Jain and Grey Mcmurray. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by: Yanissa Grand-Pierre
The artist and composer Samita Sinha draws upon experimentation and tradition to create new forms of performance using voice, body, sound, and space. Sinha combines her training in North Indian classical music with embodied practices both ancient (such as qigong and Baul singing) and contemporary. She has long explored sound as a bodily material by distilling compositions and elements of Hindustani (North Indian) raga to create a language of fragments. The artist received an MFA in music/sound from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2010 and a BA in literature from Yale University, New Haven, in 2000.