Samita Sinha

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
Tongues in Trees in Montreal

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.