NYC Artist-in-Residence: Tatyana Tenenbaum
Monday, Jan 21 2013
8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Who See Th’ Sky

This is a work in progress–a reconstruction of Americal musical theater through my subjective history, memory, and aesthetic desires. This is an embodiment of longing that smells like the great green grass of our pastoral dreams–in collaboration with Odeya Nini (LA) and Peter Sciscioli (NYC)

Tatyana Tenenbaum is a composer and choreographer whose work explores the relationship of sound and movement within a shared perceptual and dramaturgical framework. Using the voice as a central point of deconstruction, her work aims to utilize the singing body as a bridge between the two disciplines. Her work has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette Intermedium, The Watermill Center, Danspace Project, Center for Performance Research (CPR), Chez Bushwick, Movement Research, Cabinet Magazine, chashama, and AUNTS, among others. She was a 2010-11 Fresh Tracks Artist-in-Residence at Dance Theater Workshop, and a 2011 Guest Artist at the Watermill Center’s Summer Institute. She has held creative residencies through DanceNOW | Silo, The Field, Pieter PASD (LA), and Espacio Abimental (Bogotá, Colombia), and has received funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She has been a co-organizer and teacher for NY-based organization CLASSCLASSCLASS, and a curator for Manhattan venue The Tank, where she produced an interdisciplinary improvisational series “The Raw and the Cooked Show” from 2007-2009. In addition to her own work, she draws continual influence and support from choreographers Yoshiko Chuma and Daria Fain, both with whom she currently works and performs. She received a dual-degree from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in dance and music composition. Who See Th’ Sky will comprise the third act of an evening length work premiering at The Chocolate Factory (NYC) in fall 2013.

Los Angeles based composer and vocalist Odeya Nini (Performer), constructs acoustic, electro acoustic, and electronic music, incorporating experimental improvisation and malleable forms. 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 holds a BFA in vocal performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts.

Peter Scicioli (Performer) has appeared in work by such luminaries as DD Dorvillier, Philip Glass, Susan Marshall, Meredith Monk, Fiona Templeton and Mary Zimmerman throughout New York, Chicago and in Europe. Sciscioli was a longtime member of Jane Comfort and Company and also works with Daria Fain and collaborator Robbie Cook. He is a founding member of The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation

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