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A theatricalized music composition, Cipher features vocalist Samita Sinha with a gritty tabla altered by a DJ, an ektaara, microphones, and looping devices. Rewriting notions of power while touching on themes of visibility and invisibility, the score ranges from structured to improvisational, melodic to atonal, embracing Sinha's diverse heritage and investigations: North Indian classical forms; American folk and blues; and pop and electronic music. Produced by MAPP International Productions.
October 31–November 1, 8pm
Samita Sinha: Cipher is made possible with support from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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