This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission is a radical deconstruction of Indian classical music to investigate psyches of sexuality and gender. Sinha uses as a point of departure the myth of Sati—the Hindu goddess who self-immolates in sacrifice—and the idea of dark matter.
Sinha’s distinctive vocal work and Ergün’s live composing on self-built electronic instruments create a potent sonic environment. During this hour-long journey, sound travels within and outside her body and the gallery walls in which she performs, enveloping and transporting witnesses of the work. This piece was created in residency at Asia Society and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance.
This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.
Performances of This ember state take place on:
Saturday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 15, 6:30 pm
Monday, April 16, 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 22, 6:30 pm
Concept, composition and performance by Samita Sinha
Co-direction and visual design by Dean Moss
Composition, performance and sound design by Cenk Ergün
Commissioned and produced by Asia Society as part of Creative Common Ground, an initiative that expands contemporary performance practice by commissioning, producing, and presenting artists who explore beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.