This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This ember state deconstructs Indian classical music using the myth of the self-immolating Hindu goddess Sati and the idea of dark matter. Moving fragments of tradition through voice and flesh, the work sculpts and dissolves forms at the physical and psychic border between inside and outside.
Composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha combines tradition and experiment to create sound and performance work that investigates the experience of being a body in the world, and psychic charges past and present. Cenk Ergün is a composer and improviser based in New York. His music has been described as "intense," "haunting," "ominously throbbing" (NY Times), "psychedelically meditative" (New Music Box), and as showing "conceptual rigor" (The Wire). Dean Moss is a choreographer and director who investigates the fluidity of self and perceptions of other through multidisciplinary performance collaborations.
This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.
This performance is presented in Asia Society’s Aron Gallery, an intimate setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance on the following days:
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