Boom VisionTM Podcast

Ep. 51: The Resonance & Power of Your Voice with Odeya Nini 


“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou

Today's interview is my friend, Odeya Nini, an interdisciplinary vocalist and composer.  How do you amplify the resonance of your voice, in a way that your energy and emotion can be felt and heard?  In today's interview, we dive into:

  1. Odeya's origin story.
  2. How her vocal performances lead to vocal sound meditations, workshops and retreats.
  3. Sound baths vs Voice baths
  4. Serving others with her "Free The Voice" workshops
  5. Advice Odeya would share with her younger self.

[2:01] Welcome to episode 51 of the Boom Vision podcast!

Welcome to episode 51 of the Boom Vision podcast! I am delighted to share today interview with my friend, Odeya Nini. I connected with Odeya through Ruby.

As a brief background:

Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary vocalist and composer. Her solo vocal work is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance practices, and pure energy, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various sonic landscapes it can yield. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals across the US and internationally, such as The LA Phil, Merkin Concert Hall, The Broad Museum, and MONA from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Australia, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam.

Her performance of I See You was included in the The New Yorker’s 10 notable performances of 2021. She is the founder of Free The Voice and leads vocal sound meditation, workshops and retreats exploring the transformative and healing qualities of the embodied voice.

[3:23] Odeya Nini's origin story

[17:10] (BY) Tell me a little more about the initial encounters of someone coming up to you and asking, do you teach? 

[20:47] (ON) How important intentions is, not to take it lightly.

[25:31] (BY) You mentioned "the voice is not in the throat, it's much more than that." What do you mean by that and how does your teaching enable someone to understand that essence of that?

[33:50] (BY) Quote: “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou

[39:13] (BY) So tell me more about your workshop. They're attending because of...

[49:11] (BY) Time Machine: What is one thing you would tell yourself if you had an ability to travel back 10 years ago, what would you share with your younger self? 

[51:26] (BY) Where can our listeners find you?

[53:06] Final Thoughts

I hope you gained another perspective today when it comes to expressing your thoughts and intentions through your voice.

The takeaway I got from this interview is best summed up with this quote:

"The only way to find your voice is to use it." - Jen Meuller

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