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Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.

White Boy Scream

Soprano, sound artist, and teacher Micaela Tobin is a Los Angeles native currently studying contemporary opera and new music as a graduate student at the California Institute of the Arts. She is also currently a vocalist with the Los Angeles-based experimental opera company, The Industry, and their groundbreaking production of Hopscotch, a mobile opera for 24 cars (dir. Yuval Sharon) With a background in classical music and opera performance, Micaela is interested in exploring both traditional and extended vocal techniques through the intersection of opera and Noise. In addition to having performed with numerous experimental rock bands in both Seattle and Los Angeles, Micaela has developed her own music and performance project called White Boy Scream in which she extends her operatic style of singing through the use of electronic effects pedals and looping devices. She released her second album, titled Hustle Divine, earlier this year.

Also an active inter-disciplinary collaborator in the realm of performance art, Micaela has worked as both a composer and vocalist with visual artists, writers, and dancers throughout the West Coast. She recently completed a residency as a composer with Machine Project’s movement workshop, Graceless Ladies.

Micaela received her Bachelor of Arts in music, with a concentration in voice performance, from the Herb Albert School of Music at UCLA. There she had the opportunity to perform several roles in both opera and theatre. Currently, Micaela is in the process of developing her own unique staging of Schoenberg’s Erwartung, to be performed in the spring of 2016.


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