Micaela Tobin (White Boy Scream)
|Sat., Sep. 12, 2020||Micaela Tobin (WHITE BOY SCREAM) + Anna Luisa Petrisko + Interview w/ Joshua Minsoo Kim||Twitch|
|Fri., Sep. 13, 2019||Digital Alchemy Talks: Catherine Provenzano + Micaela Tobin||Design by Cosmic|
|Talk: Dissecting the Amplified Voice|
Micaela Tobin is a soprano, sound artist, and teacher based in Los Angeles, CA who specializes in experimental voice and contemporary opera, composing under the moniker "White Boy Scream." Her practice centers the voice as a tool of sonic empowerment through reframing operatic modes of performance practice. Concerning her recent full length album, "BAKUNAWA," Steve Smith of The New Yorker Magazine warned that "Opera would do well to pay attention."
Micaela has performed extensively throughout the western United States, most notably as a guest with hip-hop experimentalists clipping. during their 2017 tour in support of The Flaming Lips. Micaela’s other full length release, “Remains” (Crystalline Morphologies) was listed as one of the top 10 Noise/Industrial Albums of 2018 by The Wire Magazine.
Micaela premiered and earned a five-star review for her first original experimental opera, entitled "Unseal Unseam," at the world’s largest art festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in summer 2016; the work was described as “hypnotic” and “paralyzingly beautiful,” by New Classic LA after its U.S. debut in October 2017.
Micaela Tobin is currently on Faculty as a Voice Instructor at the California Institute for the Arts. She most recently performed a principal role in the critically acclaimed experimental opera, Sweet Land (comp. Raven Chacon & Du Yun), which made it’s U.S. premiere in March 2020.