WHITE BOY SCREAM
White Boy Scream is sound artist Micaela Tobin, based in Los Angeles, CA who specializes in contemporary opera and experimental voice. Within this project Micaela dissects her operatic singing style and extended vocal techniques through the use of electronics, in an attempt to undermine patriarchal constructs in classical music and reclaim the “diva.” She has performed extensively throughout the western United States, most notably as a guest with hip-hop experimentalists and Sub Pop signees clipping. during their tour in support of The Flaming Lips. Micaela’s work, which thus far includes a full length release along with two more set for summer 2018, has been compared to Diamanda Galas.
Micaela is currently a voice teacher on faculty at the California Institute for the Arts. She 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.
Her latest release “Remains” on Crystalline Morphologies is an accumulation of pieces composed between 2015-2017 that bear witness to her unique process of deconstructing operatic melodies through electronic fx pedals. The album itself serves as a tender and abstracted dedication to the poetry of a late friend.