Marina Sobyanina

OneBeat 2016 Fellow

Composer, Pianist, Vocalist

Moscow, Russia

A trained jazz vocalist and classical composer, Marina Sobyanina has gone on to pursue a wide range of projects across theatre, dance and film. Her recent achievements include participation in Music OMI’s international residency, music for “Henri”, a ballet at Yekaterinburg State Theatre of Musical Comedy, music for a theatre play “Tableaux Vivants”  at Moscow State Theatre of Nations and a collaboration with world-renowned vocalist Bobby McFerrin. Her original compositions incorporate influences from traditional Russian arts and literature, as well as contemporary experimental artists like Squarepusher and Mike Patton. An educator and academic with a passion for social justice, her music explores nuanced conflicts in Russian and world culture, including political corruption and inequality.