Micaela Tobin is a classically trained soprano and sound artist who makes her own hybrid of noise-opera under the moniker “White Boy Scream” as a process of reclaiming and reconciling the construct of the “diva”. Her latest release, “Remains” is an accumulation of pieces composed between 2015-2017 that bear witness to her unique process of dissecting her operatic voice through the use of electronic fx pedals. The album itself serves as a tender and abstracted dedication to the poetry of a late friend.
This album is an accumulation of pieces made between 2015 and 2017. Side B is a response to the poetry of a friend who passed away in 2016. “Love Song II” contains words from a poem of the same name, and “Come” features an interpolation of his favorite song, as well as a sample of one of his own recordings. He always used to ask me to write music to his poetry but I never got around to it until now.
Dedicated to Kyle B.
released September 16, 2018
White Boy Scream is Micaela Tobin
Recorded and mixed with William Hutson
Photography by Marisa Martinez