Kazuya Nagaya + Ali M. Demirel – AV Live
Kazuya Nagaya and Ali M. Demirel will perform a new AV-show based on their ongoing collaboration, with the aim to evoke introspection and self-awareness associated with meditation. The work offers a unique combination of cultural traditions, philosophy and technological modernity.
Japanese artist Nagaya uses his early musical, spiritual and literary research in his work, combining his knowledge of sacred and traditional instruments with his passion for modern music and instruments. His work features bronze bells, gongs and singing bowls, which are mostly used in Buddhist or Hindu rituals in Tibet, Bali and Japan, but also keyboards and electric guitars. The result is a unique kind of ambient music, which utilizes the potentials of both electronic and acoustic music to the fullest.
Berlin-based experimental visual artist Ali M. Demirel will return to TodaysArt after his great contribution at the edition at the Pier in The Hague. Following his collaboration with Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) on music videos, he started to design and perform live visual shows. Reflecting his background in physics and architecture, the artist from Turkey has now established a unique visual style, that is often used in works in combination with minimal electronic music. His work is experimental and hones in on minimal imagery and structural compositions.
Photo by Shigeo Gomi (Mutek JP)