KIMA Performance 22nd March
Dan Cox, 19 Mar 2015
Sonic Visualisations by Analema Art Group
CDE Researchers Oliver Gingrich and Dr Alain Renaud are part of the Analema Art Group who on Sunday 22nd March will present a unique sonic and visual arts experience in London's stunning Union Chapel.
Music for your eyes and ears. Based on a natural phenomena, brought to life using leading technology – KIMA paints music in light on the incredible architecture of the Union Chapel. In collaboration with contemporary music’s foremost talents, Analema Group and the Organ Project present a unique audio-visual performance, centred around the Henry Willis Organ (1877). KIMA at the Union Chapel offers an entirely new way to experience music.
Tickets are £10 or £7 for concessions. You can find out more about the project and book tickets here
KIMA – ‘wave’ in ancient Greek – interprets music as interplay of light and form, an artistic quest for a new reading of music. The project enables collaborative participation in the process of music making and listening, investigating visual properties of sound.
The project is unique in creating an experience for both musicians and audience alike to feel and see music, to learn about its inner relationship through visual geometric patterns. Claire M. Singer, Joby Burgess, Laura Moody, Robert Ames & Emily Burn explore visual representations of music in Analema Group’s new creation centred around the Henry Willis Organ.
KIMA is a multi-layered, real-time, interactive art piece – based on mathematical equations derived from the physical world around us. Analema Group builds on early sound representation experiments by Skriabin, Kandinsky, Fischinger, Whitney, and other artists – creating a visual exploration of sound as a synaesthetic and physical phenomenon. In collaboration between visual and performing artists, we explore how motion, sound, symmetry and colour interact.
KIMA has been published in Leonardo Journal, SIGGRAPH, EVA Conference and presented at Kinetica Art Fair, Watermans Centre and the International Youth Arts Festival at Kingston.
The Union Chapel Organ Project, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Hawthorn, CDE, Incloodu, and London Contemporary Orchestra support the event.