DEEP SPACE MUSIC
Deep Space Music brings together sound and image, music and computer animation in a way that transforms the projection space into a setting for intimate experiences. In it, Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa plays a program of works by three visionary composers who are also regarded as great thinkers. Her piano concert musically celebrates the 60th birthday of Ryuchi Sakamoto (JP) and Philip Glass’ (US) 75th, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage (US).
 
In order to provide Ms. Namekawa with latitude for spontaneous improvisation, with NOHlab team Candas Sisman’s and Deniz Kader’s interactive visual art direction, the performance was supported by Plato Media Lab. The team worked live in real time, though, in doing so, they had recourse to a repertoire of prepared graphic elements that are the outcome of an intensive process of encounter with the respective pieces of music.
 
The project offered an immersive experience which was associated with Maki Namekawa’s abstract notes, place’s atmosphere and enchanted the audience.
 
 
DEEP SPACE MUSIC
Commissioned by

Ars Electronica Festival

Art Direction

NOHlab

Music

Maki Namekawa

Technical supervising

Bager Akbay

Live Visuals & Programming

Plato Media Lab ( Bager Akbay, Osman Koc, Zeynep Nal, Kaan Kaner, Ismail Kasarci)

Pre–rendered Visuals

NOHlab

Documentation

Fehmican Gözüm, Rubra

Thanks to

Zeynep Ozkazanc, Senem Umut, Güliz Turan, Mehmet Kalaman

Location

Ars Electronica Museum - Linz, Austria

Date

1-3 September, 2012

Duration

32' 00

DEEP SPACE MUSIC