KIMA at the Union Chapel

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KIMA at the Union Chapel

Time: March 22, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Union Chapel London
Street: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace N1 2UN
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.unionchapel.org.uk
Event Type: music, and, visual, art, live, performance
Organized By: Analema Group / Oliver Gingrich, Eugenia Emets, Alain Renaud
Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2015

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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.

 
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.

 
The evening features three improvisations of the organ in collaboration with percussion, dance, viola, cello and voice, performed by outstanding contemporary musicians and a dancer. KIMA questions relationship between music and visual form, movement and structure, colour and light. Union Chapel’s unique carved ceiling becomes a canvas for patterns and colour as properties of sound - transforming each performance into an immersive, multi-sensory experience.

 
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.

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