Red Bull Music Academy presents Kunst als Klang Pt. 2 2013

Wednesday 29 May 2013Past festival

Red Bull Music Academy presents Kunst als Klang Pt. 2 2013

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, and Melmann
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, US

Red Bull Music Academy presents Kunst als Klang Pt. 2 2013

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Longtime collaborators Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, AKA Carsten Nicolai, bring their acclaimed A/V show “s” to New York for the first time ever. “s” is short for “summvs”, and refers to the Latin words “summa” (sum) and “versus” (toward). The term serves as a metaphor for the idea of electronic music as inspiration for a new collaborative whole. Sparse percussions, throbbing bass, and crystalline piano solos are embedded in sine waves and reworked live on stage to establish a new concept of minimal yet emotionally charged electronic music. Carsten Nicolai is internationally renowned for his installations and performances, which combine notions of minimal sound, visuals, architecture, science and technology. In addition to his solo releases he has worked with Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio and the Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda, and is one of the founders of the acclaimed Raster-Noton label. Ryuichi Sakamoto is nothing short of one of the most influential music makers of our time, from pioneering early electronics with his first group Yellow Magic Orchestra, to globally-inspired rock albums, classical compositions, and over 20 film scores. He has received an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and a Grammy. (And is one of the coolest human beings on earth, period.)

More information here, http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/events/new-york-2013-kunst-als-klang-2