A COLLECTIVE OF ARTISTS, RESEARCHES, PROGRAMMERS, SOUND ENGINEERS UNITED BY SYNERGY. IT ACTS AS A SINGLE ARTIST, AIMING TO PRODUCE A SITE-SPECIFIC PHENOMENAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE SONIC AND VISUAL SPATIAL EXPERIENCE.
Photographs from the KIMA installation at Kinetica Art Fair – featuring a lot of audience interaction, diverse instruments, and audiences of all ages genuinely engaging with the experience.
KIMA was setup with two microphones for two sound inputs, used by up to two people at a time. Two sets of headphones present an immersive sound design: Each one of the participants can hear one another as well as beautiful spatial arrangements – as if being in a large hall with wonderful acoustics.
Participants experience a real-time visualisation of their sonic collaboration – expressed in cymatic pattern projected on the screen.
We received a lot of useful feedback through the survey system we used; some of you left us some valuable notes on how you wish to see this project in the future. We are excited about working with you, our audience and making you part of the experience. The journey of KIMA continues!
Analema Group presented Kima performance at the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston College in July 2014. Satoko Fukuda (composer and musician) worked with us to improvise with Kima – inspired by the way the sound waves appear in the visual form, she created a narrative, where longer and lower pitch sounds slowly change into the ‘Accelerando’ higher pitch sounds. The piece is a 10 min long artistic response to Kima as a musical tool, interface and visual sound instrument.
Please come and see us at Kinetica 2014. Analema Group will showcase Kima project developed this year with support from the Arts Council. This year’s development exhibited at Kinetica allows interaction between the two performers. There will be a series of performances and anyone can try and play this visual sonic instrument!