Russell Richards as part of the KikiT VisuoSonic Performance with Gilad Atzmon as part of the London International Jazz Festival 2010, The ArtsDepot, West Finchley, London with a public performance on 11th November 2010 KikiT VisuoSonic Research Group performed with the renowned saxophonist Gilad Atzmon as part of the prestigious London Jazz Festival. This festival is one of the festivals of the yearly round: "It has grown to be not only London's largest city-wide music festival, but one of the major international jazz events" (LJF Website 2012). The performance gave opportunities to experiment with the concepts of peace, conflict and resolution as promoted by Atzmon through his music. Atzmon is an Israeli Jew who has promoted the rights of Palestinians through his music and lecture tours. The collaboration between Gilad Atzmon and KikiT VisuoSonic enabled us to explore ways of representing issues from the Arab ? Israeli conflict through interactive audio-visuals that complemented the intense style of play of both Atzmon and his band. The performance carried extra significance as this was part of the 10th Anniversary tour of Atzmon playing with his band ?The Orient House Ensemble?. This gave the event an even larger impact. Techniques were developed to allow multi-layers of video to be applied to interactive audio-visuals. Thus, there were a number of technological firsts premiered during the performance. This enabled the dynamic representation of images, themes and iconographies. The combination effect of the very powerful music with the sensitively constructed and supportive interactive audio-visuals applications made for a stirring amalgam.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2010|