StarJAM: An Interstellar Musical Conversation
This spring, a nine-year-old dream came true: to direct a live collaboration with an orbiting astronaut on the International Space Station. Co-Sponsored by BELLA GAIA, this ‘StarJAM’ was an improvised musical performance between BELLA GAIA Director Kenji Williams and International Space Station Commander Koichi Wakata. Read Full Article:
Bella Gaia combines satellite visualizations of Earth with live music and dance so people see and feel our planet's beauty and frailty. Art sometimes does what mere data does not. - Elliot Samuel Paul Ph.D. - See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/activism/bella_gaia_communicating_science_through_art#sthash.QRKP3NGM.dpuf
"If you’re looking for a stunning visual and auditory experience, don’t miss BELLA GAIA, an internationally renowned performance that combines NASA satellite imagery of planet Earth, time lapse nature photography, cultural heritage footage, and magnificent live music and dance from around the world. This breathtaking audio-visual exploration is a “Living Atlas” that will transform your view of life on earth." Read Full Article:
- Rachel Albert, AZ Weekly
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council interviews grant awardee Kenji Williams on Grantee Spotlight:
"Multidisciplinary artist, Kenji Williams, was classically trained in violin from a very young age, and developed a unique compositional style through a variety of projects including film scores, ambient and dance music, and touring with diverse bands from dub reggae to techno and world music. Williams is also an accomplished filmmaker, directing and producing many award-winning films presented by the CSC and Sundance. In the last ten years of his artistic practice, Williams has been focusing on fusing his visual arts, music, and live performance work into a unified experience."
Read more: http://www.lmcc.net/news/grantee_spotlight/spotlight_kenji_williams/
Bella Gaia: Origin Stories of Japan feature & Kenji Williams interview just broadcast on FUJI TV http://www.fujisankei.com/video_library/event/bella-gaia.php
"We interviewed Kenji Williams about his upcoming show on March 31st,BELLA GAIA: Origin Stories of Japan, which will combine live music, dance, and performance with extraordinary large-format projections of Earth from space."