The full Bella Gaia Ensemble performs at the Shantou University Sports Park stadium, Collaborating with the world's top projection mapping and interactive tech company Obscura Digital. Ensemble featuring Irina Akulenko, Yumi Kurosawa, Lety ElNaggar, Mariyah, Kenji Williams
Bella Gaia custom produced visuals for the massive 360 degree immersive screen. 汕头大学!
Kenji Williams invited as Artist in Residence by University of Colorado at Boulder, Arts & Sciences - for ORIGIN STORIES R&D production
Origin Stories is a cutting edge multimedia dance performance utilizing live motion tracking, custom programmed visual algorithms, and 3D projection effects that takes the audience on an explorative journey of the relationship of geometry in nature and Arabesque patterns. The 3D effect was produced without the use of 3D glasses, utilizing multiscreen, scrim, and lighting effects live.
As an R&D production of BELLA GAIA, Origin Stories was a result of an artist residency by Kenji Williams, invited by the dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. With creative direction by Kenji Williams working with programming artist Gordey Chernyy, the final production was performed with dance artist Donna Mejia in front of a live audience on April 8th, at the Conference on World Affairs at CU Boulder, at the Black Box Theater, Atlas Institute.
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Listen in on the unique studio concert and interview of BELLA GAIA's Kenji Williams and Kristin Hoffmann on NPR Echoes Podcast
"Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth is a massive multi-media project put together by violinist and electronic composer Kenji Williams. He came to renown playing techno as ABA Structurebut a few years ago he put together a world music project called Bella Gaia that brought photos of earth by NASA to the stage with a global ensemble. It’s music that has environmental concerns at its core. Williams has been touring the world relentlessly with different versions of the project. He comes to Echoes with singer and pianist Kristin Hoffmann to perform music from Bella Gaia, including a rare acoustic performance of one song. "
This recording has been included in NPR Echoes CD! Just released in 2017! http://echoes-store.myshopify.com/products/efflorescent-echoes-live-22
Dec 5-6 BELLA GAIA Partners with ListenParis for COP21 Climate Conference, Paris France
Join us to celebrate the environment with a global 24-hour music set with some of the world’s top DJs on December 5th and 6th. Create your own Silent Disco of 24-hours of music, with music provided from the LISTENPARIS2015 page at Beatport.com. You can make a difference while showing solidarity to Paris, and sending a positive message to the world leaders that our global community is LISTENING. Your gatherings and social media activity during LISTEN, will express that we are ready to embrace better environmental stewardship, with a move to 100% renewable energy.
Create your own Silent Disco, or join one in a location near you, or simply help by tuning in, sharing your images and support on social media on December 5th and 6th with the tags:#ListenParis2015 #EarthToParis #Go100Percent
Kenji Williams - Nominated by the World Technology Network Awards in Arts, Entertainment, and Education
This year's speakers, moderators and performers include the world renowned scientist and entrepreneur, J. Craig Venter, author and CEO of United Therapeutics, Martine Rothblatt, and award winning composer, Kenji Williams. wtn.net
The BELLA GAIA Fulldome Film wins 1st place in the people's choice award for the Fiske Fulldome Film Festival.
Thank you Fiske Planetarium, our Bella Gaia Fulldome production team, Boulder Magazine, and all the audiences who voted.
BELLA GAIA is playing at the Fiske Planetarium as regular programming. Check the schedule
NASA’s Spectacular Bella Gaia Multimedia Extravaganza Makes Its Brooklyn Debut on August 30
"The soundtrack album – streaming at Spotify – a lavish, majestic mashup of global sounds, is often nothing short of breathtaking: if the visuals come anywhere close to matching it, the experience could be an awful lot of fun."
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