ARTIST

Doron Sanja

Germany

Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, and curator whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. Working primarily with multichannel spatialized sound – combining pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, extreme frequencies, dense noise, and computer-enhanced acoustic instruments, Sadja creates post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Although each of Sadja’s works is striking in their singular and focused approach, his output is diverse: spanning everything from 25 speaker sound works to stroboscopic smoke and light shows, 360 degree projection pieces, and motorized speaker systems that precisely track sound around a venue.Doron has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/exhibited at Hamburger Bahnhof, PS1 MoMa, Miami MOCA, D’amelio Terras Gallery, Atonal Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, STEIM, Norberg Festival, EMS Stockholm, STUK, CBK Amsterdam, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others. Sadja co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile performing arts venue in Brooklyn (RIP), and has curated various new music/sound festivals around NYC. He has also collaborated with artists such as Tony Conrad, Aki Onda, Mario Diaz de Leon, Audrey Chen, Nenad Popov, and more.Sadja received his MFA in Sound at Bard College where he studied with Maryanne Amacher, David Behrman, Marina Rosenfeld, and Laetitia Sonami, and his BA in Technology in Music and Related Arts at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Currently, is the host and lecturer for the popular Berlin series, Sound Portraits, a monthly lecture and listening session focusing on experimental electronic music composers.

Color Field Immersion

201700:40:00Performance Art
Based loosely on Ganzfeld experiments (a technique used in parapsychology in the 1970s as a way of invoking telepathy), Color Field Immersion involves masking the audience with semi-transparent blindfolds onto which light projections are mapped. Similar to sensory deprivation, Color Field Immersion provides perceptual deprivation, replacing the entirety of each audience member’s visual field with washes of color, line, and movement – often inducing hallucinations as the brain seeks to replace lost stimuli. Flipping the traditional performer-audience relationship, the internalized experience becomes the location of the performance. Combined with rich, textural soundscapes, Color Field Immersion creates a deeply immersive perceptual architecture of sound and vision.



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