NOHlab & Plato Media Lab

Deep Space Music

NOHlab & Plato Media Lab

source: highlike

Work: Deep Space Music brings together sound and image, music and computer animation in a way that transforms the projection space into a setting for intimate experiences. In it, Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa plays a program of works by three visionary composers who are also regarded as great thinkers. Her piano concert musically celebrates the 60th birthday of Ryuchi Sakamoto (JP) and Philip Glass’ (US) 75th, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage (US). In order to provide Ms. Namekawa with latitude for spontaneous improvisation, with NOHlab team Candas Sisman’s and Deniz Kader’s interactive visual art direction, the performance was supported by Plato Media Lab. The team worked live in real time, though, in doing so, they had recourse to a repertoire of prepared graphic elements that are the outcome of an intensive process of encounter with the respective pieces of music. The project offered an immersive experience which was associated with Maki Namekawa’s abstract notes, place’s atmosphere and enchanted the audience.
Commissioned by Ars Electronica Festival Art Direction NOHlab ( Candas Sisman – De Music Maki Namekawa Technical supervising Bager Akbay Live Visuals & Programming Plato Media Lab ( Bager Akbay, Osman Koc, Zeynep Nal, Kaan Kaner, Ismail Kasarci) Pre–rendered Visuals NOHlab Documentation Fehmican Gözüm, Rubra Thanks to Zeynep Ozkazanc, Senem Umut, Güliz Turan, Mehmet Kalaman Location Ars Electronica Museum – Linz, Austria Date 1-3 September, 2012 Duration 32′ 00.
Photographer: Rubra
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source: csismn

Candaş Şişman (born in İzmir, 1985) after finishing İzmir Anatolian Fine Arts High School graduated from Eskişehir Anatolian University Animation Department. During his undergraduate studies he took multimedia design education for one year in Netherlands. in 2011 he founded NOHlab studio with Deniz Kader. Since 2006 he has received many awards such as honorary mention from ARS ELECTRONİCA in Computer Animation/ Film /VFX category and Rome Viedram Festival Video and Sound Design best prize. He has participated to many important festivals like Nemo Digital Arts and Film Festival and Offf İstanbul 2012. Candaş Şişman recently realized Yekpare projection mapping with Nerdworking within İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture activities and ‘FLUX’ audiovisual installation among İlhan Koman Hulda festival in İstanbul. The artist is representing by Pgart gallery in Turkey.
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source: emptykingdom

Candas Sisman is from Izmir, Turkey. His portfolio mainly consists of multimedia works that often incorporate music or a soundtrack. Some of his projects, such as Deep Space Music, which features Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa, changes the way a musician performs and how an audience experiences a musical performance.