Prepare to be captivated as Tia Rungray, the visionary artist, unveils his latest masterpiece, “Life is the Corridor,” on February 2nd. This highly anticipated track, a staple of his electrifying live performances, will finally be available for listeners worldwide, promising an experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional music.
At the core of “Life is the Corridor” lies a mesmerizing fusion of potent piano melodies and ethereal phrases, characteristic of Tia Rungray’s unique style. The composition skillfully navigates through a labyrinth of sound, seamlessly blending elements of tranquility with bursts of visceral noise, evoking a profound sense of introspection and existential contemplation. Each note resonates with raw intensity and undeniable authenticity, enveloping the listener in a whirlwind of emotions.
Adding another layer of depth to this auditory odyssey is the stunning artwork by acclaimed visual artist Kenji Agata. Through his visionary lens, Kenji Agata brings to life a vivid tapestry of imagery, mirroring the enigmatic allure of Tia Rungray’s music. The accompanying music video promises to unveil the full scope of Agata’s artistry, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a visual feast that parallels the richness of the auditory experience.
But the journey doesn’t end there. From February 2nd to March 31st, enthusiasts of art and music alike are invited to embark on a virtual exploration of Kenji Agata’s mesmerizing artwork at the “Spiralo” cultural facility in the metaverse sensation, Second Life. This groundbreaking exhibition promises to redefine the boundaries of traditional art showcases, offering attendees a chance to interact with digitalized renditions of Kenji Agata’s masterpieces, including the captivating visuals accompanying “Life is the Corridor.”
Furthermore, Tia Rungray himself will grace the virtual stage with his presence, delivering opening and closing performances that promise to be nothing short of extraordinary. These immersive experiences, streamed live on YouTube, will serve as a testament to the symbiotic relationship between music and visual art, transcending conventional boundaries to create an unforgettable spectacle.
As we eagerly await the release of “Life is the Corridor” and the accompanying visual extravaganza, let us embrace the boundless creativity and innovation that Tia Rungray and Kenji Agata bring to the forefront. In a world where art knows no limits, they invite us to step into the corridor of our imagination and embark on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
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Let the symphony of life guide you through the corridor of endless creativity. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary musical odyssey.
Save the date, February 2nd, and prepare to embark on a journey like no other.
An electronic acoustic music project that advocates noise classical, self-produced by Takayuki Noami. After releasing its first work “Foresta” in 2013, the project began live performances mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the virtual space “Second Life” from 2014.
In 2016, the project participated in the film screening event “SENJU LAB #1” organized by composer Akira Senju, alongside video director Kenji Agata. In March 2019, with the cooperation of Akira Senju’s office, Tokyo University of the Arts COI, and YAMAHA, the music video “Dancing Fly in My Head” (directed by Kenji Agata) was released. In October 2020, the music video “Soft Strings” (directed by Takayuki Noami) won the Best Music Video Director Award at the “1st Monthly Film Festival” (Serbia).
Influenced by the thoughts of Erik Satie and John Cage, the project focuses on instrumental music using environmental sounds, piano, and even noise, incorporating styles like ambient, post-classical, and noise music to create a unique universe. The sophisticated piano fused with violent and ferocious noise portrays the inner world of humans, and the raw live performances, where calm and motion coexist, evoke not only tranquility but even madness in the audience.
April 29, 2018: Released the first nationally distributed album “MindgEsso” from the indie label “Cat&Bonito”. Composer Akira Senju remarked it as “hearing the air of the future”. July 27, 2020: Released the collaborative album “Juvenile” with Yorihisa Taura from the indie label “Tannukineiri Records”. February 12, 2021: Released the album “STRUKTURO”, exploring the crossover between virtual space and the real world. September 24, 2022: Produced the metaverse performance “LIVE:Ghostmarch”. June 23, 2023: Performed at the Second Life 20th Birthday (SL20B) Music Fest.
INFO GROUP SL: secondlife:///app/group/2ce58db4-1544-e0da-ae88-e2a57b688b1f/about
In Tokyo and during his travels for research, he captures ‘ordinary scenes’ in photographs, which he then transforms using editing software. He applies techniques like shifting shapes and changing into abstract color fields, creating altered everyday scenes that exist between reality and dreams. He also engages in archival photography at museums and collaborates in the creation of works for many artists. Recent work includes contributing to the exhibition “Super Crowd Art Stand Play – From Dawn to Dawn” by the artist collective Oruta, corporate advertising shoots for LA ROCHE POSAY, and participating as a photographer in events like LOUIS VUITTON SS21, Miu Miu Club Tokyo, and Ginza Sony Park｜Park Live. In 2021, he served as the director of photography for the music video “Tia Rungray – Strukturo”.
Solo Exhibitions 2012: “BLASPOLOSION” at TENGAI GALLERY, Tokyo 2020: “–SCAPES” at TAKU SOMETANI GALLERY, Tokyo 2021: “SCAPES+” at TAKU SOMETANI GALLERY, Tokyo
Group Exhibitions 2016: “64th Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation and Completion Works Exhibition” at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum & Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo 2018: “Geidai Art Plaza Grand Prize Winners Invitation Exhibition” at Tokyo University of the Arts Art Plaza, Tokyo 2019: SENJU LAB 2015-2019 “Art and Music” at Tokyo University of the Arts Kōgakudo, Tokyo 2019: “200th Anniversary of Kabuki Stage in Kamiharanoda” at Kabuki Stage in Kamiharanoda, Gunma 2022: “The Prize Show! 〜What’s Geidai?〜” at Tokyo University of the Arts Art Plaza, Tokyo 2023: “WHAT CAFE EXHIBITION vol.24” at WHAT CAFE, Tokyo 2023: “Hankyu Art Fair 2023” at Hankyu Umeda Gallery, Osaka 2023: “What’s ART? Thinking About ‘What is Art?’ with Geidai Art Plaza Grand Prize Winners” at Tokyo University of the Arts Art Plaza, Tokyo 2023: “Phygital World – Beyond Gutenberg” at COCO WARP ADF ART MUSEUM, Metaverse
“Is life akin to a corridor, or is a corridor like life? A person who nurtures their ego by the window of a corridor ends their final moments by a window as well.” – Tia Rungray
“By combining images like illustrations in a book, it suggests a story that continues ahead or branching paths. The overlapping images transcend time and change places, resembling multiple doors and windows in a corridor. Which window to look through and which door to open is left to the sensibilities of the you.” – Kenji Agata
Artist Name: Tia Rungray Title: Life is the Corridor Release Date: February 2, 2024 Label: Non-REM Records Format: Digital Distribution (Spatial Audio compatible on Apple Music)
It is with great excitement and a sense of privilege that I extend a personal invitation to each of you, inviting you to immerse yourselves in the unparalleled wonder of ‘Flower of Evil,‘ a collaborative masterpiece meticulously crafted by the brilliant minds of Lalie Sorbet and Chrix.
‘Flower of Evil’ transcends the realm of mere installation; it is a profound journey born from the collaborative brilliance of Lalie Sorbet and Chrix. Overcoming challenges, including a touch of procrastination, this dynamic duo has crafted a virtual masterpiece that promises to redefine our experience within Second Life.
Lalie, a beacon of inspiration and a debugging virtuoso, seamlessly collaborated with Chrix to explore various effects and unleash their imaginations. Together, they gave life to an unparalleled experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
Before delving into the heart of ‘Flower of Evil,’it is only fitting to acknowledge the orchestrator of this magical symphony – Chrix. His artistic prowess has elevated the ordinary, transforming ‘Flower of Evil’ into a captivating realm where every spectator becomes an active participant.
As proud recipients of the SLEA Grant, Lalie Sorbet and Chrix presented the inaugural particle show – ‘Fleur du Mal’ – starting from January 20, 2024. However, the excitement doesn’t end there. The artists have meticulously planned five more shows over the coming months, each replacing the previous one for a limited duration.
I extend a personal invitation to stay tuned and mark your calendars for the upcoming shows in the ‘Flower of Evil’ series. The magic continues with a new show replacing the previous one for a limited duration. My personal anticipation for these future showcases is fueled by the captivating experience I’ve had within this symphony of light and magic.
Let the word spread far and wide! Invite your friends, fellow enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a unique virtual experience. My personal journey within ‘Flower of Evil’ has been nothing short of transformative, and I believe that by coming together, we can collectively make this virtual masterpiece a shared and unforgettable experience.
Don’t miss out on this ongoing extraordinary event. ‘Flower of Evil’ is a personal invitation to embrace the boundless possibilities within Second Life.
Having immersed ourselves in countless spectacular particle shows, none quite compares to the enchanting experience of being not just spectators, but integral participants in the mesmerizing spectacle. Kudos to Lalie & Chrix for orchestrating a truly magical event that transcends the ordinary and captivates us in the heart of brilliance. – Violet Boa
Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery, owned by the passionate Dido Haas, transforms into a captivating oasis of emotions with the latest exhibition by artist Morlita Quan. This extraordinary show is the result of a unique and touching proposal from Dido, who invited Morlita to explore the fascinating world of dogs and cats through her unmistakable artistic lens.
The story behind this exhibition is as moving as it is fascinating. Dido Haas, besides being the creator of a significant artistic space, is also a fervent animal lover. Her proposal to Morlita Quan to create artworks inspired by dogs and cats stemmed from the knowledge of Morlita’s commitment to saving and providing a home for these stray animals. The exhibition at Nitroglobus thus becomes a visual tribute to Morlita’s love and dedication to these defenseless creatures.
The showcased images by the artist highlight the elegant form of dogs and cats, defining them with black strokes on vibrant and colorful backgrounds. Each artwork is an explosion of positivity, a hymn to hope and life change for these wonderful creatures. Morlita Quan captures the essence of the animal soul, turning each brushstroke into a praise of the beauty and dignity of dogs and cats.
The exhibition is not limited to Morlita’s two-dimensional works. The environment is enriched by evocative 3D works by Adwehe, contributing to creating an engaging and multisensory atmosphere. The combination of these two forms of art offers the audience a unique experience where passion for animals merges with artistic expression.
Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery becomes a space where the love for art and respect for animals harmoniously intertwine. Morlita Quan’s works and Adwehe’s 3D elements converge to convey a message of hope, change, and respect for the creatures that share our world.
The exhibition, with its emotional charge and profound connection to reality, is an opportunity for the audience to reflect on the importance of preserving and celebrating the lives of dogs and cats. Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery thus becomes not only an artistic space but also a place for awareness and inspiration, guided by the collaboration of two talented creative minds, Morlita Quan and Adwehe, under the passionate guidance of Dido Haas.
Morlita Quan Biography
Morlita (Morli for her friends) is a multifaceted individual with a rich background in the realms of Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising. However, her true passion lies in the world of art and music, which she delved into from an early age in a self-taught manner. Her journey began with playing the guitar and percussion at the age of 8, and by 16, she had ventured into the realm of mixing consoles, becoming a DJ and producing her own music.
From 2008 onward, Morlita has specialized in experimental music and the intersection of art and technology. Her artistic pursuits extend to collaborations with various universities of Fine Arts, museums, and national and international art curators. During the early years of her compositional journey, she was associated with the record label NAIF LABEL.
Currently, Morlita is an independent artist working on her fifth album. Simultaneously, she is engaged in a parallel project called “Imagination” with a Galician poet. Her involvement in the creation of compositions for short films and sound installations has led her to participate in events and festivals around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival, the FocOff Festival, RTVE, and the Biennale Art in countries such as the United States, Japan, France, Spain, Italy, and Canada.
Morlita is not only focused on her solo projects but is also an integral part of the international music project “Project 110” and various other ventures that blend art and music, presenting them live. Her dedication to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and exploring the convergence of different creative fields showcases her as a dynamic and innovative contributor to the global arts and music community.
In a captivating artistic exhibition titled “Silence,” Magda Schmidtzau takes spectators on an extraordinary journey into profound reflections, representing silence in all its facets. The event took place at the renowned LA MAISON D’ANELI (owned by Aneli Abeyante), a historic art gallery in Second Life, where virtual art merges with the emotional power of silence.
For Magda, silence is not merely the absence of sounds but an intricate labyrinth of meanings. Her exhibition outlined silence as a multifaceted experience, from silence as self-listening to silence as a form of restraint and omertà. With mastery, the artist captured the essence of this theme, reminding me of the famous words from “The Sound of Silence,” a song that has the power to evoke deep emotions.
Magda Schmidtzau proposes a vision of silence that reflects the current journey of humanity. From silence understood as omertà, she leads us towards silence as a form of self-observation and inner listening. In an era dominated by transhumanism, where technology loudly asserts its presence, silence becomes a cry to remain human—an invitation to rediscover the connection with ourselves amidst the digital clamor.
The exhibition, composed of images crafted with Magda’s distinctive mastery, places women at the center of her artistic world. The queen of her images, the woman is depicted with competence and skill. Magda demonstrates a mastery of artistic techniques, transitioning from colorful images that inspire renewal and personal growth to black-and-white images that reveal the duality of silence.
The black and white images serve as an indictment of the darker side that silence can represent, emphasizing the often overlooked and darker aspect of this experience. However, surprisingly, she also captures the subtle and evocative aspect of unspoken words. These images forcefully and determinedly convey messages beyond words, highlighting the communicative essence of silence.
In conclusion, Magda Schmidtzau’s exhibition “Silence” at LA MAISON D’ANELI is an artistic journey that explores silence in all its facets. Through masterfully crafted images, the artist captivates the attention of spectators, guiding them on a reflective path on the complexity and power of silence. A work that will leave a lasting impression, inviting each individual to reflect on their relationship with silence and the necessity of preserving their humanity in an increasingly technological world.
Classical dance thrives in the virtual world of Second Life, capturing beauty and grace in remarkable ways. An exemplary project, “Muse Dance Co.” led by Anu Papp and Ferdinand Scarmon, harmoniously brings together a diverse community of talented dancers to create captivating performances within this virtual realm.
Sabina Valeska‘s video offers a glimpse into the dedication and artistry of those involved in the “Muse Dance Co.” project, providing a testament to their creativity and passion for classical dance within Second Life.
The “Muse Dance Co.” not only celebrates classical dance’s elegance but also illustrates endless possibilities for artistic expression within virtual environments. Its meticulous choreography and stunning visual effects elevate traditional dance forms to enchanting new levels, enthralling both audiences and participants.
The commitment and talent of those engaged with “Muse Dance Co.” shine through each performance as they seamlessly blend traditional techniques with innovative virtual storytelling. The result is an immersive experience that transports viewers into a world filled with beauty, emotion, and artistry.
As the virtual landscape evolves, projects like “Muse Dance Co.” highlight classical dance’s enduring appeal that transcends physical boundaries. This collaboration showcases how virtual platforms unite artists worldwide in their shared passion for classical dance effectively.
In conclusion,” Muse Dance Co.” stands as a tribute to the timeless allure of classical dance in Second Life. The individuals’ dedication, creativity, and artistry continue to inspire audiences, serving as shining examples of its enduring beauty across both physical and virtual realms.
The Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery in Second Life is currently hosting an extraordinary art exhibition by the talented artist Bamboo Barnes. Curated by the esteemed Dido Haas, owner of the gallery, this exhibition delves deep into the intricacies of the human psyche, offering a glimpse into what lies beneath a face, an emotion, and a life experience.
Bamboo Barnes, known for her unique approach to art, describes her work as expressing what lies beyond the surface. She believes that art is not merely a reflection of light but rather a manifestation of something that resides within a person, something that carries the essence of love in its most profound and complex form. Consequently, her work rarely portrays cheerful or uplifting themes, as she aims to explore the darker aspects of human existence.
In her own words, Bamboo Barnes explains, “There is perhaps a faint sound in these works that echoes what I have been unable to say or do. It is not just about beautiful and smiling faces, but rather something that emerges from a black mass like ebony, where no cry can remain. However, it is a deeply personal sound, and I do not know how it resonates with you. I hope that I have been able to capture some of it in this exhibition. I hope you will take the time to immerse yourself in my work a little longer; that is all that matters to me.“
This marks Bamboo Barnes’ third exhibition at Nitroglobus, and she expresses her utmost respect and gratitude to the gallery’s owner, Dido Haas. The partnership between artist and curator has resulted in a thought-provoking and emotionally charged display of art that pushes boundaries and challenges conventional notions.
The artworks showcased in this exhibition, “Broken Chair,” are a testament to Bamboo Barnes’ exceptional talent and her ability to evoke deep emotions within the viewer. Through her masterful use of colors, textures, and composition, she invites us into a world where vulnerability and rawness coexist with beauty and grace.
“Broken Chair” at Nitroglobus
“Broken Chair” at Nitroglobus
As you navigate through the gallery space, take a moment to reflect on the profound messages conveyed by each piece. Allow yourself to be transported into the depths of the human soul, where hidden truths and untold stories reside. It is within these layers that Bamboo Barnes invites us to explore our own emotions and experiences, encouraging us to embrace the complexity of our existence.
The Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery is honored to host Bamboo Barnes’ captivating exhibition, and we extend our sincere appreciation to Dido Haas for her unwavering commitment to promoting exceptional artistic talent. We invite you to visit this remarkable showcase and immerse yourself in the world of Bamboo Barnes – an artist who fearlessly delves into the depths of the human soul and invites us to do the same.
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