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IMA: Work for Percussion, Electronics, and Vocals
Noise music of Japanese poetry
IMA is the sound project of Nava Dunkelman x Amma Ateria, marching forth with fearless percussion, stark electronics, and filmic poetic vocals. Deconstructing and dissolving heavy music through restraint and release, IMA strives for a balance between meticulous detailed precision of instrumentation, with the chaos of densities driven to brinks of breakage situated by beautification in between. IMA has been presented in residency at The Stone, New York City (2016), and San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SF (2016). Performances and collaborations include Ikue Mori, Pauchi Sasaki, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Matmos, Zeena Parkins, Erik Friedlander, Brian Chase, and many others.
Nava Dunkelman (JP) is a percussionist and improviser born in Tokyo. Her sonic palette spans the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan, from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde. She has performed and collaborated with William Winant, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, George Lewis, and many others, as well as performed classical and contemporary pieces with the William Winant Percussion Group, Joan Jeanrenaud, San Francisco Girls Chorus, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and others.
Amma Ateria (HK) is a sound artist, electroacoustic composer, and improviser born in Hong Kong, based in California. Her practice examines the behaviour of sound and the physicality of sound in the human experience. She studied with Maggi Payne and Fred Frith and has performed with Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Tarek Atoui, Paul Clipson, Zeena Parkins, Erik Friedlander, Pauchi Sasaki, John Zorn, and many others. Her work has been presented in SoART, Austria (2013); Titanik Gallery, Finland (2014); The Stone, New York (2016); SFEMF, San Francisco (2016); BAMPFA, Berkeley (2017); The Exploratorium, San Francisco (2018); and Marfa Sounding, Marfa (2018).