January, 24th – 11 AM SLT – 28 JST
Tia Rungray will be performing on stage at SLEA’s second annual celebration. Come and enjoy his performance in a wintery world of ice.
ORGANIZER: Second Life Endowment for the Arts Music LAB
New Singe “Cremation” is NOW available!
The song “Cremation” was first performed by Tia Rungray at a live concert to celebrate the release of “MindgEsso” in June 2018, and has since undergone a number of live arrangements. Now it’s time to release it as a single version.
With a mainly post-classical approach, Tia Rungray has matured his sound by applying the techniques he tried on “Strukturo”, released in February 2021.
Tia Rungray’s new album “STRUKTURO” is out now!
Cast: Sakiko Takizawa
Direction & Cinematograph: Kenji Agata
Script: Daichi Misaki
Takayuki Noami’s self-produced electroacoustic music project, which advocates noise classical music.
After releasing his first album ‘Foresta’ in 2013, he has been working mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area and in the virtual space ‘Second Life’.
Since 2015, he has produced the sound installation ‘STRUKTURO’ in Second Life.
In 2016, he participated in Senju LAB #1, a screening of his video works organized by composer Akira Senju, with video director Kenji Agata.
In March 2019, the music video ‘Dancing Fly in My Head’ (directed by Kenji Agata) was released with the cooperation of Akira Senju’s office, Tokyo University of the Arts COI and YAMAHA.
In October 2020, his music video “Soft Strings” (directed by Takayuki Noami) won the Best Music Video Director Award at the International Film Festival “1st Monthly Film Festival” (Serbia).
Influenced by the ideas of Eric Satie and John Cage, Tia Rungray’s music is primarily instrumental, using ambient sounds, piano, and even noise. He creates his own worldview with a unique style that incorporates ambient, post-classical and noise music. The fusion of sophisticated piano and violent and ferocious noise depicts the inner world of human beings, and the rough and raw live performance where stillness and motion coexist is not only soothing to the audience, but also makes them feel even madness.
His first nationally distributed album ‘MindgEsso’ was released on 29 April 2018 on the independent label Cat&Bonito. It has led composer Akira Senju to say “I’ve heard the air of the future”.
On 27 July 2020, he released an album with Yorihisa Taura titled ‘Juvenile’ on the independent label ‘Tannukineiri Records’. The new album “STRUKTURO” was released on 12 February 2021.
Art & Sound Producer
Born in 1992 in Kyoto, Japan.
In 2011, he entered the Music Department of Tokyo University of the Arts. He has studied piano under Akiko Ishikawa, Yoshiko Akaike and Takashi Fujii, and acoustic music production under Tatsuhiko Nishioka.
Since 2013, he has been self-producing the electroacoustic music project ‘Tia Rungray’. He also founded Non-REM Records (now Non-REM Studio).
His experience as a PA operator in a live music club has led him to work as a freelance sound engineer, producing sound for artists, as well as providing exclusive PA and design services as a total art producer.
In 2020, he directed the music video ‘Soft Strings’, which was awarded a prize at the International Film Festival.https://www.youtube.com/embed/aFhAC0o9G0s?feature=oembed
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