LAS VEGAS, NV-
“…NONOTAK studio is the collaboration between the illustrator Noemi Schipfer and the architect musician Takami Nakamoto who create immersive art installations fusing light and music. They had two installations on display in the Experience tent, and I felt it necessary to check out their live performance as well. After the visual display during Gesaffelstein’s performance the other day, I felt like it Nontak’s performance would have a high bar to reach.
Most of the live videos I have seen of NONOTAK online seem to have them performing within lighting. Either surrounded by walls of light amongst projections. This performance seemed to take a slightly different approach, with the LED screen behind them emitting synchronized pulses of light that were choreographed to their beats.
With their backs to the screen, I noticed that Noemi was constantly looking over her shoulders to make sure, I assume, that everything was synched up. With them facing the audience, I really didn’t get to see them working their tools, and I really wanted to see Takami create music, who in all of the video I previewed online ahead of the festival, is wildly animated and intense…”