Kazuya Nagaya has long altered the exquisite sacred sounds of bronze bells, gongs and singing bowls to recontextualize the meditative effect of their reverberating sound and silence. Ponderous and thoughtful, Nagaya's drifting notes and echoing drones inquire about the world and incite personal introspection.
Acoustic-electronic afterglow, introspective ambient atmospheres, performative sound art with traditional Japanese singing bowls, bells and gongs
ame-ambient, Indigo Raw, Propost
Microscope of Heraclitus (2018), la performance Ambr (2018)
Nagaya created label ame-ambient to release his musical-spiritual explorations and has collaborated with Richie Hawtin, avant-garde trumpeter Toshinori Kondo, composer Carl Stone, fashion designer Iris Van Herpen, Tibetan Buddhist monks and Indigenous story tellers, among others
Tokyo: 2017, 2018