Akemi Nagao / Adam Pultz Melbye

Full performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re9nARQpOtk

Adam Pultz Melbye / Akemi Nagao: #1

#1 explores the confines of space and the kinetic tension that builds up in the interaction of movement and sound.
Improvising within a framework of slowly evolving gesture and sound, dancer Akemi Nagao and double bassist Adam Pultz Melbye map out possibilities and trajectories determined by the interaction of body, instrument and space. By focusing on subtle changes in dynamics and texture, Study #1 is a meditation on what happens close to the threshold of perception.

 

Adam Pultz Melbye is living in Berlin since 2013 and performs in Europe, Japan and the US with a specific interest in structuring sound and manipulating the bass in order to create new textures. Apart from his regular work with Akemi Nagao, he has performed with Yuko Kaseki and Maya Carroll and has taken workshops with Julyen Hamilton and Barre Phillips.
Adam is member of the North European artist collective Barefoot Records on which he has released numerous records.
In 2015 he graduated from the Post Graduate Soloist Program at the Conservatory of Music (RMC) in Copenhagen.

Akemi Nagao is a Berlin based Japanese dancer, performer and choreographer.
She is interested in working with senses and intuition. Her practice is about extending awareness thought the senses.
She has been influenced by Julyen Hamilton, Renate Graziadei, Ingo Reulecke, Maya M. Carroll, Eva Karczag Bettina Neuhaus, Kirstie Simson and Zen meditation.
Since 2007, she has worked with choreographers such as Louise Wagner, Micha Purucker, Choy Ka Fai, Costa Company and  collaborated with numerous dancers and sound artists in Germany, Brussels, Copenhagen and Japan.
She has been invited to teach as a guest artist at the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien in April 2014.