The LYM experience and the Drawing Machine
LYM is a couple of European artists, who explores the association of free hand drawing through interactive digital graphics with bass improvisation and urban and organic soundscapes. Ambitious, beautiful and inspirational, LYM performance opens the way to a new approach for live digital graphics where the graphic artist can combine imaginative graphical expression with instrumental music performance. Lola Ajima's soundscapes build on urban or industrial sounds and transform them into calm and intimate sound layers. Her bass improvisations sculpt melodies and sounds about birth, loss, fear, tenderness, and sadness. The emotive graphics of Yukao Nagemi reflect a world of fantasies, dreams, and inner visions. They combine amorphous human shapes with strange creatures and ornamental strokes and follow the line of the sound improvisation.
Their performance is an opportunity to discover the drawing machine. Based on a versatile environment for fluid interactive digital drawing, and programed on shaders, the drawing machine remotivates the use of free hand drawing in digital performances. It offers new perspectives to the combination of instrumental music and live graphics in which the graphical artist's status is similar to a musician because he can freely co-improvise with his musician partner.
Press photos [JPG]
Download: Lola Ajima http://lolaandyukaomeet.com/media/CV_LolaAjima_2012_v2.pdf
Download: Yukao Nagemi http://lolaandyukaomeet.com/media/CV_Yukao_Nagemi_2012_v3.pdf
Scanner Images (in NINE (9)): Xavier Maître, Centre Inter-Etablissement de Résonance Magnétique, Imagerie par Résonance Magnétique Médicale et Multi-Modalités, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University Paris-Sud.
Supported by: The Danish Arts Council (Kunststyrelsen, kunst.dk)
and Les Studios Musicaux des Ulis, France.