Concert featuring electronic musician, composer, and visual artist Aki Onda
& mixed media artist Raha Raissnia, who incorporates painting, drawing,
and filmmaking into her performances.

Aki Onda
Aki Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and visual artist. He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project – works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances. In another of his projects, Cinemage, Onda shows slide projections of still photo images, shot by himself, as a performance or installation. Onda has collaborated with artists such as Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Paul Clipson, Alan Licht, Loren Connors, MV Carbon, Oren Ambarchi, Noël Akchoté, Jean-François Pauvros, Jac Berrocal, Lionel Marchetti, Linda Sharrock, and Blixa Bargeld.



Raha Raissnia
Was born in Tehran, Iran in 1968.
Too young to be given the choice between staying in Iran or
immigrating abroad, after the revolution she moved with her family to the
US in 1983.
“After a long period of having the three areas of my
practice-painting, drawing and filmmaking- as separate activities
concerned with their own formal qualities and limitations, I have
recently brought them on a level where the three interconnect closely.
My films and paintings influence one another, and through creating
drawings I investigate this influence.”


::8pm, Thursday, May 24th 2014::