Projects

New York Site Visit - Long Walk

Between December 6 and 9, 2019, UKAI Projects visited numerous organizations and individuals grappling with the question of how to translate analog practices, often drawing on different ways of being and seeing the world, into digital environments.

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Digital Prototyping for Non-Commercial Musical Performers and Festivals

Between September 2018 and June 2019, ukai Projects has worked with Nagata Shachu Taiko Ensemble, Music Africa (music and culture festival) and Music in the Barns (classical installation concert and event producer) to identify and analyze opportunities to translate culturally-specific performance to digital environments, and to build three digital prototypes to advance organizational objectives and community knowledge for culturally-specific music organizations in Canada. The prototypes and research related to the process will be presented and disseminated through digital platforms and relevant arts events. Our aim is to explore the use of digital technologies in the development and creation of new works while strengthening social inclusion in audience communities.

The shift to digital has privileged commercially successful and Western disciplines. There is a need to translate hybrid, diasporic and non-Western traditions into digital business models. We believe that this project will advance our understanding of how.

thumbnail courtesy Music in the Barns

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