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Thursday, November 30th, 2017
8:00 PM
Satoyama meets the art of Lavia Lin : Cross-cultural Dialogues between music and painting Satoyama, the Italian band from Turin, with a Japanese name, Lavia Lin the Berlin-based artist from Shanghai, with an Italian name, somehow they met, they bonded, they made music and paintings together. This combination represents an international, cross-cultural friendship and an intimate cross-media collaboration. This summer, Satoyama, bringing their musical instruments along with Lavia, bringing her paints and brushes, they made a tour and performed together in Ljubljana and at the Jazzit Fest in Feltre, Italy, where Lavia painted to Satoyama’s music live. On the journey of playing music and making paintings, as a music lover who paints, Lavia has found her instrument, her brushes to depict the music she hears visually. In her atmospheric abstract painting, colors represent her emotional association with the music. She says, Satoyama’s music is diverse, a mix of different sounds and influences, which makes it even more interesting for a painter to capture the movements in sound. The journey marks the beginning of the long-term friendship, this time, they are excited to reunite in Berlin and to bring their project!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- LAVIA LIN came to Berlin in 2014, she studies art and philosophy at Bard College Berlin. She started painting at the age of 7, her artistic style is identifiable by her atmospheric abstract (often blue) paintings. She paints to remind people of the beauty in the surrounding, she gets inspired from nature, her surroundings and her personal stories. She loves to paint to jazz, the music she grew up listening to. Music speaks to her emotions and she responds with paints.When she listens, she allows the movement of her arms to flow with the melody and her heart dances to the rhythm. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SATOYAMA brought four young musicians different in styles together to create broader music. They use melody to get in contact with the soul of the people, they believe that language of music is a platform to connect musicians, artists, and listeners from different cultures. They love traveling and bringing their music to people. Their music reflects on their traveling experiences and they use music as a narrative of storytelling, as a common language to be understood by the public. Satoyama is a non-conventional, polyhedric jazz ensemble composed by young musicians. “Spicy Green Cube” is their first record. “Their music crosses genres and different inspirations in order to achieve a personal synthesis made of chemical reactions, stratifications, thoughts, and reflections. They showcase a vast repertoire of references and peculiar personalities.” Fabio Ciminiera, Jazz Convention Satoyama, a quartet composed by musicians from Ivrea in their early twenties, was created in 2013: Luca Benedetto, Christian Russano, Gabriele Luttino and Marco Bellafiore brought their musical experimentations in the project in order to reach a new sound that would set them apart. Rock-progressive rhythmic, African suggestions and echoes from the North of Europe blend together with an expressive freedom typical of jazz.