Join Eric San (Kid Koala) and Nufonia must Fall’s Director of Photography as they take you through the process of collaboration from concept to final creation.
Using DJ turn tables and video equipment, members get a behind the scenes look at the work of these artists.
See their creativity at work and ask questions along the way.
Presented in partnership with the NYUAD Interactive Media Program.
Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune the most recent being 12 bit Blues. He has released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew. Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper and The Great Gatsby. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To, his Space Cadet Headphone Experience and most recently, Nufonia Must Fall Live. He lives in Montreal with his wife and two daughters.
AJ Korkidakis (director of photography) is a Montreal based digital media artist who finds himself constantly jumping between filmmaking, photography, animation, design and whatever other medium a project might call for. This multi-tasking style keeps his work fresh and gives him access to a wide range of techniques to create rich visual worlds with- in other words, he prefers to dream up images first, and then figure out how to create them after. His films have played festivals internationally, including TIFF and Just for Laughs, have won him two awards at the Youngcuts Film festival, and have also been broadcast across North America. He is a frequent collaborator with many noted Montreal musicians on various video and animation projects. His design work has ranged from traditional poster design to creating organizations’ entire visual identities, and has led to him illustrating the december 2012 cover of New Internationalist magazine. More recently, he has begun to create work with a focus on interaction, whether it be through physical installations, or digital applications. He loves to use his work to explore the blurring lines between traditional and new media, and he is most in his element when working in multi-disciplinary environments that challenge him to learn new skills in order to complete a project. As such, Nufonia Must Fall is an perfect home for him.
This is a past event
Tuesday, May 9 @ 7pm
Music Masterclass with Afiara Quartet
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Turntables, puppets, live cinema, and a string quartet create a realtime theatrical masterpiece.
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Friday, May 12 4pm
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