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    sound artist, creative collaborator & arts media producer.


    i love creating new & exciting projects with various artists from around the world!


    join me behind-the-scenes as we cause a ruckus


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    Tokyo♥-In


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    Art Projects:
    Nights in Tokyo
    Life on Top of Hyde Park

    Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment
    Interview with Tokyo Love-In • Tablatronics

    Art and soul of the west
    Date: January 11, 2013
    SARAH THOMAS

    Sydney property prices are an unlikely contributing factor to the vibrant wealth of talent at the 2013 Sydney Festival Parra Opening Party (POP), but it’s true.
    One of the performers, media arts collaborator Tokyo Love-In, aka Michael Chin, says there has been a groundswell in the creative community there in recent times.
    ”I’m seeing a lot of younger, artier people tending to move further out west, I think because of the prices in the city,” the Parramatta resident says. ”So there’s more of an artistic, bohemian lifestyle that’s coming to the forefront with a lot of young creatives moving further out west. It reminds me of when I spent some time in Williamsburg - a lot of people there couldn’t afford to live right in the heart of New York City so they would just hop across on the bridge and set up little artistic communities.”
    The festival director, Lieven Bertels, agrees: ”I think the local council has seen and continues to see it as one of their assets. Their whole view on not just the arts but the creative industries in general and organisations like ICE [Information and Cultural Exchange, one of the party’s venues] embrace that really beautifully.”

    Chin’s show Tablatronics features musicians ranging from Mongolian throat singers to Indian tabla players, mixed by him and in front of a backdrop of Indian and south-Asian photography by Australian visual artist Pete Longworth, who lives in New York.
    ”I hope it will reflect the vibrant arts community that’s thriving in Parramatta and western Sydney,” Chin says, ”and also the rich tapestry of so many different cultural elements that artists have to offer.”
    Another group of artists, Team 9Lives, combines the urban movement forms of parkour, freerunning, tricking and dance into storytelling and fun visuals, says founder Ali Kadhim, who runs the group of 12. ”We hope they’ll be inspired and have a bit more appreciation and respect for the art form - just to see it in a different way, not to see a bunch of kids just mucking around but as more of an art and an expression.”
    In 2012, the Sydney Festival Parramatta program brought $1.1 million into local coffers and Bertels says there’s capacity for tens of thousands to take to the streets for POP. ”You can come together and enjoy the arts without being an arts specialist - it’s all very accessible, it’s all for free and it’s fun and that’s the feel-good factor that the Sydney Festival really excels at,” Bertels says.
    Sydney Festival Parramatta events continue until January 27.
    PARRA OPENING PARTY
    January 19, 4-11pm, Prince Alfred Park, Church Street, Parade Ground at Old King’s School, Market Street and Riverside Theatres, sydneyfestival.org.au/pop, free. Team 9Lives will be roaming performers at Prince Alfred Park; Tablatronics will perform at the Information and Cultural Exchange at 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

    For more information on Tokyo Love-In & Tablatronics please visit:
    http://tokyolovein.com
    http://tablatronics.tumblr.com

    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-soul-of-the-west-20130110-2chag.html#ixzz2Hck5F8Vb

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    tablatronics:

Tablatronics Tablatronics is an exciting arts media collaboration between Tokyo Love-In (sound artist and media arts producer) and extraordinary musicians who present a world of sounds, fusing Indian classical music and other South Asian disciplines with contemporary electronic beats and beautifully synchronised visuals.
Tablatronics is set against a cinematic backdrop of stunning imagery by Pete Longworth (photographer) and Christopher Baron (film),  reflecting the rich South Asian heritage of the ensemble.
Tokyo Love-In incorporates the latest technology using the iPad as an instrument triggering samples, as DJ turntables, and modern synths, and synchronising visuals through his MacBook Pro.
Tablatronics is available on the iTunes Stores
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tablatronics-the-chillout/id475921752

    tablatronics:

    Tablatronics Tablatronics is an exciting arts media collaboration between Tokyo Love-In (sound artist and media arts producer) and extraordinary musicians who present a world of sounds, fusing Indian classical music and other South Asian disciplines with contemporary electronic beats and beautifully synchronised visuals.

    Tablatronics is set against a cinematic backdrop of stunning imagery by Pete Longworth (photographer) and Christopher Baron (film),  reflecting the rich South Asian heritage of the ensemble.

    Tokyo Love-In incorporates the latest technology using the iPad as an instrument triggering samples, as DJ turntables, and modern synths, and synchronising visuals through his MacBook Pro.

    Tablatronics is available on the iTunes Stores

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tablatronics-the-chillout/id475921752

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    ‘Sydney Seen’ by #PlumJungle @ FotoWeek DC!

    A HUGE 70 foot outdoor projection of the acclaimed ‘Sydney Seen’ piece. Take a very unique tour of our beloved Sydney, Australia. 

    The screening is a feature piece in FotoWeek DC’s epic roll-out of events, talks and displays. This piece is proudly presented by the Australian Government.

    Sydney Seen Completed by the Media Arts Collective, Plum Jungle…

    Photography by Pete Longworth
    Music by Michael K. Chin
    Animation by Christopher Baron

    http://LifeonTopofHydePark.com

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    'Sydney Seen' by #PlumJungle @ FotoWeek DC!A HUGE 70 foot outdoor projection of the acclaimed ‘Sydney Seen’ piece. Take a very unique tour of our beloved Sydney, Australia. The screening is a feature piece in FotoWeek DC’s epic roll-out of events, talks and displays. This piece is proudly presented by the Australian Government.I caught a glimpse of the projection space on Monday. It is a massive limestone wall in downtown DC. Amidst the autumn colours a 20,000 lumen projector will fire the animated artwork from the roof of a neighbouring building. The scene is quite exquisite!Think hot chocolate, fine company and pizza!For those of you not quite in the vicinity… you can grab a glimpse of the work on my brand NEW website! Under the film tab, second last piece on the right. Enjoy : )Sydney Seen Completed by the Media Arts Collective, Plum Jungle…Photography by Pete LongworthMusic by Michael K. ChinAnimation by Christopher Baron

    'Sydney Seen' by #PlumJungle @ FotoWeek DC!

    A HUGE 70 foot outdoor projection of the acclaimed ‘Sydney Seen’ piece. Take a very unique tour of our beloved Sydney, Australia. 

    The screening is a feature piece in FotoWeek DC’s epic roll-out of events, talks and displays. This piece is proudly presented by the Australian Government.

    I caught a glimpse of the projection space on Monday. It is a massive limestone wall in downtown DC. Amidst the autumn colours a 20,000 lumen projector will fire the animated artwork from the roof of a neighbouring building. The scene is quite exquisite!

    Think hot chocolate, fine company and pizza!

    For those of you not quite in the vicinity… you can grab a glimpse of the work on my brand NEW website! Under the film tab, second last piece on the right. Enjoy : )


    Sydney Seen Completed by the Media Arts Collective, Plum Jungle…

    Photography by Pete Longworth
    Music by Michael K. Chin
    Animation by Christopher Baron

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