as·phyx·i·a by Maria Takeuchi

Maria Takeuchi as ÉMU is a multi-instrumental music producer, based in Brooklyn, NY and originally from a small town in Japan.

Maria’s synesthetic composition, which appeals to other senses beyond hearing, expresses philosophy and emotion inspired by nature, nostalgia, and friction in the life in abstract, as if to paint on canvas by colored sound. Her sound is easily “visualized” by listeners.

As·phyx·i·a is a new experimental film of Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips, dancer Shiho Tanaka. They use motion data and dynamic simulations to re-envision Tanaka's body as a wobbling mass of particles. Inside an environment specially-created for the film, white spotlight follows her movements, casting a shadow on the ground beneath her abstracted figure. 

Courtesy: Maria Takeuchi