Lola and Yukao Meet


Electronic Language International Festival

Effe” is a live audiovisual performance by the duo Lola and Yukao Meet. effe is about shamanism, afterlife and fetishes. It is experienced as a voyage in a supernatural world, mesmerizing and poetic. The audio side of the performance associates vocal loops, electroacoustic compositions, and a sequencer for rhythms and samples. The visual part of effe is digitally augmented live drawing captured through a tablet or through a camera. The drawing is augmented with generative effects based on particles and cellular automata. The duo associates the most cutting edge digital technologies with ancient vocal and graphical motives into a unique postmodern art form.

We are an audiovisual duo. In a mixed music artform, Lola Ajima associates electroacoustic compositions, voice and live cello looping. Yukao Nagemi develops his own environment for digitally augmented performative drawing by adding digital effects on ink and tablet drawing. Our audio and visual creative processes are deeply intertwined from the early improvisations to the final performances on stage. We create works by combining traditional instrument performance (music and drawing) with the most cutting-edge digital processes. Our compositions confront generative processes in an innovative postmodern artform which questions our relationship to technology and information flow. We are inspired by ancient myths and cultures, and how these strong human beliefs have survived in our society. Our performances are poetic in the sense that they articulate complex sensibility to contemporary dramas with a subtle mix of traditional expression and digital features. We do not tell stories as such, but however develop narrations during our performances with our own visual and musical languages both representative and symbolic.