IMA [ii-ma] 今. 瞬間.
IMA is the electro-percussion project of electronic sound artist Amma Ateria, (HK) and percussionist Nava Dunkelman (JP) based in California and New York. Through restraint and release, IMA depicts expressionistic noise music of Japanese poetry with the meticulous industrial and serene. Striving for a balance between precision of instrumentation, filmic transitions between silence and densities are driven to brinks of breakage, situated by beautification in between. IMA marches forth with starkness and surrender into the aftermath of destruction, and attempt for transformative regeneration of beauty through catalysts of pleasure.
The duo were presented in residency at The Stone, NYC (2016), San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SF (2016), San Francisco Art Institute (2018), CCRMA, Stanford University (2018), Other Minds:Latitudes (2019). Performed and collaborated with Ikue Mori, Pauchi Sasaki, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Matmos, Zeena Parkins, Erik Friedlander, Brian Chase, and many others.
Amma Ateria aka Jeanie Aprille Tang is a sound artist, electroacoustic composer, improviser born in Hong Kong, based in California. Her practice examines the behaviour and physicality of sound in the human experience. Nava Dunkelman is a percussionist and improviser born in Tokyo. Her musical approach is innovative and dynamic, combining virtuosity and intuition. Meticulous in an intrinsic way, she uses her distinctive sound pallet to explore and give life to a vast spectrum of musical possibilities.