Simon Alexander-Adams is a multimedia artist working within the intersection of music, visual art and technology. He directs multimedia performances that connect sonic, visual and kinetic forms, creates interactive installation art, designs new interfaces for musical expression and produces animations and audiovisual works. Simon has composed music for short films, theatrical and dance performances, and his work has been presented at international festivals, including Electric Forest, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Cinetopia, and the 2018 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture Shenzhen. He also performs regularly with the art-rock band saajtak, which in turn has performed at Sonic Circuits (D.C.), Strange Beautiful Music (Detroit), and shared the stage with musical artists such as Xiu Xiu, Gaelynn Lea, Vicky Chow, New Music Detroit, Laurie Amat, Alan Licht, and more. Simon received a MA in Media Arts in 2015 from the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
The Stuff Revolution
“The Stuff Revolution” is a meditation on materialism and consumerism, created to contemplate the Anthropocene – the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. The text is excerpted from Scott Crandall’s “Visions for the End of the World,” an experimental performance piece that explores the idea of Armageddon through poetry, images and dance.
Moiré Pool is a digital media based reflection pool where people can gather, interact with and observe a continually evolving sound and visuals. As observers move up to the edge of the “pool”, their movement creates ripples and waves of disturbance in the projected image and soundscape. Similar to the act of waiting for a small pond to clear after a skipped a stone, if viewers stay still, they will see the settling of the original imagery. The intention is to create a space that rewards stillness and meditation, along with action and play.
“SPOKES” – SAAJTAK
saajtak presents a live performance of their original song “Spokes”, from their 2017 debut “Spokes EP”.
Performed at El Club in Detroit, MI, at their Hectic EP release show. Featuring Marcus Elliot on saxophone.