Noise music of Japanese poetry from Oakland's underground experimental music scene.
IMA is the duo of NAVA DUNKELMAN x AMMA ATERIA, marching forth with fearless percussion, stark electronics, and filmic poetic vocals. Deconstructing and dissolving heavy music through restraint and release, IMA strives for a balance between meticulous detailed precision of instrumentation, and chaos of heart wrenching densities driven to brinks of breakage, situated by beautification in between.
IMA have performed and collaborated with avant-garde pioneers Ikue Mori, Pauchi Sasaki, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Black Spirituals, Zeena Parkins, Erik Friedlander, and many others.
AMMA ATERIA is an electro-acoustic composer with gravitation to white noise, construction sites, roaming traffic, inaudible conversations, and airplanes.
NAVA DUNKELMAN is a percussionist and improviser born in Tokyo, Her sonic palette span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan, from classical to contemporary to the avant garde.