Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking Navid Navab culinary concert for chef and enchanted kitchenette - 2015

Thursday, September 15th  

NAVID NAVAB artistic direction, concept, composition, interactive scenography, real-time sound 
JEROME DELAPIERRE interactive visual design, real-time video
TONY CHONG performance

Venue:Guelph Little Theatre
Time: 5:00pm, 10pm
Price: Free


At a jazz festival, you really want the players to be cookin’!

Guelph Jazz Festival presents composer Navid Navab’s Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking as performed by Chef Tony Chong, featuring Jerome Delapierre on real-time video, and Navab on gestural sound.

A synaesthetic performance orchestrated around a chef, an enchanted kitchenette, and sonified ingredients. The cook wields foods, pans and spices, transmuted gesturally into spatialized sound and painterly light. 

A knife rasps against another, onions vocalize their unfolding mutation into a cacophonous a cappella, sizzling oil slides into a downpour of Bartok-pizzicati, while seductive aromas immerse the viewer in a multi-sensory augmentation of everyday practices.

Cujah Art Journal writes, “With an incredible capacity to understand that some of the most beautiful things in life are also the most simple, Navab fully embraces what others overlook.”

Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking from Navid Navab on Vimeo.

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