1. BEAT JAZZ by ONYX ASHANTI

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    The Tron Beatjazz Controller system by Onyx Ashanti. The quest to create the most amazing live performance instrument EVER! A Revolution in the way of making music! For more information visit: http://beatjazz.blogspot.com/ Filmmaker: Tom Plümmer / www.tompue.start2think.de Filmproduction: Framework

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    • Another Dimension

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      We got older. And as we got older we realized we had rules. Not the rules of our parents. Not the rules of some big corporation or government. Rules of interaction, of engagement, etiquette even. We had grown up in a world of magical objects – things with attributes, properties, menus and options. And slowly we introduced this magic back out into the world – at least on the surface of things. In our desperation for control in a world more and more out of control, we began expressing these rules about objects in our aesthetics. Guided by visions of a near future in which the real and the virtual would be seamlessly blended, we created prototypes and simulations with increasingly higher fidelity. Yet the tyranny of the frame prevailed. Our rules collided with systems of another dimension. Stubbornly, we carried on building the simulacrum. We gritted our teeth, we dug in our heels, and we fought to stay lucid as our dreams shimmered across legions of rectangles. Another Dimension Directed & Edited by Gabriel Shalom Art Director and Production Designer: Patrizia Kommerell Produced by KS12 as artists in residence in the Deutsche Boerse Residency Program at the Frankfurter Kunstverein Commissioned by NODE Forum for Digital Arts Curated by Eno Henze Festival Director: David Brüll Assistant Curator: Jeanne Charlotte Vogt Featuring (in order of appearance): Dmitry Paranyushkin http://deemeetree.com Onyx Ashanti http://onyx-ashanti.com Gabriel Shalom http://gabrielshalom.com Protey Temen http://proteytemen.com Guest Appearances by: Diego Agúllo Jessica Cooke Tom Plümmer CC 2013 BY-NC-ND KS12

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      • Onyx Ashanti at the SoundCloud user meetup Berlin

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        Onyx did an impromptu appearance at the SoundCloud meetup, treating everyone with a spontaneous live session. To hear more about Onyx, check this: http://soundcloud.com/onyxashanti

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        • DEEPBLAK LABEL NiTE BERLIN 2013

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          DEEPBLAK Recordings Label Nite | BERLIN | AYBEE, Afrikan Sciences, Damon Bell, Loganic, and Onyx Ashanti. NOv. 16th 2013 at Prince Charles. Video by Dholl www.deepblakmusic.com/db2

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          • Scope #18 - Onyx Ashanti - The Beatjazz Controller System

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            Onyx sounds like the offspring of Roger Troutman, Timbaland, and John Coltrane. Having cut his teeth playing the southern California rave scene in the late 90′s, he spent the first half of the the 2k’s playing and recording with the likes of Soul II Soul, Basement Jaxx and Marshall Jefferson. The last 3 years has seen him take on the challenge of creating a new form of music for a new age. A form un-encumbered by genre. Armed with a new type of sound design concept of his own creation-Gestural Trajectory Synthesis- Onyx can construct any style of music imaginable and quite a few that aren’t. The beatjazz control interface is a three-way wireless sensor network that converts his finger, hand, and breath movements, into musical control data, which allows him to play synthesizers with dance-like movements and saxophone-like fingerings. In addition, Onyx created a light based “element narration” subsystem combined with a large screen projection that relates sound types and gestural data to colors and visual imagery so the audience knows which part of the arrangement that Onyx is playing at any given time. The system was designed specifically for Beatjazz and the combination of the two together create a never before realized marriage of sound, light and motion. What you can expect from Onyx’s Talk: “equations relative to each other are beginning to synergize. aesthetic based on function is proving to be a decent guiding principle for not just design, but sonic interval interpretation, formerly called music. the rabbit hole has heiroglyphs on the walls of its interior. the myth construct has become self-aware…” onyx-ashanti.com/ scopesessions.org Huge thanks to Panke for Hosting SCOPE SESSIONS: pankeberlin.de facebook.com/pankeberlin

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            • Saturn Never Sleeps + Onyx + Dave Manley

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              Onyx Ashanti warming up at soundcheck & performance snippet of the ensuing improv session at the May 2011 edition of the Saturn Never Sleeps Monthly Live experiment at Silk City, Philadelphia. Sorry for the buzzy sound the low end was bangin :) Filmed by Michael Beon. more photos: http://saturnneversleeps.com/gallery/053111-sns-onyx-ashanti-dave-manley/ http://saturnneversleeps.com

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              • Onyx Ashanti - Beatjazz

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                Beatjazz is what you get when you cross a sci-fi obsessed electronic jazz artist with a futurologist instrument inventor. the result of 20 years of conceptualization that has taken Onyx Ashanti on a conceptual journey from mississippi to California to London to NYC and finally to Berlin, where he now resides. Beatjazz is a completely live, improvised form of electronic music with no boundaries. Onyx creates all aspects of his self-created style, live, from scratch...nothing pre-recorded or pre- concieved. he plays each part, one part at a time and builds one-of-a-kind sonic-architecture. So, to aid in this concept, he also created a one-of-a-kind musical instrument to play it with. he calls it a beatjazz controller. with it, every motion, every breath is creating sound which he transforms into space-age funky grooves. Onyx sounds like the offspring of Roger Troutman, Timbaland, and John Coltrane. having cut his teeth playing the southern california rave scene in the late 90's, he spent the first half of the the 2k's playing and recording with the likes of Soul II Soul, Basement Jaxx and Marshall Jefferson. the last 3 years has seen him take on the challenge of creating a new form of music for a new age. a form un-encumbered by genre. armed with a computer full of the best software synthesizers, Onyx can construct any style of music imaginable and quite a few that arent. The beatjazz controller is really a three-way wireless sensor network that converts his finger, hand, and breath movements, into musical control data, which allows him to play synthesizers with dance-like movements and saxophone-like fingerings. In addition, Onyx created a light based “element narration” subsystem that relates sound types to colors so the audience has a better idea of which part of the arrangment that Onyx is playing at any given time. the system was designed specifically for beatjazz and the combination of the two together create a never before realized marriage of sound, light and motion. Having presented beatjazz on a world stage by way of his acclaimed TED presentation performance, Onyx has now begun his new sonic journey in earnest and plans nothing less than to change the entire infrastructure of what the world calls music and to inject a much needed “live-ness” to electronic music culture by not only performing beatjazz, but also sharing his concept with the world as an open source project-controller plans, as well as musical concepts-, so that beatjazz may virally find its way into every aspect of modern music. Beatjazz is natural progression and result of the atomization of music culture. http://www.uni-weimar.de/medien/wiki/PDCON:Concerts/Onyx_Ashanti

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                • Arduino Workshop / Onyx Ashanti

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                  Onyx Ashanti @ Artuino Workshop Berlin. 20-21.06.09

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                  • PULSE: Art and Technology Festival 2013 Onyx Ashanti "Beatjazz" Performance

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                    Beatjazz is what you get when you cross a sci-fi obsessed electronic jazz artist with a futurologist instrument inventor. In this case, it is the American Born, Berlin-based artist, Onyx Ashanti. Onyx sounds like the offspring of Roger Troutman, Timbaland, and John Coltrane. Onyx’s began by playing the southern California rave scene in the late 1990’s. He spent the first half of the 2000’s playing and recording with the likes of Soul II Soul, Basement Jaxx and Marshall Jefferson. In the last 3 years Onyx has taken on the challenge of creating a new form of music and new devices for performance, Beatjazz, created with 3D printing technology. It includes a wireless sensor network that converts finger, hand, and breath movements, into musical control data, which allows him to play synthesizers with dance-like movements and saxophone-like fingerings. Performances include a video component which illustrates which part of the system he is playing at any given time.

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                    • Chamada para Equalizer - 1 min

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                      Selection of takes for Equalizer, a show about electronic music, with Dj Mau Mau, Anderson Noise, Anders Hellberg, Click Box, Dave Clarke, Jazzanova, L_cio, Onyx Ashanti, PokketMixer, Rebekah Aff, Renato Cohen, Xerxes, Inox Kapell e Data Base. By Charles Gouvêa Voice over By Luciana Curtiss. Camera: Julian Müller, Arua Ferreira.

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