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Kenji Williams

Kenji Williams is a Filmmaker, Electronic music Producer, and Violinist.

Early career

Born in 1974, and classically trained in Violin since the age of 7, Kenji Williams performs live ethereal- style violin, with a laptop and drum machine transmitting self-produced classics to the dance floor. Tracking Kenji's multimedia career, from serious classical violin training, to his early influences in Detroit and European techno, to a BFA in Film Production, to 4 years touring with trance group Medicine Drum, while simultaneously producing and directing films and music videos, the combination of ingredients that make Williams's art fuse into an exotic, tantalizing, and intoxicating audio visual experience.

Style

Creative Director, Kenji Williams is an award winning filmmaker, electronic music producer, theatrical show director, and classically-trained violinist. From the first ever “Illusion” music release reaching a global audience of over 100,000 in collaboration with top DJ John Digweed’s ‘Bedrock’ label, to the latest “Death & Rain” music video from the album “ Faces of Epiphany” rated #1 on Harmony Channel TV in 9 million homes, Kenji Williams is exposing his highly unique trademark of powerful cutting edge media to a mainstream audience. In addition to public and critical acclaim, Pioneer, Panasonic, and Sony corporations have all sponsored Kenji with technology & hardware to support his artistic vision. Combining unique skills in film and music, Williams has earned international film awards from the CSC to Sundance, garnered speaking invitations at media conferences such as GEMS in New York, and has been featured in the media from European publications and BBC radio, to mainstream Japanese press, to Wikipedia, Tricycle, NPR, AV Revolution, XLR8R, and Apple.com. Composer and producer of 6 music albums, Director of 15 films and music videos, 3 feature length projects: (Moment Utopia, Vision Quest Gathering, WORLDSPIRIT), and 2 multimedia theatrical live shows, (WORLDSPIRIT & Tokyo Dream Theater), Kenji Williams is respected as pushing the boundaries of cutting edge audio visual art.

Reception

While Kenji Williams has been compared to the great underground experimental techno of Russ Gabriel and the Black Dog, Kenji’s trademark use of highly expressive analog elements of voice and violin brings it into the sphere of sound acceptable by the mainstream, given comparisons to Underworld, Bjork, Orbital, and even Madonna (William Orbit).

Current Projects

Booked from Europe to America to Japan, Kenji Williams performs at house, techno, trance, and ambient events, from intimate underground gatherings, to cutting edge planetariums, to 30,000 person outdoor productions. Willams has collaborated with visionary artists such as Alex Grey, with critical acclaim from highly respected evolutionary philosopher Ken Wilber. Kenji Williams is creating the cutting edge of musical composition and performance, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of film & visual communication. Collaborating with the most respected artists of our time, Kenji Williams is re-shaping the context of communication arts. Considered by many as the "next level" of multimedia art and performance, Kenji Williams delivers unique and un-matched audio visual talent to the audience, with a violin that shatters any stereotypes of cold electronica.

Discography

References

External links

Official Site

  • http://www.kenjiwilliams.com

Reviews

  • http://www.kenjiwilliams.com/press/index.html

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