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"Comes as close to the visceral experience as cinema can get...Hollywood special effects wizards would be hard pressed to invent a visual as eye-popping as the Aurora Borealis...Interactive 3D performance with surround sound... What we have here-you can call it 3D jazz."
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"All this, from the out-of-the-box silent 3D filmmaker Ikuo Nakamura, fused with mellow sounds of live alto sax, kalimba, and vocals by Hayes Greenfield. The doors of perception are open! Very haunting, very cool, and as yet undiscovered by major media. "
"What Ikuo Nakamura (film) and Hayes Greenfield (sax/voice/effects rig) accomplish is not merely a conceptual innovation, but something more transcendent."
"Nakamura and Greenfield achieve what most artists strive for: to be original and innovative without sacrificing beauty."
Efren L. Cruzada
"Minimus 3D Arkestra brings the brilliance of two computer artists to the screen...Greenfield and Nakamura provide less of a mystery with Minimus 3D Arkestra, and more an honest showing of what you can do with ingenuity, time, and a great appreciation of aesthetics."
Special Thanks to Mr.Tomoji Hirakata for concert recording
Significantly, all of Nakamura's 3-D images have been shot with two identical cameras in stereo 3-D and none of them have been computer-generated. Similarly, none of Greenfield's sounds or music are sampled or pre-recoded, but are entirely acoustic. He creates and performs them live in real time with an alto saxophone, a kalimba, and his voice to which he adds effects from his stereo pedal EFX Rig and looper. Augmenting the artistic collaboration is the fact that Nakamura was a serious jazz alto saxophone player positioned to become a professional musician until he discovered holography in the early 1980s. Greenfield, since 1987, has worked extensively with film. He has produced two award-winning short documentary films, and has composed scores for more than sixty films, television specials, and commercials.
Minimus 3D Arkestra is a collaboration in artistry as well as sensibilities. Drawing upon a broad range of images selected from Nakamura's peripatetic travels to all corners of the world, the artists are able to share ideas, values, and views about life's ever-faster pace brought on by the speed of recent technological developments, the accompanying and unavoidable deluge of information, the danger of global warming, poverty, and the inevitable loss of tribal cultures, which they contrast with the importance and celebration of community and religious rituals, our planet's raw beauty and magnificence, the wonder of natural phenomenon-in sum, an honest and heartfelt portrait of modern life and the challenges we face in the 21st century.
Clearly Minimus 3D Arkestra is a unique partnership of two artists and two art forms rarely seen and heard on such a high level.