Banrei is a composer and media artist based in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, Banrei’s work prompts questions of field, perception and duration. Live performance and installation are used to frame ritualistic encounters. Audiences are asked to interpret subtle transformations of space and become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception. Ultimately, Banrei seeks to break apart the notion of the living being as a discreet object. The ritual draws the listener out, to rediscover themselves as a vibrating fabric containing multitudes.
Born in Washington DC in 1988 and formerly of New York and Berlin-based Soundwalk Collective, Banrei has performed and exhibited work at venues around the world including the New Museum, the Centre Pompidou, Lille Fantastique, MuCEM, and the National Gallery of China.