Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are a psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of ‘eastern’ culture in giant monochrome paper sets. Blending noh, Peking opera, Buddhist ritual punk, Tamiko shows, Tokusatsu, performance art, rock opera and their own mangaesque cardboard neverflat style of 2.5D set design, their bizarre form of music//altheater have awked and shawed audiences in Montreal for several years.
Founded in early 2008 by performance artists alaskaB and Ruby Kato Attwood, from the ashes of Yellow Peril, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan functions as a mutating and constantly evolving art cult that brings together individuals of Diasporic and Indigenous identity to perform/create as a collective. Working in multiple mediums including Installation, Theater, Music and Design, YT//ST negotiate cultural clashes between dominant cultures and those whose traditions are oppressed, erased or being eclipsed. Check out the video for “Hoshi Neko” HERE. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are also performing at “ATP Festival”.
For more information, please visit: www.ytstlabs.com.