Doron Sadja is an American artist and electronic musician whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. “Difficult, powerful, intense and delicate – all at the same time” Sadja stages epic performance works that immerse the audience into a futuristic landscape of pure sound and light.
Sadja’s unique sonic world takes inspiration from the likes of Autechre, Maryanne Amacher, and Laurie Spiegel, but his breed of electronic sound is purely his own. At times bordering on painful, at other times like bathing in a sea of lush harmonies, Sadja melds pristine electronic tones with romantic synthesizers and dark noise to construct hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Although each of Sadja’s works are striking in their singular and focused approach, his output is diverse: spanning everything from 25 speaker sound works to stroboscopic smoke and light shows, 360 degree projection pieces, and custom built motorized speaker systems that can precisely track sound around a room.
Sadja has performed and exhibited throughout Europe and the US, including Atonal Festival and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, PS1 MoMa Museum in NYC, Norberg Festival in Sweden, CBK Museum in Amsterdam, and the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics in Austria. Sadja has collaborated with Tony Conrad, Aki Onda, Audrey Chen, Nenad Popov, and Mario Diaz de Leon amongst others. Sadja founded the West Nile (RIP) performance space in Brooklyn and currently lives in Berlin where he runs the Sound Portraits lecture series on experimental electronic music.