Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, educator and instrument designer 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.
Unafraid to remind his audience of their raw emotion, Sadja melds pristine electronic tones with romantic synthesisers and dark noises 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 immersive multichannel sound pieces to 360-degree projection pieces, from string orchestra works to custom built motorised speaker systems that can precisely track sound around a room.
Doron is a tutor at Catalyst Institute for Art and Technology in Berlin where he teaches Creative Technologies in their Masters Degree programme, and Electronic Music Performance and Composition in their Bachelors Degree programme. He runs the Sound Portraits lecture listening series, an online radio show which examines the life and work of different iconic electronic music composers each month.
Doron currently runs Faded Instruments, a VST/AU design company that creates experimental instruments and effects. He runs the Dissolving Sounds blog on sound and light art. He also co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile performing arts venue in Brooklyn, and has curated various new music/sound festivals around NYC, including the multichannel SOUNDCORRIDORS Festival, Easy Not Easy, John Cage Musicircus, and more.
Doron has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/exhibited at PS1 MoMa, Miami MOCA, Atonal Festival, D Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof, Norberg Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, STEIM, EMS Stockholm, STUK, Center for Contemporary Art Amsterdam, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others.
Doron is currently based in Berlin and Los Angeles.