Elijah Badua is a multi-instrumentalist, Producer and DJ trained in classical Turkish music, and represents a diverse pallette of music on the dance floor. A child of artists, his self-taught approach to music led him to some of the most unlikely and impressionable sources of sound. His passion for classical music was found in Istanbul, where he began playing Yayli Tanbur, a bowed lute built for playing microtonal modes and wailing overtones. His work is a synthesis of music that is both folkloric and futuristic, implementing elements of traditional forms with electronic mediums to create trance induced rhythms and vivid storytelling melodies that are at times soft spoken yet gut wrenching. In a world quickly succumbing to convenience and overstimulation, he is putting to practice the art of combining technologies both timeless and groundbreaking that move the listener toward a sort of archaic revival of senses.
2 pm Friday Welcome Stage