Daniel W J Mackenzie
As an artist, Mackenzie has spent a significant number of years composing emotionally arresting music as Ekca Liena and equally moving conceptual albums under his real name – where he uses an approach focused more on modern composition – as well as sound and sculptural work. His material has been released on a wide range of international labels. Whilst composition represents a sizable proportion of his work, his artistic studies of sound through installations and academically driven experiments form a significant counterpart. As a performer and sound artist he has appeared internationally, most recently in Berlin, Cape Town and the UK, working with sonic sculpture, multichannel tone-work and soporific sound collage, refining the approaches towards noise, quietude and lightness that have appeared in parts of his release history. At the festival Daniel will be presenting both a performance and an installation.