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The electro-percussion duo of Amma Ateria and Nava Dunkelman, explores distortions of time and the ever-present moment through restraint and release. Their array of metallic nature marches forth with space-expanding densities to brinks of breakage, situated to be caressed by beautification in between. IMA have performed and collaborated with avant-garde pioneers John Zorn, Fred Frith, Ikue Mori and many others. Amma Ateria (a.k.a. Jeanie Aprille Tang) is an audiovisual artist and electroacoustic composer. Born in Hong Kong, she gravitates to rhythms of construction sites, roaming traffic, inaudible conversations, and airplanes. Her instrument is a collection of electronic hardware and plexiglass. Nava Dunkelman is a percussionist and improviser based in the Bay Area. Born in Tokyo, Nava’s musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan, from classical to contemporary to the avant grade.