Ilya Nikkolai is an Australian visual music artist and architectural designer currently residing in Perth, Western Australia. Ilya calls his visual music Liquid Music to distinguish it from that of other practitioners. Liquid Music has been broadcast in Australia (Channel 31 (Australia), Melbourne and Perth and CTV Perth) and America (Harmony Channel) and on Floating Worlds , a channel featured on Joost.
Liquid music has been used in therapeutic settings including at a psychiatric practice, a drug rehab centre and by the Cancer Support Association of Western Australia.
In 1992 Ilya commenced work on Liquid Music, which he described as
“a quest to find the fundamental relationship of Music (or sound), Light and Movement, and the mechanisms that link them to Emotions (Aesthetic Experience, rather than Conceptual Constructs and Frameworks)”.
In the Sunday Times, Perth, an article described Ilya’s artistic practice thus:
“Working with music and powerful multi-media computers, Nikkolai’s creation puts visual sequences to music in much the same way as Walt Disney created Fantasia, although many of the images are abstract.”