an ongoing research into my identity or "Atta(อัตตา).” The exploration of identifying, belonging, and a realization of an alterable identity. Tension between old and new identity that alter throughout the history of Thailand.
released November 8th 2019 on Outside In Music
Lak-Lan (ลักลั่น), derives from a Thai word that can be translated as juxtaposition, dichotomy, or paradox. The concept of Lak-Lan opens up room for an exchange of dialogue—a gap for creative opportunities. These compositions investigate themes of contradiction in my identity, thoughts, and feelings—elements that I’ve adopted, captured and expressed through improvisation in the compositions and arrangements of this album.
6849 Mini Zine
an exploration on perception of time by using polyrhythmAccording to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, time is not absolute. Clocks run faster on mountain peaks than sea level. There is no single beat that we all revolve around. The concept that time is a constant beat is merely an invention of human measurement of time.
A musical composition '6849' paradoxically use a constant measurement of musical duration to shift perception by using polyrhythm, demonstrating the idea of time as not absolute.
This Zine recreates, in visual form, the original composition '6849’ through a different medium, including data visualization, coding, and musical score. The result investigate the perception of a variety of independence pulses within the same duration.
Zine by Nitcha Tothong and Kengchakaj Kengkarnka
if you interested in buying one(comes with a download code of ‘6849’) please say email@example.com
interested in buying just a track
please visit https://kengchakaj.bandcamp.com/releases
Addicted East Tones(co-founders)A group of musicians who love jazz and support live music. AET stands for addicted east tones, representing the sound of New York jazz what so called east coast jazz. We focus on giving performance opportunities to New York emerging artists. AETones currently have a weekly schedule on Saturday and Sunday 7-9pm at Cheers Thai Restaurant.
Julphan & Kengchakaj duoThai jazz musicians, Julphan Tilapornputt and Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, formed the jazz duet, performs their originals with a mixture of jazz standards. The duo was found by both Julphan and Kengchakaj where they first met in New York City in the summer of 2016. Since then, the duo has been developed their original repertoires and style based on Modern Jazz language.
I-House Jazz Jam SessionAs a part of Performing Artist Resident at International House NYC. During Sep2015-Apr2017, Kengchakaj host and organizing a weekly jazz night performance and jam session at I-House Pub.
King Bhumibol TributeKing Bhumibol was more than a great king. He's also a great role model for all of us. He's one of the reasons I started playing jazz and his tune(YES! He was a musician/composer!) probably among the first jazz tune I ever played.
HM King Bhumibol composition “Echo” with Natasha Patamapongs
HM King Bhumibol composition “Magic Beam” with Natasha Patamapongs
HM King Bhumibol composition “Blue Day”