PRESS RELEASE: Shira Legmann / Michael Pisaro - Barricades (elsewhere 009)

This album contains LA-based composer Michael Pisaro's recent composition 'Barricades,' a 63-minute piece for piano and electronics. Consisting of thirteen studies (piano pieces, some with electronics) and two electronic interludes, the pi…

PRESS RELEASE: Reinier van Houdt - Bruno Duplant - Lettres et Replis (elsewhere 008)

This album contains six pieces written by French composer/artist Bruno Duplant, all composed and realized by Dutch pianist/composer Reinier van Houdt. Duplant's scores 'Lettres (pour Reinier van Houdt)' (2017) are three letter-form scores …

PRESS RELEASE: Melaine Dalibert - Cheminant (elsewhere 007)

This is French composer/pianist Melaine Dalibert's third solo piano album, following his well-received 2018 album 'Musique pour le lever du jour' (elsewhere 002) and 2017 album 'Ressac' (at111). 'Cheminant' contains a diverse array of Dali…

PRESS RELEASE: Toshiya Tsunoda - Extract From Field Recording Archive (ErstPast 001-5)

Toshiya Tsunoda is a Japanese sound artist whose quarter century of exploration into field recording has been a huge influence on many other great artists working in similar territory. His archival series of three themed sets of field reco…

Q&A about 2CD 'Works on Paper' with Gil Sansón and Lance Austin Olsen

“Here we have two artists who are meeting each other at some common middle ground, without losing our identity one bit, but ending up with pieces that would have not being what they are if we didn't set to meet each other halfway.” (GS) YZ…

PRESS RELEASE: Gil Sansón / Lance Austin Olsen - Works on Paper (elsewhere 006-2)

Venezuelan-based composer/artist Gil Sansón and Canadian-based composer/painter Lance Austin Olsen began to work closely together via long distance in 2014. Their collaboration initially began when Olsen painted the CD cover of Sansón's re…

My Year-End List (Releases) of 2018

I am still catching up with listening to this year's releases one by one, and besides the list below, there are some more recent discs that I did not have a chance to check out yet but am looking forward to listening to when I have more ti…

My Year-End List (Live Performances) of 2018

2018 has been quite a busy year for me with so much producing work for my newly launched elsewhere label, in addition to the design works for Erstwhile Records and Gravity Wave, so I barely had a chance to listen to this year's releases on…

Q&A about the two compositions on '120 Pieces of Sound' with Jürg Frey

"I think the question is not ‘how to get it’, but ‘how not to destroy the openness’ when we compose." YZ (Yuko Zama): I listened to your two recordings of 60 Pieces of Sound and L'âme est sans retenue II in a row, and the experience was fa…

Q&A about 'about' with Stefan Thut and Ryoko Akama

"These silences are soon getting replaced by something else: by the sounds from before, by the sounds in expectation, by thoughts." YZ (Yuko Zama): Ryoko, I heard that you were the person who initiated this recording project. How did you c…