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FOR/WITH: Works by Christian Wolff, Ashley Fure, Annea Lockwood, Michael Pisaro (9/29-30) @Issue Project Room, NYC

Successful interaction of composers and improvisers The trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley organized a two-night mini-festival “FOR/WITH” at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn on September 29th and 30th, featuring four iconoclastic composers—C…

My Year-End List of 2016

Top 10 Releases of 2016 (classical + experimental genres) 1. Keith Rowe - The Room Extended (ErstSolo) 1. Michael Pisaro/Reinier Van Houdt - the earth and the sky (ErstClass) 3. Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major / Pi…

Music with Fluctuations (揺らぎのある音楽)

About ten years ago, I talked about 'music with fluctuations' at one of the lecture series held every Saturday at a jazz cafe in Tokyo, where music writers and critics gave small lectures each week while playing some music (mostly jazz) un…

Michael Pisaro 'Continuum Unbound' (GW011-013) box set has released!

Michael Pisaro's new and the most ambitious works: 3CD box set 'Continuum Unbound' (GW011-013) just came out from our Gravity Wave label. The box set contains 3 CDs and a 12-page full color booklet of Michael Pisaro's essay. You can see th…

Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds (GW 010)

Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds (GW 010) was just released today. The details are here:http://michaelpisaro.blogspot.com/

Cover Design of Michael Pisaro - Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds (GW 010)

Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds (GW 010)To be released in early November. http://michaelpisaro.blogspot.com/

Antoine Beuger / Michael Pisaro 'this place / is love (erst 068)' is released

Antoine Beuger / Michael Pisaro - this place / is love (erst 068) was officially released today. Very happy with the final product, especially how the disc image turned out. One of my favorite CD covers and disc labels I have ever designed…

Michael Pisaro / Oswald Egger / Julia Holter - The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit) (GW 008)

Michael Pisaro’s new piece The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit), just released from the Gravity Wave label in January 2013, is his 2011/2012 composition inspired by Austrian contemporary poet Oswald Egger’s 2010 book Die ganze Zeit. The 47’…

Keith Rowe / Michael Pisaro duo at AMPLIFY 2013: rotation in NYC (1/15/2013)

Keith Rowe and Wandelweiser composer Michael Pisaro seemed to have quite different interests and orientations judging from their previous bodies of work, but the result of the first meeting of this duo at AMPLIFY 2013 was surprisingly bala…

Michael Pisaro's new two CDs are released from Gravity Wave

GW 008: Michael Pisaro/Oswald Egger/Julia Holter - The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit) GW 009: Michael Pisaro - The Punishment of the Tribe by its Elders ... Both are available at ErstDist: http://www.erstwhilerecords.com/distro.html You c…

Top 10 Releases of 2012

Top 10 Releases of 20121. Jürg Frey - Piano Music (piano by R. Andrew Lee) (Irritable Hedgehog) 2. Radu Malfatti - darenootodesuka (b-boim) 3. Manfred Werder (Jason Kahn) - 2005¹ (Winds Measure/8CDr) 4. Jakob Ullmann - fremde zeit/addendum…

Gravity Wave 008/009 cover art

GW 008 / 009 front covers Michael Pisaro/Oswald Egger/Julia Holter - The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit) (GW 008) Michael Pisaro - The Punishment of the Tribe by its Elders (GW 009)... to be released in the mid or late January 2013.

Sound of Memory - from Michael Pisaro / Toshiya Tsunoda 'crosshatches' (erst 066-2)

When I visited my family in Japan two months after 3/11, I noticed that the air was obviously different from what I remembered. Wherever I went out for a walk on the familiar streets or got on the trains, I could not help realizing that th…

Michael Pisaro - fields have ears (6) (gw 007) arrived

Official release date is February 28. See the details of the CD: http://michaelpisaro.blogspot.com/

Cover design of Gravity Wave 007

Michael Pisaro - fields have ears (6) (gw 007)To be released by the end of February. More details: http://michaelpisaro.blogspot.com/

Best 10 Releases of 2011

1) Michael Pisaro - Hearing Metal 3 (gw 006)1) Jürg Frey / Nick Hennies - Metal, Stone, Skin, Foliage, Air (L’innomable, 2011)3) Michael Pisaro - Hearing Metal 2 (gw 005)4) Michael Pisaro - asleep, street, pipes, tones (gw 004)5) Michael P…

Chart of Michael Pisaro 'Hearing Metal 3'

As my year-end project of 2011, I made a visual chart of Michael Pisaro's 'Hearing Metal 3' from his 64-page score. It looks small here, but actually consists of 30 pages of A4 papers. You can see a bigger version here. I made the timetabl…

[music] Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - Hearing Metal 2 (gw 005)

Hearing Metal 2 is a continuous 62-minute piece, consisting of three parts. Part 1 begins with calm nature sounds - field recordings of water (rivers, waves) and birds chirping, softly fading in and out in between humble silences like ephe…

Concert Review on Wandelweiser Night (9/1)

9/1 Thursday @ The Stone, NYC 8 pm Antoine Beuger - approcher s'éloigner s'absenter (premiere) preformed by Barry Chabala (guitar) Dominic Lash (contrabass) Ben Owen (electronics)10 pm Michael Pisaro - hinwandeln, augen zu (premiere) prefo…

Gravity Wave 005/006, ErstSolo 002 and Erstwhile 062

Michael Piraso / Greg Stuart - Hearing Metal 2 and 3 (gw005/006) (now on sale: http://michaelpisaro.blogspot.com/ ) Toshimaru Nakamura - maruto (ErstSolo 002) (now on sale: http://www.erstwhilerecords.com/ ) Taku Unami / Takahiro Kawaguchi…

Cover design for new Gravity Wave releases

Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - Hearing Metal 2 (gw 005) Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - Hearing Metal 3 (gw 006) More details: http://michaelpisaro.blogspot.com/ - Official release date for both discs will be August 16th.Ben Ratliff's previ…

My favorite releases/concerts in 2010

For my 2010 CD top ten list, I was considering ranking Jürg Frey's 'Weites Land, Tiefe Zeit' and Antoine Beuger's 'Keine Fernen Mehr' near the top, but in the end, I decided that my greatest discovery this year was Michael Pisaro's capabil…

Michael Pisaro - Fields Have Ears (at37)

I have been particularly fascinated with piano sounds since I was a young child. However, at the same time, I have always felt some sort of tightness in most of the piano performances I have heard in the past. I did not know why I felt tha…

Michael Pisaro / Taku Sugimoto - 2 seconds / b minor / wave (erst 061)

'2 seconds / b minor / wave' is a collaboration CD by the two composers/guitarists Michael Pisaro and Taku Sugimoto who had never worked together before, composed and recorded separately in the summer and autumn of 2010. The CD consists of…

The music that is performed, and the music our brains are experiencing

Since I started listening to the music of Wandelweiser composers intensively in the last year, I realized that I have been experiencing some interesting changes in my way of listening to music. Since I started to listen to music actively r…

Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - ricefall (2) (Gravity Wave 001)

Michael Pisaro's music has changed my way of listening to sounds completely. And especially after listening to "ricefall (2)", my ears were opened more widely for the subtle sounds in the environment that I used to miss before - like the a…

An Evening of Pisaro presented by Barry Chabala (10/6/10)

At Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NJ-based guitarist Barry Chabala presented 'An Evening of Pisaro', performing three of Michael Pisaro's compositions: 'appearance (2)', 'E lá fora' and 'Ascending Series (6)', with Travis Just (clarinet/m…

Michael Pisaro / mind is moving I (EWR 0106)

- Somewhere far distant from this loud world, where trees breathe silently.In our daily life filled with many excessive noises, it is often difficult to find pure states of silence and calmness. Various mixed sounds and images appear one a…

マイケル・ピサロのCD購入先

ここで紹介してきたマイケル・ピサロの作品は、こちらのErstDistで、ほぼ全作品(下記のリスト)を取り扱っています。日本への送料は、CD1枚が送料7ドル、CD2枚が送料8ドルくらいです。(パッケージが紙かプラスティックケースか、シングルCDか2枚組CD…

Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart - A wave and waves (Cathnor 009)

Michael Pisaro's 2007 composition 'A wave and waves', performed and recorded by percussionist Greg Stuart, is soon to be released on a CD from the Cathnor label. 'A wave and waves' was composed for one hundred percussion instruments (or on…