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Michael Pisaro/Toshiya Tsunoda 'crosshatches' (erst 066-2) is released

Just released today.

Final cover designs of next Erstwhile releases

Michael Pisaro/Toshiya Tsunoda 'crosshatches' (erst 066-2) This will be perhaps my most favorite CDs from the entire Erstwhile catalog. Every time I listen to it, the music blows me away. Fantastic collaboration of the two extraordinary ta…

Andrea Neumann / Bonnie Jones 'green just as I could see' (erst 065)

The new Erstwhile CD, Andrea Neumann / Bonnie Jones 'green just as I could see' (erst 065) was just released. You can listen to the sound clips here (click 'tracks' on the following page): http://www.erstwhilerecords.com/catalog/065.html

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/

Erstwhile 2月の特別セール実施中!

今年も昨年に引き続き、2月末までアーストワイルのCDとDVDの割引セールを行っています。セール期間中は、下記の割引と特典がありますので、どうぞご利用ください。 ●セール対象は、Erstwhile/ErstLive/ErstSolo/ErstPopのシリーズとなります。シングルCDは1…

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…

Gravity Wave - 12/31まで年末特別セール開催中

マイケル・ピサロのレーベル「Gravity Wave」では、12/31までの期間、年末特別セールを行っています。通常14ドルのCDが今月中は割引価格の11ドル、gw 001から006までの全リリース6枚を一括購入する場合は合計60ドルに割引されます。詳しくは、レーベルのサ…

[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 Radu Malfatti / Taku Unami improvisation duo (9/11/2011)

I just listened to the live recording of Radu Malfatti / Taku Unami duo improvisation set from the AMPLIFY festival again. I still think that this might be the best set I have ever seen, listened, and experienced in the whole AMPLIFY histo…

My picks from AMPLIFY 2011

□The best set of AMPLIFY 2011: stonesRadu Malfatti/Taku Unami (improvisation) □The other 10 sets I especially likedBarry Chabala/Dominic Lash/Ben Owen - hinwandeln, augen zu (Michael Pisaro) Graham Lambkin/Vanessa Rossetto Olivia Block sol…

Radu Malfatti / Taku Unami improvisation duo (9/11/2011)

Just listened to the live recording of Radu Malfatti / Taku Unami duo improvisation set from the AMPLIFY festival. I will write about the set more later, but this might be the best set I have ever seen/listened in the whole AMPLIFY history…

after AMPLIFY 2011: stones

In the first long silent day after the busy 15 days of the AMPLIFY festival, I still hear Radu Malfatti's almost inaudible little click sounds on his trombone mute which he made occasionally in his sets, not just in my memory but in my act…

Gravity Wave festival at The Stone, NYC (9/14-15)

More photos from Gravity Wave festival is here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/13715378@N00/sets/72157627676978020/

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…

Wandelweiser musicians in New York

Barry Chabala (guitar), Ben Owen (electronics), Dominic Lash (contrabass) More photos from the AMPLIFY 1st day are here.

AMPLIFY 2011: stones festival starting tonight

AMPLIFY 2011: stones is starting tonight at The Stone NYC. The first night features Wandelweiser music with premiere performances of Antoine Beuger's and Michael Pisaro's compositions. 9/1 Thursday @ The Stone, NYC8 pm Antoine Beuger - app…

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…

Gravity Wave 003/004 release

米国の作曲家マイケル・ピサロの個人レーベル〈Gravity Wave〉から本日、次の新譜2作がリリースされました。 □ Michael Pisaro - close constellations and a drum on the ground (gw 003)「close constellations and a drum on the ground」は、マイケル・…

When sounds revert to sounds - detachment of sounds from memories

Recently, environmental sounds have started to sound like music to me and I have been trying to figure out why. When we hear the sound of an airplane, the sound automatically tends to evoke a visual image of an airplane (flying through the…

音が音に戻る時〜音にまつわる記憶からの分離と自由

環境音がある時期から音楽として聴こえるようになったのはなぜだろう、とふと思う。たとえば、飛行機の音を聞いた時に、その音にまつわるイメージ(雲間を飛ぶ飛行機の映像など)が自動的に連想されてしまうと、飛行機の音は飛行機の音以外の何物にも聞こえ…

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…

Manfred Werder / ein(e) ausführende(r) seiten 218 - 226 (EWR 0601)

'ein(e) ausführende(r) seiten 218 - 226' is Manfred Werder's composition from 2002, realized by Antoine Beuger's electronic sound and released by Edition Wandelweiser in 2006. The 72-minute piece consists of a very quiet single electronic …

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…

Antoine Beuger / Keine Fernen Mehr (EWR 1006/07)

Edition Wandelweiser から最近出たアントワン・ボイガーの2枚組CD「Keine Fernen Mehr」、シンプルな口笛のみの演奏なのに、耳を釘付けにする何とも言えないパワーがあって、素晴らしいです。(ライナーによると、音量をなるべく低めにして聴くのがお勧め…

Jürg Frey / Weites Land, Tiefe Zeit: Räume 1-8 (B-Boim Records) (CDR)

Jürg Frey's 320 minute long epic piece 'Weites Land, Tiefe Zeit' (2001-2002) was just released as a series of 8 CDRs from Radu Malfatti's label B-Boim Records. This is electronic music that was composed of extended looped sound materials i…