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’…

Radu Malfatti's Music

The vivid contrast between sound and silence brings out the purest form of sound, affecting the gravity in music In Radu Malfatti’s compositions, the contrast between sound and silence is sharp. In many of his works, continuous monotonic s…

Jürg Frey's music

Composer of micro symphony born in the gray area between sound and silence, impressionism and minimalism Jürg Frey’s compositional approach keeps him at the keen edge of contemporary music while simultaneously maintaining a faint touch of …

Antoine Beuger 'keine fernen mehr' (EWR 1006/07)

2010年にエディション・ヴァンデルヴァイザーからリリースされた「keine fernen mehr」は、アントワン・ボイガー自身が吹く口笛の音で演奏された曲を収録した2枚組のアルバムだ。全体的に非常に静かなかすれた質感の口笛の音の前後に、ボイガーが息を吸い込…

Antoine Beuger 'calme étendue (spinoza)' (EWR 0107)

ヴァンデルヴァイザー派の作曲家アントワン・ボイガーによるこの作品(1997年)は、演奏者がスピノザの「エチカ」の文章を8秒間に1語ずつ、 静かなトーンとゆっくりしたテンポで読み上げるというものだ。個々の単語は、表情や抑揚や意味を一切付加しないよ…

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…

Manfred Werder's Music

Hearing the music in the moment of experiencing the natural and immediate relation to the world Manfred Werder shows that music exists all around us in our natural environment, and leads the listener to experience this via performers’ real…

Jürg Frey - Piano Music (piano by R. Andrew Lee) - review in Japanese

ユルク・フレイによる2つの作曲作品を収録したCD「Piano Music」が、米国のピアニスト、アンドリュー・リーによる演奏で、「Irritable Hedgehog」から昨年末にリリースされた。「Irritable Hedgehog」は現代音楽の新しいレーベルのようで、ピアニスト名もレ…

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.

Homemade Chicken Biryani

Recipe is adopted from Madhur Jaffrey's Lamb Biryani recipe in her "Indian Cooking". I used boneless chicken thighs instead of lamb, increased the kind and the amount of spices, and added tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro leaves and cashew nuts…

Homemade Indian Dinner & Lunch

Shrimp Makhani Curry with Naan and Saffron RiceMy Shrimp Makhani recipe is here (in Japanese): 本格バターチキン風★エビカレー by yukoz1My Saffron rice recipe is here (in Japanese): 簡単♪美味しいサフランライス by yukoz1My Naan recipe is here…

Garlic Shrimp on Saffron Rice

Garlic Shrimp on Saffron RiceMy Garlic Shrimp recipe (in Japanese): ガーリックシュリンプ〜スペイン風 by yukoz1 Saffron RiceMy Saffron Rice recipe (in Japanese): 簡単♪美味しいサフランライス by yukoz1

Homemade Lemon Macaron

With Pierre Hermé's recipes for Macaron Citron and Lemon Curd. Normally, I am not a big fan of lemon desserts, but this lemon macaron has changed my idea of lemon desserts completely. The lemon curd filling is simply amazing and so delicio…

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/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…

Tartine Country Bread

My second attempt of baking sourdough country bread in the Lodge cast-iron combo cooker, with the recipe and instructions from Chad Robertson 'Tartine Bread'. The sweetness and the complex rich flavor of the loaf is amazing, almost addicti…

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

Chelsea Galleries 3/22/2012

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Andrea Galvani "A Few Invisible Sculptures" at Meulensteen, NYC Andrea Galvani's sound installation, originally recorded in Germany, is the audio track documents the echolocation of a group of bats flying around three minimalist sculptures…

(front) Michael Dean, (left) Saâdane Afif, (wall right) J. Parker Valentine at RaebervonStenglin (Zurich) from Independent 2012, NYC

Note on Sarah Sze's sculptural works

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Sarah Sze - Disappearing Act, 2012 In both drawing and sculpture I’m interested in the depiction of gravity and weightlessness as both an operative and a disorienting force. I’m thinking about floating, sinking, rising, drifting, and the r…

Art Week 2012 in NYC

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Independent 2012 (3/8-11) Magali Reus at The ApproachThe amazing (and fascinating) thing about minimal art is that it can change the atmosphere and the feel of the space completely with just a simple layout of each piece in a certain space…

The most poetic booth at The Armory Show 2012

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Gallery D.O.R. (Oslo). In this booth, a ceiling fan was constantly circulating a light wind from above, so the sound of the wind (or a fan) and the moves of lightly blown objects (fabrics and papers hanging on the wall, etc.) created a ver…

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…

Pasta Tasting Dinner for 6 People

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Photo essay by Hiroyuki Ito (photographer for The New York Times)

Heartbreaking story yet so beautiful, with stunning photos.Lost and Alone Under Tokyo’s Red Rain (by Hiroyuki Ito)