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|New Alva Noto | Ryuichi Sakamoto Album; Summvs, available now|
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto are releasing their fifth collaboration May 9th, followed by a European tour
The Album is available for pre-order through Bleep
on may 09th, 2011, raster-noton. archiv fŹęšr ton und nichtton releases alva noto and ryuichi sakamoto°«s album summvs, the latest result of the unusual creative partnership between the oscar-prize honored film composer ryuichi sakamoto and the fine artist and electronic music pioneer carsten nicolai.
the name of the artists°« fifth collaborative release summvs refers to the latin word °∆summa°« (engl.: sum) and °∆versus°« (engl.: towards) serving as a metaphor for the work being oriented towards a collarorative whole. summvs is the last of a
series of five releases that started with vrioon in 2002 and continued with insen (2005), revep (2005) and utp_ (2007).
passages of sparse yet emotionally charged and passionate piano solos are embedded in sine waves or reworked to establish new aesthetics of piano sound. sparse percussions and throbbing bass pulses hover above and below – the music being contemplative and minimal at the same time.
the tracks microon I-III contain recordings of one of the 15 pianos using a 16th tone interval tuning built by sauter, spaichingen/donaueschingen, germany. the original °∆piano metamorfoseador en dieciseisavos de tono°« was designed by
juliŹę°n carrillo trujillo. thanks to the music department of berne university of the arts for making this instrument available.
included in the album are two cover versions of the track °∆by this river°« originally written by roedelius, moebius and brian eno in 1977. in their instrumental versions of the song nicolai and sakamoto create and investigate the song°«s appeal in both normal speed and slow motion.
the new album will host its world live premiere on may 12th, 2011 at the roundhouse in london, uk and will be followed by a european tour in may/june 2011 with stopovers in milan, perugia, rome, parma, brussels, eindhoven, leipzig, copenhagen, frankfurt, berlin, and barcelona. ryuichi sakamoto on piano and alva noto on electronics will present their fifth collaborative release with a unique
style visualisation and an state-of-the-art technical setting and stage design.
compact disc release: may 9th, 2011
ŹĘŪ 2011 raster-noton.net, LC 01293
distribution japan: www.commmons.com
distribution america: www.forcedexposure.com
distribution for all other regions: www.kompakt.fm
|Special guests added to Ryuichi's performance at The Japan Society April 9th|
Ryuichi will be joined by:
Mayo Yamaguchi (noh actor) - Live Guest
David Sylvian (poetry)
Christian Fennesz (sounds)
Yoshihide Otomo (sounds)
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) - Live Guest
The performance will be live on Ustream.
Click here for broadcast site
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