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"The cold December day freezes the atmosphere, making it eternal. Birds pass by. A construction site. The sound of the shijou opens the zazen. Humble gestures and wooden marbles. Steps across the hallway. The floor creaks break the audience’s breathless silence. Air flows between the maple branches. Frogs, water, and forest remind us of the transient beauty of nature. The organ’s mechanical imperfection and resonant glass tubes echo, warming the space. Raw tones, distant spaces, sound molecules woven in minimal, fractured, and quietly evolving textures. The perception changes. A display of Autumn passes. Moss, stones. Dry garden. Shelter. Five artists evoke time and introspection with detailed yet minimalist sounds that stretch slowly and carefully through the environment in shades of crimson red and pale brown. Transition. The dark streets’ electric glow sheds light over the silence in Gion. Is it possible to have an open experience where the tangled thread loosens and unwinds? As the Northern Hemisphere begins its quiet descent from fall into winter, we bring you sounds that will hopefully give you some breathing space in the over-saturated world around us. Hodokeru Mimi, unwinding ears."
This album documents the concert Hodokeru Mimi held at Ryosoku-in Temple in Kyoto on 9 December 2017, organised by Takamistu Ohta and Sukima Industries' Daiki Asari.
1. Toryo Ito — 止静 Shijou 00:25
2. Takamitsu Ohta — Dqiem (Greeting Sounds For The Audience) 11:30
3. Asuna + Minoru Sato — A. Two On Two Loops B. Two Organs + Four Cylinders 12:51
4. Eisuke Yanagisawa — A. Frogs B. Water Way C. Inside A Pipe 17:04
5. Fabio Perletta — Aki No Jō 18:37