The first release in Omega Point's series, Experimental Music of Japan. This is the live recording of the music performance held at the installation exhibition of Chiharu Shiota in the gallery of Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama, Japan in October 2007. The performance was defined as "art complex" by Toshi Ichiyanagi from a musical standpoint, and the content consists of live computer improvisation as well as some acoustic, programmed pieces performed on piano by Akiko Samukawa, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and computer electronics by Tomomi Adachi to create the interpenetration of temporal and spacial situation in the gallery space. Housed in a specially-designed cardboard paper gatefold sleeve, including newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English by Toshi Ichiyanagi himself, as well as many photographs of the exhibition and performance. Limited edition of 1,000 copies.
profile of performers:
born in kanazawa, japan in 1972, he is performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist, occasional theater director. he studied philosophy and aesthetics at waseda university in tokyo. he has played improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. he also has organized many concerts which picks up experimental music, sound art, collaboration work and inter-disciplinary performance in japan and germany, include concerts for chris mann, trevor wishart, nicolas collins and steim in japan.
born in kyoto. she studied piano at music department of ferris women's university and under some pianists. she do not play only contemporary music mainly, but also interests improvisation and other field of sound works. she wants to perform extraordinary works, and organized piano recital includes mixed-media or computer assisted works recently.