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Somei Satoh

Mandara Trilogy

Label: New Albion

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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few copies available for this long time deleted CD, early 80s works for Voice and Electronics. "Mandalas are sacred pictures that can lead viewers to a state of "Satori" through intense and concentrated viewing of them. It semed to be that "listening" was as cognitively viable as "seeing". Bloody human heads and skulls on the loins, copulating, and stomping on horrendous devils ... looking at those extraordinary and ferocious gods with their outraged faces twisted with anger, through the silence of the mandala, I couldn't help but feeling tremendous waves of furor and blasting roars. I felt the heaving engulfing waves steadily pushing forward, and body piercing arrows of lightning radiating from the mandalas."


Somei Satoh was born in 1947 in Sendai (northern Honshu), Japan. He began his career in 1969 with "Tone Field," an experimental, mixed media group based in Tokyo. In 1972 he produced "Global Vision," a multimedia arts festival, that encompassed musical events, works by visual artists and improvisational performance groups.
Details
Cat. number: NA 099
Year: 1998
Notes:
Recorded at NHK Studio, Tokyo, Japan; Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.