**rare original, few copies available** Soundsphere, Akio Suzuki‘s acclaimed masterpiece, was meant by Paul Panhuysen, director of Het Apollohuis, as an introduction to his sound work, with a book detailing various instruments Suzuki created, as well as diagrams and documentation on previous performances from the 1970s and 1980s. It was conceived during an artist-in-residence time Suzuki spent at Het Apollohuis. The 36-pages booklet edition came in an oversized cardboard box and was limited to 1,000 copies. The disc focuses on 2 instruments only: the De Koolmees, and the Analapos, a long spring attached to a pair of cylinders, played either by plucking the string or singing through a cylinder. As customary with Suzuki, all sounds are out of this world, hardly ever sounding like man-made music at all. On track #1, Suzuki uses 2 of his glass instruments at the same time, making various use of them: rubbing or percussion, or a combination of both. The whole disc is extraordinary. (Continuo weblog)
Akio Suzuki (b. 1941, Japan) is internationally acclaimed as a pioneer of sound art yet the breadth of his practice traverses the normal boundaries of this genre to include sculpture, installation and performance art
Features two instruments created by Akio Suzuki in 1970: an echo instrument called the Analapos (tracks 2-4 composed 1970-73) and his version of a Glass Harmonica (track 1 composed 1973) used in the installation piece Space in the sun.
Packaged in a 36-page book (ISBN 90-71638-10-3) printed by De Longte (Dordrecht, The Netherlands).