ADACHI, TOMOMI - Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 3
"This is the third release in Edition Omega Point's Experimental Music of Japan series, featuring the work of Japanese performer/composer Tomomi Adachi. Known for his versatile style, he has performed solo improvisations with voice, computer, sensor systems and self-made instruments, and also is active in the field of theater music, installation and video. This is a collection of his early recordings, just after starting his career in 1994. Almost all tracks were performed as improvisations without any overdubbings or edits. Tracks 1-7 are recordings of a performance at a private Mount Akagi venue. Track 6 is based on the first example of Japanese sound poetry published in Japanese Dadaist magazine MAVO, written by Futurist painter Hide Kinoshita in 1924. Track 7 is a reading from a newspaper, tracks 8-11 are from Adachi's first tape release in 1994, and tracks 12-15 are from his second released tape in 1995. Tomomi Adachi has presented his works in various venues in Japan, the United States and Europe, including the Centre Pompidou (Paris), STEIM (Amsterdam) and Experimental Intermedia (NY). He directed the Japanese premiere of John Cage's Europera 5 in 2007, and as the only Japanese performer of sound poetry, he performed Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate for its Japanese premiere in 1996. Housed in a specially-designed cardboard paper gatefold sleeve, including newly-written liner notes in Japanese & English by Tomomi Adachi. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Edition Omega Point
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