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|edition omega point archive series (japan) #opa 011 cd|
omega point (japan) #opa 011 cd
mamoru fujieda “obscure tape music of japan vol.11 • radiated falling” compact disc
- radiated falling : version i (6:47)
- the art of the fugue : high speed version i (2:52)
- the art of the fugue : high speed version ii (3:18)
- radiated falling : version ii (7:40)
- the art of the fugue : version i (4:28)
- the art of the fugue : version ii (5:00)
- the art of the fugue : version iii (5:38)
- the art of the fugue : version iv (6:26)
- the art of the fugue : version v (6:23)
|november 2009 release ; ... cd issue of the a-side of the 1980 alm-label flexi-disc (copies of which we actually had in stock for a minute a few years back) paired with the following year’s “art of the fugue” ; the first few works by japanese composer mamoru fujieda ...|
... both involve electronic post-modification of multi-tracked, cut-up prepared piano performances, with the latter specifically referencing bach’s “art of the fugue” suite ... restoration & re-mastering (from the original tapes) sound incredible, especially given that we’d all only ever heard this material via a flexi ; if constant motor-rhythmic utterances of sliding, ring-modulated prepared piano minimalism sounds like your “thing” (i don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t) this could very well be your new favorite recording ...
|edition omega point archive series press release...|
obscure tape music of japan vol.11
mamoru fujieda "radiated falling"
edition omega point archive series opa-011
|both radiated falling (1980) and the art of fugue (1981) are tape compositions in which sound materials of a prepared piano are electronically processed and modulated in various ways. radiated falling is based on falling scale no.2 for piano (1975). the sound materials were then transformed to layered sonic textures through the ring modulator, the phase shifter, the harmonizer, and various delay processes.|
the art of fugue is based on a simple fugue in four voices from the first piece in the art of fugue by j. s. bach. the four voices were randomly cut into fragments, which were then reassembled to form four new voices. each of the voices played by a differently prepared piano was recorded in a multi-track recorder to produce sound materials for the piece. the sound materials of the prepared piano was then electronically modulated and spatially processed.