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Borbetomagus / Hijokaidan: Both Noises End Burning (Les Disques Victo)

Two monster proponents of noise esthetics, representing two continents whose cultures have often been described as incompatible, meet in the celebration of noise.
 

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BORBETOMAGUS:



Jim Sauter-saxophones

Don Dietrich-saxophones

Donald Miller-electric guitar



HIJOKAIDAN:



Jojo Hiroshige-electric guitar

Junko Hiroshige-voice

Toshiji Mikawa-electronics

Nao Shibata-drums


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UPC: 777405010629

Label: Les Disques Victo
Catalog ID: VICCD106
Squidco Product Code: 8411

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at the 23rd Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville on May 21, 2006.

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"Two monster proponents of noise esthetics, representing two continents whose cultures have often been described as incompatible and yet meet in the celebration of noise. Purifying noise annihilating nationalities and differences. Noise inviting us to a fabulous sonic orgy where energy will reign over precision of execution, where violence is sublimated through strings, reeds and skins, where artistic research consists in destroying over and over what one has managed to build, in order to reinvent it. Two sax players, two guitar players, an electronics player, a singer and a drummer, all working hard to convince you that noise can be a lot more than noise, but exists mostly for making some noise!"-Victo


Artist Biographies

Multi-reedist Jim Sauter was born July 23, 1953 in Nyack, NY. He currently lives in Sparkill, NY. He is a primary member of Borbetomagus.

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"Don Dietrich is a saxophonist and founding member of New York City based improvisational group, Borbetomagus. Recently, he has become involved with the noise/free jazz "supergroup" The New Monuments (with C. Spencer Yeh and Ben Hall)."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Dietrich_(musician))
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"Donald Miller was born on 7 May 1958 in Washington, DC, and raised in suburban Maryland. At age 13, he began formal guitar lessons. At 18, he moved to New York City, where he was educated at Columbia University's College and the School of Visual Arts, receiving a BFA from the latter in 1982. He remained in The City for a quarter century.

Miller entered the NYC New Music scene in 1978, already possessing a strong background in the avant-garde. His first regular band was the now cult-status group Sick Dick & the Volkswagens, which featured infamous critic/crooner Lester Bangs as an auxiliary member. In February 1979, Miller met and first played with saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich, giving immediate birth to Borbetomagus.

From 1984-99, Miller also worked closely with free jazz drummer William Hooker, in both duo and larger band formats. In this milieu, Miller met saxist Blaise Siwula, with whom he has worked in duo and trios with drummers Mike Evans, Jeff Arnal and Matt Hannafin, and the late synth guru Doug Walker.

In August 2001, Miller and his wife moved to New Orleans, four weeks ahead of the September 11 attack on NYC, and into a house 90+% unscathed by the wrath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. There he formed The Death Posture with fellow guitarist Rob Cambre and Butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze in early 2002. This ensemble performed over two dozen butoh actions, later including dancer Alex Haverfield, in the Gulf Coast area, mostly to a stunned New Orleans, until late 2004 when Skantze and Haverfield took themselves and the name (with Miller's blessing) to Seattle. Miller and Cambre have continued to perform in solo and ensemble lineups, and gave two notable reunion performances with Vanessa in 2006."

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Toshiji Mikawa, born in 1960, in a "noisician", performing solo, in various collaborations, and most notably, as the founder of the Japanese noise group Incapacitants, originally a solo project and then a duo with Fumio Kosakai. He is also known for his work with the groups Abe Kaii, Acid Mothers Kaidan, Annon, Atsuta Jingu, BiS Kaidan, E.G.KAIDAN, Fumio Tommikawa, Gomikawa, Gomikawa Fumio, Great Muda, Hankyu Brainticket, Hatsune Kaidan, Heian Jingu, Hijokaidan, Incapacitants, Jazz Hijokaidan, Mikamikaidan, MikaTen, mn, MNK, S.O.B.階段, Shen x Mikawa Duo, Soundings, Two Assistant Deputy Mikawa, Under-T, 彩階段.

Influenced as a young ma by improvisers like Derek Bailey, in college he met JOJO Hiroshige, with whom he started 'Fushoku No Marie', later know as Hijokaidan. Incapacitants followed as a solo project, and then expanded as a duo.

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Track Listing:



1. The Challenger Deep 71:42

Related Categories of Interest:

Victo
December 2007
Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Sound, Noise, &c.
Free Improvisation

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