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The complement to his "Guitar Solo "RIGHT", Otomo Yoshihide recorded 123 structured guitar improvisations on Masayuki Takayanagi's 1963 Gibson, then gave them to Akihiko Matsumoto who fed them into software he developed to play them back using a set of intelligent rules.

Yoshihide, Otomo
Guitar Solo 2015 RIGHT

Yoshihide, Otomo: Guitar Solo 2015 RIGHT (Doubtmusic)

Label: Doubtmusic    
Released in: Japan    

"This is a reconstructed work using the sound recorded for Guitar Solos Vol. 1, which was exhibited at ICC in Hatsudai, Tokyo from 2014 to 2015; and the software developed by Akihiko Matsumoto for that work.

A 1963 Gibson ES-175 which had belonged to the late Masayuki Takayanagi was used for the guitar recording. This instrument was also used for the previous album Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT, but the recordings for Guitar Solos Vol. 1 actually happened several months earlier, before I had the guitar repaired. It had remained in its case for the quarter-century since Takayanagi-san stopped using it, and the only change I had made was to replace the strings. Some sounds were difficult to produce, but for the recording I decided to use the guitar as it was. This recording took place at GOK SOUND. Picking up both raw sounds and sounds that passed through the amps, I recorded 123 improvised takes ranging in length from two or three seconds to a minute. Most were fragments of about ten seconds. I divided the takes into several types as I played them; there were no retakes.

After the recording, I gave the 123 sound files to Matsumoto-san. Using the software he produced, a work was created in which fragments are played randomly, according to certain tendencies, from 16 speakers. The work was exhibited at ICC for a period of several months.

In this album, the 16-channel work heard at the exhibition was modified for listening on two stereo channels."-Otomo Yoshihide

See also Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT

Includes 6 page insert with liner notes in English and Japanese.

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Includes 6 page insert with liner notes in English and Japanese.

UPC: 4571222591622

Label: Doubtmusic
Catalog ID: dms-162
Squidco Product Code: 21593

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack
Created for the exhibition "Otomo Yoshihide: Between MUSIC and ART", held from 2014 to 2105


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