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Murayama / Rives: Axiom For The Duration (Potlatch)

Percussionist Seijiro Murayama and Saxophonist Stephane Rives focus on creating drone music while exploring the many subtle variations of texture sounds.

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UPC: 3491570001523

Label: Potlatch
Catalog ID: P211
Squidco Product Code: 14988

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded live at Naxos Bobine, Paris on May 5th & 6th, 2010 by Stephane Rives.


Seijiro Murayama-percussion

Stephane Rives-soprano saxophone

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Artist Biographies:

"Percussionist Seijiro Murayama was born in 1957 in Nagasaki, Japan. He started performing improvised music in 1972, under some influence of Vinko Globokar and musicologist Fumio Koizumi. After graduated from Tokyo University in 1982 in Urdu studies he toured the USA with Keiji Haino as part of the seminal psychedelic band Fushitsusha. Returning to Japan after a period in NYC he continued playing drums and electronics in K.K. Null's noise/rock band A.N.P. (Absolut Null Punkt), while further exploring free improvisation. A relocation to France in 1999 led to collaborations that extended into dance, theatre and performance as well as ongoing partnerships with musicians Jean-Luc Guionnet, Eric Cordier, Michel Doneda, Mattin, Lionel Marchetti, among many others. After over a decade in Europe he relocated back to Japan in 2013.

His artistic principal is to work with the idea of the plural or inter-disciplinary relationships between music and other disciplines of art: dance, video, paintings, photos, literature etc. In this way, he collaborates with musicians, composers, and sound artists. Improvisation is always the major concern for him, even if it is not his artistic goal. His approach is based on the attention to space and place, to the energy of the audience and to the quality and perception of silence on various levels."

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track listing:

1. Track 01 20:29

2. Track 02 17:53

3. Track 03 17:56
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"Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama has been working in France since 1999. His musical approach is based on extreme attention to the performance space, the energy of the audience and the quality of silence. He is interested in how continuous sounds and microscopic events can delicately revitalize the environment. Now established in Beirut (Lebanon), french saxophonist Stéphane Rives has spent over last ten years developing new sonic array of extended techniques on the soprano. On this recording, Seijiro Murayama and Stéphane Rives mainly focus on creating drone music while exploring the many subtle variations of texture sounds."-Potlatch

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Improvised Music
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Asian Improvisation & Jazz
lowercase, micro-improv, sound improv
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