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Eight duo improvisations on acoustic guitar and piano, with pianist Kawai preparing the piano with bolts, threads, &c. and Akiyama switching between prepared and slide guitar.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Takuji Kawai

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Takuji Kawai: Transition (Ftarri)
Label: Ftarri    
Released in: Japan    

"This CD consists of eight duo improvisations on acoustic guitar and piano, studio-recorded in September 2009. Kawai uses preparations like bolts and thread on most of the tracks, while Akiyama uses a prepared guitar on one track and a slide guitar on another. The two acoustic instruments sometimes clash, sometimes sympathize, without ever losing the overall tension and control.

Tetuzi Akiyama, an improviser who plays both acoustic and electric guitar, performs in Japan and other countries, including on yearly overseas tours. Takuji Kawai, born in 1963, studied classical piano as a child and received a master's degree from the graduate school of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He started improvising in the mid-1980s, and in addition to improvised music he currently performs works by contemporary composers like John Cage, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, and Yuji Takahashi. An outstanding talent, Kawai is a composer as well as a pianist."-Ftarri

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Product Information:

Numbered limited edition of 450

Label: Ftarri
Catalog ID: ftarri-997
Squidco Product Code: 15070

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded at GOK Sound, Tokyo on September 14th, 2009 by Buntaro Shibuya.


Tetuzi Akiyama-acoustic guitar

Takuji Kawai-piano with preparations

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Track Listing:

1. Continuation 4:05

2. Superposition 3:16

3. Confrontation 2:53

4. Variation 10:51

5. Transmission 4:43

6. Realization 8:23

7. Penetration 7:48

8. Intervention 3:19

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