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Yoshio Machida's steelpan live recordings in Europe and Japan between 2001-2008; including early pieces by combination of self-made steelpan Gamelan sound and computer to recent acoustic steelpan pieces.

Machida, Yoshio
Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008

Machida, Yoshio: Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008 (Yoshio Machida)
Label: Yoshio Machida    
Released in: Japan    

"Retrospective album compiling his steelpan live recordings in Europe and Japan from 2001 to 2008. Influenced by Indian improvised traditional music, he changed his main instrument gong (used as symbol of light in Asia in Hypernatural) to Steelpan. For his first tour in Europe in 2002, he made original "un-equal temperament" tuned steelpan by himself. It sounds like Gamelan gong. And he performed steelpan with Max/MSP realtime processing for getting drone sound (like tampura in Indian music) from his steelpan sound. After several endeavors for expressing "live" music with complicated and realtime computer processing, he started to play only acoustic steelpan to realize microtparticulation texture that like computer generated, without computer. This album shows the trail." -Yoshio Machida's Website

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Cultural Musics from Around the World
Percussion & Drums
Free Improvisation

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Product Information:

UPC: 4562144189011

Label: Yoshio Machida
Catalog ID: YM0901
Squidco Product Code: 15389

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack
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Yoshio Machida-steelpans, Amorphone #1, Amorphone #2, computer, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. Dec 26 CAY, Tokyo, Japan 5:05

2. Feb 24, 2002 Extrapool, Nijmengen, Holland 5:05

3. May 22, 2003 Ausland, Berlin, Germany 5:48

4. Aug 16, 2004 "Isea2004", Slija Ferry, Baltic Sea, Finland 6:05

5. Jun 11, 2005 Loop-Line, Tokyo, Japan 4:46

6. Jul 01, 2006 ICC, Tokyo, Japan 5:08

7. Aug 27, 2006 Apple Store, Tokyo, Japan 8:02

8. Oct 06, 2007 Scai The Bathhouse Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 4:42

9. Sep 28, 2008 Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 9:09