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Kerbaj, Mazen / Toshimaru Nakamura: East of Where? (Ftarri)

Turkish free improviser trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, best known for the "A" Trio, meets Japanese no-input mixing board pioneer Toshimaru Nakamura for an insanely energetic duo of squelchy electroacoustic improvisations, both players staying on the electric side, and on the far side of lowercase ea-improv as the two ebb and flow a wild dialog of sound.
 

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Label: Ftarri
Catalog ID: ftarri-986
Squidco Product Code: 25337

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve, sealed
Recorded at Yan Jun's studio in Berlin, Germany, on November 14th, 2016, by Toshimaru Nakamura.


Personnel:

Mazen Kerbaj-trumpet

Toshimaru Nakamura-electronics

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track listing:


1. East Of The Middle-East 16:45

2. Mild East And Hard East 19:15

3. West Of The Far-East 5:44
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"Toshimaru Nakamura, who uses a no-input mixing board--an instrument played by controlling the mixer feedback--is an improviser admired inside and outside Japan. Beirut-born trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj performs around the world and makes free use of extended playing techniques that produce sounds totally unlike the sounds that most people associate with the trumpet. This CD is comprised of three improvisational performances by Nakamura and Kerbaj, recorded in a studio in Berlin in November 2016. From murmuring exchanges of delicate soft sounds to big sonic give and take, this unique and amazing duo album demonstrates the two musicians' superior skill and sensibility."-Ftarri


Artist Biographies:

"His main activities are comics, painting and music. After a lot of works for different publishers and magazines, it is in March 2000 that he releases some of his more personal works in his Journal 1999 (a dairy in comics' format). He self-published eight other books and many short stories since.

It is also in 2000 that he plays for the first time in concert, in the Strike's pub in Beirut. This concert, a duo with Lebanese sax player Christine Sehnaoui, is probably the first improvised music concert in the Middle East.

In 2001, together with guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui , he creates the MILL association that curates since IRTIJAL an annual international festival for free music in Beirut as well as various concerts and events (IRTIJAL saw over the years some great improvisers like Fred Van Hove, Johannes Bauer, Lê Quan Ninh, Franz Hautzinger...).

In august 2002, together with Sharif Sehnaoui and double bass player Raed Yassine he recorded the album A published by La CD-Thèque, Beirut.

After meeting Franz Hautzinger by chance in Lebanon in February 2003, they played in duo in Beirut and in Paris and in trio with Japanese laptop player Taku Unami at the IRTIJAL 2003 festival. Then they were joined by Sharif Sehnaoui and Helge Hinteregger to form Oriental Space quartet that played in Nickelsdorf, Berlin, Vienna and Klagenfurt. A recording of this group is avilable on the Austrian label aRtonal, and a recording of the duo Hautzinger/Kerbaj is to be released soon on the Portugese label Creative Sources.

Between 2000 and 2004, Mazen Kerbaj played in solo and various groups in a lot of venues in Lebanon, Damascus, Paris, Bordeaux, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia...

Regular and occasional partners includes: Sharif Sehnaoui, Christine Sehnaoui, Raed Yassine, Charbel Haber, Jad Balaben, Jassem Hindi, Franz Hautzinger, Helge Hinteregger, Lê Quan Ninh, Bertrand Denzler, Stéphane Rives, Edward Perraud, Taku Unami, Guillermo Gregorio, Gene Coleman, Toshimaru Nakamura, Michael Zerang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim Baker, Jack

Wright, Mike Bullok, Vic Rawlings, Nate Wooley...Kerbaj is going to release soon a solo CD and a quartet with Sharif and Christine Sehnaoui and Ingar Zach, on the newly born Lebanese label Al-Maslakh (the slaughterhouse)."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
9/12/2018

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"Toshimaru Nakamura is a Japanese musician, active in free improvisation and Japanese onkyo.

He began his career playing rock and roll guitar, but gradually explored other types of music, even abandoning guitar, and started working on circuit bending. He uses a mixing console as a live, interactive musical instrument: "Nakamura plays the 'no-input mixing board', connecting the input of the board to the output, then manipulating the resultant audio feedback."

Nakamura's music has been described as "sounds ranging from piercing high tones and shimmering whistles to galumphing, crackle-spattered bass patterns."

Nakamura founded the ensemble A Paragon of Beauty in 1992. He has recorded solo albums, worked as a session musician, and collaborated with artists including Sachiko M ("a kindred spirit"), Otomo Yoshihide, Keith Rowe, John Butcher, Nicholas Bussmann, Taku Sugimoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, dancer Kim Ito, and drummer Jason Kahn."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshimaru_Nakamura)
9/12/2018

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Nakamura, Toshimaru
Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)
(Room40)
Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata
The First Album
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Skogen / Magnus Granberg
'Ist gefallen in den Schnee' (2010) and 'Despairs had Governed Me Too Long' (2012) [double CD reissue]
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Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura
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Blue Rain
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Pan On Fire
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Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura
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(erstwhile)
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Between
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Rowe, Keith / Sachiko M. / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide
ErstLive 005 [CDx3]
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Recommended & Related Releases:
Chabala / Jones / Martin / Mukarji / Nakamura
Unbalanced In (Unbalanced Out)
(Another Timbre)
Volden, Havarad & Toshi Nakamura
Crepuscular Rays
(Another Timbre)
Rowe, Keith / Toshimaru Nakamura
ErstLive 008
(erstwhile)
Akiyama / Nakamura / Sugimoto / Wastell
Foldings
(Confront)
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Nakamura, Toshimaru
Map
(Potlatch)
Yoshida, Ami / Toshimaru Nakamura
Soba to Bara
(erstwhile)
AVVA (Nakamura, Toshimaru / Roisz, Billy)
Gdansk Queen [DVD]
(erstwhile)
Rowe, Keith / Nakamura, Toshimaru
Between
(erstwhile)
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Rowe, Keith / Sachiko M. / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide
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Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)
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Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata
The First Album
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Skogen / Magnus Granberg
'Ist gefallen in den Schnee' (2010) and 'Despairs had Governed Me Too Long' (2012) [double CD reissue]
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(erstwhile)
Nakamura / Trayle
Stationary
(Creative Sources)
Nakamura, Toshimaru / English (Foster, Joe / Jones, Bonnie)
One Day
(erstwhile)
Nakamura, Toshimaru / Sachiko M
do
(erstwhile)

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