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Machida, Yoshio

Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008

Machida, Yoshio: Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008 (Yoshio Machida)

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.

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UPC: 4562144189011

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

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack
See track listing.


Yoshio Machida-steelpans, Amorphone #1, Amorphone #2, computer, electronics

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Artist Biographies:

"Yoshio Machida (町田 良夫 Yoshio Machida?, born 1967 in Japan) is an experimental musician, a steelpanist, composer, and visual artist.

A member of ASCAP, Machida studied minimal art, music and film at the Tama Art University under Kuniharu Akiyama, Yoshiaki Touno, Sakumi Hagiwara and Kishio Suga. In the 1990s, Machida worked for an international cooperation in Asia and Africa.

Machida's first album Hypernatural (1999) had been featured with Brian Eno and Oval (band) on David Toop's article about Generative music. In 2001, Machida started to play improvised music by Steelpan with computer program Max/MSP. Machida has been invited to perform in ISEA2004, Sónar Tokyo, MaerzMusik and other venues. In 2004, Machida founded an experimental music label Amorfon. In 2007, Machida formed an electric Dub band miimo with tatsu and Norihide Saji. Machida also organized "Japan-Macedonia exchange art exhibition" and some workshops for children.

As a visual artist, Machida has produced Photobatik like Photogram technique using photographic paper. Photograms are produced by partial exposure and development of the entire photosensitive surface. Photobatik is "whole exposure and partial development." Machida has expanded his technique to overexposure of the photographic paper followed by only fixing the image, resulting in a pink image."

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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
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"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

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