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Miura, Yoko / Jean-Marc Foussat: When Lowlands Consume the Space (Creative Sources)

Two approaches to keyboards from Japanese acoustic pianist Yoko Miura and keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) recording these extended and excursive improvisations in Paris in 2017, contrasting Foussat's alien and encompassing synthetic and electronic worlds with Miura's sophisticated playing inside and out of the piano.
 

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UPC: 5609063404852

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs485
Squidco Product Code: 25500

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Chat Noir, in Paris, France, on October 30th, 2017, by the artist.

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Two approaches to keyboards from Japanese acoustic pianist Yoko Miura and keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) recording these extended and excursive improvisations in Paris in 2017, contrasting Foussat's other-worldly and encompassing synthetic and electronic world with Miura's sophisticated playing inside and out of the piano. It's an extraordinary album to envelop the listener in alien worlds, and bring them back to the simplest of progressions, only to catapult again into a mesmerizing world of sound.


Artist Biographies

"Born in Tokyo, Japan. Took classical piano lessons between the ages of 5 and 18. Having heard and been inspired by Jazz, Classical music. (for example, the music of Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy Paul Bley, Toru Takemitsu, Masahiko Togashi, Barbara), took classes taught by Masahiko Sato, Takashi Kako and attended a workshop by Takehisa Kosugi. Later took lessons from Yoshio Suzuki.took class by Naruyoshi Kikuchi at Eiga Bigakko. Has been playing music activities (at concerts) in Japan. Artists who I Played with ( in Japan) Noribumi Uchida (shamisen, bass)、 Nakao (sax, trombone, clarinet), Osamu Kuroda (performance), Isao Makino (painter), Ryouichi Saito (guitar), Jyunzo Tateiwa (percussion), SACHI-A (drs), Chintai jinkaku (theremin), Noribumi Uchida (shamisen, bass)

Since 2001, has been involved in making music overseas as well as in Japan.

Artists who I played with.( in Europe)

Teppo Hauta-Aho(bass) Raymod MacDonald(sax), John Russell(guitar), Lawrence Cassery( electro)Ove Volquarlz(bass clarinet), Jean Demey( bass), Jean Borde(bass) Paed Conca (bass, Clarinet, electro) Margrit Rieben (drs, electro) Hans Koch (sax, electro), Raed Yassin( el.bass) Steve. Beresford (electro), Didier.Lasserre (drs) Emmanuel Rébus (mathematical sounds), Arnaud BENOIST (drs) Claude Perle (accordion) Eugene Darredeau (art), Heike Fidler(poem),Steve Buchanan(drs)、Arnaud le Mindu (guitar), Mia Zabelka (violin),Pierre-Yve Martel(viola),Massiomo Carrozzo( clarinet),Simon Berz(drs)/ Matt Wilson(drs) recording in NY),...ect."

-Yoko Miura Website (http://yokomiura.main.jp/blogs/profile_E/archives/2004/09/yoko_miura_1.html)
2/28/2024

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"Jean-Marc Foussat (born March 19, 1955 in Oran ) is a French composer and improvisational musician ( guitar, piano, live electronics ).

Since the mid-1970s, Foussat had belonged to groups such as Lézard Marçio, in which he contributed the sounds of concrete music with magnetic tapes. In 1981, he finished his first solo album, Abattage, which was released in 1983. In the ensemble Marteau Rouge (with the guitarist Jean-François Pauvros and the drummer Makoto Sato), he also collaborated with Evan Parker. Together with the saxophonist Sylvain Guérineau, he formed the duo Aliquid, which also appeared with Joe McPhee ( Quod, 2014). In addition to soloprograms, he also starred with Noël Akchoté / Roger Turner, Samuel Blaser, Émilie Lesbros, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sophie Agnel, Daunik Lazro and numerous other musicians, as well as the Fortuna 21 Octet of Raymond Boni and the department of education psychique on."

-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Marc_Foussat&prev=search)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. The Lowlands 23:41

2. The Space 18:32

Related Categories of Interest:


Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Piano & Keyboards
Electronic Forms
Duo Recordings
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms

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