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La Casa, Eric + Seijiro Murayama: Supersedure 2 (Swarming)

Following their 2009 release of the same title, this album of primarily free improvisation is a well-paced presentation of two 3-movement works between Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama providing precise rhythmic abstractions, and French sound artist Eric La Casa using field recordings of recurring and curious sound sources plus objects to expand Muriyama's punctuations.
 

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Eric La Casa-recordings, objects

Seijiro Murayama-percussion


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UPC: 9782955958186

Label: Swarming
Catalog ID: swarming 015
Squidco Product Code: 34218

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: France
Packaging: CD in Clear Envelope w/ 16 page booklet
Recorded in Paris, France, in June, 2019, to October, 2022; extra field recordings recorded in2003-2023.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"When and how does a gesture leave the domain of the ordinary for that of the extraordinary, and is perceived as such by all ? Where, within each space, is the threshold of the extraordinary, and therefore of the musical?"-Swarming



"Whether playing percussion or recording, when do our gestures become musical ? (...)Where, within each space, is the threshold of the extraordinary, and therefore of the musical ? Isn't this what making an event consists of ? Deliberately interrupting the continuity of the ordinary. What is sure is that our small, simple, repeated gestures do produce a series of frictions with this ordinariness, gradually leading to slight discontinuities that significantly alter the course of daily life.

The ordinary ceases to be continuous, and through our action assumes another state whose nature remains to be defined. We think that the spaces temporal, almost physical we open up in the life of the place both modify and reinforce how we listen to it. A slight increase of our attention to certain environmental characteristics produces a significant change in the way we listen to space and time in everyday life yet one whose meaning escapes us."-from the liner notes, translated by Dan Warburton


Artist Biographies

"968: Born in Tours, France.
1987-91: Studied history of art (University of La Sorbonne, Paris).
1988: Starting sound experiments.

Since 1991: Sound artist.

(award: Festival "Soundscape before 2000")

- tape music composer
A research based on the landscape, its sound substances, its inner language, within a sensitive listening of the world.
[7 solo CDs, many CDs compilations : Japan, Germany, Taiwan, usa...]
+ Previous releases CD:
L'empreinte de l'ivresse (Digital Narcis Ltd, Japan), The Stone of the Threshold (The Ground Fault, Usa).
+ New CD (October 2000): Les Pierres du seuil part 4-7.

- "sound plastician"
(sound environments and installations: Clepsydre, Chute, mi-lieu...)
A research dedicated to the concept: the place - the sound/one place - one work.

- radio producer

(sound essays for the national radio program ACR-France Culture)
New work: Vent sur Ecoute (dedicated to the wind).
Work in progress: Ward Weis (a portrait of this sound artist).

Since 1996: Journalist for the french magazine of new musics: Revue et Corrigée.

Interviews with Pierre Marietan, Claude Schryer, Eric Cordier, Yann Paranthoën, Cédric Peyronnet, René Farabet, Slavek Kwi, Jocelyn Robert, Jean-Luc Guionnet,...
1989-1998: Director of La Légende des voix (label of experimental music).

10 releases (Arsenije Jovanovic, Jim O'Rourke, Syllyk, ...)"

-Kunstradio (http://kunstradio.at/BIOS/lacasabio.html)
2/21/2024

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"Percussionist Seijiro Murayama was born in 1957 in Nagasaki, Japan. He started performing improvised music in 1972, under some influence of Vinko Globokar and musicologist Fumio Koizumi. After graduated from Tokyo University in 1982 in Urdu studies he toured the USA with Keiji Haino as part of the seminal psychedelic band Fushitsusha. Returning to Japan after a period in NYC he continued playing drums and electronics in K.K. Null's noise/rock band A.N.P. (Absolut Null Punkt), while further exploring free improvisation. A relocation to France in 1999 led to collaborations that extended into dance, theatre and performance as well as ongoing partnerships with musicians Jean-Luc Guionnet, Eric Cordier, Michel Doneda, Mattin, Lionel Marchetti, among many others. After over a decade in Europe he relocated back to Japan in 2013.

His artistic principal is to work with the idea of the plural or inter-disciplinary relationships between music and other disciplines of art: dance, video, paintings, photos, literature etc. In this way, he collaborates with musicians, composers, and sound artists. Improvisation is always the major concern for him, even if it is not his artistic goal. His approach is based on the attention to space and place, to the energy of the audience and to the quality and perception of silence on various levels."

-Fort Process (http://fortprocess.co.uk/seijiro-murayama/)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Part I.1 10:46

2. Part I.2 5:50

3. Part I.3 5:42

4. Part II.1 7:30

5. Part II.2 3:59

6. Part II.3 6:13

Related Categories of Interest:


Electro-Acoustic
Field Recordings
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Percussion & Drums
Electroacoustic Composition
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Asian Improvisation & Jazz
Duo Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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