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Artist: AKIYAMA, KUNIHARU
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol.6 - Tape Works of Kuniharu Akiyama
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Kuniharu Akiyama (1929-1996) was well-known as a music critic mainly modern and contemporary. However, his carrier was not only in music field but also was very expanded avant-garde art (especially he related early fluxus movement). This issue is consisted his three unknown tape music. Sound sculpture "Environmental Mechanical Orchestra" for exhibition, Demonstration for opening event of Nissei Theater and unknown work "Music for H.Bomb". Their primitive sounds are arcana of 60s avant-garde scene exactly. track 1: Environmental Mechanical Orchestra (1966) 1932"; track 2: Demonstration of Nissei Theater (1963) 1601"; track 3: Music for H.Bomb (1971) 1050"" - Omega Point.

Artist: FUJIEDA, MAMORU
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 11: Radiated Falling
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $27.00
"Mamoru Fujieda is a Japanese post-minimalist composer, and Edition Omega Point releases some of his work from the early 80s. Both "Radiated Falling" (1980) and "The Art Of Fugue" (1981) are tape compositions in which sound materials of a prepared piano are electronically-processed and modulated in various ways. "Radiated Falling" is based on "Falling Scale No. 2" for piano (1975). The series of works entitled "Falling Scale" are composed almost entirely of descending scales as their structural elements. In these works, patterns are automatically produced by the difference in the number of scale tones or through the temporal discrepancy made when the tones descend. In "Falling Scale No. 2," a spiral line is successively transformed. The artist piled up the spiral line in several layers with the uneven timbres of the prepared piano producing sound materials for "Radiated Falling." The sound materials were then transformed to layered sonic textures through the ring modulator, the phase shifter, the harmonizer, and various delay processes. "The Art of Fugue" is based on a simple fugue in four voices from the first piece in The Art Of Fugue by J. S. Bach. The four voices were randomly cut into fragments, which were then reassembled to form four new voices. Each of the voices played by a differently prepared-piano was recorded on a multi-track recorder to produce sound materials for the piece. The sound materials for the prepared piano were then electronically-modulated and spatially processed. The randomly cut fragments of the fugue are interwoven at different tempos to make it "The Art Of Fugue" on the brink of collapse." -Edition Omega Point

Artist: FUJIMOTO, YUKIO
Title: Ears of the Rooftop
Format: 3" CD/Book
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $17.50
"Japanese sound artist YUKIO FUJIMOTO. He studied under Hiroshi Shiotani (please see below) at Osaka Art Collage. He carries 1 day exhibition series at Otani Memoriam Museum every year since 1997 in Nishinomiya city (between Osaka and Kobe). This CD made for the exhibition and is his first release as sound issue. The sound is made from field sound through 2 vinyl pipes. Their pipes transforms sounds drone, and sometime real sound mixes in it. duration: 12 minutes." - Omega Point. Signed/Numbered edition of 300. 1999 release back in stock.
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Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Obscure Tape Music From Japan Vol.5 - Music For Tinguely
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"This CD consists of his obscure three tape works. "Music for Tinguely" was made from junk objects of kinetic sculptor Jean Tinguely. "Appearance" is live electronic music. Its not only premire performance but also John Cage and David Tudor participated in performance. very noisy and hard core!! "Music for Living Space" was composed for inner space of Sun Tower of World Expo in Osaka. Computer generated voice reads architect Kisyo Kurokawas manifest. track 1: "Music for Tinguely" (1963) / 1001" track 2: "Appearance" (1967) / 2036" track 3: "Music for Living Space" (1969) / 852" - Omega Point.
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Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Obscure Tape Music From Japan Vol.5 - Music for Tinguely
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"Ichiyanagi is the best known composer for domestic and foreign avant-gqrde music fans. especially in his brilliant 60s, he made many great tape music. But most of them has not published on discs or issued for very small edition. This CD consists of his obscure three tape works. "Music for Tinguely" was made from junk objects of kinetic sculptor Jean Tinguely. "Appearance" is live electronic music. Its not only premire performance but also John Cage and David Tudor participated in performance. very noisy and hard core!! "Music for Living Space" was composed for inner space of Sun Tower of World Expo in Osaka. Computer generated voice reads architect Kisyo Kurokawas manifest. strange!!" - Omega Point.

Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Obscure Tape Music From Japan Vol.5 - Music for Tinguely
Format: LP
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $40.00
Limited edition of 300 copies.
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Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Obscure Tape Music Of Japan Vol.8 - Electronic Field
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"This performance is a part of concert series "Japanese Experimental Music 1960s" carried out at Art Tower Mito in Ibaraki. Toshi Ichiyanagi played improvisation on prepared piano and the sound was modulated by live-electronics. However he is a maestro of contemporary music now, his quite non-declined experimentalism is appeared by this great and deep sound. Also painter Sadamasa Motonaga (b.1922, a member of GUTAI) projected abstruct figures to walls of the space. note: This source was recorded at non-shut off gallery space and by general video camera. So please excuse some sound problems and background noise are in this recording." -Omega Point

Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI & YOJI KURI
Title: Obscure Tape Music Of Japan Vol.9 - Drip Music
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $28.00
"Yoji Kuri is an experimental animation artist in Japan has acted since early 60s. His name is well-known not only by many works full of black humour in 60s-70s, but also the sound materials were made by avant-garde composers (Toru Takemitsu, Yoko Ono, and others). This new edition is combined Ichiyanagis unpublished tape work (it was sleeping at Kuris studio 30 years) with Kuris written off fantastic manga work (16pp) inspired by the sound. In 1966, "Yabunirami no Concert" (manga book with 7" single) was published by Kuri privately. This "Drip Music" is similar style issue since then." -Omega Point

Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI, AKIKO SAMUKAWA, & TOMOMI ADACHI
Title: Experimental Music Of Japan - Live Document: Hommage For Space
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"This is the live recording of the music performance held at the installation exhibition of Chiharu Shiota in the gallery of Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama Japan last October. The performance was defined as Art Complex by Toshi Ichiyanagi from the music stand point of view. The content of music consists of live computer impro-visation as well as some acoustic programed pieces by piano performance by Akiko Samukawa, Toshi Ichiyanagi and computer electronics by Tomomi Adachi to create the interpenetration of temporal and spacial situation in the gallery space. note: Art-Complex also included symposium, string quartet concert, piano recital, contemporary dance and so on. Track 4 includes electric organ drone by Samukawa, some metronomes click by Ichiyanagi and homemade instrument named "Tomoring" by Adachi." - Toshi Ichiyanagi

Artist: MOROI, MAKOTO & KOUBOU ABE
Title: Obscure Tape Music From Japan Vol.3 - Music Drama
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"Akai Mayu" is a short fiction of Koubou Abe (1924-1993). This music drama version was broadcasted by NHK in 1960. Makoto Moroi is a pioneer of Japanese electronic music, and he composed the music used chamber ensemble, mixed chorus and electronic sound on this work. Also this work was performed at Sogetsu Art Center as a part of concert program of Morois works. This different version included a pantomaime by Mamako Yoneyama, abstract image projection and stage setting by Hiroshi Manabe. Also in this concert, Kuniharu Akiyama (about his name, please see note of CD "Music for Puppet Theatre of HITOMI-ZA") performed his work "Arcana 19". This work was consisted of text, object sounds, piano and pre-recorded tapes. On this CD includes only some tape parts because live recording source of this performance was lost. track 1 : Makoto Moroi (music) + Koubou Abe (text) "Akai Mayu" (1960) / 2556" track 2-6 : Kuniharu Akiyama "Arcana 19 (excerpt)" (1960) / 1521" - Omega Point.

Artist: V/A
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan vol.2 -Music for Puppet Theatre of HITOMI-ZA
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Hitomi-za is an experimental puppet theatre group. They had performed in February 13-17 in 1962 at Sogetsu Kaikan Hall. This program was consisted of three parts, and Joji Yuasa, Kuniharu Akiyama and Naozumi Yamamoto composed background sound for each parts. This CD contains two works made from magnetic tape from among them. Both works are world premire issue." - Omega Point.
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Artist: WADA, YOSHI
Title: The Appointed Cloud
Format: CD/Score
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $40.00
"This CD is the first-ever release of an extraordinary 1987 New York City performance. Recorded at the Great Hall of the New York Hall of Science, this majestic recording captures the 60-minute opening performance of Yoshi Wadas interactive sound installation "The Appointed Cloud", which consisted of a self-made 80-pipe organ, a pipe gong, sirens and a massive suspended metal sheet, all triggered by a computer program designed by David Rayna. The CD also features Wada, Bob Drombowski and Wayne Hankin on bagpipes, plus Michael Pugliese (percussion, he has performed in tour of Merce Cunningham Dance Compant with David Tudor and Kosugi). Dramatically structured, shifting and intense, "The Appointed Cloud" features massive low frequencies and regal percussion vying with the ululations of bagpipes, all resounding in the huge reverberant space of the Great Hall with its 24-meter ceiling. This CD, the second Yoshi Wada release on EM Records (the first being the 2007 reissue of the 1982 "The Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile"), is sure to delight all who enjoy drones, dynamics and drama. This is special edition with original sized full color graphic score of this performance (29x90cm). numbered limited 100 copies (rest few copies)." -Omega Point
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Artist: YUASA, JOJI
Title: Obscure Tape Music From Japan Vol.4 - Music For Theatrical Drama
Format: CD
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
"Joji Yuasa composed for some theatrical drama in his early years. This CD contains two works of them, "Mittsu no Sekai" (Three Worlds,1959) and "Oen" (A Woman named En ,1963). "Mittsu no Sekai" is constructed from orchestral composition and tape sound : music concrete. This midsection seems industrial music. Actually he was influenced upon Edgar Varese in his earliest years. On the work "Oen", all the metamorphosed sound made from concrete sounds are used and combined for a tragic story of a woman in Edo era, named En who was put in prison for forty years. This music concrete work aims not only depicting the situation, but also lighting up heroines dark passion, conscious and subliminal mind and psychological demension. Their deep sound materials are made from amplified innerplayed piano, snapped long coil and others. track 1-10 : Joji Yuasa "Oen" (1963) / 2812" track 11 : Joji Yuasa "Three Worlds" (1959) / 2142" - Omega Point.

Artist: YUASA, JOJI
Title: Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol.1
Format: LP
Label: Omega Point
Country: Japan
Price: $40.00
Numbered edition of 150.
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