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SATO, MINORU (M/S, SASW) + ASUNA - Texture in glass tubes and reed organ

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: SPEKK KK:012
Release Year: 2007
Note: comes in oversized & book-shaped hardcover-design
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.50

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"Die Kollaboration von MINORU SATO (m/s, SASW) + ASUNA für Texture In Glass Tubes and Reed Organ (KK012) folgte akribisch phonologischen
Konzepten, die in den Titeln auch schon angesprochen sind: ‚Superimposing five harmonic states‘ und ‚Weaving seven resonances: with
raw stereo material‘. Eine musikalische Phänomenologie, für die das Wort ‚experimentell‘ tatsächlich mal zutrifft. Die beiden dabei minutiös geschichteten oder verwebten Klangquellen, Glasröhren und Saugwindharmonium, sich klassische Dröhner. Sie erzeugen wunderbar harmonische Schwingungen,
die als Wellen im Raum ‚stehen‘ und wabern. Die ebenso raffinierten wie minimalistischen Anordnungen zeitigen idealtypische Resultate - Deep Listening à la Pauline Oliveros, Phill Niblock, Osso Exótico & Verres Enharmoniques.
Obwohl nichts anderes als Nüchternheit und Präzision am Werk sind, quellen klangwolkig und sanft schwingend alle nur denk- und fühlbaren
Konnotationen von Sphärenharmonie, Nada Brahma, Meditation und Immersion auf." [Bad Alchemy]

"We have been performing “music” focusing on the materialistic nature (physical phenomena) of sounds by utilizing the reed organ and glass tubes. Our music is composed and constructed in such a way that however the phenomena we use reacts with the circumstances of the space – the situation of the site including the audience – our live performance involves and uses these conditions. Since these compositions are studio recordings however, we decided to exclude acoustic spatial matters and the ‘one-time-ness’ of live performances and instead composed the structure of resonances within certain divisions of time. This is similar to textiles – weaving “resonances”, rather than thread, in certain patterns.

"Superposing five harmonic states" was developed by recording five harmonic states separately. Each of the harmonies was obtained by finding the characteristic sound effects made by the relationship of the chords of the organ and resonances of the glass tube. It was constructed by layering the recordings regularly in certain passages of time. The resonances of the organ and the tubes are left as they were originally recorded and the result is five separate recordings woven into a single piece.

"Weaving seven resonances: with raw stereo material" was developed by recording a state where the resonances keep a subtle balance between the relationship of the organ and the glass tubes. From the originally recorded material we found seven characteristic frequencies and reconstructed them into a piece, by giving each individual volume a transition using optionally assigned periodic variations. Thus this composition, made of a single recording, is like a piece woven by one string.

If our live performances were to be evaluated as music where we are presented with one-time incidents – i.e. reflecting the real time phenomena as ‘now and there’ in the music – this CD could be evaluated as music to analyze the sound structure of these phenomena and to make those aspects audible. It is intended to create a narrative about the phenomena which resonate through constructed sounds." [Minoru Sato]