Tuned Rocks

In an earlier post today, the idea of tuned rocks in a tumbler came up—which reminded me that musician and sound artist Akio Suzuki, known for, amongst other things, his extraordinary found-rock flutes and other handheld accidental instruments, will be performing in Brooklyn next month at the ISSUE Project Room.

Suzuki "will perform on a range of unique instruments including an iwabue, the ancient stone flute passed down through his family for many generations, and the analapos, an instrument he invented in the 1970s that creates echoes through the acoustic transmissions of a spiral cord stretched between two metal cylinders." Performing with Suzuki on Thursday, September 27th, will be Otomo Yoshihide and Gozo Yoshimasu.

(Akio Suzuki previously mentioned here. Thanks to Carlos Solis for the tip!)

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Blogger Brian Yatman said...

This reminds me in turn of The Music of Stones, an album by the German musician and composer Stephan Micus. Recorded in a cathedral, the music is performed on 'playable sculptures', resonating stones created by the artist Elmar Daucher.

Essay here: http://ecmreviews.com/2012/02/28/the-music-of-stones/

Clips here:

Cheers, B

November 03, 2012 11:02 PM  

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