Erstwhile Records 033-40 AMPLIFY02: balance


Various musicians

This package contains 7CDs, 1DVD and a 52-page booklet documenting the concerts during and surrounding AMPLIFY festival curated by Jon Abbey of Erstwhile and held in Tokyo in October 2002.
    Disc 1 (erstwhile 033): Outsider shows
  1. Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer/Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board (13.12); recorded at Gendai Heights, Ikenoue, Tokyo, on 16 October 2002
  2. Tetuzi Akiyama, amplified acoustic guitar/Günter Müller, ipod, minidisc, selected percussion, electronics/Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board (19.20); recorded at Off Site, Yoyogi, Tokyo on 12 October 2002
  3. Christof Kurzmann, G3/Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board (24.08); recorded at appel, Kyodo, Tokyo on 23 October 2002
  4. Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer/Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board/Taku Sugimoto, electric guitar (13.20); recorded at Gendai Heights, Ikenoue, Tokyo, on 16 October 2002
    Disc 2 (erstwhile 034): Günter Müller/Toshimaru Nakamura: tint
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    Günter Müller, ipod, minidisc, selected percussion, electronics; Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board
  1. .tint (04.51)
  2. ..tint (04.58)
  3. ...tint (15.11)
  4. ....tint (13.25)
  5. .....tint (10.20)
    Recorded in Tokyo on 13 October 2002
    Discs 3/4 (erstwhile 035/36): Festival 1/Festival 2
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  1. Cosmos [Sachiko M, sinewaves, contact mic/Ami Yoshida, voice] (24.35); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 18 October 2002
  2. Keith Rowe, guitar, electronics/Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer/Marcus Schmickler, digital synthesizer, computer (39.29); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 18 October 2002
  3. Günter Müller, ipod, minidisc, selected percussion, electronics/Otomo Yoshihide, electric guitar, turntables, electronics (36.10); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 19 October 2002
  4. Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer/Marcus Schmickler, digital synthesizer, computer (39.41); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 19 October 2002
    Discs 5/6 (erstwhile 037/38): Festival 3/Festival 4
  1. Taku Sugimoto, electric guitar/Burkhard Stangl, acoustic and electric guitars, electronic devices/Christof Kurzmann, G3, clarinet (24.00); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 19 October 2002
  2. Keith Rowe, guitar, electronics; Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board (31.49); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 19 October 2002
  3. Burkhard Stangl, acoustic and electric guitars, electronic devices/Günter Müller, ipod, minidisc, selected percussion, electronics (33.43); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 20 October 2002
  4. Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board/Sachiko M, sinewaves (21.30); recorded at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo on 20 October 2002
    Disc 7 (erstwhile 039): Seven guitars

    Keith Rowe, guitar, electronics; Tetuzi Akiyama, amplified acoustic guitar; Oren Ambarchi, guitar, electronics; Toshimaru Nakamura, electric guitar; Otomo Yoshihide, electric guitar; Burkhard Stangl, acoustic and electric guitars; Taku Sugimoto, electric guitar
  1. Treatise (Cornelius Cardew) pp. 82-84 (38.25)
  2. Improvisation (31.03)
    Recorded on 21 October 2002 at Grapefruit Moon, Sangenjaya, Tokyo
    Disc 8 (erstwhile 040): Balance beams (DVD)

    Chapter selections
  1. Keith Rowe: On preparing for performance
  2. The musicians and Star Pine's Cafe
  3. Sugimoto Guitar Quartet
  4. Günter Müller: Listening to this nothing
  5. Cosmos
  6. Keith Rowe: Working a long life
  7. Rowe/Lehn/Schmickler
  8. Stroll: Asakusa Market & Asakusa Kannon Temple
  9. Schnee
  10. Günter Müller: Shifting around the canvas
  11. Otomo/Müller
  12. Marcus Schmickler: This duo we're doing
  13. Lehn/Schmickler
  14. Marcus Schmickler: If you don't have any music
  15. Sugimoto/Stangl/Kurzmann
  16. Keith Rowe: The modernist agenda
  17. Keith Rowe: Developments in improvised music
  18. Rowe/Nakamura
  19. Astro Twin
  20. Dinner: Ikenoue/Shimokitazawa
  21. Stangl/Müller
  22. Thomas Lehn: Music experience
  23. Sachiko M/Nakamura
  24. Rowe/Müller/Sugimoto
  25. A very brave thing to do

    Extra features
  26. Gendai Heights Medley (13.45): Thomas Lehn/Toshimaru Nakamura/Taku Sugimoto filmed on 16 October 2002 at Gendai Heights Gallery, Ikenoue, Tokyo
  27. Seven Guitars (Treatise) (14.08): Keith Rowe/Tetuzi Akiyama/Oren Ambarchi/Toshimaru Nakamura/Otomo Yoshihide/Burkhard Stangl/Taku Sugimoto filmed on 21 October 2002 at Grapefruit Moon, Sangenjaya, Tokyo
  28. Old fashioned duet//New fashioned duet (09.20) Burkhard Stangl/Taku Sugimoto//Christof Kurzmann/Toshimaru Nakamura filmed on 23 October 2002 at appel, Kyodo, Tokyo
  29. Keith Rowe/Thomas Lehn/Marcus Schmickler: 5.1 Surround Sound Mix (audio only) (39.26) recorded on 18 October 2002 at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo
  30. Günter Müller/Otomo Yoshihide 5.1 Surround Sound Mix (audio only) (37.26) recorded on 19 October 2002 at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo

All photographs (box and covers reproduced above) by Yuko Zama (with the exception of erstwhile 040, still by Jonas Leddington); design by Friederike Paetzold, 11k.com.


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