INTUITIVE MUSIC HOMEPAGE - JAPAN SECTION



K o n i t c h i w a / H e l l o ...

following my 1999, 2005 and 2009 journeys, this is the place for documentation and links about Japan...

best, Carl Bergstroem-Nielsen







DOCUMENTATION OF JAPANESE IMPROVISED MUSIC AND RELATED:

Shiba Tetsu's Game Pieces at IIMA:
http://www20.brinkster.com/improarchive/sht.htm - in English and Japanese. Game pieces are for improvisors, inspired by John Zorn. In 2005, Shiba Tetsu had made between 20 and 30 workshops in Japan, each with five players, who created their own pieces and played them. See whole examples with explanations of such pieces....

Glimpses from Makoto Nomura's Compositional Methods (CBN 2005): http://www20.brinkster.com/improarchive/nomura.htm - in English and Japanese. Improvisation and innovative notations often play an important role in Makoto Nomura's compositions. They are created for a broad range of musicians: chamber music, symphony orchestra, children, amateur people. See samples from his works and explanations...

"Ear Music" by Daisuke Terauchi http://dterauchi.com/e-mimigakuhu.html A special kind of piece, to be performed without instruments ...

CBN: Japan impressions 2005 (English) From my 2005 journey - my impression of Japan improvised music culture ...



GENERAL RESSOURCES ON JAPAN IMPROVISORS:

Creative Music Festival (CMF): http://homepage1.nifty.com/ERuKa/cmf/frame_j.html (see also Kumi Wakao below)
Japan Improvisors: http://www.japanimprov.com/
Cobra Tokyo Operation organized by voice peformer Makigami Kouichi:http://www.makigami.com/cobramember.html Japanese
Japan Free Improvisation Society: http://freeimprovisation.web.fc2.com/. Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jfis


PERSONAL HOMEPAGES:

Kumi Wakao: http://www.d6.dion.ne.jp/~kwakao/ Japanese and English (including Mesostics CD label)
Yu Wakao: http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~ywakao/ Japanese
Toshiya Nakamizo: http://www.archivelago.com/Garden/ Japanese.
Morishige Yasumune: http://www.mori-shige.com// English and Japanese.
Keiko Higuchi: http://www.geocities.jp/cleokkk/ English and Japanese.
Shiba Tetsu: http://www4.plala.or.jp/soodemonai/ Japanese.
Makoto Nomura: http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~nomu104/index.htm English and Japanese
Haruhiko Okabe: http://ww81.tiki.ne.jp/~hal-okabe/ English and Japanese
Daisuke Terauchi: http://dterauchi.com Japanese and English
Hideo Ikegami: www.contrabassism.com/ English and Japanese




OPEN IMPROVISATION PIECES BY CBN WITH JAPANESE TRANSLATION:


Opportunities
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Strategies 1 A
From A Centre 1
Please note ... the general explanation to all "From a Centre"-pieces is at From A Centre 1!
From A Centre 2
From A Centre 3
From A Centre 4



From A Centre 5
From A Centre 6
From A Centre 7
Clean and Dirty
Textmusic 3



PIANO IMPROVISATION METHOD based on the piano works of Toru Takemitsu by Danish Niels Chr. Hansen. See abstract /read the article: http://www.musicandmeaning.net/issues/showArticle.php?artID=6.4


Recommended text by Austrian improvisor Michael Fischer:
"Some thoughts on a history of improvised music in Europe".
Lecture at Soundplay Festival 2007 (Japan).
English version here.
Japanese version
here
VIDEO - CARL PLAYING IN JAPAN with Rii Numata and Atsushi Yamaguchi. Improvisation at Open Session, Big Apple, Kobe, Japan, July 2009. There was a playing rule, special for this place with its open scene in these days: players had a randomly drawn little piece of paper each. If there was an apple on it, one could consider oneself "leader". I did not have it at that improvisation ;-)










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