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Minami Saeki / Wakana Ikeda / Yoko Ikeda / Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut / Manfred Werder


Limited edition of 300
Out on November 11, 2018
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. kozueni (14:00)
  2. choices (14:00)
  3. 4.2 (1:32)
  4. 6 ausführende seiten 25-27 (23:18)
  5. amidst (22:00)

    Composed by Wakana Ikeda (1), Yoko Ikeda (2), Taku Sugimoto (3), Manfred Werder (4), and Stefan Thut (5)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 3
    mp3 excerpt: track 4
    mp3 excerpt: track 5

Minami Saeki: voice
Wakana Ikeda: flute
Yoko Ikeda: viola
Taku Sugimoto: guitar
Stefan Thut: cello
Manfred Werder: glockenspiel, typewriter

Recorded at Theater Delly, Solothurn, Switzerland, October 9, 2017
Mastered by Stefan Thut and Hiroyuki Ura
Artwork by Taku Sugimoto
Design by Cathy Fishman

While touring Europe in autumn 2017, Minami Saeki (voice), Wakana Ikeda (flute), Yoko Ikeda (viola), and Taku Sugimoto (guitar) visited Switzerland and joined up with Swiss composer/musicians Stefan Thut and Manfred Werder. This CD contains five pieces they performed in a recording session (without audience) at the concert venue Theater Delly in Solothurn, Switzerland, on October 9, 2017. Thut played cello, and Werder used glockenspiel and typewriter. Each of the five musicians other than Saeki provided a composition of his or her own, and the five pieces were performed by all six. While Sugimoto's composition is just a minute and a half long, each of the Ikedas' respective compositions is 14 minutes, and those by Thut and Werder are over 20 minutes each. All the compositions call for effectively controlled, minimalistic playing. Maintaining a high level of concentration, the six musicians gave sensitively synchronized, truly superb ensemble performances.

Last updated: November 8, 2018

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