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Hideki Nakazawa

Hideki Nakazawa Music Works Concert

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Limited edition of 500
Out on October 6, 2013
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
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  1. (1:02)
  2. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Three Voices No. 1 (0:52)
  3. (0:19)
  4. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Three Voices No. 2 (0:21)
  5. (0:36)
  6. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Three Voices No. 3 (0:46)
  7. (0:23)
  8. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Three Voices No. 4 (0:36)
  9. (0:24)
  10. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Three Voices No. 5 (1:24)
  11. (0:51)
  12. (0:19)
  13. From 1 to 256 (5:32)
  14. (0:47)
  15. (0:32)
  16. Japanese Syllabic Invention in Two Voices No. 1 (0:49)
  17. (0:14)
  18. Japanese Syllabic Invention in Two Voices No. 2 (0:47)
  19. (0:36)
  20. Japanese Syllabic Invention in Two Voices No. 3 (0:47)
  21. (0:40)
  22. (0:14)
  23. Musical Composition No. 1 Which Consists of 126 Ascending Figures (3:25)
  24. (0:05)
  25. Musical Composition No. 2 Which Consists of 126 Descending Figures (3:07)
  26. (0:07)
  27. Musical Composition No. 3 Which Consists of 144 Palindromic Figures (4:49)
  28. (0:52)
  29. (0:29)
  30. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Two Voices No. 1 (0:27)
  31. (0:20)
  32. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Two Voices No. 2 (0:26)
  33. (0:24)
  34. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Two Voices No. 3 (0:27)
  35. (0:38)
  36. Japanese Syllabic Canon in Two Voices No. 4 (0:26)
  37. (0:39)
  38. (0:18)
  39. Monophony with 768 Musical Tones Each Accompanied by a Grace Note (4:29)
  40. (1:01)
  41. (0:24)
  42. Japanese Syllabic Invention in Three Voices No. 1 (0:52)
  43. (0:25)
  44. Japanese Syllabic Invention in Three Voices No. 2 (1:02)
  45. (0:25)
  46. (0:18)
  47. (0:44)
  48. (0:37)
  49. (0:12)
  50. (0:21)
  51. (0:16)

    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 23
    mp3 excerpt: track 32
    mp3 excerpt: track 39
    mp3 excerpt: track 44

Yuji Takahashi: piano (13, 23, 25, 27, 39)
sei: voice (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 20, 30, 32, 34, 36, 42, 44)
Mdoka Kouno: voice (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 20, 30, 32, 34, 36, 42, 44)
Junichiro Tanaka: voice (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 42, 44)

All composed by Hideki Nakazawa
Recorded live by Taku Unami at the Music Hall of Kichijoji Art Museumon, Kichijoji, Tokyo, December 8, 2012
Mastered by Taku Unami
Design by Hideki Nakazawa


This is the complete, uncut recording of the concert of the same name, held in the Music Hall of Kichijoji Art Museum on December 8, 2012. All of the tunes were composed by visual artist Hideki Nakazawa under the banner of "methodicism." Pieces using two different systems--polyphonic tunes created from the Japanese syllabary, and instrumental pieces for solo performance--were performed alternately. Polyphonic tunes like "Japanese Syllabic Invention in Two Voices" and "Japanese Syllabic Canon in Three Voices" were realized with the voices of sei, Madoka Kouno, and Junichiro Tanaka; and instrumental pieces such as "From 1 to 56" and "Monophony with 768 Musical Tones Each Accompanied by a Grace Note" were performed on piano by Yuji Takahashi. The performances were recorded by Taku Unami. In these 51 tracks (total 46 minutes 58 seconds), the unique excitement permeating the venue comes across in the applause and feeling of tension between tunes, the composer's on-stage talk at the end, and so on. Included with the CD is an insert with the e-mails exchanged by Yuji Takahashi and Hideki Nakazawa in the period between the performance request and the concert day (in Japanese only). Different from Nakazawa's previous studio-recorded CD Music Works - The Method Music since 1997 + Sounds for "Silly CG" Animations before 1996 (Naya Records, naya-0003, 2006), this is a rare live album showcasing the performers' unique individuality.


Last updated: October 28, 2013

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