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Masamichi Kinoshita

Ftarri's Harmonium, Vol. 6
Live at Ftarri, September 26, 2021

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Out on February 4, 2022
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  1. Fierce Exchange and Accord III (Part 1) (14:58)
  2. Fierce Exchange and Accord III (Part 2) (15:19)
  3. Study in Fifths II (59:24)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 3

Compositions by Masamichi Kinoshita

Kei Kondo: natural horn
Tomoki Tai: viola da gamba
Masamichi Kinoshita: harmonium, electonics

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, September 26, 2021
Recorded and mastered by Ftarri

"Fierce Exchange and Accord III"
This time I used graphic scores to create a situation in which two instruments alternate between collision of fierce sound and accord of quiet sound. Two scores with respective grids of 11 x 11 squares and 13 x 13 squares are played on the basis of detailed discussion. The harmonium is the "mediator."

"Study in Fifths II"
First, the background electronic sounds are all decided on the basis of prime numbers and pi. The total performance time is 3,559 seconds. The pitch is set at A=442. Five-note intervals (fifths) are taken above and below, and these are replaced by prime numbers of approximate value to form the basic pattern. Next, pi is divided into two-digit segments. The remainders of these segments divided by 11 are used as a substitute sequence, and the ways in which this shifts the basic pattern (pitch changes, duration of sustained sound, duration of rests) are determined. For the natural horn and viola da gamba, 47 or 23 measures containing brief sound patterns (with intervals based on the above mentioned fifths) are performed independently and read in the form of a whirlpool. The four-page score is performed in the order [A-B-C-D-C-B-A]. The whirlpool configuration differs in the first and second parts.

Last updated: February 4, 2022

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