Toshi Ichiyanagi / Maki Ishii

Music For Living Process/Cho-Etsu

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Two Japanese avant-garde composers' work is presented, a side each, on this Editions RZ LP. Beautifully produced, this obscure label specializes in high standard productions, with a striking design that is as modern and oblique as the music they present. On Music for Living, both composers present pieces that reflect a prominent influence of John Cage, which can be accredited to the fact that Ichiagi was a premier interpreter of Cage's music. The experimental work for violin incorporates elements of chance and improvisation; traditional Japanese modes working in conjunction with distinctly European techniques make for an elating display of hybrid music.

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