Various Artists

Music from Japan, Vol. 1: Acoustic Instruments with Computer Music Systems

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Fascinating collection with subtle interplay of acoustic and electronic sounds. Includes: Yuji Takahashi Tree (1991) for MIDI piano, played by Haruna Miyake, trombone, played by composer-performer George E. Lewis and Takahashi on electronics; originator of interactive music, composer David Behrman's Navigation and Astronomy (1990) for 21-string koto and pitch-sensing system; and Takahashi's Iki to Ishi (1990) for voice and computer performance system.