WORKS releases

2016/06/05

DVD, Book, Photo Card | Jacob Kirkegaard :: Sabulation - MATTER013

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artist : Jacob Kirkegaard

title : Sabulation


DVD: 30:31 minutes

Format: PAL

Region Code: All


YOU CAN BUY HERE


* Attention : if your country of DVD format NTSC..

Mac and/or Windows PC can play and watch without Format PAL or NTSC , And If you have the dual format DVD Player(NTSC and PAL).


* *本商品はインスタレーション作品のオリジナルデータを元にプレスされている為、マスターデータの都合上、日本国内はNTSC規格の為、通常のDVDプレイヤー(NTSC)での再生はできません。 MACまたはWindows PCに付属するDVDプレイヤー、またお使いのDVDプレイヤーがNTSC/PAL両対応であれば再生可能です。


Book: 56pages 


Photo Card: Size A5/ 148 x 210mm


All sound, video and photos by Jacob Kirkegaard


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CAT NO : MATTER013

PRICE : 3,900yen (including Tax) 


FORMAT : DVD, Book and Photo Card 

EDITION : 300 

RELEASE DATE : 2016 Jun. 26


Special Thanks to Junji Koyanagi and Yasuhiro Morikawa 


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http://aichitriennale.jp/2010/en/artists/contemporary-arts/-jacob-kirkegaard.html


SABULATION

Installation. 30-minute sound and video composition from field recordings of singing sands and booming dunes recorded in the Oman desertsPremiered at at Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan, 2010.


Sabulation is created from video and sound recordings of the ‘Singing Sands’ in the deserts of Oman, 

one of the few places in the world where the shifting sand dunes emit deep tones. 

The sounds were captured using vibration sensors buried inside the dunes. 



SABULATION

インスタレーションであるこの作品はオマーン砂漠のSingin Sandsのフィールドレコーディングとその砂漠に轟く音の映像とサウンドの作品ですまた2010年の愛知トリエンナーレにてプレミア上映として出展されました。


Sabulationは、オマーン(変動する砂丘が深く重い音を発する世界でも少ない場所の1つ)の砂漠で、

『Singing Sands』の映像記録と録音から制作されます。音は、砂丘に埋設される振動センサーを使って録音されています。




Jacob Kirkegaard:


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Jacob Kirkegaard is an artist and composer who works in carefully selected environments to generate recordings

that are used in compositions, or combined with video imagery in visual, spatial installations. 

His works reveal unheard sonic phenomena and present listening as a means of experiencing the world. 

Kirkegaard has recorded sonic environments as different as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, 

Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself. 


Based in Copenhagen Kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums and concert spaces throughout the world, 

including MoMA in New York, LOUISIANA in Denmark, KW in Berlin, The Menil Collection & at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, 

Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan - and most recently with a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark. Jacob Kirkegaard has gallery representation in Scandinavia and Europe by the Danish Galleri 

Tom Christoffersen and in USA and Asia by New York based Opalnest. His sound works are released on the TOUCH, Important Records, VON Archives & Posh Isolation labels. 

His work is represented in the permanent collection of LOUISIANA - Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. 


In 2016 Jacob Kirkegaard is the sound-artist-in-residency at Oxford University, U.K. 


website > www.fonik.dk


ヤコブ・キルケゴールはアーティストであり作曲家でもあり、作曲、またはビデオ作品やインスタレーション作品の為に、厳選された環境において生成されたサウンドを録音します。

彼の作品は聴いたことのない音の現象を明らかにし、世界を経験する手段として聴くという行為を示します。キルケゴールは、地下の間欠泉振動、チェルノブイリの空虚な空間、北極における氷河の音、人間の内耳自体が発生する音などを記録してきました。


現在、コペンハーゲンを拠点に活動し、MoMa(ニューヨーク), LOUISIANA(デンマーク)、KW(ベルリン)、The Menil Collection & at the Rothko Chapel i(ヒューストン)、愛知トリエンナーレ(名古屋)、森美術館(東京)、そして最も新しい個展はMuseum of Contemporary Art in Denmarkにて開催されました。キルケゴールはスカンジナビアとヨーロッパではDanish Galleri Tom Christoffersenが、アメリカとアジアではOpalnestに所属しています。またこれまでにTOUCH, Important Records, VON Archives, Posh Isolation labelsから作品をリリースしており、デンマークの現代美術館のLOUISIANANのパーマネント・コレクションなどがあります。

2016年にはサウンド・アーティストとしてオックスフォード大学に滞在制作を行いました。


website > www.fonik.dk


Jacob Kirkegaard | Sabulation : MATTER013 DVD−excerpt from mAtter on Vimeo.




2016/05/04

'Image In Translation' Charity Compilation Album for Kumamoto, Oita and Ecuador

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Image In Translation / Various Artsits


Release format: Digital Release / download


You can DOWNLOAD at there


+ Bandcamp  

https://matterlabel.bandcamp.com/album/image-in-translation


+ mAtter online store 

https://matter.stores.jp/items/572b14f99821cc50f9000a46


+ mAtter online store overseas 

 https://matterforoverseas.stores.jp/items/572b16879821cc2791013a4e


Release between 6 May, 2016 to 25 June.

A charity compilation for Kumamoto, Oita and Ecuador earthquake. 


Artists (AtoZ);

1. Stijn Hüwels / Untitled 1 - 03:40 

2. Yu Miyashita / Birds, Flower, Garden - 04:46 

3. Yukitomo Hamasaki / Untitled 02 - 07:02 

4. Go Koyashiki / Calm Sail - 04:21 

5. Yves De Mey / Frisson - 10:42 

6. Sylvain Chauveau / Tofukuji_x1 - 04:17 

7. evala / Artificial Vocal Cord - 03:39 


 Photograph: Yasuhiro Morikawa 


 Special Thanks : shotahirama


The proceeds intend to contribute 100% where are following links - This massive earthquake has affected there

売上金は100%下記のリンクへ寄付いたします。

熊本

http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/kiji_15416.html


大分

http://www.pref.oita.jp/soshiki/12030/h28-4jisin.html


エクアドル

https://www.jawfp.org/oneshot?btn=NRECU


Kumamoto

http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp.e.qp.hp.transer.com/hpkiji/pub/Default.aspx?c_id=3&class_set_id=16


Oita

http://www.pref.oita.jp.e.ro.hp.transer.com/site/bosaiportal/


Ecuador

https://www.jawfp.org/oneshot?btn=NRECU


We hope things are back to normal a soon as possible.




2016/01/28

Vinyl + CD | Stijn Hüwels :: E.P. + SIX PIECES FOR GUITAR- MATTER012-R


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artist : Stijn Hüwels


E.P 

A side - We Were An Island

B side - Osmanthus Fragrans


*we need the time for cutting vinyl because we will be cut after ordered one by one. 

*ご注文後にレコードを一枚づつカットしますので、お時間を頂きます。予めご了承ください。


CD: title : SIX PIECES FOR GUITAR

01. untitled I

02. untitled II

03. untitled III

04. untitled IV

05. untitled V

06. untitled VI


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CAT NO : MATTER012 -R

PRICE : 3500yen (including Tax) / without shipping cost


FORMAT : 7inch vinyl (with download code) + CD + 6 paper pieces + liner notes 

EDITION : 50 

RELEASE DATE : 2016 Feb 01

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all music by Stijn Hüwels   composed & recorded  spring/summer 2015 & 2016

mastered by Ian Hawgood

thanks and love to Yukitomo, Ian, Guy and Maïté.


These commodities are the prints, vinyl cutting   -  one by one 

cover design by mAtter

vinyl cut : CUT BY 1977 RECORDS


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Stijn Hüwels is a Belgian musician and sound artist, mainly using processed guitar, loops and field recordings. His instrumental work is often characterized by a profound fascination for minimalism. Shortly after releasing his first album, 'Untitled', in 2011, Yukitomo Hamasaki of mAtter contacted Hüwels to inquire if he would be interested in making an album for his label. Even though the Belgian had been making music for several years, he didn’t feel the urge to release it. But things change and after a few they got in touch again. Yukitomo was still into the idea of releasing an album and so it happened after all.

 

While the album has a title (Six Pieces For Guitar), the separate pieces themselves don’t. It’s not that these instrumental ventures don’t have any trademarks that distinguish themselves from each other, of course, but Hüwels wanted to accentuate the creative listening process. Even though the music is created in fairly solitary circumstances, by a musician who may or may not have had a preconceived idea of what he wanted to convey, the kind of music Hüwels makes never smothers the listener’s freedom.

 

The inclusion of field recordings, something that has always distinguished the musician’s releases, is of course something entirely personal (just like the tools used) in the music’s conception, but this is not necessarily the case anymore once it finds its audience. This is not the kind of music that is based on prefixed ideas, obvious pointers and tight construction motifs. Instead, it follows a flow of ideas and an exploration of sound and textures that are not only about the thinking process, but also about the qualities of the material itself. As such, it allows for multiple interpretations.

 

The soothing guitar waves, dreamy looping technique and ghostly sounds are already descriptions that might reveal a certain attitude towards the music, but it can get more personal. And what might sound melancholic and meditative to the first listener, might have different, even divergent associations for the next one, depending on the identity, mood, age, experience and even geographical location. And that’s what it was about for Hüwels: finding that delicate balance where his approach can be identified as his own, but where the music can still function as a trigger. Like any other art form music can leave a lot unexplained, in the middle, to be filled in by the listener.


text by Guy Peters


Stijn Hüwels はベルギー出身の音楽家でありサウンド・アーティストです。彼はフィールドレコーディングされた音とギターの音色を繰り返し加工すること、そしてミニマリズムに対する深く尽きる事のない興味が、彼の作品の特徴といえます。

彼が2011年に'Untitled'という作品を発表した直後、mAtterレーベルのYukitomo Hamasakiは、彼にmAtterレーベルの為にアルバムを制作することに興味をもっているか尋ねました。彼は数年の間、音楽を制作していましたが、リリースには至りませんでした。しかし再び連絡を取り始め、Yukitomoはアルバムをリリースするというアイディアをまだもっており、何度かの話し合いを経て、今回のリリースが決定しました。


アルバムタイトルでは"SIX PIECES FOR GUITAR"とありますが、それぞれの楽曲は互いに区別する任意のタイトルを持っていないわけではありません。しかしStijnは創造的なリスニングプロセスを強調したかったのです。たとえ音楽が孤独に作られていたとして、音楽家によって伝えたかったものの有無にかかわらず、Stijnは彼自身の音楽においてリスナーへ想像の余地をのこしています。


常に、音楽家のリリースを区別しているものは当然のことながら音楽の概念(フィールドレコーディングの包含はもちろん)であり、個人的なものではありますが、作品がリスナーへ渡れば、それは必ずしもその概念だけということにはなりません。

このことは、明確な物質、または建築等から見て取れるような素材のモチーフに基づき考察するようなことではなく、考えるプロセスを素材自体の性質や、ある音とテクスチャーについての考えと探究心と共に、複数の解釈を可能にします。


心地よいギターの持続音、おぼろげなループ音と幽玄な音は、その音楽に対して特定の態度を明らかにする説明になるかもしれませんが、より個人的な作品にすることが出来ます。そして、アイデンティティ、気分、年齢、経験、さらに地理的な場所に応じて、最初はメランコリックや瞑想的に聴こえるかもしれませんが、Stijnのアプローチ自体が、作品を聞く事により作家性を識別することでできます。そして音楽は、鑑賞者によって完結するのです。


text by Guy Peters 



sample : untitled I

sample : untitled III

sample : untitled VI

sample : side B - Osmanthus Fragrans
2016/01/28

CD | Stijn Hüwels :: SIX PIECES FOR GUITAR- MATTER012


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artist : Stijn Hüwels

title : SIX PIECES FOR GUITAR

01. untitled I

02. untitled II

03. untitled III

04. untitled IV

05. untitled V

06. untitled VI


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CAT NO : MATTER012

PRICE : 2100yen (including Tax) 


FORMAT : CD + 6 paper pieces + liner notes 

EDITION : 300 

RELEASE DATE : 2016 Feb 01

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all music by Stijn Hüwels   composed & recorded  spring/summer 2015

mastered by Ian Hawgood

thanks and love to Yukitomo, Ian, Guy and Maïté.


These commodities are the prints by handmade -  one by one

cover design by mAtter


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Stijn Hüwels is a Belgian musician and sound artist, mainly using processed guitar, loops and field recordings. His instrumental work is often characterized by a profound fascination for minimalism. Shortly after releasing his first album, 'Untitled', in 2011, Yukitomo Hamasaki of mAtter contacted Hüwels to inquire if he would be interested in making an album for his label. Even though the Belgian had been making music for several years, he didn’t feel the urge to release it. But things change and after a few they got in touch again. Yukitomo was still into the idea of releasing an album and so it happened after all.

 

While the album has a title (Six Pieces For Guitar), the separate pieces themselves don’t. It’s not that these instrumental ventures don’t have any trademarks that distinguish themselves from each other, of course, but Hüwels wanted to accentuate the creative listening process. Even though the music is created in fairly solitary circumstances, by a musician who may or may not have had a preconceived idea of what he wanted to convey, the kind of music Hüwels makes never smothers the listener’s freedom.

 

The inclusion of field recordings, something that has always distinguished the musician’s releases, is of course something entirely personal (just like the tools used) in the music’s conception, but this is not necessarily the case anymore once it finds its audience. This is not the kind of music that is based on prefixed ideas, obvious pointers and tight construction motifs. Instead, it follows a flow of ideas and an exploration of sound and textures that are not only about the thinking process, but also about the qualities of the material itself. As such, it allows for multiple interpretations.

 

The soothing guitar waves, dreamy looping technique and ghostly sounds are already descriptions that might reveal a certain attitude towards the music, but it can get more personal. And what might sound melancholic and meditative to the first listener, might have different, even divergent associations for the next one, depending on the identity, mood, age, experience and even geographical location. And that’s what it was about for Hüwels: finding that delicate balance where his approach can be identified as his own, but where the music can still function as a trigger. Like any other art form music can leave a lot unexplained, in the middle, to be filled in by the listener.


text by Guy Peters


Stijn Hüwels はベルギー出身の音楽家でありサウンド・アーティストです。彼はフィールドレコーディングされた音とギターの音色を繰り返し加工すること、そしてミニマリズムに対する深く尽きる事のない興味が、彼の作品の特徴といえます。

彼が2011年に'Untitled'という作品を発表した直後、mAtterレーベルのYukitomo Hamasakiは、彼にmAtterレーベルの為にアルバムを制作することに興味をもっているか尋ねました。彼は数年の間、音楽を制作していましたが、リリースには至りませんでした。しかし再び連絡を取り始め、Yukitomoはアルバムをリリースするというアイディアをまだもっており、何度かの話し合いを経て、今回のリリースが決定しました。


アルバムタイトルでは"SIX PIECES FOR GUITAR"とありますが、それぞれの楽曲は互いに区別する任意のタイトルを持っていないわけではありません。しかしStijnは創造的なリスニングプロセスを強調したかったのです。たとえ音楽が孤独に作られていたとして、音楽家によって伝えたかったものの有無にかかわらず、Stijnは彼自身の音楽においてリスナーへ想像の余地をのこしています。


常に、音楽家のリリースを区別しているものは当然のことながら音楽の概念(フィールドレコーディングの包含はもちろん)であり、個人的なものではありますが、作品がリスナーへ渡れば、それは必ずしもその概念だけということにはなりません。

このことは、明確な物質、または建築等から見て取れるような素材のモチーフに基づき考察するようなことではなく、考えるプロセスを素材自体の性質や、ある音とテクスチャーについての考えと探究心と共に、複数の解釈を可能にします。


心地よいギターの持続音、おぼろげなループ音と幽玄な音は、その音楽に対して特定の態度を明らかにする説明になるかもしれませんが、より個人的な作品にすることが出来ます。そして、アイデンティティ、気分、年齢、経験、さらに地理的な場所に応じて、最初はメランコリックや瞑想的に聴こえるかもしれませんが、Stijnのアプローチ自体が、作品を聞く事により作家性を識別することでできます。そして音楽は、鑑賞者によって完結するのです。


text by Guy Peters 


sample : untitled I

sample : untitled III
sample : untitled VI



2014/09/18

ZINE | NMS-no mAtter what they say this is our SIGNAL featuring; Nicholas Taylor issue#001

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New Release . Sep. 18, 2014 - MATTERZ002

TITLE :: NMS #001 Featuring; Nicholas Taylor
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTERZ002
PRICE :: 1,500 yen(Domestic)  / 1,800yen(Overseas)
FORMAT :: BOOK
LIMITED EDITION :: 300 COPIES
RELEASE DATE :: Sep. 18, 2014


*日本国内在住の方で、PayPal以外のお支払い方法でご購入希望の方はinfo@matter.jpまで


件名を「NMS購入希望」としてE-mailでご連絡頂ければ、折り返しお振込先等をお知らせ致します。


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The Zine is featuring Nicholas Taylor and his photos which is very rare shots and focusing Jean-Michale Basquait, the band called "Gray" and Mudd Club around '79 at NYC.

このZineは、ニコラス・テイラーの写真を特集しております。また彼が撮った若かりし頃のジャン=ミッシャル・バスキアやNYのマッドクラブでの貴重な写真になります。


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Nicholas Taylor (Nick Taylor / DJ High Priest) 


Born December 8, 1953 in Belleville, Illinois USA


Moved to New York in 1977. 1n January 1979 he photographs an early series of headshots with his friend Jean-Michel Basquiat. In1979 Nick joined Basquiat’s band “Gray” (guitar). Gray was a very unique sound oriented band associated with the “No Wave” scene in New York City at that time. Gray opened for bands like The Lounge Lizards and DNA  in New York City clubs such as CBGB’s, Tier 3. Hurrahs and the Mudd Club., Squat Theater. Nick had the good fortune of being a close confidant to Mr. Basquiat, and from 1981-’84, Nick watched Jean-Michel paint and draw hundreds of works in Basquait’s Crosby Street loft.  In 1982 Basquiat named him “DJ High Priest” for a collaboration they did at the Squat Theater in New York City. Also in ’82, with ‘tape loop-dj’ing’, he opened in Michael Holman’s weekly Hip Hop event with Africa Bambatta, Cool Herc and Jazzy J at Club Negril  in the East Village. High Priest was the dj for the New York City Breakers opening for acts Soul Sonic Force and Grand Master Flash. At The Kitchen in Soho 1983, Fab Five Freddy selected him for his dj-ing skills in the band ‘Estate Fresh’ which included Max Roach on drums. Nick co-produced “Sounds of…” Gray’s first lp released in 2010 with Michael Holman  on their label “Plush Safe Records”


Photo Exhibits

Tokyo August 2014;"Dubbed High Priest"DIGINNER Gallery Jiyuugaoka  Tokyo solo exhibition

Tokyo July 2014;"Dubbed High Priest"Il Solito,Ebisu Tokyo solo exhibition

Tokyo December 2013: “Break Night Portraits” Wish-Less Galery, Tabata, Tokyo, solo exhibition

London, October 2009 “Jean-Michel Basquiat Through Nicholas Taylor” 

By The Inoue Brothers, St. Martins Lane Hotel Gallery 

T Shirt collaboration with The Inoue Brothers sold at the Dover Street Market in London

DJ High Priest /Photos/T shirts/Book Signing/Com des Garcon’s Dover Street Market 

Copenhagen May 2007 Jean-Michel Basquiat Through Nicholas Taylor 

DJ High Priest /opening party

T Shirt collaboration with The Inoue Brothers at Studio Hz

 

Wax Poetics Magazine, Japan January 2014, cover photo {Basquiat}, total 18 photos in magazine.


Recent Gray concerts:

Beethoven Festival Love 2013 in Chicago. Illinois September 12, 2013 

At the New Museum in New York, Gray performs 2 shows July 21, 2011. 

Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, March 25, 2012.

Gray performs with drummer Questlove at Brooklyn Academy of Music/BAM April 20, 2012

Parrish Art Museum, East Hampton, November 10, 2012

Soundtrack credits: 


Film Credits:

2001 “Downtown  81” track: ‘So Far So Real‘ film, Gray: opening track with Debbie Harry plus 2 more tracks. CD 

July 2010  ’Radiant Child’ Interview/Photos of Basquiat/Gray: 2 tracks/soundtrack. 

1998 film “Basquiat”  track: ‘Suicide Hotline Mode’ / soundtrack track vocals: with William Burroughs/Jeffery Wright. CD Island Records

2005 Nick released self produced clear vinyl lp: Passion And Danger/Original High Priest 


Solo photo USA traveling college tour exhibitions currated by Michael Beam (of the Castellani Art Museum), “Jean-Michel Basquiat, An Intimate Portrait”: This show has seen over 20 Universities across th USA including: 2013 Fullerton Museum of Art, Fullerton, California. Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, New York. Susquehanna Art Museum, 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Sordoni Art Gallery and many more universities.


Nicholas Taylor website >> LINK


2012/05/01

DATA | MATTER011 Yukitomo Hamasaki :: the GARDEN

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mAtter new release

artist :: Yukitomo Hamasaki
title :: the GARDEN


01. untitled (the GARDEN #1)
02. untitled (the GARDEN #2)
03. untitled (the GARDEN #3)
04. untitled (the GARDEN #4)
05. untitled (the GARDEN #5)
06. untitled (the GARDEN #6)


LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER011
PRICE :: 1,100 JPYEN

FORMAT :: data ( download only )
RELEASE DATE :: 01 May 2012

Mastering :  Yu Miyashita (UNDERARROW) www.underarrow.com
Photo : Michal Martychowiec
Sleeve design : Yukitomo Hamasaki

An Art piece of cover : Michal Martychowiec  "Pictura et imago" 2009
www.michalmartychowiec.com

mAtter DOWNLOAD STORE
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"the GARDEN" by Yukitomo Hamasaki

"The GARDEN" is a work based on the methodology of field recording. However, the natural and urban sounds in this work were not recorded by the artist himself. Instead, all sound materials were recorded or downloaded from various websites in the Internet.

Yukitomo considers the inside of the Internet as one of the new fields for “behaviors”.  The field recording sound, both natural and social sound, can be regarded as traces of “behaviors.” In other words, the “behaviors” include all phenomena in our community, on the earth. The “behaviors”, which are done in the real world, are done in the online world as well. The Internet can’t make natural sound by itself. However, we can listen natural sounds in the Internet world. The real and online world is not contrasting structure, and the Internet world is the new field, new locality and new domain/territory/region for the “behaviors.”

In “the GARDEN,” all sound materials were selected arbitrary from the online world, and there are no relationships between each sound. All natural sounds in this piece were recorded in various time and space, and all performed sound were created based on various thoughts, tastes, genres and cultural background. Then, all these sounds were edited to compose as one piece. “The GARDEN” is the work with removing personal ID and locality of sound files, then, reconstructing them in the new context based on the aesthetic of the artist

The working method of “the GARDEN” followed models of planting process of Japanese and European gardens. The gardeners gather stones and plants from various places in the natural world. The stones and trees in the gardening process have similarity with the sound files, which are edited and processed in the composing process. Like sound files in “the GARDEN,” the temporal and spatial meanings of building materials are detached and modified in the gardening process. The garden is constructed as the new land as the result of bricolage of natural materials coming from various time and space, which is conducted by the aesthetic of creator. 

The process of making gardens is directed by the form of personal aesthetic ultimately and has the similarity with the concept and working method of this work. The title, "the GARDEN," comes from this reason.

In addition, we’d like to mention that some ironies were included in this work, which was started to produce after March 11th of 2011 in Japan.

+ Japanese to English translate by sawako  www.troncolon.com

" the GARDEN "はフィルドレコーディングという手法をベースに制作された作品です。しかし、ここで使用されているサウンドファイルは、外の自然や街中で作者自身によって録音されたわけではなく、全てオンラインの様々なwebsiteから録音およびダウンロードされたものです。

Yukitomo Hamasakiは、インターネットを新しいフィールドのひとつとして捉え、オンライン上に存在する音をcaptureし、プロセッシングし、今回の作品すべての音をcomposeしました。

フィールドレコーディングの対象となる音は、自然の音も社会的な音も、すべて「営み」だと言えます。つまりこの「営み」とは、地球という共同体の中で起こっている全ての事象と言い換える事もできるのです。そして、現実の世界で行われている営みは、オンライン上でも同様に行われています。

インターネットは、こういった営みの中の1つの存在です。インターネットそのものは、自ら自然(の/に)音を発することはできません。しかし、我々がインターネット上で自然の音を聴く事は出来ます。実社会とインターネット社会は対比構造なのではなく、場所的・領域的な意味での新しい1つのフィールドが立ち上がったと考えています。インターネットの世界は「営み」のための新しいフィールドのひとつなのです。

Yukitomo Hamasakiが今回素材として使った音は、それぞれのサウンドファイルの間には関連性が一切なく、恣意的に選ばれたものです。使われた自然音は様々な時間や場所で録音されたものですし、演奏されている音はプレイヤーの趣味思考/宗教観/思想が様々なものをチョイスしました。こういった音が、最終的に作者によってエディットされひとつの形に構成されています。言い換えるなら、今回の作品は、そのサウンドファイルの持つ場所性やパーソナルなIDを最終的に排除し、作者自身の美意識に従って変容され構築されたのです。

今回の作業行程は、日本庭園やヨーロッパの庭の制作プロセスを模範しています。「庭」という空間は、作者が他の土地からの石や木々を一カ所に集め穴を掘り水辺をつくって空間を変容させて行くという行程によって、出来上がります。この庭園製作行程における石や木々は、composingにおけるサウンドファイルのエディットやプロセッシングにおきかえることができるでしょう。

庭園作家は、自然界に存在する石や植物をあちこちから集めてきて一つの庭を構成しますが、庭園における植物や石も、今回の作品のサウンドファイルと同様に、日時や存在としての意味性から切り離された存在です。実存する自然界の物を他の場所から持ってきて、構築し、庭園作家の美意識に基づいて新しい空間を作り上げます。

これらに着目し制作された本作は、最終的に個人的な美意識の形式(form of personal
aesthetic)に回帰するというコンセプトと庭を作るプロセスの類似からヒントを得て、" the GARDEN
"というタイトルにされました。

去年の3.11以降から制作を開始された本作は、いくつかのアイロニーを含めて制作されたということも同時に示しておきます。


+ YUKITOMO HAMASAKI

ARTIST / INDEPENDENT CURATOR

The founder of Tokyo based sound/art publishing organization "mAtter".
He started his music career at the age of 18 taking his cues from DJ
and is interested in light,  clouds, complex patterns and the
collision happened by micro spaces. Besides composing, he works on
installations, sound works and graphic designs.

He has started expressions in various formats since 2010.

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濱崎 幸友
ARTIST / INDEPENDENT CURATOR


2008年mAtter設立。静謐な音響テクスチャーを使用し、影の現象にフォーカスした自身の初ソロ作品[d+p]の発表と共にmAtter レーベルを開始。国内外のアーティスト作品をリリースするなどの精力的な活動を展開、また国内外でのパフォーマンスを行いながら、リミックスや映像作品へ の楽曲の提供やコラボレーション等など多岐に渡る。音楽作品以外にもインスタレーション制作発表、今後はドローイング制作なども予定されている。2010年よりインディペンデント・キュレーターとして活動を開始。


+ Michal Martychowiec

Born in 1987 in Lublin, Poland. He studied visual arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (2009-2011) (graduated with a Distinction).

In 2012 he moved to Berlin, where he lives and works.

From 2007 Martychowiec has been creating a number of topical photographic series, as well as video projections and extensive installations using diverse media: photography, film, drawing, objects, text, neons.

Artist’s practice is a means by which to explore, by alternative means, philosophical ideas that complement his research. He applies notions of Eastern philosophy with a direct reference to the European aesthetics. He is concerned with historic phenomena brought into contemporary contexts, by creation of which he questions and reinterprets existing forms and ideas. His work is characterised by minimalistic aesthetics.

At the same time, Martychowiec collaborates on opera productions creating installations, which are specific reinterpretations of time and space, and incorporate different media.

The artist creates documentations of considerable problematic exhibitions by raising an individual dialogue with history and art.

 
Selected exhibitions

(2011) Blue Red Green, gift_lab, Tokyo (solo)

(2011) Stone in water ? site-specific installation at Palazzo Rizzo Patarol, Boscolo Hotel,     Venice

(2011) Destination, galleria upp, Venice (solo, catalogue)

(2010) Powtórka z teorii widzenia (A theory of vision: A review), Centre for Contemporary Art  Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw  (catalogue)

(2010) Awake and Dream. Documentation / photographs and films/, Patio Art Centre, Lodz,  Poland ? 2nd Art & Documentation Festival, collateral exhibition of Fotofestiwal - 9th  International festival of photography in Lodz (solo, catalogue)

(2009) Awake and Dream. Documentation /photographs and films/, Palazzo Doná, Signum Foundation, Venice (solo, catalogue)

(2009) Awake and Dream, Palazzo Doná, Signum Foundation, Venice (catalogue)

Works in collections : Signum Foundation (Venice),  British Artists Film & Video Study Collection (London), Cruz-Diez Foundation (Houston), Galerie Denise Rene (Paris), Siena Art Institute (Siena), Foundation Dawid Tomaszewski (Berlin)

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ミハウ・マルティホヴィエツはポーランド出身のアーティストで、現在はベルリンとロンドンを拠点に活動している。


1987年ポーランドの南東の都市ルブリンに生まれる。2009年から2011年までイギリス、セントマーチンズにて学ぶ。2007年より写真、フィルム、オブジェといった多様なメディアを用いたインスタレーション並びに映像で、一つのテーマに沿った作品のシリーズを発表している。 2010年からはオペラプロダクションの制作にも携わっている。近年のプロジェクトにポズナンオペラハウス(ポーランド)(映像インスタレーション)やソウルのオペラハウス(映像と写真)などがある。 現在は、サイトスペシフィックインスタレーションである”Garden”及びミクストメディアプロジェクトの”Vanito Vanitas”、2つの長期プロジェクトを進めている。

彼の手法は哲学的アイディアを用いたり、違った角度からリサーチを表現するものである。 歴史的な現象を近代的なコンテクストにして、既存の形式や価値観に疑問を投げかける表現方法である。

作品のThe Magic MountainはヴェネチアのPalazzo Donáで行われたAwake and Dreamというグループ展で発表されている。彼のドキュメンタリー作品はArt and Documentation FestivalとMiędzynarodowy Festiwal Fotografii FotoFestiwal(Lodzで行われる写真フェスティバル)の2つを含めた3回のエキシビションで発表されている。

最近のプロジェクトとしては、マルティホヴィエツが歴史と芸術の個性的な対話を取り上げた注目すべき問題あるエキシビジョンの文章シリーズもそのひとつ。


同時に、マルティホヴィエツはニッチ・ファッション誌やヨーロパ版VOGUE、GlamourやVanity Fairといったいくつかの広告出版業ともフォトグラッフィックファッションシリーズの企画・制作・演出を通して、自身の個性と極東文化への関心を反映さ せたコラボレーションを図っている。

Michal Martychowiec - wikipedia


2012/04/27

CDR | LIMITED EDITION - EACH CITY ONE COPY EACH

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LIMITED EDITION - each city ONE copy each -

The release work sold only by data until now is released as a physical work by a limited edition at five cities.
- All products by hand made print.

As for all products, it is sold each only one copy at each stores.

これまでにデータ販売のみ作品が限定版として5つの都市でフィジカル作品としてリリースされます。
すべて1店舗につき1枚ずつの販売になります。

SHOP LIST

+ LONDON
SOUND/ /SPACE - http://www.sound-space-store.co.uk/

+ NEW YORK
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+ BARCELONA
Störung - http://www.storung.com/

+ HONG KONG
White Noise Records - http://www.whitenoiserecords.org/  : THANK YOU and ALL RELEASES SOLD OUT 

+ TOKYO
mAtter online store - http://www.matter.jp/shop/  : THANK YOU and ALL RELEASES SOLD OUT

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Pe Lang :: nacht - MATTER007_LIMITED EDITION

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Pe Lang :: interweave - MATTER008_LIMITED EDITION

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Yu Miyashita :: Navy See Res in Brighton - MATTER009_LIMITED EDITION

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Ákos Garai :: Three Shaded Leaves (for Bernhard Günter) - MATTER010_LIMITED EDITION

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Yukitomo Hamasaki :: the GARDEN - MATTER011_LIMITED EDITION

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The EDITION is each releases limited 5 copies in the world - not for resale.

details of all releases, please check to here >> mAtter release

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In this CDR,It is high resolution audio data(24bit/44.1KHz),
the cover design of this work(.JPG) and Artist Biography(PDF).

Please install to you computer and listen to the Sound pieces.

:: ご注意 ::

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どうぞ、あなたコンピューターに取り込んで、これらの作品をお楽しみください。

mAtter one by one series.
Printed by Silk screen and stamp.

The positions of the print are different for the print by the manual labor each one by one entirely.









2011/10/21

DATA | MATTER010 Ákos Garai :: Three Shaded Leaves (for Bernhard Günter)

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artist :: Ákos Garai
title :: Three Shaded Leaves (for Bernhard Günter)

01. Leaf 1
02. Leaf 2
03. Leaf 3

+
additional Special bonus PDF book :: The PDF is automatically added to the only people who bought the album.

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LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER010
PRICE :: 7,50 JPYEN

FORMAT :: data ( download only )
RELEASE DATE :: 2011.11.01

Mastering :  Yukitomo Hamasaki
Photo : Ákos Garai
Sleeve design : Yukitomo Hamasaki

PDF Book

Photos : Ákos Garai
Design : Yukitomo Hamasaki

mAtter DOWNLOAD STORE

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Liner Notes ::

Dedication is always presuming a special relationship between the "sender” and the "addressed”
persons. Often, it is a kind of "master and slave” connection which can be defined with such words
as honor, respect, and responsibility.

My first encounter with Bernhard Günter’s music was back in 1997. Two of his excellent pieces,
namely "Details Agrandis” and later "Impossible Grey” have changed my entire idea of what I call
music and musicality. Thanks to these radical masterpieces of monochrome heaven, my listening
activity has turned into a new state of mind where sounds do not distract the listener’s attention
from music; rather, every sound event, and movement carries the same importance and evidence
in the composition.

In his own album titles, Bernhard Günter has often dedicated his work to others (for Morton
Feldman, Mark Rothko, Jim O’Rourke) as a kind gesture. Thus, I decided to dedicated "Three
Shaded Leaves” to Bernhard himself as a kind of expression of my highest appreciation to this
great artist and musician.

18th August 2009
Ákos Garai

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Ákos Garai

started as a drummer at age of 13. After several years of playing with various bands
my music orientation has turned into new directions.

He started composing experimental music by discovering fields of electro-acoustic, abstract, minimal sound art in 2001.

Since 2004 in my main focus are moving micro structures of recorded, edited or processed sound material.

In 2009, I have established 3LEAVES, a record label devoted to release field recordings from all over the world and to present them based on individual concepts for listeners.



2011/07/03

DATA | Yu Miyashita :: Navy See Res in Brighton - MATTER009

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artist ::Yu Miyashita
title :: Navy See Res in Brighton

01. In
02. Ash Lug Sun
03. Navy See Res
04. End or First
05. Schlock Ops
06. Sepia Walks Me 1
07. Endwise
08. Sage Asks Pulse
09. Remove Faith
10. Sepia Walks Me 2
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11. Out
[ additional Special bonus track :: This track is automatically added to the only people who bought the album.    ]

ARTIST :: Yu Miyashita
TITLE :: Navy See Res in Brighton
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER009
PRICE :: 1,100 JPYEN

FORMAT :: data ( download only )
RELEASE DATE :: 2011.07.07

mastering :  Yu Miyashita
Photo : Yu Miyashita
sleeve design : Yukitomo Hamasak

http://matterlabel.bandcamp.com/navy-see-res-in-brighton

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Press Release - July 2011

Japanese musician and composer Yu Miyashita has created a new album especially
for the Tokyo label mAtter.

Each track is named instinctively  and then playfully reworked as a random anagram. 
All relate to the seven years Miyashita spent in Brighton.
The title to the album and lead track, Navy See Res, is a sound reminder of the starlings
which can be found circling the Brighton shoreline in droves.

Miyashita’s methodology incorporates the use of software cyan/n. 
When extending the short samples to create drone sounds he uses Renoise.
Returning to his collection of thousands of one second sound samples,
which he built up during the seven years, Miyashita has selected from them in order
to create his expansive collages of sound and huge soundscapes which are
intense powerful and, at times, mind blowing.

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Yu Miyashita
Born 1984 Yamanashi Japan. Lives Japan / Brighton United Kingdom.
Much of Yu’s compositions are based on the Glitch and Onkyo branches
of Noise which grew up in the late 1990′s.

Glitch is constructed from digital debris,
errors and the processing (often the misuse, reissue or abuse)
of normally extraneous sounds, instruments and machinery.
Glitch musicians will record bugs, crashes, system errors, hardware noise,
skipping and audio distortion on their computers.
Onkyo is based on free improvisation and also appeared during the late 1990′s.

This type of music is more textural than structural, cutting together elements of
electronic music and even silence.
Yu Miyashita gathers bits of noise intuitively and assembles them into his Onkyo /  Glitch / Noise hybrids.


Yu Miyashita website >> here

 

2011/06/18

DATA | Pe Lang :: interweave - MATTER008

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Release . June 18, 2011 - MATTER008

artist :: Pe Lang
title :: interweave

1. ?|oop I
2. spectral.1
3. copyhabit III(long_)
4. spect3.V3.0

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ARTIST :: Pe Lang
TITLE :: interweave
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER008
PRICE :: 750 JPYEN

FORMAT :: data ( download only )
RELEASE DATE :: 2011.06.18

mastering :  Pe lang
sleeve design : Pe Lang

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Pe Lang

FORMAT :: DATA / digital download

DOWNLOAD STORE is


http://matterlabel.bandcamp.com/album/interweave


RELEASE DATE :: 2011. 06.18

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Pe Lang

Pe Lang, born in 1974 in Switzerland, lives and works in Zurich and Berlin.
He has exhibited and performed in several important museums,
galleries and festivals, including Transmediale,
Berlin; AV Festival, Newcastle; Elektra,
Montreal; Sonic Acts XII, Amsterdam; Great North Museum,
Newcastle; Växjö Kunsthalle,
Sweden; Dissonanze, Rome; bitforms gallery,
New York; ISEA 2008, Singapore; Netherlands Media Art Institute,
Amsterdam; and Cybersonica, London.

Selected awards and residencies include the Swiss Art Award (2009 & 2010)
Sitemapping/Mediaprojects Award-Bundesamt fur Kultur (2005 & 2008),
artists-in-labs Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (2007) .

www.pelang.ch





2011/06/18

DATA | Pe Lang :: nacht - MATTER007

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Release . Jun 18, 2011 - MATTER007

artist :: Pe Lang
title :: nacht

1. nacht 1
2. nacht 1.1
3. nacht 2
4. nacht 3
5. nacht 5.3_silence
6. optionen9.2

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ARTIST :: Pe Lang
TITLE :: nacht
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER007
PRICE :: 1,100 JPYEN

FORMAT :: DATA / digital download

DOWNLOAD STORE is

http://matterlabel.bandcamp.com/album/nacht


RELEASE DATE :: 2011. 06.18

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Pe Lang

Pe Lang, born in 1974 in Switzerland, lives and works in Zurich and Berlin.
He has exhibited and performed in several important museums,
galleries and festivals, including Transmediale,
Berlin; AV Festival, Newcastle; Elektra,
Montreal; Sonic Acts XII, Amsterdam; Great North Museum,
Newcastle; Växjö Kunsthalle,
Sweden; Dissonanze, Rome; bitforms gallery,
New York; ISEA 2008, Singapore; Netherlands Media Art Institute,
Amsterdam; and Cybersonica, London.

Selected awards and residencies include the Swiss Art Award (2009 & 2010)
Sitemapping/Mediaprojects Award-Bundesamt fur Kultur (2005 & 2008),
artists-in-labs Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (2007) .

www.pelang.ch



2011/06/16

mAtter music DOWNLOAD STORE.


mAtter music DOWNLOAD STORE start.


http://matterlabel.bandcamp.com

and We will be new release at this weekend.
 
Pe Lang :: natch - MATTER007
Pe Lang :: interwave - MATTER008

Pe Lang information >> http://www.pelang.ch/
2010/12/25

CD | TOUCH :: GO KOYASHIKI - MATTER006

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Release . Dec 25,2010 - MATTER006

artist :: GO KOYASHIKI
title :: TOUCH
 
1.One Plus One
2. Mil
3. Double
4. Spot
5.No.9
6. Dom
7.Talk To Me
8. Frame
9. Silhouette

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ARTIST :: Go Koyashiki
TITLE :: TOUCH
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER006
PRICE :: 2,100yen(2,000yen without tax)

FORMAT :: CDR
EDITION :: 300 copies
RELEASE DATE :: 2010.12.25

These commodities are the prints by handmade -  one by one

mastering : uhitokiyosue
sleeve design : mAtter
cover design + print by mAtter


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小屋敷 剛

音楽家/映画音楽家。青森県三沢市出身。
バークリーメソッド、音楽史を学び、弦楽や室内楽の作曲も手がける。ギタリストとして多くのバンド活動を経験後、
音楽製作をコンピュータにシフトすると同時に、エレクトロニカ、アンビエント、実験音楽、サウンドアートといった
ジャンルに傾倒していく。
プログラミング言語を駆使した、サインウェーブによる音響合成処理による音素材と、フィールド・レコーディングの
音素材を加工/編集したものを主に作曲に使用している。
舞台や映画の音楽制作にも携わっており、数多くの舞台/映画作品に楽曲を提供する。


Go Koyashiki

Musician/Film Composer.
With the background of having learned Berklee method and music history, Koyoshiki composes
strings ensemble and chamber music.
After having played in a few bands with various genres as a guitarist, Koyashiki started to shift his

http://www.gokoyashiki.jp/


2010/12/25

CD | Absorbed By Resonance :: pleq - MATTER005

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Release . Dec 25,2010 - MATTER005

artist :: pleq
title :: Absorbed By Resonance
 
1. Gap In Time
2. The Glow Of Minerals 
3. Absorbed By Resonance
4. Last Month's 
5.Getting Through
6. White Moth In The White Coat 
7.Critique Of Pure Reasone

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CAT NO. :: MATTER005
PRICE :: 2,100yen(2,000yen without tax)

FORMAT :: CDR
EDITION :: 300 copies
RELEASE DATE :: 2010.12.25

All tracks written and produced
by Bartosz Dziadosz at the turn of 2009 and 2010.

These commodities are the prints by handmade -  one by one

cover design by mAtter


LINK ::

pleq

www.myspace.com/pleq
2010/12/16

CD | TOUCH :: GO KOYASHIKI - MATTER006 - Special Limited Edition

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Release . Dec 16,2010 - MATTER006

artist :: GO KOYASHIKI
title :: TOUCH
 
DISC 1 :: TOUCH

1.One Plus One
2. Mil
3. Double
4. Spot
5.No.9
6. Dom
7.Talk To Me
8. Frame
9. Silhouette

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DISC 2 :: And Life Goes On

1.And Life Goes On


このCDRはSPECIAL LIMITED EDITION版の特典のみで、
通常版に追加されません。

This CDR for SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION.
It is not attached to the Regular release version.


ARTIST :: Go Koyashiki
TITLE :: TOUCH
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER006 SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION
PRICE :: 2,625 yen(2,500 yen without tax)  SOLD OUT

FORMAT :: CDR + CDR
EDITION :: 25 copies
RELEASE DATE :: 2010.12.16

These commodities are the prints by handmade -  one by one

mastering : uhitokiyosue
sleeve design : mAtter
cover design + print by mAtter


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総ての表現は二次的なものであり、そこには乗り越えがたい困難があります。
私にとって芸術とは、それを乗り越えようとする試みに他なりません。

どんなに革新的な音を鳴らしても、どんなに先鋭的な音を鳴らしても、
それが心に届かないのであれば、意味がない。
音楽の本質とは学問や論理にはなく、やはり音楽の中にしかない。
私は音楽家としての本懐を、ただ貫こうとしているに過ぎません。

もっとも純粋な対話とは、作品を通してのみ可能な気がしています。
私は貴方との交感を、心から希求しているのです。

小屋敷 剛


every expression is substitution and there are insurmountable difficulties.
art, to me, is nothing but an attempt to overcome the difficulties.

even when the music sounds revolutionary or radically new,
if it fails to reach the hearts of its listeners, it means nothing.
one cannot find the essentials of music in academia or logic, but in music itself.
my attempt, therefore, is merely what i consider a basic musicianship.

the most pure form of communication, i think, is possible only though art work.
so i sincerely hope that my attempt connects to your heart.

Go Koyashiki


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小屋敷 剛

音楽家/映画音楽家。青森県三沢市出身。
バークリーメソッド、音楽史を学び、弦楽や室内楽の作曲も手がける。ギタリストとして多くのバンド活動を経験後、
音楽製作をコンピュータにシフトすると同時に、エレクトロニカ、アンビエント、実験音楽、サウンドアートといった
ジャンルに傾倒していく。
プログラミング言語を駆使した、サインウェーブによる音響合成処理による音素材と、フィールド・レコーディングの
音素材を加工/編集したものを主に作曲に使用している。
舞台や映画の音楽制作にも携わっており、数多くの舞台/映画作品に楽曲を提供する。


Go Koyashiki

Musician/Film Composer.
With the background of having learned Berklee method and music history, Koyoshiki composes
strings ensemble and chamber music.
After having played in a few bands with various genres as a guitarist, Koyashiki started to shift his

http://www.gokoyashiki.jp/
2010/11/15

ZINE | NMS - "no mAtter what they say this is our SIGNAL" issue #000

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New Release . Nov. 15, 2010 - MATTERZ001

TITLE :: NMS #000
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTERZ001
PRICE :: 2,100 yen(2,000 yen without tax)
FORMAT :: BOOK
LIMITED EDITION :: 300 COPIES
RELEASE DATE :: Nov. 15, 2010

*Special Price :: 1,575 yen(1,500yen without tax)
Nov. 15, 2010 - Nov. 30, 2010


[ No mAtter what they say this is our signal ]

This Zine organization NMS features a group between
Yukitomo Hamasaki [ sound artist / founder of Japanese sound / art publishing organization mAtter ]
Miyuki [ co-founder ]
and
shotahirama [ Tokyo based Japanese-American sound artist organizing SIGNALDADA,
currently working under mAtter from early 2010 ]
- a continuing collaboration between three highly regarded designers.

[ So what are we doing ]
We made this first issue of NMS Zine in the same spirit
as the existing mAtter website, CD, DVD, design, and anyother release products.
#000 is a 15 page zine contains literature ("All the pretty horses"- introduction written by shotahirama),
photos (by Jaime De Almeda), Graphics (design by Yukitomo Hamasaki).

All of our texts are written and translate by shotahirama,
editing by Yukitomo Hamasaki and Miyuki,
page designing by mAtter,
produced by mAtter and SIGNALDADA, NMS.

It may seem trivial,
but we still believe in the importance of the basics of atelier work,
of how sharing your creativity with others can be something genuinely
interesting that can lead to overturning your world and pointing you in new directions.
These days we have the possibility to live our lives however we want.
We find most people more interesting in the expression of their work
and creativity than in the details of their everyday life.

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2009/12/16

CD | scytale :: Shinkei + mise_en_scene - MATTER004

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Release . Dec 16,2009 - MATTER004

artist :: Shinkei + mise_en_scene
title :: scytale

1.Cryptology
2.Cuts
3.Remodelled I
4.Remodelled II
5.Cryptology [agrandissement] _remixed by Luigi Turra
6. Dreaming Assent_remixed by Michael Hartman
7.Abstr.B.,No2_remixed by Yukitomo Hamasaki(mAtter)

Mastering : Taylor Deupree (12K) at 12K MASTERING

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ARTIST :: Shinkei + mise_en_scene
TITLE :: scytale
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER004
PRICE :: 2,100 yen(2,000 yen without tax)
FORMAT :: CD
RELEASE DATE :: 2009.12.16

-link

shinkei : www.koyuki-sound.org
mise_en_scene : www.myspace.com/miseenscene11
Luigi Turra : www.navenight.com
Michael Hartman : www.kuronekomusic.com
Yukitomo Hamasaki : www.matter.jp
Taylor Deupree (12K) : www.12kmastering.com





2009/06/17

CD+DVD | Geomancy :: Andy Graydon - MATTER003

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ARTIST :: Andy Graydon
TITLE :: Geomancy
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER003
PRICE :: 2,625 yen(2,500 yen without tax)
FORMAT :: CD + DVD
BARCODE :: 4941135990155
RELEASE DATE :: 2009.06.17

Geomancy

CD : Untitled (geomancy)

01. untitled_12'12
02. untitled_02'11
03. untitled_04'38
04. untitled_03'32
05. untitled_04'40
06. untitled_03'09
07. untitled_21'47

DVD

01.Farwanderer [2009] _08'43
02.Surroundings (the ship,the shoal,the shore) [2005] _06'47 play movie
03.Focal Plane (ten frames aligh on the) [2006] _23'29
04.Untitled (aina) [2008] _ 26'22


picture + sound : Andy Graydon
mix : Andy Graydon
mastering : Naph at NATURE BLISS STUDIO
photography : Andy Graydon
sleeve design : mAtter

Geomancy is a new dvd+cd collection of works about place and displacement, location and identity, and with the environment (or the "field" of field recordings) as a complex envelope of forces and meanings which light and sound can both trace and transform.

The CD contains a new long-form sound work, "Untitled (geomancy)". The piece was created from field recordings that were subject to a series of material and digital transformations: the original recordings were cut to a series of acetate phonograph records for an installation work in 2008, and these well-worn records, revealing a new landscape of their own in both sound and texture, became the basis for the composition.

The DVD collects four of Graydon's super 8 films on video. "Farwanderer", a story of finding identity in displacement, is the keystone work, revealing themes that are central to much of Graydon's film work. "Surroundings" evokes a restless sense of place more directly in images and music. "Focal Plane" is based on a live image and sound performance piece, and deals with the coming to life of an environment from the most fundamental elements of light, shape, motion -- and how these are always something less and something more than they seem. "Untitled (Aina)" is a visual field recording of sorts, showing environments on the islands of Hawaii where natural and human processes are set in friction or resonance, and accompanied by sound from the original acetate records used to create the "Untitled (geomancy)" sound composition


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Andy Graydon

Andy Graydon (b. 1971, Maui, Hawaii) is an artist and filmmaker based in Berlin.
His work focuses on the interaction of sound, image, and environment. In his recent work Andy is interested in creating what he calls "Science Fiction Ecologies" by engaging with the speculative and transformational qualities within an environment. Taking the form of videos, sound works, media objects and installations this work explores the boundary zones between performance and exhibition, presence and deferral, liveness and mediation.

Graydon has presented work nationally and internationally in programs such as Ausland, Berlin, the Worldwide Video Festival, Amsterdam, and the Portland Art Center, Oregon. Recent exhibitions and performances in New York City include work at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, LMAKprojects gallery, Diapason, Art In General, Participant Inc gallery, Galeria Galou, The Dumbo Arts Festival, Millennium Film Workshop, White Box gallery, and Tonic. In 2005/2006 he was the visiting artist at the Center for Computer Music, Brooklyn College, CUNY.

Recent sound releases are available on Non Visual Objects (Vienna), Winds Measure Recordings (Brooklyn), 12k/Term (New York), EKO (Paris), On;(do) Music (Miami), The NY Society for Acoustic Ecology, and forthcoming from White_Line Editions (UK). Collaborations include performances and recordings with John Hudak, Kato Hideki, Kenneth Kirschner, sawako, Amnon Wolman, David Grubbs, Ben Owen, Zach Layton, Andre Golcalves, Brendan Murray, mpld, and Richard Garet. He is the co-founder and curator of three media and performance series in New York City: Becoming, Sonogrammar, and the upcoming LMAKseries.

www.andygraydon.net 



2008/12/10

CD | slit :: Go Koyashiki - MATTER002

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ARTIST :: Go Koyashiki
TITLE :: slit
LABEL :: mAtter
CAT NO. :: MATTER002
PRICE :: 2,100 yen(2,000 yen without tax)
TYPE OF FORMAT :: CD
BARCODE :: 4526180017950
RELEASE DATE :: 2008.12.10

slit

01. untitled_02'23
02. untitled_05'33
03. untitled_05'37
04. untitled_06'57
05. untitled_04'52
06. untitled_01'29
07. untitled_04'18
08. untitled_02'24
09. untitled_03'29
10. untitled_05'30

mix : Go Koyashiki+uhitokiyosue
mastering : Go Koyashiki+Isao Kumano at Phonon studio
photography : Yukitomo Hamasaki
sleeve design : mAtter

小屋敷 剛

音楽家/映画音楽家。青森県三沢市出身。バークリーメソッド、音楽史を学び、弦楽や室内楽の作曲も手がける。ギタリストとして多くのバンド活動を経験後、音楽製作をコンピュータにシフトすると同時に、エレクトロニカ、アンビエント、実験音楽、サウンドアートといったジャンルに傾倒していく。プログラミング言語を駆使した、サインウェーブによる音響合成処理による音素材と、フィールド・レコーディングの音素材を加工/編集したものを主に作曲に使用している。舞台や映画の音楽制作にも携わっており、数多くの舞台/映画作品に楽曲を提供する。

http://www.gokoyashiki.jp/

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Go Koyashiki

Musician/Film Composer. With the background of having learned Berklee method and music history, Koyoshiki composes strings ensemble and chamber music.
After having played in a few bands with various genres as a guitarist, Koyashiki started to shift his

http://www.gokoyashiki.jp/



2008/08/16

CD | d+p :: Yukitomo Hamasaki - MATTER001

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ARTIST :: Yukitomo Hamasaki
TITLE :: d+p
LABEL :: mAtter
CATLOG NO. :: MATTER001
PRICE :: 2,100 yen(2,000 yen without tax)
TYPE OF FORMAT :: CD
BARCODE NO. :: 4526180015857
REREASE DATE :: 2008.08.16

d+p
01.untitled_01'01
02.untitled_10'36
03.untitled_08'24
04.untitled_10'55
05.untitled_05'06
06.untitled_05'40
07.untitled_10'04

mix : Yukitomo Hamasaki + uhitokiyosue
mastering : Yukitomo Hamasaki + Isao Kumano at Phonon studio
photography : Yukitomo Hamasaki
sleeve design : mAtter

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濱崎幸友の音楽には、私が評価できる要素や特徴が多く含まれています。周りの音と共存できる「主張しない」音楽です。つまり、透明感のある、窓のようなものです。
窓を通して、もしくは顕微鏡を通して風景を観る/聴くようなものです。音の風景のある要素が延ばされており、焦点がどんどん移っていくようなイメージです。遠くから、近くから聴こえる鐘、電車、虫、鳥や人間の声、飛行機などは、風によってフィルターされているように感じられます。また同時に、今現在聴こえている風景がデフォルメされ、その風景の基本構造が明らかにされているように聴こえます。それはエリック・サティの「ソクラテス」に対してのジョン・ケージの「チープ・イミテーション」のようなもので、欠くことの出来ない重要な部分のみによって構成されているように思えます。デリケートな音作り、広がって行く音色、環境音との絶妙なぶつけ合いによって、
聴く度に新しい体験のできる作品です。

クリストフ・シャルル
(サウンド・アーティスト/武蔵野美術大学映像学科准教授/環境芸術学会理事)
http://home.att.ne.jp/grape/charles/

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濱崎幸友の音楽は、小さすぎず、大きすぎず、少なすぎず、多すぎず、速すぎず、遅すぎず、強すぎず、弱すぎず、あたかもそれが最初から、そこにそのままあったかのように聴こえる。
光あるところ必ず影があるように、不可視で不可避な何ものかを常に携えながら、それらすべてをひっくるめなければ現れない、ちりちりとした境界をつくりだす。それは音のコンポジションでもなく、耳のコンポジションでもなく、しかしコンポジションとしか呼び得ない、奇妙なシンメトリーを保っている。
そんなしなやかな中庸の強度は、何かを極めようとする、保守的な心からは生まれない。抽象的でありつづけることは、自由であることのように難しい。

久保田晃弘
(サウンド・アーティスト / 多摩美術大学教授)
http://homepage2.nifty.com/~bota/
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Comments by Christophe Charles

The music created by YUKITOMO HAMASAKI includes a lot of worthy elements and features. His music is possible to put into context within the sounds that surround us,in a sense, it could be called selfless music, It's like a clear window. It's as if we're looking at  or listening to a landscape through a window or a microscope. The elements of the sound landscape are expanded to an extent in which the focus is constantly shifting.I feel as if these sounds, such as both a distant and closer bell sound, the sound of a train, insects, birds , a human being's voice, and an aircraft, are filtered with winds. At the same time, the basic structure of it's soundscape gives me an explicit sense of a landscape which has been deformes.
I appear to be that it's composed of only the integral important parts and  it's like " Cheap Imitation" by John Cage against ”Socrates" by Eric Satie.

The more you listen to it, the more you have new experiences, due to the fine clashes of his delicately crafted sounds, the diffusible tones and sound environments.

-Christophe Charles (sound artist/assistant professor of Dept. of imaging Arts in Musashino Art University)
http://home.att.ne.jp/grape/charles/

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Comments by Akihiro Kubota

The music brought forth from YUKITOMO HAMASAKI is not too small, not too big, not too little, not too much, not too fast, not too slow, not too strong, not too weak.As if it sounded that way from scratch.As if where light is, there is also shadow, his music always has an invisible and unavoidable " something ",   and brings forth a flickering border that could not  appear without all of these elements.It's not a sound composition nor an ear composition, but if there is only one way to call it, then it's "composition" held up by some bizarre symmetry. Such an intensity of balance and suppleness couldn't have been created from a conservative spirit that is simply trying to master something.Keep being abstract, as well as keep being free, despite the difficulty.

Akihiro Kubota (Sound Artist/ Professor of Tama Art University)
http://homepage2.nifty.com/~bota/