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na ki sa 20:42
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ki sa na 13:28
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sa na ki 15:15

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Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda have been collaborating extensively in recent years. Though differ in generation and performance practice, these Japanese sound artists—Tango-based Suzuki and NYC-based Onda—share an astonishingly inventive, open-ended, and in situ approach to the infinite and variegated possibilities of sound. In their performances, Suzuki and Onda often utilize self-made instruments (Suzuki’s famous Analapos), stone flute, tape recorders, wood pieces, nails, hammer, and other found objects among others. gi n ga brings a collection of some important documentation from their extensive collaboration in the last decade with recording pieces from a performance space in Berlin, an event during documenta 14 in Athens, and a performance at Flanders Festival in Kortrijk. Each of them is an extensive investigation on sound in relation to the specific site, architecture, acoustics, and energy of the performance space, creating corresponding topographies, perceiving sound as space.

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released October 25, 2020

Akio Suzuki: ANALAPOS – a & b, reed pipe, stone flute, one hole bamboo flute, wood piece, nails, hammer, plastics muddlers
Aki Onda: field recordings, tape recorders, electronics, cymbals, bells, slide bamboo flutes, daily objects

Track 1 was recorded at Ausland, Berlin on June 19th, 2014
Track 2 was recorded by Yorgos Yergiou at Athens Conservatoire (Odeion) in documenta 14, Athens on April 18th, 2017
Track 3 was recorded by Stijn Demeulenaere at Budascoop in Flanders Festival Kortrijk, Kortrijk on May 10th, 2014

Mixed by Aki Onda in New York, 2020
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Calligraphy by Akio Suzuki
Photo by Goran Vejvoda

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Aki Onda Mito, Japan

Aki Onda is an artist and composer. His musical and visual works are often catalyzed by and structured around memories—personal, collective, historical—such as his widely-known project "Cassette Memories", drawn from three decades of field recordings (or, as Onda refers to them, ‘sound diaries’). After residing in New York for many years, he currently lives and works in Mito, Japan. ... more

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