piano + electronics

I have been a big fan of the ongoing collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto (Carsten Niccolai) since their first album, Vrioon was released a year or two ago on the raster noton label. Heres a short excerpt from a track ‘Trioon I’ off the album;

And a piece of the track ‘Berlin’ off their second album – Insen

The third release was an EP called revep, which features a beautiful version of a piece of the score to the film Merry Christmas Mr Lawerence

Over the last few years the pair have also completed three major tours, performing Insen live with piano, electronics and some exquiste synaesthesic visuals created by Karl Kliem – I SO want to go see/hear this concert but in the meantime I ordered and just received a DVD of the live concert released by raster noton & available here

The DVD has a 5.1 soundtrack and multiple viwing angles as well as short making of documentary, although one has to wonder why Karl Kliem was not interviewed – his visual interpretations are most definitely the third member of this live trio, check this bit of audience wobbly cam to see what I mean:

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