Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Collage of Memories

A fragment of John William Waterhouse's 'Hylas and the Nymphs' painting gazes up on the cover of 'Symbol' by Susumu Yokota.
A Japanese composer, who mixes classic fragments from Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Tchalkovsky and Saint-Saens to the moderns of Cage and voice of Meredith Monk.
Each song is a sound collage layered with Yokota's own instrumentation; piano, flute, percussion and samplings -
Ambient and trance-looping music that spark memories in my blinking mind's eye.