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Nakamura, Toshimaru

No Input Mixing Board 11 - Live In Tokyo

Nakamura, Toshimaru: No Input Mixing Board 11 - Live In Tokyo (Input Error)

Four live recordings from Tokyo performances during 2021 & 2022 by No-Input Mixing Board performer Toshimaru Nakamura, the 11th in his series of albums featuring his unique approach to cross-wiring a mixer to harness the unexpected (and manufacturer's ill-advised) sounds of feedback & distortion, structuring the results into surprising and riveting sonic soundscapes.
 

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Toshimaru Nakamura-no input mixing board, guitar


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Label: Input Error
Catalog ID: IE-19
Squidco Product Code: 33284

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
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"Introducing the 11th volume in the No-Input Mixing Board' series from Toshimaru Nakamura. Utilising a unique instrument and free improvisation approach, Toshimaru masterly controls waves of feedback to create structured layers of crackling pulses, drones and bass patterns. Featuring four live sets recorded in 2021 and 2022, and demonstrating a harsher side to more recent output, he continues to successfully explore and discover new avenues from his equipment."-Input Error



"No-input mixing board player

Toshimaru Nakamura's instrument is the no-input mixing board, which describes a way of using a standard mixing board as an electronic music instrument, producing sound without any external audio input. The use of the mixing board in this manner is not only innovative in the the sounds it can create but, more importantly, in the approach this method of working with the mixer demands. The unpredictability of the instrument requires an attitude of obedience and resignation to the system and the sounds it produces, bringing a high level of indeterminacy and surprise to the music. Nakamura pioneered this approach to the use of the mixing board in the mid-1990's and has since then appeared on over one hundred audio publications, including nine solo CD's.

He has performed throughout Europe, North America, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, China, Singapore and Malaysia, performing and recording both as a soloist and in collaboration with numerous other musicians.

As an active organizer of concerts in Tokyo, Nakamura has helped many musicians coming to Japan find places to perform, both with himself and with others. From 1998 to 2003 Nakamura and Tetuzi Akiyama ran the concert series Improvisation Series at Bar Aoyama and then later the Meeting at Off Site series of concerts. Both these concert series were crucially important in exposing a new manner to improvised music (referred to as Electro Acoustic Improvisation) to the Japanese public and to foreign musicians visiting Japan, making Tokyo one of the global hotspots for this new approach to music."-from the Toshimaru Nakamura website


Artist Biographies

"Toshimaru Nakamura is a Japanese musician, active in free improvisation and Japanese onkyo.

He began his career playing rock and roll guitar, but gradually explored other types of music, even abandoning guitar, and started working on circuit bending. He uses a mixing console as a live, interactive musical instrument: "Nakamura plays the 'no-input mixing board', connecting the input of the board to the output, then manipulating the resultant audio feedback."

Nakamura's music has been described as "sounds ranging from piercing high tones and shimmering whistles to galumphing, crackle-spattered bass patterns."

Nakamura founded the ensemble A Paragon of Beauty in 1992. He has recorded solo albums, worked as a session musician, and collaborated with artists including Sachiko M ("a kindred spirit"), Otomo Yoshihide, Keith Rowe, John Butcher, Nicholas Bussmann, Taku Sugimoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, dancer Kim Ito, and drummer Jason Kahn."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshimaru_Nakamura)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Nimb #71 (Bushbash, Koiwa, Tokyo, 20/12/2021) 20:11

2. Nimb #72 (Tabasa, Asagaya, Tokyo, 23/04/2022) 8:58

3. Nimb #73 (Forestlimit, Hatagaya, Tokyo, 28/May/2022) 10:41

4. Nimb #74 (Forestlimit, Hatagaya, Tokyo, 25/Nov/2022) 8:33

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