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Takehisa Kosugi - Violin Solo FLAC album

Performer: Takehisa Kosugi
Genre: Jazz
Title: Violin Solo
Released: 1981
Style: Free Improvisation
FLAC version ZIP size: 1176 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1167 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1660 mb
Rating: 4.3
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Making vital music in the Tokyo avant-garde idiom, he is here recorded in New York performing a compelling solo violin improvisation that employs techniques of free jazz mixed with the abstract sensibilities of the classical avant-garde. A stunning historical work, this requires a degree of attention to find reward in its details, but is a solid and compelling piece of avant-garde music.

Takehisa Kosugi (小杉 武久 Kosugi Takehisa, March 24, 1938 – October 12, 2018) was a Japanese composer and violinist associated with the Fluxus movement. Kosugi studied musicology at the Tokyo University of the Arts and graduated in 1962.

Takehisa Kosugi on the other hand has been a legendary figure in the international avant-garde since the mid-1960s when his work was endorsed by the fluxus movement. In Japan he was by then already well established as leading practitioner of experimental music and intermedia performance art. At the time Distant Voices was recorded Kosugi had also developed a following for his electric violin playing with the Taj Mahal Travellers, a group whose sound had strong stylistic affinities with psychedelic rock and space music.

Takehisa Kosugi (小杉武久, Tokyo, Japan, 14 March 1938 - 12 October 2018) was a Japanese composer, violinist and performer working in the field of contemporary classical music. He is associated with the Fluxus movement, worked with John Cage and David Tudor, and has served as music director for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He was also a member of Taj Mahal Travellers. Kogusi studied musicology at the Tokyo University of Arts, graduating in 1962.

Album · 1989 · 12 Songs. William Winant, Jim O'Rourke, Takehisa Kosugi, Christian Wolff, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore, Christian Marclay & Wharton Tiers].

is a Japanese composer and violinist associated with the Fluxus movement. His 1960s career with Group Ongaku is extensively explained in the 32-page essay "Experimental Japan," which appears in the book

Takehisa Kosugi - the main member of the mystical and psychedelic Taj Mahal Travellers came up with the goods big style on this release. Kosugi formed the Japanese equivalent of the Fluxus movement in the early 60's with his 'Group Ongaku' and later went on to create one of my all time favourite bands 'The Taj Mahal Travellers' who would release three brilliant albums in the early 70's. Catch Wave delivers in a similar style.

Original, and very hardto find nowadays, this is the amazing set of solo violin (with lot of electronics) conceptions recorded live in New York by Fluxus operative, Taj Mahal Travellers frontman and renowned minimalist Takehisa Kosugi. This one threads a dart through your heart with all of the continuous invention of Tony Conrad’s most psychoactive conceptions.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741


A Soundscape I 18:20
B Soundscape II 27:10

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Soundscape


  • Engineer – Kazunori Sugiyama
  • Photography By [Photograph Designed By] – Tomiyasu Shiraiwa
  • Producer – Kazunori Sugiyama, Takehisa Kosugi
  • Violin, Music By – Takehisa Kosugi


Recorded live at Soundscape, New York City, on February 26. 1981.

Production co-ordination by ERH Sales Corporation.

Special thanks to Verna Gillis for realizing the concert and Emi for the assistance in the art work.

All performances are improvised by Takehisa Kosugi and each set is divided into three parts as the player uses three different violin bows in turn. However, Soundscape I on this record (First Set) consists of only two parts for the third part is omitted.

Jacket printed in Canada.