Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Out of the Room, Aircheck, Music for an Exhibition (2010)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro Out of the Room, Aircheck, Music for an Exhibition

Out of the Room (1987)

01. Out of the Room
for Synthesizer and Microphones. Improvisation. Recorded in September 1987.

One starry night, I was trying to mix my plays of synthesizer Yamaha DX21. By accident, my monitor headphone was off, then I heard surrounding insects singing around the outside of my room. It sounded very electronic. I put the microphone to the outside of the room, recorded it togather with my improvisation.

Aircheck (1983)

02. a: 20.08.83
for Airwaves receiver. Recorded on 20th August 1983. Detail from 24'00".
03. b: 24.08.83
for Airwaves receiver. Recorded on 24th August 1983.
04. c: 24.08.83
for Airwaves receiver. Recorded on 24th August 1983. Detail from 11'01".

The original title of this series was Wireless Song and there were four (or more) recordings for the album Y. Yamaoka 3 in 1983. Both of the master tape of the chosen recording and the original copy of the album has been lost forever, but the rest has survived here. I recorded these sounds from the electronic field with my handmade airwaves receivers.

The field recording could be compared to photographing: cutting the sound in a certain moment and cropping the scene from a landscape. Aircheck, the set of snapshots of airwaves, is composed as the electronic field recording.

Music for an Exhibition (1985)

05. 18'45"
for three MSX computers, programming. Recorded on 5th August 1985.
06. 20'35"
for Piano and tape, Improvisation. Recorded on 7th August 1985.

Music for an Exhibition is composed for the Group Tsukune-Imo which was formed by the art club members from their graduate high school of Tottori in 1985. I exhibited these two music at the city public gallery. Each of them had the title, but I delete thier titles here, showing their durations instead. The one reason is, I think they had not have their titles from the beginning. Second, I am not sure the titles on the master tape are the same ones for the exhibition. Also, I cannot remember the certain content of the statement which I wrote for the work in this exhibition.

18’45” is composed for three MSX computers. The original idea was to install three computers at the various points in gallery, and to repeat play command while the exhibition was on. But there was no way to prepare them all, instead of this idea, I mixed down pre-recorded three tracks to 2-channel tape.
20’35” is corresponding improvisation to 18’45”, with Piano and pre-recorded reversed tape. If possible, my idea was to play piano with the tape at the exhibition, but I knew it was impossible. Instead of this idea, I recorded the play on the B side of 18’45”, played them alternately by portable stereo Compact Cassette Tape player with tiny two speakers.

All files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
Remastered and edited in March 2009.

Catalogue number: YOR-26.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Triptych (2001)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro Triptych

01. 1-2
02. 3
03. 4-5
04. 6
05. 7

It maybe called a paint sound synthesis. The Windows software Coagula Light which is called a color organ by its author, converts a picture to sound. Any BMP formatted files could be loadable and converted to sound files. Using your photographic image is fine, but perhaps, the result will sound out of your image. This software sets vertical axis to frequency, horizontal axis to time, color values to the volumes or stereophonic pannings of the sounds. When you understand this system, you come to know generally what the image will sound like.
Triptych is played by Coagula Light on the prepared graphical score: one set of three images as the title shows.

Yamaoka Yasuhiro, May/2001.

All files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro May/2001.
No catalogue number.

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JMI remixed Triptych 3 as 6203//Colony//.


Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Yeppie's Astronotes! (2001)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro Yeppie's Astronotes!

01. Astrosonar
02. Without Aliens
03. The First Contact
04. Mimic
05. Sight in a Moment
06. Constellation Tour
07. Distorted Radiation
08. Flexure
09. Unknown Favourites
10. Anonymous Resident
11. Without Aliens (intrigue)
extra. Without Aliens (intrigue - pilot edit)

all trax by Yeppie (Yamaoka Yasuhiro) except The First Contact, Constellation Tour, Anonymous Resident by Yeppie/Molder.
produced at Molder's room in January-March/2001.
special thanx to Molder and ACE.
catalogue number: YOR-10.

private release: 9th/March/2001.
official release: 1st/September/2004.

Without Aliens (intrigue - pilot edit) is an extra file edited by Molder for
Yeppie's Astronotes!.

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