℗ 2014 Winter and Winter
 

Fractured Silence

Fumio Yasuda

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1.1
Elegy in E Minor
Fumio Yasuda
4:23
1.2
Thouhts Arise and Vanish
Fumio Yasuda
2:38
1.3
Lost
Fumio Yasuda
3:05
1.4
Blue Gallery
Fumio Yasuda
2:16
1.5
Tenki
Fumio Yasuda
1:37
1.6
Forgotten Waltz
Fumio Yasuda
3:03
1.7
Taffeta
Fumio Yasuda
3:57
1.8
Molle
Fumio Yasuda
2:35
1.9
Rain
Fumio Yasuda
1:58
1.10
Beata
Fumio Yasuda
2:40
1.11
Solitude
Fumio Yasuda
2:22
1.12
Capri
Fumio Yasuda
1:43
1.13
Sky Dark Green
Fumio Yasuda
3:18
1.14
Song of Nenna
Fumio Yasuda
4:22
1.15
Autumn Melody
Fumio Yasuda
3:28
1.16
Melancholic Waltz
Fumio Yasuda
4:24
1.17
Winter Silence
Fumio Yasuda
1:44
1.18
Capricornus
Fumio Yasuda
2:38
1.19
Wandering Shadows
Fumio Yasuda
3:21
1.20
By the Sea
Fumio Yasuda
4:01
1.21
Almost Silence
Fumio Yasuda
5:27
Total Playing Time    65:00
Japanese pianist Fumio Yasuda performs his original composition Fractured Silence, a sequence of 21 solo piano pieces he started writing in 1973. In addition to grand piano, Yasudo plays a prepared piano to reach and experience the outmost limit of unexpected spheres of sounds. The distortion causes an assault against the natural tones of a piano. By placing objects like nails and screws on the strings, each attack generates a different noise and reverberation. The harmonic structure of the overtones rings out differently, recalling similar sounds like a memory, a point of reference, an indispensable experience. "I strongly feel that this work is part of my personal history and identity, which I have created neither intentionally nor unintentionally. These pieces were composed, in retrospect, to the memory of my listening habits. My work reflects classical, contemporary as well as traditional music, harmonic and melodic structures of different Western music and improvisation. I tried to expose memories of these repeating resonances, which I experienced over the years." - Fumio Yasuda
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Winter and Winter Studio Masters

Grand piano was recorded at the house of Steinway in Munich, with one single microphone (Josephson C700S) directly live-to-three-track. Prepared piano was recorded at Studio 246 in Aoyama, Tokyo.

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