"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker

01/07/2018

Time sequence

 Toshi Ichiyanagi & Yoko Ono(1961)

The composer Toshi Ichiyanagi (1933) is a leading japanese figure of the avant-garde 
who studied with different artists as John Cage. 
He was married with Yoko Ono from 1956 to 1963.
He wrote graphic and aleatoric scores as well more classical ones.
He was involved in electronic music in the 60s, avalaible on "Edition Omega Point".

     ”Music for Electric Metronome” - 1960 - published in ”An Anthology of Chance Operations”

”Music for Electric Metronome” is an aleatoric composition for 3 to 8 players.
Toshi Ichiyanagi uses numbers as instructions for an erratic drift with chance for support.



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Under influence of Fluxus, 
Toshi Ichiyanagi organized in 1962 at Galerie Minami in Tokyo a huge exhibition 
which was visited by John Cage: ”International Graphic Scores Exhibition”.

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"Time Sequence" for piano was composed in 1976
here played by the bodybuilder Gene Hirano,
strangely suited for such a concert!


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