Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Teiji Ito - The Shamanic Principles


In 2007 Tzadik published the second and third series of Teiji Ito's original recordings (the first was "King Ubu" in 1998) : "Tenno" and “Music For Maya”.
This last one was a collection of music created for films and pieces written by Maya Deren.
You can read something about that here.
After less than a year this label consigns us other similar material taken from archives of this Japanese composer (died in 1982) whose name is often associated to Maya Deren’s cinema (because of his film scores) and life (he married her in 1950).
This CD contains recordings of two compositions inspired by Ito’s spiritual experience and learning acquired during his life.
Performed using a lot of different instruments of Japanese tradition (Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Hichiriki etc.) or belonging to other musical cultures (Maracas, Marimbula, Cuica) as well as some homemade ones, the whole combined with electronics, “The shamanic principles” confirms the vocation of this artist to create a personal style where world music, electronics, avant-garde can live together.
Music as a way to pursue spirituality.

Label: Tzadik
Cat. #: 8048
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

Tracklisting:
01 - Axis Mundi (32:50)
02 - Quetzalcoatl - Opening Chant/Gemstones (05:25)
03 - Quetzalcoatl - Toltec Flute Medley (03:15)
04 - Quetzalcoatl - The Story Of Quetzalcoatl (13:40)
05 - Quetzalcoatl - Travel Song/A Great White Eagle (07:50)

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Previous releases:

Meshes















Label: ¿What Next? Recordings
Cat. #: WN0020
Format: CD
Release date: 1997

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King Ubu















Label: Tzadik
Cat. #: 7036
Format: CD
Release date: 1998

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Tenno















Label: Tzadik
Cat. #: 8031
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

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Music for Maya - Early Film Music Of Teiji Ito















Label: Tzadik
Cat. #: 8038
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 2007

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Subsequent releases:

Watermill















Label: Tzadik
Cat. #: 8058
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

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Latest releases on Tzadik:

Mark Feldman - Music For Violin Alone















Cat. #: 7006b
Format: CD
Release date: 02/2008
Notes: re-release of 1997 album

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Marc Ribot - Exercises In Futility















Cat. #: 8046
Format: CD
Release date: 02/2008

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Ahleuchatistas - The Same And The Other















Cat. #: 8047
Format: CD
Release date: 02/2008
Notes: reissue of 2005 LP, with bonus tracks

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John Zorn - The Dreamers















Cat. #: 7366
Format: CD
Release date: 03/2008

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Bar Kokhba - Lucifer: Book Of Angels Volume 10















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Format: CD
Release date: 03/2008

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Cyro Baptista - Banquet Of The Spirits















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Format: CD
Release date: 03/2008

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Oren Ambarchi & Z'EV - Spirit Transform Me















Cat. #: 8123
Format: CD
Release date: 03/2008

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Jeremiah Cymerman - In Memory Of The Labyrinth System















Cat. #: 8049
Format: CD
Release date: 04/2008

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The Hub - Boundary Layer















Cat. #: 8050-3
Format: CD
Release date: 04/2008

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Maja S.K. Ratkje - River Mouth Echoes















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Format: CD
Release date: 04/2008

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Tangele - The Pulse Of Yiddish Tango















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Format: CD
Release date: 04/2008

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Lou Reed / Laurie Anderson / John Zorn - The Stone: Issue Three















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Format: CD
Release date: 04/2008

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Haino Keiji & Yoshida Tatsuya - Uhrfasudhasdd















Cat. #: 7265
Format: CD
Release date: 05/2008

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Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book Of Angels Volume 9















Cat. #: 7364
Format: CD
Release date: 05/2008

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Phantom Orchard - Orra















Cat. #: 7718
Format: CD
Release date: 05/2008

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Elliott Sharp - String Quartets: 2002–2007















Cat. #: 8052
Format: CD
Release date: 05/2008

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Daniel Zamir - I Believe















Cat. #: 8125
Format: CD
Release date: 05/2008

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Keeril Makan - In Sound















Cat. #: 8053
Format: CD
Release date: 06/2008

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Lukas Ligeti - Afrikan Machinery















Cat. #: 8054
Format: CD
Release date: 06/2008

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Paul Shapiro - Essen















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Format: CD
Release date: 06/2008

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Klez-Edge - Ancestors, Mindreles, Nagila Monsters















Cat. #: 8127
Format: CD
Release date: 06/2008

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Trevor Dunn - Four Films















Cat. #: 7518
Format: CD
Release date: 07/2008

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Fred Frith - To Sail, To Sail















Cat. #: 8625
Format: CD
Release date: 07/2008

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Medeski Martin & Wood - Zaebos: Book Of Angels Volume 11















Cat. #: 7368
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2008

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Anthony Braxton / Milford Graves / William Parker - Beyond Quantum















Cat. #: 7626
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2008

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Maryanne Amacher - Sound Characters 2















Cat. #: 8055
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2008

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Bérangère Maximin - Tant Que Les Heures Passent















Cat. #: 8056
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2008

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Anthony Pateras - Chromatophore















Cat. #: 8057
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2008

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John Zorn - Filmworks XX: Sholem Aleichem















Cat. #: 7369
Format: CD
Release date: 09/2008

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Peter Garland - Three Strange Angels















Cat. #: 8059
Format: CD
Release date: 09/2008

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Paola Prestini - Body Maps















Cat. #: 8060
Format: CD
Release date: 09/2008

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Yoshie Fruchter - Pitom















Cat. #: 8128
Format: CD
Release date: 09/2008

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Links:
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