"'Munari by Munari' [Toru Takemitsu] is a controversial piece of percussion work which attempts to obscure the fact that the performance is made by percussion. The sound world upheald by takemitsu’s aesthetic sense represents the natural sound, like a clear and limpid stream in the mountains or the stirring in the woods as the fog drifts through. It shares the same Japanese psychology of “Mu” or nothingness…
On Ichinayagi’s work, the acute contrast in sound and the repetition of sound made a symmetry with movements in the latter half of the work, thus creating a world of wonder.
My wish now is to make a comprehensive compilation of Japanese percussion works with Sumire Yoshihara" (Hiroshi Isaka, producer- from the liner notes)
An adventerous and, at turns, meditative outing from Japanese avant-garde percussionist Sumire Yoshihara. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy.
Sumire Yoshihara - Percussions In Colors : Takemitsu + Ichiyanagi (1978 - RCA Japan, RDCE-9)
*also available in Flac
Side A: Munari by Munari (1967) - Toru Takemitsu, composer
Side B: Arrangements (for percussion player) - Toshi Ichinayagi, composer