Toshiya Tsunoda 'O Respirar da Paisagem' (Sirr.ecords, 2003)

It's been a slow month, lot's of other things going on. I hope most of you got a chance to read Tsunoda's words on the erswords blog as mentioned in my previous post. There is more truth behind those sentences than any of the ones written here about the man. I've recently revisited this release from '03 that perfectly showcases Tsunoda's talents and concepts: O Respirar da Paisagem (loosely translated as The Breathing of the Landscape).

The 14 tracks on O Respirar... are broken up into three categories, providing a sort of guide map of these micro/macro explorations, and providing a stream in which to approach this work. Tsunoda's work is very detailed, his releases are often accompanied with extensive liner notes explaining his humbly titled sound pieces: location, process, dates, times, etc... all never without a hint of personal sentiment. It's refreshing really.

On a Boundary Line

Physical vibration is like a wave... Like a wave, an exterior noise will spread indoors. ...Divisions are necessary for our everyday life. Between two divisions, there is a boundary. This boundary is cultural and social, it has an important meaning for us, but does not constitute a barrier for the continuity of physical phenomena.

listen to Deck on a Wharf

Context of the Space
A living space has two principle types of vibration; the vibration through air; and the vibration through solids...I believe we can regard these vibrations as the "context" of structured space. My suggestion is that we must recognize space as a vibratory system.

listen to Heater and Amplifier

Observation and Object
...An object is apprehended in its interaction with an observer. We observe the vibrations of our living space... The act of listening changes our perception of an object, depending on the point from which we observe it.

listen to TTV (air)

listen to TTV (Solid)

small letters in italics excerpted from linear notes by Toshiya Tsunoda

Track Listing

1. A signboard, wind blown
2. Cicada and window
3. 40 Oscillators
4. Pier
5. Road between warehouse
6. Deck of a wharf
7. Ground near an external unit
8. Floor boards
9. Heater and amplifier
10. Inside the warehouse
11. TTV (air)
12. TTV (solid)
13. Scenery of a fishing port
14. Wind frame and wind

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