01 De Koolmees Suzuki Type Glass Harmonica, 1973 (23:46)
02 Analapos A – Voice Composed, 1970 (14:44)
03 Analapos B – Multiple Stand, 1973 (22:33)
04 Analapos C – Object For A Single Person, 1970 (9:20)
Total time 70:23
Book+CD released by Het Apollohuis, The Netherlands, 1990
‘Soundsphere’, Akio Suzuki‘s acclaimed masterpiece, was meant by Paul Panhuysen, director of Het Apollohuis, as an introduction to his sound work, with a book detailing various instruments Suzuki created, as well as diagrams and documentation on previous performances from the 1970s and 1980s. It was conceived during an artist-in-residence time Suzuki spent at Het Apollohuis. The 36-pages booklet edition came in an oversized cardboard box and was limited to 1,000 copies. The disc focuses on 2 instruments only: the De Koolmees, a self-build glass instrument already described in a previous post, and the Analapos, a long spring attached to a pair of cylinders, played either by plucking the string or singing through a cylinder. As customary with Suzuki, all sounds are out of this world, hardly ever sounding like man-made music at all. On track #1, Suzuki uses 2 of his glass instruments at the same time, making various use of them: rubbing or percussion, or a combination of both. The whole disc is extraordinary.
Music (133mb) and pictures (13 scans) provided by Olivier Prieur. Thanks!