I am really honored to share a new full length release with Hiroko Komiya. We have been working on these tracks for about 8 months. Most of the work appeared here, but there are a few surprises. Details on the release page.
Oto no Yukue -the destination of the sound- began in the spring of 2021 and finished mixing and composing in November of 2021. The process of extracting the instant sound of each land, exchanging like a sound letter, and creating new compositions from the explorations slowly took shape. The end result became a sketchbook-like album of sounds with seasonal changes, elements of nature, and some distant memories.
Deep thanks to Artist and DJ Mayuko Fujino for playing Evening clouds over Tawes Hall a few months back on her program Your Voice Touches My String on WGXC. The program is below. She is now venturing into a new program called Mirage Station.Here is the link
Dialogues 4 has been included in Artedolia’s recent Swifts and Slows series. Many thanks to Daniel Barbiero (score), Una Lee (voice and text) and Artedolia. You can view here and check out the other crisscrossings.
Between the words, Beyond the words is a new collaboration with Hiroko Komiya and Yif from the Silence series. This was a joy to record.
This meeting with her was very special in the forest. I talked with her about moon, poem, songs, and silence. Then I recorded her voice by the river and camp fire.
I will never forget the full moon sky we saw together one night. Thanks to Yif for this collaboration with her voice and text. This track is a combination of voice recording and Chris’s instrumental performance. This series of voices will continue.
Photo and Recording of Voice: Hiroko Komiya
Voice and Text: Yif
Instruments: Chris H. Lynn
Full Text below from Yif:
Between the words
A pauses between inhale and exhale,
( )Empty, infinite.
Before to get to the next word –
the next moment,
before the spoon touches the teacup,
how much time it takes?
Beyond the words
The noise weaves a wall of sound,
surrounded by it, so crowded,
so crowded until every note loses its meaning.
The huge noise melts everything,
— no different anymore,
there is silence.
In the silence, you can hear the subtlest sound and it becomes the loudest. Those vibrating
frequencies make silence exist. At the same time, this blank Ness of silence is where the
Sound becomes visible.
And out of the silence? Maybe it’s the sound of black hole, where silence gives up on itself
and swallowed up.
The time is dropping,
so sharp, brush my eyes,
so gently, melt one ice cream.
Silence may be a minimalist aesthetic. It tends to be extreme, encompassing, and emotional.
–some pieces of silence
“Emptiness/Silence is the ultimate order.” -Jiddu Krishnamurti
“The Next Best Sound to Silence.” -ECM
In the book “But Beautiful – A Book About Jazz”, there is a description of the piano master
Keith Jarrett under ECM:
“…he’s music effects time as a snow fall effects sound, replacing what was noticeable with
an absence more strongly felt than what is normally so perceptibly present.”
For The exhibition ” Ryuichi Sakamoto: seeing sound, hearing time ” in Beijing, –Ryuichi
Sakamoto sends words:
“… I hope that Chinese audiences can also enjoy the boundary between sound and noise, the
boundary between sound and silence, and the separation between sound and image through
the rain in a new place
DV/Color/ 5:11/ Silent
Location: Jiangsu Province, China
The rain in a new place was originally composed and edited for the 5 x 5 event where five filmmakers created films for Sergie Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor for the Riverdale Chamber Music Society which featured University of Maryland’s School of Music faculty and students. This production was a live event held at the Riverdale Mansion in Maryland, April 2016. Here is the silent version of the video. Some of the images appeared in my earlier films shot in Jiangsu Province, China. Enjoy!
Deep gratitude to Mexican choreographer Guyphytsy Aldalai for using the piece Rendezvous Cycles with Hiroko Komiya for her upcoming show in Guadarajara. I would love to see this ! More info is here-https://sonore.exblog.jp/30790042/