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by Dan McClenaghan
Musical collaboration is problematic in Covid-19 times. Rubbing elbows with fellow musicians can translate to positive test results. But the music must roll on. At least that is how electronics wizard/laptopist Ikue Mori, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura feel. Instead of getting together body and soul, the trio decided to swap sound files on the internet--Mori from her home base in New York, Fujii and Tamura from their household in Kobe, Japan. So sounds flowed across ...read more
by Eyal Hareuveni
Laptop computer pioneer Ikue Mori is a musician with a vision. Mori began her career as an untutored drummer in the seminal no wave group DNA, than transformed herself into an improviser who juggles an array of interconnected drum-machines and samplers, and again into a laptop computer player who no longer bases her musical language on rhythmic conceptions.
She not only succeeded incorporating her highly distinctive, computerized soundscapes into a legitimate role in some of the most adventurous ...read more