Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek (Japonia/Niemcy)
About the event
A unique encounter of a renown Japanese vibraphonist and the guru of German electronic music. Jan Jelinek is famous for his minimalist compositions, which can be described as microhouse, glitch, or minimal techno. The artist focuses on the transformation of sound, transposing the parameters of popular music canon into abstract, reduced, textural electronics. He constructs collages from microfragments of sounds, forgotten samples, and audio tapes. He loops and modulates them, disguising their original source.
Masayoshi Fujita is a composer and instrumentalist. In search of his own, individual vibraphone sound, he constantly explores its possibilities, attaching pieces of metal, foil, or other objects to the instrument. The new sounds he produces, which resemble computer distortions, broaden the sound spectrum without losing the actual character of the instrument. The music composed by Fujita is a spacious, hypnotic journey into the unknown, an oneiric voyage, an endless flight.
The artists recorded two albums together – "Bird, Lake, Objects" (2010), and "Schaum" (2016). Both were released by Faitiche.
Their music combines ambient and low tones in an experimental, yet minimalist spirit. A juxtaposition of electronic textures and deep, detailed, subtle instrumental improvisations.