PERSONAL MUSIC PARTY 1999 03 22 Part 2 after a short break
YAMASHITA Kasuhiko mailed in the following two compositions. SHIMODA executed them. In this one SHIMODA had everyone say "Hai" after their name was called, and then clap twice after he clapped once. Since people were in a variety of different places all around the space, some of the response clapping lagged behind and thus made it a little bit interesting.
Counting ichi, ni, san, shi, go, plus participants clapping when their name was called, and then every time the number came up for them. A second name call would allow them to stop clapping. Pictured are from right to left, KUDO, OIYA, MORI
Each Personal Music Party has a theme. The prior one was "Jump." HAMADA Mayumi is videotaped jumping, and requests that we all jump where we are, after she jumps on public streets filmed by the camera.
Interesting layers of ambient soundscape and other keyboard and computer sounds are added and added until... sudden silence, and HIRAO Yoshito says, "oh", and the computer dings as it reboots post crash.
Ken KOHDA blows a whistle while jumping and then jumps rope to trigger the sensors between the boards which make changes in the computer music, atteded to by KOBORI Natsuyo.
SUZUKI Toru. What look like film canisters are filled with some white substance (dry ice?). All of a sudden one forcefully pops open. Then another pop, and another, and another...
Super balls are dropped by KUBOTA Jun who you can't see from above, making noise as they hit the paper. Then paper is unrolled out the door. It tears, and flaps in the windy outside.
DJ Kerog (HOSOMA Michihiro) reads as he circles the assmebled group.
Yuko Nexus6 improvises along with the HIRAO Yoshito.
IWATA Koh. A long pipe is added to allow even stranger sounds than a Saxophone usually produces to be created.
EZAKI Masafumi squaks through his trumpet mouthpiece.
KOBORI Natsuyo. Shoes are removed, makeup is added in silence, and then there is slow and careful dancing to the pre-recorded pop music produced by Komatsuna Shimeji.
Sean ROE breathes into a microphone while his computer processed voice sounds from a MiniDisk saying "I'm in an empty room, I'm in a concert hall, I'm in a stadium, I'm in outer space, I'm in an empty room in an empty room, I'm in an empty room in a concert hall, I'm in an empty room in a stadium, I'm in an empty room in outer space, I'm in a concert hall in an empty room, I'm in a concert hall in a concert hall, I'm in a concert hall in a stadium, I'm in a concert hall in outer space, I'm in a stadium in an empty room, I'm in a stadium in a concert hall, I'm in a stadium in a stadium, I'm in a stadium in outer space. I'm in outer space in an empty room, I'm in outer space in a concert hall, I'm in outer space in a stadium, I'm in outer space in outer space." The computer effects sound like they're attempting to produced the spoken situation in the pre-recorded voice.
KAWABATA Minoru. I quite enjoyed this performance, of gibberish singing, strumming a guitar without using any chords. The emphaticness and energy were there, and the sounds were melodic and pleasant.
Collaboration of FUKUI Tsunehito on bass, and Ken KOHDA on ocarina.
Collaboration of INADA Makoto on bass and HIRAI Masaru on tubing.
ASHTRAY. One of my less favorite performances during the event, though the sounds produced here were almost completely inaudible.
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