Experimental Music of Japan Vol. 13: Extended Voices Takashi Matsudaira
Omega Point had obtained the original tape recording of "Extended Voices" composed by Toshi Ichiyanagi (first released by Odyssey/Columbia in 1967 on the compilation of the same name, alongside other pieces for voice & electronics by Pauline Oliveros, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Robert Ashley and Alvin Lucier). The piece consists of electronic sounds and modulated voices which are included on this album in two new 2014 realizations, in collaboration with Takashi Matsudaira, a baritone singer. The CD also adds experimental pieces selected by Matsudaira as well as his own original work, allowing the label to construct "an anthology of extended voices," partially as an homage to the original LP. Features Toshi Ichiyanagi's "Extended Voices (New Version #1)" (1967/2014); John Cage's "Ryoanji" (1983-1985), Takashi Matsudaira's "Shiroi Shojo (A Girl in White) (2014); Shigeru Matsui's "*" (2007); Toshi Ichiyanagi's "Extended Voices (New Version #2) (1967/2014). Housed in a cardboard paper gatefold sleeve. Includes newly-written liner notes in Japanese and English by the artist. Limited edition of 350 copies.