This production arose from an invitation of the “Beppu Project” and an examination of the landscape in Beppu, Japan, which is shaped by onsen and jigoku (hot springs).
Water, steam, bamboo, sand and the 17-string bass koto provide the material for the electroacoustic collages and compositions, which successively alternate with the studio recordings of the improvisations.
Produced at Onpaku House, Beppu, Japan, 2006
Bass koto recordings: Studio Take Five, Oita, Japan
The temporal and tonal structures of an improvisation on the bass koto are reconstructed according to derivatives and even more remote aspects.
Commission by the Lower Austrian State Government.
Produced in the scope of the 2012 Master Courses of the Electric Orpheus Academy in Neustift, Lower Austria, 2012
In this first collaboration, Chieko Mori and Oliver Grimm combine the playing on the koto with the electronic processing of studio recordings in four pieces; an interweaving of initial improvisation, overdub and electronic transformation.
Produced and recorded at the studio of the Fabrica in Treviso, Italy, 2003
© Chieko Mori & Oliver Grimm 2016
English Translation by Brian Dorsey
Publisher Günther Rabl
Chieko Mori on stage
Photo: Stefano Beggiato, Jörg Huber
Chieko Mori & Oliver Grimm
Photo: Claude Leineweber
Bouzu Jigoku, Beppu