Sharawaji is the beauty that occurs with no discernible order or arrangement.
“When atoms are travelling straight down through empty space by their own weight, at quite indeterminate times and places, they swerve ever so little from their course, just so much that you could call it a change of direction. If it were not for this swerve, everything would fall downwards through the abyss of space. No collision would have taken place and no impact of atom on atom would have been created. Thus nature would never have created anything.”
Satoshi Takeishi and Hans Tammen are creating an unheard world of bizarre textures and polyrhythmic machinations. Dark, sometimes brooding ensemble passages mix and mingle with extended solo cadenzas, creating layers of intensity, at times unsettling, frantic and anti-sentimental. Fiery and energetic passages mixed and mingled with extended solo cadenzas are in turn electronically captured, fragmenting and otherwise transforming their percussion and guitar sounds, processed into radically contrastive and fascinating noises emanating from Hans Tammen’s interactive software.
released May 4, 2015
Satoshi Takeishi is a drummer, percussionist, and arranger, who explores multi-cultural, electronics and improvisational music in New York. He studied at Berklee, lived in Colombia to study the music of South America, and expanded his interest to the rhythms and melodies of the middle east.
Hans Tammen creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He produces rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating sounds, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible noises.
Both play together in various formations for 10 years.
Satoshi Takeishi - percussion
Hans Tammen - endangered guitar, guitar and percussion live sound processing
Compositions by Satoshi Takeishi and Hans Tammen
Recorded March 21, 2012 at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, New York, USA
Recording Engineer Paul Howells
Production and mastering by Satoshi Takeishi and Hans Tammen
Photo by Cinoby/iStockPhoto