Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto Team Up In New Album “Glass”

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto have announced a new collaborative one-track-long album called “Glass”, set to be released on February 16th via Nicaolai’s Noton label. Check out the cover below. “Glass” is a recording of a live improvisation held in Philip Johnson’s Glass House, and it will be their collaborative 6th album.

During the performance they meld sounds from synths, mixers, glasses, windows and walls “using the house as an instrument itself” as Sakamoto stated: “When I was offered to perform at The Glass House, the first idea that came to my mind was to use the house itself as a musical instrument.”

“It was completely musical and 100 percent improvised, as that’s what we usually do. Looking at the beautiful landscape through the glass wall with Kusama’s dots was something, and it affected me, affected us, I should say, a lot. It’s a strange mixture of natural, nature, and artificial things, art,” he added.

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