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More Kumakiri-Rylan Noisemaking (MP3)

Following up last week’s Rare Frequency podcast with Hiroshi Kumakiri and Jessica Rylan (, the duo switched handmade instruments for a second part of their live performance (MP3). As might be imagined, they have less initial comfort with each other’s tools. The opening noises are just that: tentative and sloppy, in an experimental, finding-your-boundaries, self-orienting sorta way. But as time passes, melodic playfulness and dramatic flair arrive, as does a back’n’forth that suggests two robots (from different manufacturers, if not different planets) on a first date. More details, including photos of the event, at

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  • By Disquiet: 15, 10 & 5 Years Ago This Week (2014.03) on January 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    […] downloads) included a Mark Pritchard track, some Finnish remixes of the Buddha Machine, the duo of Hiroshi Kumakiri and Jessica Rylan, a landmark 1985 album, and 11 MP3s in search of Ingmar […]

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