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The Utterly Digital Joy of Hideyuki Kuromiya’s “Sinedance”

A generative act of play

Listening to the blippy, partially random, utterly digital joy of Hideyuki Kuromiya’s “Sinedance”is a kind of puzzle. Trying to make sense of its internal play is a bit like watching the lights flicker on and off in a distant office building after night falls, and wondering what the patterns might mean: is it a shift in staff schedules, the arrival of a clean-up crew, an active emergency, the filter of a thick mist passing in the middle-ground? After a deliriously chaotic opening, the piece falls into place as a sequence of ever so slightly shifting tweaks on a melodic pattern, the pixelated melody varying as if the results are being plucked from a nanoscale bingo cage.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/kuromiya-hideyuki. Kuromiya’s album Tokyo Noisescape came out last September. It’s at manyfeetunder.bandcamp.com

By Marc Weidenbaum

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