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Yamamoto Masao started to photograph when he was 16 years old. He also studied painting but later chose gelatin silver print as his media. His first gallery show in the U.S. was in 1994 in San Francisco. In 1996 he had a solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York. His works have been shown in Europe since 2006. Besides Japan, U.S.A., and Europe, his museum and gallery exhibitions were held in Moscow and Sao Paulo. Media coverage includes NY Times and other major art magazines.
Yamamoto lives in Yatsugatake Nanroku,Yamanashi Prefecture where he enjoys creating his work while being close to nature.
After to have worked as a saxophonist for several years, Akira Uchida, in 2007 learned piano tuning under Mr. Satoshi Yoshida. Planning and holding "Sound workshop" which is to introduce how to interact with various sounds from the viewpoint of sound turning. In 2015 while he was learning from Mr. Masahiro Adachi, Akira Uchida started to create a Clavichord (keyboard instrument), invented in the 14th century.
For "Sasanami" he has collaborated with Miu Sakamoto (at the voice), the Ryuichi sakamoto's daughter.
"Making instruments, tuning sounds, being a musician, this flow is essential for me to see the world".
Feature : sax / piano / clavichord / piano tuning / instrument make.
Initiated by IIKKI, between October 2019 and August 2020,
Sasanami is their dialog.
E D I T I O N
Book: limited edition to 1200 copies, hand numbered & hand stamped.
hardcover book (24 cm x 22 cm), 80 pages, 55 photos, printed on Munken Lynx 150g/m2, logo, slot and circle embossed,
matt laminate grain of stone finish with selective varnish.
Vinyl: limited edition to 250 copies, hand numbered.
DMM cut, 12'' white colored vinyl 180gm, matt outer sleeve + printed on 350gm paper, transparent inner. mastered by Taylor Deupree.
Cd: limited edition to 200 copies, glass mastered. hand numbered.
mastered by Taylor Deupree.
available in pre-order: HERE
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