Arrangement music/Emergent music
If I challenge to classify contemporary music history and pre-contemporary music history, knowing it is reckless, the birth of 'critique eye for sound itself' becomes a watershed.
In music called Western and classical, although there was consciousness to the tone color itself, only musical instruments limited to the historical context were used. A limited set of musical instruments appearing in Western music is imcluded almost all in the orchestra. Western music has produced various sounds by the recombination and arrangement of a set of musical instruments. Therefore, olny in the aspect of tone color, classical music is named "Arrangement music". Western music as an arrangement reaches one vertex in Maurice Ravel 's orchestral music. It is symbolic that he left a lot of piano songs that are regarded as colorful as the orchestra. The instrument called piano is a arrangement instrument which was born in the 18th century when classical music sharpens and it has made a dramatic evolution in the 19th century. In the limited tone color, the tone color is created by combining the tone range having each color.
So, what kind of attitude does contemporary music have with respect to tone?
The possibility of electronic acoustics was created. Work that creates sound. Instead of existing instruments, it creates new sounds by deforming, expanding and adding basic sine waves. It has made it possible to create sounds infinitely. It is also the melting of the boundary between the musical sound and the noise. You can name music after electronic music as "Emergent Music".
From Arrangement to Emergence. From limited instruments to infinite sound. It is possible to organize the history leading to the music of the present for a while in this way.
However, the expansion of the sound concept is not monotonous, but diverges as it vibrates positive and negative.
Although the discovered electronic sound was caught as a possibility in the discoverer, only those which are easy to handle are picked up and the remaining possibility can not be considered. The possibility of emergence will fall to the stability of the arrangement. We notice that the word 'prese't symbolizes this fall. The digital sound source contained in music production software is preset as a typical sound.
Vibration of Emergence and Arrangement
Under such circumstances, there are young artists who again show the possibilities of Emergence. AMIMORI Shouhei. musician. Composer. Graduated from Department of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, Music School, graduated from the Graduate School of Music.
His first album SONASILE is filled with the possibilities of Emergence.
PROGRESSIVE FOrM / PFCD64
2016.12.2 release / ¥2,000 (tax ex)
Interestingly, SONASILE starts with a piano song 'sonasile'. A neat sounding by his own performance is a pleasant introductory song and arrangement. According to the title, Son-asile, suitable for intrusion into the sanctuary of sound. He answered in an interview as follows.
The title is coined by "SON" (sound) + "ASILE" (shelter). I decided on this title because I took the production attitude to evacuate myself from the world of sounds which had become saturated in various ways in recent years and approach to music again from the evacuated position. ('Song Premiere: AMIMORI Shouhei - kuzira')
'Sonasile' gradually increases the density of the electronic sound at the end, then 2.Pool Table starts. Cut sounds move swiftly. While we becoming somewhat lost sometimes, a pop vocal melody will arrive soon. We are urged to be aware of the quality of the electronic sound itself. We already know that we're entering his evacuation site.
The electronic sound which prominently prospered 20 years ago is not understood, but after appearing as something cool, gradually many musicians gradually wear the (fresh) way of making <How to make good use of pops > In the viewpoint that you are now using electronic sound as a material for arranging, right? At the same time I think that electronic things are also a material that has good touch. My interest is opposite to that, and I am still interested in the electronic sound as something I did not understand. I would like to share that interest with someone. (Underline is the author)
(Hereinafter referred to as "Mikiki | Let's think the electronic sound as an esoteric thing again - academic newest, from the innovative pop / music theory that the net professional has won! | From INTERVIEW | JAPAN")
Denying Material for arranging. Attempt to return to the electronic sound of Emergence which is not fixed yet, not for arranging.
Songs with twin vocals with Satoko Shibata, 3. kuzira
Listen and notice that Shibata 's way of singing is what eliminated breathing. It sounds like a voice as well as a sound.
Kuzira is the first song created for all songs. At the end of the arrangement, I thought I was going to do something so narrative, including the melody, so I thought I was going to do something, as a result of various problems, singing dare to those who seem to be incompatible with this song I landed on the idea of trying out what to do with it.
6.LPF.ar An electronic sound is inserted so as to spread around the melody of a melancholic piano.
It is an acoustic / musical work.
(About affected musicians: author's note) They can also be said to be composers who treated music more than formal concepts, more widely as spatiotemporal concepts. My way of receiving this kind of influence is consistent, and it leads to the interest / activity of the later acoustic system and sound art as it is.
9.Sheer Plasticy Of the Lubricant
Persistent soundings appear acoustically, they also appear as musical as chords. The texture and structure are smoothly replaced lubricously, borrowing his word. Although it seems that pops seem to be disappearing, encounter the sound which can sense the structure. It is a song that represents this album in terms of fusion of sound and music.
This is about how to listen, but if you have some sort of phrase in songs, you will be able to control to some extent whether you want to listen to that phrase as <acoustic> or <phonological> as if it is not precise ? Studying academic composition makes you feel sensitive to things like motifs and you want to extract patterns from phrases. In short, I'd like to listen to the structure, but electronic acoustics are not so easy as textural elements are strong. I think that it was an example that I was able to make use of academism outside of it in a really good sense, that I was able to acquire a method of listening as a kind of conflict trying to perceive the difference between such texture and structure.
(Emphasis is author)
網守将平 "Mare Song" from "SONASILE" PFCD64 by PROGRESSIVE FOrM | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Authentic, beautiful and melancholy charm. This will be a song that expresses the next word.
(This album as a whole not esoteric: Writer's note) If there is a reason that is not esoteric, I think that I made it as a <pop music> rather than electronic music / electronica from the beginning. In me, "SONASILE" is only pops and I planned to make pops from the beginning. In terms of the relationship with electronic sound, this is something I thought during the production, but I thought that the existence of the electronic sound would be prominent paradoxically by making it pops even if it gains power.
I feel a somewhat humoresque and a trial of rhythm. I remember feeling that the sense of humor's humor is blindly destroyed.
Even though I use electronic sound as an arranging material for pops, I wanted to exploit something excessively and dislocate the arrange itself, on the contrary, I wanted to restore the consciousness to the electronic sound in the listener. Rather, should you think again of the electronic sound as an esoteric thing? By thoroughly conceiving such an idea, it seems that accidental sounds beyond the category of arranging were to be scattered throughout the work
Return of electronic sound to Emergence, simultaneous joining with advanced arrangements. It also accompanies some humor that resurrected elsewhere. It is an album full of originality that can only be done by AMIMORI, and his achievement has been successfully achieved. Each song has the next development and it has the possibility that even 11 different albums can be produced with root as those.
・Mikiki | もう一度、電子音を難解なものと考えよう―アカデミックな新鋭、網守将平が突き詰めた斬新すぎるポップ・ミュージック論 | INTERVIEW | JAPAN http://mikiki.tokyo.jp/articles/-/13232
・Song Premiere: 網守将平 – Kuzira http://publicrhythm.com/29552