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SEIJI MORIMOTO & OLIVIER DI PLACIDO
LIVE AT EXPERIMONTAG | MADAME CLAUDE 2011
Release date: 25.04.11
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"This duo is focused on avoiding interaction in improvisation. We use headphones, listening to some John Cage tunes while we are playing together, so we cannot hear each other." (Olivier)

Morimoto's work focuses on the unstable acoustic phenomenon between everyday objects such as water and stones and the technological medium. His work consists of a search for small and differentiated structures, and the attempt to discover this random phenomenon through and within the technological medium. Through this method, his active activity transforms into passive observation.

"Olivier di Placido is a self-taught musician who performs on electric guitar. His approach is mainly focused on the manipulation and the sonic possibilities of each elements of the guitar as a sound source (Unscrewed neck, unfixed pick-up, broken strings or not, electricity and short circuit...) He’s ausculting and trashing each of this elements by moving the pick-up around the instrument.
He develops a world of tension and rupture with an interest for non narrative structure and spontaneous form.

Seiji Morimoto Born in Tokyo 1971, studied musicology at the Kunitachi College of Music, graduating in 1996. During this period he began to play the electronic pieces by John Cage and his own sound performances.
Since then he has been creating installations, sound performances and videos. He has collaborated with musicians as Takehisa Kosugi, Eye Yamatsuka, Francesco Cavaliere, Rinus van Alebeek, Olaf Hochherz, Katsura Yamauchi, Tomoko Sauvage, Ignaz Schick, Rubén Patiño amongst many more. Since 2003 he has been living and working in Berlin.

"Olivier di Placido. During the past few years, he has collaborated and performed with many musicians: Basile Ferriot (Ferrailles) Arnaud Riviere, Jeff Gburek, Rubén Patiño (Carn de porc), Johnny Chang (Lo complication), Jassem Hindi, Clare Cooper, Mario de Vega, Liz Albee, Peter Schlewinski (Utensil), Aspec(t)... as well as solo performances in Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Sweeden and Italy.

 

 

 

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RELEASE CREDITS:

Seiji Morimoto, 2 channel pre-amprifier (feedback system) + contact microphone
Olivier di Placido, guitar

Recorded by Seiji Morimoto at Madame Claude, Experimontag, on 21st February 2011. Picture by Micol Favini. Design by Aniana Heras.

Special thanks to Micol, Rubén Patiño, Bonequi, and people from Madame Claude.