Ikue Mori :  One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Cat. # 7055
Released Feb 2000
cd time - 46:18
US Price $16.00
Ikue Mori's career in music reaches back to 1978 as drummer/co-founder/co-composer of the seminal punk/no-wave band DNA. In the '80s she became involved in the blossoming downtown scene, improvising with the likes of Bill Frisell, Christian Marclay, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Derek Bailey and countless others. Into the '90s her work with drum machines expanded into the world of electronic music, incorporating digital technology into her compositional palette. Moonsongs leads her into the 21st Century with an astounding suite of pieces for a chamber ensemble of voice, strings and percussion, inspired by the work of famous Japanese woodblock artist Yoshitoshi. Moonsongs is clearly one of Ikue Mori's greatest works. Lush, romantic, violent, weird, ghostly and exhilarating sounds from one of the world's most important musical thinkers.
Theo Bleckman: Vocal
Anthony Coleman: Piano, Organ
Erik Friedlander: Cello
Eyvind Kang: Violin
Hideki Kato: Bass
Makigami Koichi: Voice
Ikue Mori: Drum Machines