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Re: Vista blog

Postby silentwings on Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:39 pm

I've just published a new article on David Sylvian's contribution to Pierre Barouh's 1982 album Le Pollen, recorded in Tokyo with a cast of Japanese musicians.

I love this story of musical inspiration across continents and cultures: Barouh drawing on Brazilian bossa nova, Yukihiro Takahashi's fascination with Barouh's music in the film A Man and a Woman, and Sylvian finding inspiration from both Japanese music and the French singer.

Sylvian said that meeting Barouh renewed his feeling for music during the period when he stopped writing in the last days of Japan, paving the way for the solo career to come.

Here's the link: https://sylvianvista.com/2022/12/23/le-pollen-demain/
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Re: Vista blog

Postby silentwings on Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:49 pm

A new blog article is just up about David Sylvian's contribution to the installation called 2022 that was staged by the collective of artists known as Dumb Type at the Japan Pavilion for the Venice Biennale last year.

Sylvian was invited by Ryuichi Sakamoto, a new member of Dumb Type for their exhibitions in Venice and Munich in 2022. He reads words from a nineteenth century geography textbook.

Who are Dumb Type? What themes were they exploring in this exhibition?

Find out more in this article and see a 10 minute video to capture the experience, with Ryuichi's music and David's voice.

Here's the link: https://sylvianvista.com/2023/01/13/dumb-type-2022/

P.S. If you are in Japan, the installation is being re-staged at the Artizon Museum in Tokyo from Feb-April 2023
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