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Kurayami

by Akira Uchida

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    • Limited edition to 2000 copies, first and only edition (no re-print)
    • Printed on Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2
    • Logo, slot and circle embossed
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    • Hardcover book, 96 pages (with 6 metallic/silver pages), 25,7cm x 24,8cm, 56 photos
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about

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"Kurayami" is the result of the dialogue between Akira Uchida (music) and the acclaimed photographer Masao Yamamoto initiated by IIKKI, between September 2022 and May 2023. 

the complete project works in two physical imprints:
a book and a disc (vinyl/cd)
it should be experienced in different ways :
the book read alone
the disc listened to alone
the book and the disc read and listened to together.

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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 "Kurayami" he has collaborated with Tono Tamami (Sho), and Kosaka Osho (Sutra).
"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.

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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.

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for more infos + photos :
www.iikki-books.com
www.akira-uchida.jp
www.yamamotomasao.jp
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credits

released July 7, 2023

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Uchida Akira: Clavichord , Piano , Sax , Recording , Mixing
Tono Tamami: Sho
Kosaka Osho: Sutra

Mastered by Taylor Deupree (12k)
Artwork and Calligraphy by Masao Yamamoto
Design by SprflxgrfzmTM

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IIKKI Brittany, France

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IIKKI = a dialogue between a visual artist and a music artist dispatched in 2 limited physical imprints: a fine art book and a LP/CD
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our other label project, LAAPS, can be found here: laaps-records.com/music
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