Sound of the Mountain
with Tetuzi Akiyama
and Toshimaru Nakamura
amplified clarinet and trumpet, guitars, nimb
Tetuzi Akiyama – guitars
Toshimaru Nakamura – no-input mixing board
Sound of the Mountain:
Elizabeth Millar – amplified clarinet
Craig Pedersen – amplified trumpet
There is a clear affinity amongst the members of this quartet for mixing acoustic and electric elements and extending the physical possibilities of their instruments. Montreal-based Sound of the Mountain (Elizabeth Millar, amplified clarinet & Craig Pedersen, amplified trumpet) met Japanese improvising musicians Tetuzi Akiyama (guitar) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board) in Tokyo in August 2017. Several concerts and a recording session at the legendary GOK studio in Kichijoji were the foundation for this collaborative effort in creating sound together, putting focus on the musical possibilities of form and interaction inherent in improvised music.
Recorded by Yoshiaki Kondo at Gok Sound, Kichijoji, Tokyo, October, 2017.
Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering.
Mixed, designed, manufactured and assembled by Mystery & Wonder
All music by Sound of the Mountain, Akiyama and Nakamura
(C)+(P)Mystery & Wonder 2019
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Album available on CD, FLAC and mp3. The packaging was designed by Mystery & Wonder and assembled by hand. Packaging includes custom-cut CD envelopes, liner notes by sound artist Gudinni Cortina and an obi strip, sealed in a poly sleeve. Digital versions include a PDF of the artwork, and liner notes.
2020-01 on Dusted Magazine by Bill Meyer
2019-11 on Wholenote Magazine by Stuart Broomer
2019-10 on Toneshift.net by TJ Norris
2019-10 on Nitestylez by BAZE.DJUNKIII
2019-12 on Point of Departure Moment’s Notice by Michael Rosenstein
2019-11 on Jazz Tokyo by Akira Saito
2019-10 on Vital Weekly by Frans de Waard
2020-03 on The Squid’s Ear by Dave Madden
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.