AGENCEMENT

Viosphere + Selected Works 1984 – 1991

(Art Into Life - AIL007) CD $19.00

As a continuation of some of these ideas formulated during art and improvised violin experiments in the late 1970s, Hideaki Shimada started adding tapes, which led to the creation of the Agencement electronic project in 1985. Art into Life’s reissue of Viosphere (Pico 1991) adds three previously unissued tracks from the same period. Of particular interest is a heavily avant-garde performance for guitar, amplifier and autoharp from a 1988 studio session with Toukaseibunshi’s Hironari Iwata. With twelve-page booklet of period performance photographs and several 2011 visual works. Edition of 200.