MICHAEL PISARO / TOSHIYA TSUNODA

Crosshatches

A beautiful, flowering extension the Pisaro’s Transparent City (Wandelweiser 2007), where sine tones were chosen to roughly correlate with the perceived pitches of field recordings, resulting in a silvery strand weaving through the soundscape. Echoes of that are here, with roughly musical sounds embedded within a landscape and vice versa. Though not completely serene and contemplative, there does seem to be an elusive connectedness, an interweaving of apparently natural and electronic sounds such as birds, metallic clanks and thin sine tones; or a funereal, low piano tolling that bridges a chasm between the severely abstract and the sincerely (not sentimentally) emotive. A deep, incredible recording.