Extract From Field Recording Archive

by Toshiya Tsunoda

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Digital album includes PDF of a 44-page English/Japanese booklet with liner notes by Toshiya Tsunoda and photographs by Atsushi Tominaga.

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Toshiya Tsunoda - Extract From Field Recording Archive (ErstPast 001-5)

Toshiya Tsunoda is a Japanese sound artist whose quarter century of exploration into field recording has been a huge influence on many other great artists working in similar territory. His archival series of three themed sets of field recording studies, released on three different labels from 1997 to 2001, 'Extract From Field Recording Archive #1-#3”, lay the groundwork for so much of what followed, both from Tsunoda and many others.

All the sounds in the original three releases (#1-#3) were physical vibrations recorded in outdoor and indoor environments from 1993 to 1999, in the port service area in the Miura Peninsula where he was born and grew up, as well as at the neighbor ports.

Also, CD 1-3 are not identical to the originally issued ones. Now all the tracks have exactly the same durations as Tsunoda's original DAT recordings. All the tracks were remastered from these original DAT recordings for this box set. Thus, the duration of each track and each CD are different from the previously released ones. Also, the track lists on Extract #2 (CD 2) and Extract #3 (CD 3) are slightly modified from the original releases, as detailed in the booklet.

In addition to those three, for this reissue box Tsunoda compiled two new albums. CD 4, 'Extract From Field Recording Archive #4', contains his previously unpublished recordings of the Nagaura Port from the same period as #1-#3, and CD 5, 'Reflection-Revisiting', contains more recent recordings from 2007-2018, in which he revisited some of the original port areas, looking for a certain continuity between his ideas in the past and the present, while also discovering the differences between the two periods.

"My purpose for these recordings in the nineties was to observe vibrations, and at the same time to find the observation point for each recording. For some very subtle, inaudible vibrations, a special method of observation such as installing a contact microphone inside a bottle or a particular observation point is required. It can be said that the object of the vibration and the act of observation are inseparable. I think that it is not really 'detection' or 'documenting', but is more likely closer to 'depiction'. The word 'depiction' has a nuance of both watching and portraying an object simultaneously."

"By using small microphones and contact microphones, I tried to detect vibrations that were integrated with the presence of the place, like the vague images existing in the lowest layer of our perception. The space that could be observed in this way was quite different from how we perceive the actual place as a space." (from liner notes by Toshiya Tsunoda)

The extensive liner notes were newly written by Toshiya Tsunoda for this box set.

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CD 1: Extract From Field Recording Archive #1 - Vibrations In Stationary State

Track 1: Solid vibration from the concrete pavement of a pier where the fish market used to be held
Track 2: Solid vibration of a glass bottle in a ship anchorage
Track 3: Air vibration of the hollow part in the middle of a navigation float
Track 4: Air vibration in a bent pipe
Track 5: Solid vibration of a steel plate in a loading area
Track 6: Solid vibration of a support pillar for the external unit of a large refrigerator
Track 7: Solid vibration of the surface of small breakwater
Track 8: Air vibration of an elevator motor room in stairwell

CD 2: Extract From Field Recording Archive #2 - The Air Vibration Inside A Hollow

Track 1: Bottle at mountain road
Track 2: Bottle at park
Track 3: Tub-type container
Track 4: Drain hoses
Track 5: Connecting duct
Track 6: Downpipe for rainwater
Track 7: Plastic float
Track 8: Cavity in a cliff wall

CD 3: Extract From Field Recording Archive #3 - Solid Vibration

Track 1: Metal plate fence
Track 2: Wire net fence inside a tunnel
Track 3: On the pavement of a pier, an electric screwdriver
Track 4: On the pavement of a pier, two ships
Track 5: Asphalt road surface
Track 6: Metal door
Track 7: Scrap
Track 8: Gas cylinder, windy day (Takes 1&2)
Track 9: Drum

CD 4: Extract From Field Recording Archive #4 - Stationary Wave Of Nagaura Port

Track 1: Vibration from a water suction pump - Solid vibration
Track 2: Gap between ship and pier - Air vibration
Track 3: A simple fence, inside the iron pipe - Air vibration
Track 4: Solid vibration, location unknown
Track 5: Akebono Kikai Company - Air vibration
Track 6: Inside a tower silo, short interruption - Air vibration
Track 7: Surface of an external wall of the warehouse - Solid vibration
Track 8: Solid vibration, location unknown
Track 9: Running fence - Solid vibration
Track 10: A pipe on the roadside - Air vibration

CD 5: Reflection-Revisiting

Track 1: Vibration of the mooring rope of a fishing boat at anchor
Track 2: Vibration through long and thick rope at seashore
Track 3: Inside of a pipe at the seashore
Track 4: A pipe and the water flow
Track 5: Clapping echoing inside a pipe
Track 6: A bottle at the breakwater #1
Track 7: A bottle at the breakwater #2
Track 8: Solid vibration from the concrete pavement of a pier where the fish market used to be held
Track 9: Mooring line and road surface
Track 10: Inside the former fish market
Track 11: Solid vibration on the road surface near the exterior wall of the ice-making facility #1
Track 12: Solid vibration on the road surface near the exterior wall of the ice-making facility #2
Track 13: On the edge of the shore

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credits

released May 28, 2019

recorded and edited by Toshiya Tsunoda from 1993 - 2018

CD 1-3: remastered by Taku Unami and Toshiya Tsunoda with the assistance of Kosuke Numakura (Artes Publishing Inc.)
CD 4: mastered by Taku Unami and Toshiya Tsunoda with the assistance of Makoto Oshiro
CD 5: mastered by Taku Unami and Toshiya Tsunoda

Japanese liner notes by Toshiya Tsunoda
Japanese liner notes checked by Kosuke Numakura
English translation of liner notes by Yuko Zama
booklet edited and designed by Yuko Zama

photography by Atsushi Tominaga
design by Yuko Zama
produced by Jon Abbey and Yuko Zama

special thanks to: Johan Berthling, Klas Augustsson, Howard Stelzer, Giuseppe Ielasi, Alejandra Salinas, Aeron Bergman, Yuko Zama, and Jon Abbey

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