Saito, Takako - Spontaneous Music 2xLP

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Takako Saito (born 1929) is a Japanese artist closely related with Fluxus. In the 1950s, she participated in the "Creative Art Education" movement where she met later Fluxus fellow Ay-O. In 1963, she moved to New York where she was introduced to George Maciunas and became an important member of the Fluxus movement. Much of her work revolves around everyday life and everyday things, to which she adds her unique artistic gesture through small but deliberate and carefully crafted interventions. In line with her general artistic approach, Saito recorded a number of musical pieces between 1982 and 1992. Retrospectively, she called these recordings "Spontaneous Music" because they involved very simple actions with voice and everyday objects that happened spontaneously. Some recordings have become part of sound pieces in her exhibition "Games" at Emily Harvey Gallery in New York in 1990, but none of them have been released so far. A selection from the recordings is published here for the first time. Housed in a full-color sleeve; includes one insert with liner notes by Saito, a poster, and four postcards all designed by Takako Saito specifically for this release and relate to the notion of the music having been created simply with one's mouth and hands. Edition of 300.
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