Tracks 1-3 recorded by Bruce Gallanter Downtown Music Gallery East 5th Street East Village, NYC
Track 4 @ The Cooler 416 West 14th Street, NYC
Michiyo Yagi (Tzadik) prepared/Koto, Marc Sloan (Carbon) prepared/Bass
Tracks 5-9 recorded @ Context Studios, 28 Avenue A, East Village by Jim Fourniadis
Michiyo Yagi prepared/koto, Marc Sloan prepared/bass, Christine Bard (ESP Tzadik) percussion, Yuji Katsui (Rovo) violin
Overall Album Info:
Koto wonder Michiyo Yagi with bass Marc Sloan March 1999
Michiyo Yagi (Tzadik) koto, Marc Sloan (Carbon) bass, Christine Bard (ESP Tzadik) percussion, Yuji Katsui (Rovo) violin
I met Christine Bard in the East Village 1997 working with the Noise Rock Coalition (Marc Ribot) campaigning clubs to pay musicians. I met Michiyo and Katsui in Japan while touring w/ Elliott Sharp and later returning to tour solo and collaborate w/ notables Katsui, Kido Natsuki, Kenji Ito (Harpy) , Noda…
Recordings are from:
long-running internationally known record store Downtown Music Gallery for avant-garde jazz and contemporary composition, experimental, and improvisational music from around the world, founded in 1991, originally at 211 East 5th street for 10 years, 7 years at 342 Bowery, currently located at 13 Monroe St. Bruce Lee Gallanter, founder, and Emanuel 'Manny Lunch' Maris.
416 West 14th street The Cooler opened on September 22, 1993 & closed June 2001. The club showcased experimental music, Americana music, roots music, spoken word performances, dance, film, video arts and club parties.
Every well known NY and touring band rehearsed at Context Studios, 28 Avenue A, East Village