Taku Sugimoto

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crossroads:
perception, time, transformation
genre(subgenre):
Music (new music)
instruments:
Guitar
region:
Asia, Eastern, Asia, Southern and Central
country/territory:
Japan, India
city:
Tokyo
created on:
December 4, 2003
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Taku Sugimoto

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Taku Sugimoto began to play the guitar in his youth, progressing from rock and blues to jazz and free improvisation. He now counts as being a forerunner of those Tokyo music scenes which work with extreme calm and extended periods of silence. For three years Sugimoto organised a monthly series of improvisations with Tetutsi Akiyama and Toshimaro Nakamura. In 1985 he co-founded the psychedelic rock-band Piero Manzoni, which lasted till 1988, then in the same year he brought out his first solo LP ´Mienei Tenshi´. In 1991 he turned his attention exclusively to the cello and with the alt-saxophonist Hiroshi Izui and the guitarist Michio Kurihara founded the group Henkyo Gakudan. In 1993 he was briefly a member of the psychedelic rock-band Ghost, then in 1994 he joined the avant-garde Hikiyo string quartet centred on Tetutsi Akiyama. In the same year he brought out the CD ´Slub´ as a solo cellist. Since then he has given the cello up. His music has become increasingly quiet and concerned with silence. Besides performing in concerts, especially in the USA, Sugimoto has been working regularly with Yuta Kawasaki and Yoshihide Otomo. As a member of the group A Bruit Secret he has recorded with Burkhard Stangl and Brett Larner the CD ´Six-String Deconstructions´.
Author: Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Works

Taku Sugimoto Guitar Quartet

Published Audio,
2003

Futatsu

Published Audio,
2003
Improvised Music from Japan

Eine Gitarre ist eine gitarrre ist keine gitarre ist eine gitarre...

Published Audio,
2002
Sugimoto, Taku, and Annette Krebs.

An Old Fashioned Duet

Published Audio,
2002
Stangl, Burkhard, and Taku Sugimoto.

Deluxe Nakamura

Published Audio,
2002
Larner, Brett, and Taku Sugimoto.

In Tokyo: First Concert - Second Take

Published Audio,
2002
Sugimoto, Taku, Burkhard Stangl, and Christof Kurzmann. .

Les Hautes Solitudes - A Philippe Garrel Film: Imaginarry Soundtrack

Published Audio,
2002
Otomo, Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto, and Sachiko M. .

Ajar

Published Audio,
2002
Otomo, Yoshihide, Keith Rowe, and Taku Sugimoto.

Trio at Off Site

Published Audio,
2002
Unami, Taku, Taku Sugimoto, and Masafumi Ezaki.

Tori

Published Audio,
2001

Italia

Published Audio,
2001

Hokou

Published Audio,
2001
Akiyama, Tetuzi, Taku Sugimoto, and Bo Wiget.

I Am Happy If You Are Happy

Published Audio,
2000
Müller, Günter, and Taku Sugimoto.

Den

Published Audio,
2000
Sugimoto, Taku, and Kevin Drumm.

A Duo in Berlin

Published Audio,
2000
Sugimoto, Taku, and Annette Krebs.

The World Turned Upside Down

Published Audio,
2000
Rowe, Keith, Günter Müller, and Taku Sugimoto.

Folie á Deux

Published Audio,
1998
Drumm, Kevin, and Taku Sugimoto. (Split with Drumm and Sugimoto).

Opposite

Published Audio,
1998

Duo

Published Audio,
1998
Drumm, Kevin, and Taku Sugimoto.

Fragments of Paradise

Published Audio,
1997
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Myshkin Musicu for Electric Guitar

Published Audio,
1996

Alto

Published Audio,
1995

Unaccompanied Violoncello Solo

Published Audio,
1994

Mienai Tenshi

Published Audio,
1988

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

transonic 2004

The New Sound Experience

(20 January 04 - 29 January 04)