new in psf: on makoto nomura’s root music

In the new issue of Perfect Sound Forever, I have a piece on composer Makoto Nomura’s Root Music–its concept, execution, aesthetic, and what it’s like to realize it. (My recording of one version of the piece can be heard here. That performance is part of a current project of recording works for solo double bass by contemporary experimental composers.)

photo by Yamamoto Tadasu, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori Public University.


root music by makota nomura

In 2012, Japanese experimental composer Makota Nomura created a graphic score in the form of an installation of dried roots arranged in five lines on two walls of the Aomori Contemporary Art Center. The score is visually elegant and rich in possibilities; my realization is here.