Akemi Naito: Strings & Time
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR771     Release Date: 1997-01-01

William Anderson, guitar; Oren Fader, guitar; Martin Christ, piano; John Whitfield, violoncello; Ulrich Krieger, saxophone; Mis en Loge String Ensemble: (Hisako Takahashi, Chiyoko Noguchi, Madoka Suzuki, Michio Isaji, Momoko Yamada, Shirabe Aoki, Horiko Matsuda, Ai Kikuchi, violins; Aiko Hosokawa, Miharu Yoshida, violas; Miho Nakamura, Ichiro Hasebe, violoncellos; Yusake Sugakata, contrabass; Yoichi Sugiyama, conductor); Norio Sato, guitar

For me, composing is a profoundly poetic activity. However the world may change or technologies progress, composition remains an unchanging foundation, one that is always my starting point. Sound has its own energies, and my method is to weave them together. Sound breathes and shapes itself into a musical work. Form is the end result.


I discover the true significance of a work in those artistic expressions that reach the core of the universe in an instant. It is my hope to create music that is simple yet deep. To grasp one moment of certainty.

New York City, where I have lived since 1991, enables me to examine my own being. Here, the spirit of individual style fit me like a glove, and I felt I wanted to delve into myself as deeply as I could. Yet, as a Japanese woman here, it is necessary to nurture within myself a perspective, a structure that is different from the Western ideas of time. For me, time is malleable, and it can be sublimated from a melodious moment into a time-space of infinite continuity.

In this city where various cultures intersect, one is made aware of one's roots. Simultaneously, things that are pure and moving leap easily over barriers of language and ethnicity.

I am convinced that the most beautiful moments in history are when something is communicated. That is why I continue speaking through music.

From myself, here and now, towards the infinite.

—Akemi Naito

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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Track Listing

Winter Shadow: I. -
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Winter Shadow: II. -
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Rain, Calling Autumn: I. -
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Rain, Calling Autumn: II. -
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Rain, Calling Autumn: III. -
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Interlude
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Solitude
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Electronic Landscape
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Strings & Time: I. -
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Strings & Time: II. -
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Strings & Time: III. -
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Secret Song
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