music clip of the day


Category: koto

Wednesday, September 28th

sounds of Japan

Ko Ishikawa (sho), Kohsetsu Imanishi (koto), Peter Evans (trumpet), live, Yugawara, Japan, 2018



random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, July 13th

sounds of New York

Ingrid Laubrock Sextet (IL, tenor saxophone, composition; Craig Taborn, piano; Miya Masaoka, koto; Dan Peck, tuba; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Sam Pluta, electronics), live, New York, 2015








random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 25th

Ever heard this instrument before? (Me neither.)

Kazue Sawai (1941-), bass koto, live, Tokyo, 2009




reading table

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

—Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), “Worstword Ho” (1983)

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