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Wire Mix: Midori Takada

March 2018

The Japanese percussionist shares a selection of her own recordings from past solo albums and collaborations

Ahead of her forthcoming appearance with Faitiche label founder and ambient producer Jan Jelinek at London's Union Chapel, composer Midori Takada has compiled a mix of past recordings from the 1980s and 90s. Takada features on all seven tracks, whether as a soloist or part of a duo, as part of the bands Mkwaju Ensemble or Ton-Klami, or as vibraphone accompaniment to fellow minimal composer Satoshi Ashikawa. Of all her past performances, Takada considers these pieces as being the most ambient in their sounds and sensibilities.


Mkwaju Ensemble
From Ki-Motion
(Better Days)

Mayumi Miyata & Midori Takada
“Sublimation” (Abridged)
From Nebula

“Link 3”
From Ton-Klami In Moers

Mkwaju Ensemble
From Mkwaju
(Better Days)

Satoshi Ashikawa
“Image Under The Tree”
From Still Way

Midori Takada
“Futa Aya Asobi + Usuyo”
From Tree Of Life

Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh
“Ancient Palace”
From Lunar Cruise

The concert at Union Chapel will take place 17 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Midori Takada was interviewed by Claire Sawers in The Wire issue 399. Subscribers can access the full article via the online archive.

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