The Wire

Video

Sarah Peebles’ 50 minute field recording is enhanced by photography by Christie Pearson

Toronto based composer and installation artist Sarah Peebles’ second album 108 – Walking Through Tokyo At The Turn Of The Century is the result of a 2001 commission from Radio-Canada. The project is a 50 minute field recording Peebles made roaming the streets of Tokyo, which she later separated into 11 tracks with titles pinpointing where she was at the time. It has since been presented as an installation piece with accompanying photography by Canadian artist and architect Christie Pearson. Its current 2018 version will be distributed by Vtape. Track sequencing below:

“Fast Kitchen (South Shinjuku Area)”
“Yes, Christo (God Is Eternal)”
“Shinjuku Station (South Entrance)”
“Train Ride On Sobu Line”
“Three Active Serves (Video Arcade, Yotsuya)”
“Pachinko (Yotsuya)”
“New Year's Bells (Nishi Nippori)”
“Kendo At Dawn (Japan University Of Physical Education)”
“Street Car Ride (Setagaya Line)”
“3 For ¥500 (Merchants At Ameyoko)”
“Epilogue”

Sarah Peebles was interviewed by Marcus Boon in The Wire issue 231. Subscribers can read the full article via the online archive.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it