“Blow the Earth in Naraha-cho” by Toshinori Kondo was held in Naraha-cho, Fukushima Prefecture on March 11th, 2017.
Naraha-cho is a town located in Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture. This town is hold by Mother Nature but also has faced on the big problem.
Naraha-cho was suffered from the serious damage as a result of the earthquake of March 11th, 2011 and also the subsequent tsunami. The whole area of the town fell to the exclusion zone of 20 km around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The town was completely evacuated by the order of the town.
The evacuation order was completely lifted on 4th September 2015. Restoration efforts by citizens of the victims’ towns caused by the earthquake itself began in 2016.
Mr. Kondo played for those who are still facing on the conflict and also for human beings.
Kondo has continued to concentrate on music alone in the nature. But that was the moment the sound of Kondo was truly connected to the people.
“Blow the Earth in Naraha-cho” by Toshinori Kondo brings you such a great time. Please check it out the live performance of Kondo.
This is the live recordings of this year 2016 April 16 in Tokyo.
As you know I have been making the tracks by my way for long time.
I selected the tracks for this gig with the imagination of a love story in the night of Tokyo.
I hope you can enjoy this music and 12 albums of TKRecordings.
Live at Hot Buttered Club
3.On the Kinky Street
4.Into the Dark Side
5.She was There ~ Heart City~
Toshinori Kondo ( electric trumpet, tracks )
DJ Yama aka Sahib ( turntable )
Takumi Moriya ( bass )
recorded at Hot Buttered Club Tokyo on 16th April 2016
recorded by Susumu Numata
jacket designed by Naotaka Katayama
This recording was done through Internet.We haven’t met ,but
we worked together in virtual space.21st century’s music would be created in the virtual street.It’s a big fun to exchange the imagination through internet.
I will see Barton Rage at Shopin airport on March 5th in the first time.
Toshinori Kondo is considered to be the second Miles Davis generation. His musicianship brought trumpet playing to yet another level. All of a sudden a single trumpet sounds like a whole orchestra, and that in in the nature setting, as his signature series of ‘Blow the Earth’ bare witness. He’s the first musician I hear say that it is finally the time for us, the new generation of musicians to make music of this century. All that has been done in the past century, has been done, and it’s no need to repeat it endlessly. Isn’t that what Miles Davis did with his sound experimentations? He did it, new things evolved, we progressed into new genres of music that progressed to be the new standards of todays music. I especially liked Toshinoris comment in an email, that we should change my first sketch of our album cover to look like this century, because this one looks like old European covers, and we need something new! And here I thought I made something new…
Barton Rage (born on Dec. 8, 1982) is a Polish-born, American raised multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger and a producer. His music is a mixture of different genres blending into an unconventional harmonic, melodic and rhythmic development. His composing methods focus on intuitive approach to sound and dynamics in music as a whole, aiming at a self existing sound esthetic. Rage’s music can be characterized as sounds and melodic noises of not clearly distinguishable electroacoustic instruments constantly mutating in and out of harmonic and dis-harmonic extremes. bartonrage.com/
BARTON RAGE Presents
‘REALM II PARALLAX’ Featuring TOSHINORI KONDO
1.Reminder of another world
2.Path beyond the crest
3.Along the edge of a sword
4.Perish the thought
5.Keeper of luminous gateways
6.Rise beyond hyperreality
7.I as a blackhole
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‘Realm Series’ are a Barton Rage signature concept series of albums aiming at creating the music of tomorrow with the use of newest technologies in music production and unconventional instrumental approach. The artists participating in this project come from different places around the globe and music orientation. Their exceptional abilities are put in the spotlight to show the essence of their sound Universe.
Kondo will have a performance in Europe!
Come and see him! Enjoy his sound!!
5 Nights with Peter Brötzmann – 75th Birthday Anniversary
Mar.6 2016-Mar.10 2016
Pardon, To Tu.
Plac Grzybowski 12/16, 00-104 Warszawa
Peter Brötzmann – tenor / alto saxophone, clarinet-b, Tárogató
Alexander von Schlippenbach – piano
Han Bennink – drums
Heather Leigh – slide guitar
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
John Edwards – bass
Steve Noble – drums
Toshinori Kondo – trumpet
TKRecordings No.10, “Blow the Earth in Japan 2011″ is released !!!
I am very sorry it’s so delayed.
In the year of Touhoku Huge Earthquake,2011,I moved to play in the 4 seasons of Japanese Islands.
Winter. Noto , Hokuriku
Spring. Mt.Fuji , Touhoku
Summer. Ashizuri Cape , Shimanto River , Mt. Ishizuchi
Autumn. Rishiri Island , Mashu Lake , Kussharo Lake
Playing in the nature,with the nature,for the nature,
“Blow the Earth in Japan 2011″ will send you the Vib. of Japanese 4
Please enjoy it !!!
Blow the Earth in Japan 2011
1.Mt. Fuji at dawn
2.Oirasekeiryu of Fresh green
3.Tsunami on Kirikiri coas
4.Cherry Blossom in Miyako
5.The Black Current at Ashizuri Cape
7.Shimanto River in the Summer
8.Sunset at Mt. Ishizuchi
9.Sunset at Rishiri Island
10.Mt. Rishiri of Volcano
11.Autumn Evening at Kussharo Lake
12.Tedori Valley in the Snow
13.The Sea of Noto
14.A Whisper of Mt. Hakusan
All composed, played & recorded by Toshinori Kondo
Mastering by Kazunori Takiguchi
Special Thanks to The North Face,（株）タニーパック、（株）オムロン、（株）シーボン、惠利幸二
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I started to play “Blow the Earth in Japan” in summer of 2007.
I wanted to play in the changing of four seasons of Japanese island
for 3 rounds.
This is the second year.
Kamigamo Shinto Shrine ,Kyoto in Winter.
Kurushima Straits,Setonaikai Inland Sea in Spring.
Iheyajima,Okinawa in Summer.
Aso mountain,Kyushu in Autumn.
My trumpet sound is different compered to play in World Nature.
1 祝詞 Norito
2 気配 Kehai
3 冬雨 Winter Rain
4 雷神 Thunder God
5 瀬戸内 BLUE Setouchi Blue
6 能島水軍太鼓 Noshima Suigun Daiko
7 渦潮 Whirling Waves
8 初光 The First Light
9 つらね Tsurane
10 日食 Eclipse
11 雲海 A Sea of Clouds
12 湧水 Fountain
13 蘇陽峡 Soyoukyo
Winter 1-4 Kamo-wake-ikazuchi-Jinja Feb.21,22 2009
Spring 5-7 The Kurushima Channel May.7-10 2009
Summer 8-10 Iheya island July.22 2009
Autumn 11-13 Mt.Aso Nov.23-27 2009
Mixed at Kondo Sound Body Studio
Filed by Kazunori Takiguchi
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