Akira Uchida & Masao Yamamoto
Sasanami
IIKKI
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2020
Includes Instant Download
LP
20.99
IIKKI012LP
Ltd. to 250 numbered copies, 180g natural/smokey vinyl, spot varnish on 350g paper heavy sleeve
CD
14.99
IIKKI012CD
Ltd. to 200 numbered copies
Book
39.99
IIKKI012BK
Ltd. to 1000 numbered copies, embossed hardcover book, 80 pages, 24cm x 22cm, 55 photos
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Akira Uchida – Sasanami # 1 20:00
2Akira Uchida – Sasanami # 2 20:01

"Sasanami" is the result of a dialog between the Japanese photographer Yamamoto Masao and the Japanese musician Uchida Akira (with 
Miu Sakamoto at the voice) initiated by IIKKI, between October 2019 and August 2020.

After to have worked as a saxophonist for several years, Akira Uchida, in 2007 learned piano tuning under Mr. Satoshi Yoshida. Planning and holding "Sound workshop" which is to introduce how to interact with various sounds from the viewpoint of sound turning. In 2015 while he was learning from Mr. Masahiro Adachi, Akira Uchida started to create a Clavichord (keyboard instrument), invented in the 14th century. 
"Making instruments, tuning sounds, being a musician, this flow is essential for me to see the world".

Yamamoto Masao was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1957. He started to photograph when he was 16 years old. He also studied painting but later chose gelatin silver print as his media. His first gallery show in the U.S. was in 1994 in San Francisco. In 1996 he had a solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York. His works have been shown in Europe since 2006. Besides Japan, U.S.A., and Europe, his museum and gallery exhibitions were held in Moscow and Sao Paulo. Media coverage includes NY Times and other major art magazines. Yamamoto lives in Yatsugatake Nanroku,Yamanashi Prefecture where he enjoys creating his work while being close to nature.

Fine Art Book, Ltd. to 1000 copies:
Hardcover book printed on Munken Lynx 150g/m2 // 80 pages, 24cm x 22cm, 55 photos // Logo, slot and circle embossed // Matt laminate soft touch finish + selective varnish // Hand-numbered, hand-stamped