For the first time on vinyl, and in a limited edition on white vinyl for 2018’s Record Store Day (April 21st), Universal are releasing David Sylvian’s 1999 solo album Dead Bees on a Cake.
RHODRI DAVIES / DAVID SYLVIAN / MARK WASTELL - THERE IS NO LOVE
(confront core series / core 01)
Debut release in the new Confront Core Series imprint. Studio recording of the text piece THERE IS NO LOVE which was premiered at Cafe OTO, London on 31st October 2016 as part of the Confront Recordings Twentieth Anniversary celebrations.
David Sylvian is featuring on the track Life, Life, performing the poem 'And This I Dreamt, And This I Dream', by Arseny Tarkowsky (from the bundle Life, Life). David performing 'From An Old Notebook' from Life, Life was played live by Sakamoto (David with poem prerecorded) at the Concert For Japan (2011).
Punkt 2016: We’re sorry to announce that the Manfred Eicher conversation tomorrow with Jan Omdahl is cancelled, due to illness.
Instead, Erik Honoré will present a “musical essay” that he recently published in the literary journal Vagant, titled “The Memory of a Face”. It is an essay about David Sylvian, but it is just as much the story about Norwegian artists’ connection to Sylvian, and Sylvian’s connection to Punkt and Kristiansand.
The presentation will be in English. It will include at least one previously unreleased collaboration with Sylvian, if Erik finds an hour to mix it tonight.
Featuring David Sylvian on Forbidden Colours!
Academy Award-winning composer Sakamoto both starred in and scored the 1983 film.
In 1983, David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto (celebrated composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra member) starred in the film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. Directed by Nagisa Ôshima, the film follows a British soldier (played by Bowie) in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Sakamoto played a young soldier at the camp who develops an intimate relationship with Bowie's character. Sakamoto also composed the film's score, which won the 1983 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.
David has written the intro to Harold Budd's upcoming volume of poems 'Aurora Teardrops'. Harold Budd released a book (80 pages) called Aurora Teardrops in an edition of just 26 press-lettered copies, which features a forword by David Sylvian.
It includes to include a two-page introduction by David Sylvian, Harold's friend and colleague. Written in David's characteristic evocative style, it is a beautiful encapsulation of the poetry and the poet.
Recently, Andrea Dellapiana had an in-depth interview with Mark Wastell of Confront Recordings, an english label that recently published the latest David Sylvian EP called Playing the Schoolhouse.
Andrea had an extensive e-mail exchange that lasted almost a month. The result is a great article on paynomindtous.it and with Andrea's permission, a small excerpt is included here.
Finde the original article here.
Angharad Davies has mentioned on her website that last month (7th - 13th December 2015) she and an interesting array of musicians were recording with David Sylvian. Skogen is the name of the group - including Toshimaru Nakamura who appeared on Manafon.
7 - 13 .12.15 Skogen
Recording with David Sylvian
Angharad Davies + Anna Lindal, violin
Leo Svensson Sander, cello; Magnus Granberg, piano;
Rhodri Davies, harpa; John Eriksson, vibrafon;
Henrik Olsson, percussion + glass; Erik Carlsson, percussion
Petter Wastberg, elektronik och objekt
Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board