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.
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So much will be written over the coming months, decades, there’s little, if anything, to add. I’ll keep it brief. I was speaking with a friend recently about how, particularly those who grew out of the US punk era, created a classic album with their debut and how difficult that must be to live with but, to have created one
DAVID SYLVIAN : PLAYING THE SCHOOLHOUSE (confront collectors series ccs 51.2) Playing The Schoolhouse, a new CD EP length composition by David Sylvian recorded in March of this year in Norway. Based on an improvisation by Jan Bang and Sylvian it also features contributions from Otomo Yoshihide and Toshimaru Nakamura. Second Edition : Releasing December 2015
Anthony Reynolds, author of the upcoming book Japan A Foreign Place, was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. A Foreign Place is a comprehensive biography of the influential band Japan by musician and author, Anthony Reynolds. Chronicling the rise and fall of one of the 1980s most respected and beloved bands, the book lifts the veil on
SAMADHISOUND ANNOUNCES HYPERGRAPHIA: THE WRITINGS OF DAVID SYLVIAN 1980–2014 638 pages, hard back, full colour. Page size – 150mm x 225mm portrait. Regular edition: £65.00. Signed edition: £85.00 (the signed edition has sold out).
A Foreign Place is a comprehensive biography of the influential band Japan by musician and author, Anthony Reynolds. Chronicling the rise and fall of one of the 1980s most respected and beloved bands, the book lifts the veil on the creative processes and personal histories of a fascinating group of introspective musicians whose activities have frequently been shrouded in secrecy.
Italian translation of the book On The Periphery now available! Disponibile solo su www.sylvianbiografia.it Originariamente pubblicato in inglese, ora interamente tradotto in italiano! Completamente aggiornato a Gennaio 2015! Data di uscita 9 Marzo 2015.
On November 24th 2014 the new album There’s A Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight will be released on SamadhiSound (soundcdss024). Samadhisound is proud to announce the release of David Sylvian’s new long form composition; ‘there’s a light that enters houses with no other house in sight.’ A unique collaboration with American Pulitzer Prize winning poet
Press announcement 12th December 2013, United Kingdom. The new biography of David Sylvian, entitled “On the Periphery”, has today been officially released. All pre-ordered copies have been dispatched, and the book is now available for immediate delivery.
A new and extensive biography of David Sylvian is about to be published. The 384-page hard back book entitled On the Periphery has been researched and written over the space of 4 years, and tracks the evolution of Sylvian’s solo career from 1982 up to the present day.
Previous David Sylvian collaborations with Christian Fennesz and Stephan Mathieu have inspired the three artists to come up with The Kilowatt Hour, a work in progress that creates an all-new experience in sight and sound.
While last year’s Punkt festival was curated by Brian Eno, the Punkt 2013 program is back in the hands of Punkt founders, musicians and producers Jan Bang and Erik Honoré.They proudly announce the world premiere of Stephan Mathieu, David Sylvian and Christian Fennesz’ trio project, The Kilowatt Hour, who will perform on Saturday September 7th.Other highlights of this evening are Norwegian guitar maestro Stian Westerhus and the inimitable Bugge Wesseltoft.
In Japan this summer there will be two, simultaneously held, photographic exhibitions by David Sylvian. ‘Abandon’ will open in Tokyo on the July 22nd at Spiral Garden. The second, Hope, opens on July 20th in an abandoned building located in the port town of Uno (Okayama) as part of the Setouchi International Art festival 2013.
Phil Collins. In Every Dream Home A Heartache. Museum Ludwig, Cologne April 18 – July 21, 2013 David writes on facebook: Visual artist Phil Collins collaborates with international musicians, including David Sylvian, Lætitia Sadier and Scritti Politti, for solo exhibition at Museum Ludwig in Cologne. …and a quote from the following text: All the songs will be compiled on a
David wrote on Facebook: David acted as curator for the current art festival in the so called ‘ghost town’ of Uno, a port which has fallen on hard times, as part of the Setuochi Triennale Art festival. Composer, designer, photographer and label owner (12k) Taylor Deupree has provided a unique composition for the event available for rent or purchase on
According to graphic designer Chris Bigg, a new 400 page book with David Sylvian’s lyrics, poems and written essays is near to completion. Chris mentions this in the excellent interview by Nenad Georgievski as published on All About Jazz.
Music by Christian Fennesz and David Sylvian is used as the soundtrack of the Austrian movie Shirley - Visions Of Reality.Christian Fennesz made a larger contribution that David to this soundtrack and they did write one song for the film which eventually became I Should not Dare. Two other previously released Sylvian tracks were licenced for the soundtrack - Small Metal Gods and The Department of Dead Letters.