Alumni Mix

RBMA20: Yosi Horikawa

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60 minsFirst aired 10 Aug 2018Next Alumni Mix Today at 11:00pm EDT
Courtesy of Yosi Horikawa

The Japanese sound designer and sonic adventurer invites us to climb inside his multi-dimensional panoramas.

Hailing from Osaka but based long-term in Chiba, Japan, Yosi Horikawa is a man of miniatures. Table tennis balls, kalimbas, shakers, insects — the small details in his recordings make his music unique. As a formally trained sound designer and soundtrack artist, he crafts field-recorded sounds into something musical, often resulting in a shadowy version of hip-hop or musique concrète. He’s released on Eklektik Records, Rhythm Incursions and Laurent Fintoni’s Nihon Kizuna compilation; Horikawa’s everyday sounds are often an allusion to our infinite expanse.

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