Tetuzi Akiyama

秋山徹次 (Akiyama Tetsuji)

Also known as Akiyama, Akiyama Tetsuji, Akiyama Tetuzi, 秋山テツジ, t.a., T/A
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.japanimprov.com/takiyama/

Discography of Tetuzi Akiyama:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Periodic Drift 10 Audio 2001 Corpus Hermeticum
2 Compositions For Guitars Vol. 2 5 Audio 2004 A Bruit Secret
3 Playback08: Proletarian Blues 3 Audio 2005 Commune Disc
4 Playback09: Wild Horses 3 Audio 2005 Commune Disc
5 Points And Slashes 6 Audio 2005 Erstwhile Records
6 Luwa 2 Audio 2001 Rossbin
7 Relator 9 Audio 2001 Slub Music
8 Till We Meet Again 9 Audio 2005-09-00 For 4 Ears
9 Oimacta 4 Audio 2004 Improvised Music From Japan
10 Ailack 3 Audio 2005 Creative Sources
11 Don't Forget To Boogie! 13 Audio 2003 IDEA (2)
12 Enha 4 15 Audio 2003-10-00 Enha
13 Résophonie 8 Audio 2002 A Bruit Secret
14 Tetuzi Akiyama & Richard Francis 2 Audio 2003 CMR
15 International Domestic 3 Audio 2003-04-00 Corpus Hermeticum
16 Futuro 3 Audio 2004-02-00 Quakebasket
17 Duo / Playback 07 3 Audio 2004 Commune Disc
18 Proletarian Drift 2 Audio 2004 BV Haast Records
19 Willow Weep And Moan For Me 3 Audio 2006-08-22 Antiopic
20 Pre-Existence 8 Audio 2005 Locust Music
21 Six Strings 8 Audio 2007 Korm Plastics
22 Live At The Western Front 2 Audio 2007 Simple Geometry
23 Hymn For A Fallen Angel 7 Audio 2007 Incunabulum
24 The Ancient Balance To Control Death 7 Audio 2008 Western Vinyl
25 Broken Blues 3 Audio 2007 absurd
26 Bject 2 Audio 2002 Hibari Music
27 Varianter Av Døde Traer 15 Audio 2008 Sofa
28 Low Cloud Means Death 10 Audio 2008-11-00 Digitalis Recordings
29 The Old Language 3 Audio 2008-11-00 Digitalis Recordings
30 Nero's Expedition 6 Audio 2009-08-15 Monotype Records
31 Stoned Runes 3 Audio 2008 U-Sound Archive
32 Terrifying Street Trees 3 Audio 2005 Esquilo Records
33 Selektiv Hogst 7 Audio 2010-05-03 Sofa
34 In Search Of Wild Tulips 3 Audio 2009 Bombax Bombax
35 Tetuzi Akiyama & Noël Akchoté 9 Audio 2011-04-23 Noël Akchoté Downloads
36 Bloody Imagination 3 Audio 2012-11-00 Mikroton Recordings
37 Respect 4 Audio 2013-01-05 Spectropol Records
38 Five Guitars 21 Audio 2013-08-30 Noël Akchoté Downloads
39 Naranja Songs 4 Audio 2014-01-10 Public Eyesore
40 The Darkened Mirror 9 Audio 2013-09-16
41 Hontatedori 10 Audio 2013 Compare Notes
42 IHJ / Ftarri 2 Audio 2014-08-04 Winds Measure Recordings


Born in Tokyo, April 13, 1964.

Tetuzi Akiyama is a highly unique and experimental guitarist heavily applying free improvisation and noise. Besides guitar, he also plays electronics, viola, and self-made instruments.

Akiyama became an enthusiastic hard rock fan when he was eleven years old, and started playing electric guitar at the age of thirteen. Later, he also came to be very interested in free improvisation and classical music. He formed the improvised music band Madhar in 1987. He also started playing classical viola, and formed the Hikyo String Quintet in 1994. The band, which played avant-garde improvised classical music, consisted of a viola, two cello, and two violin players, and included Taku Sugimoto on cello. Sugimoto soon left the band, which thus became a quartet. Later that year, Akiyama and Sugimoto launched their guitar duo, Akiyama-Sugimoto. They played gigs in New York in 1995, and in the Midwest (including Chicago and Detroit) in '96. For about a year starting in early 1994, Akiyama was also a member of Nijiumu, one of guitarist Keiji Haino's bands.

Recently Akiyama has two improvised music projects: Sutekina Tea Time, a duo with Takashi Matsuoka (guitar, vocal); and Mongoose, a trio with Sugimoto and Utah Kawasaki (analog synthesizer). Since 1998, together with Sugimoto and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-imput mixing board), he has been organizing an inspiring monthly concert series, The Improvisation Meeting at Bar Aoyama (renamed The Experimental Meeting in '99, and Meeting at Off Site in 2000).


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