sogetsu #1: detailed background notes to the compositions

landschaft 021

Available to listen to and buy at Bandcamp

Release date: 21 July 2021

Format: digital download. Artwork and typography by Landschaft.

The work explained

This archive work originated around 2007 and I rediscovered it in a review of my sound and visual works. The cover art is a photograph of sogetsu taken in the Brisbase Gallery of Modern Art in 2017. The sound piece languished years waiting for the magical association with sogetsu to arrive. I remastered the work and segmented the original 2 hour work to six parts.

Sogetsu is the modern re-imagination of traditional ancient 'ikebana', the Japanese art of flower sculpture. A less formalised expression of the art. The cover art is of the vertical vase form, 'Nageire'. I have more to say, artistically, about sogetsu and have suffixed this work #1 in anticipation of future works. To see sogetsu in an appropriate setting was for me a mind opening experience.