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Yoshio Machida (町田 良夫 Yoshio Machida, born in 1967 in Japan) is an experimental musician, a steelpanist, composer, and visual artist.
A member of ASCAP, Machida studied minimal art, music
and film at the Tama Art University under Kuniharu
Akiyama, Yoshiaki Touno, Sakumi Hagiwara and Kishio Suga. In the
1990s, Machida worked for an international cooperation
in Asia and Africa.
Machida's first album Hypernatural (1999) had been featured with
Brian Eno and Oval
(band) on David
Toop's article about Generative music. In 2001, Machida
started to play improvised music by Steelpan with computer program Max/MSP.
Machida has been invited to perform in ISEA2004, Sónar Tokyo, MaerzMusik and other venues. In
2004, Machida founded an experimental music label Amorfon. In 2007, Machida
formed an electric Dub band miimo with tatsu and Norihide Saji.
Machida also organized "Japan-Macedonia exchange art exhibition"
and some workshops for children.
As a visual artist, Machida has produced Photobatik like Photogram technique using photographic paper.
Photograms are produced by partial exposure and development of the
entire photosensitive surface. Photobatik is "whole exposure and
partial development." Machida has expanded his technique to
overexposure of the photographic paper followed by only fixing the
image, resulting in a pink image.
- CD : "Steelpan Improvisations:2001-2008" (self-release,
- CD : "Hypernatural #3" (Baskaru, France, 2008)
- CD : "Naada" (Amorfon, Japan, 2006)
- CD : "Infinite Flowers" (Amorfon, Japan, 2004)
- CD : "Hypernatural #2" (Softl Music, Germany, 2001)
- CD : "Hypernatural" (Japan, 1999)
- FD : "AMORPHOUS" (Koan Pieces with Koan software by SSEYO
- CD : miimo "miimo 2" (self-release, 2009)
- CDR : miimo "miimo" (self-release, 2007)
- CD+DVD : V.A. "SILENT ROOM FAKTORY BOX 01 | skoltz_kolgen"
(SK Factory, Canada, 2007)
- CD : V.A. "Yasujiro Ozu - Hitokomakura" (and/OAR, USA,
- CD : V.A. "Resonance: Steel Pan in the 21st Century"
(Quiet Design, USA, 2007)
- CD : V.A. "water music" (commune disc, Japan, 2006)
- CD : V.A. "seeds of dub" (mao, Japan, 2004)
- CD : V.A "*Music for Baby!" (Amorfon, Japan, 2004)
- CD : V.A "lib." (cubicfabric, Japan, 2003)
- CD : V.A "Kraakgeluiden" (unsounds, The Netherlands,
- CD : V.A "Japanese Avant Garde" (sub rosa, Belgium, 2002)
- CD : V.A (Improvised Music from Japan, Japan, 2002)
Notable Concerts /
- Organization of "the park -Contemporary Artists in Asia 2008-"
- MaerzMusik (Berlin, 2006)
- Musical workshop at Sava Zebeljan School (Crepaja, Serbia,
- Lecture at Polytechnic Academy (Berglade, Serbia, 2006)
- Musical workshop for children at Minamisuna elementary
school/ASIAS (Tokyo, 2005)
- Soundtrack for French TV spot (Visual, 2005)
- Organization of Japan-Macedonia Exchange Exhibition (Macedonia
and Japan, 2004)
- ISEA2004 (Finland, 2004)
- Cooperation to "Ecoute (Listen)" at Pompidou Center (Paris,
- "Dark Symphony" at Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria, 2003)
- "Sónar Tokyo" live & lecture (Tokyo, 2002)
- Solo exhibition at Izba (Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, 2002)
- Solo exhibition at Pepper's Loft Gallery (Tokyo, 2002)