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Shiraishi & Sean Meehan
Annual Summer Concerts
Two of Tamio & Sean’s annual summer concerts in New York
City recorded in binaural pedestrian splendor by Geoff
Dugan, Tamio (sax), Sean (percussion) and the city. Binaural
recordings are optimal for headphone listening but I
recommend listening via stereo speakers in a room, on a
summer day with the window open and the volume turned up.
Playing records is a recreational activity.
A handmade multiple edition of 500; 12”, 180-gram vinyl
in a screenprinted kraftboard jacket.
Illustration by Nicholas Blechman and printing by VG Kids.
Mastered by James Fei.
Co-produced with Old Gold Records.
Released in 2006.
Municipal Parking Garage at the 79th Street Boat Basin,
July 20, 2002
Under the Manahattan Bridge at Pike St. and Monroe St.,
July 20 2003
Review: Vital Weekly, No. 554 Week 48
“The music is all improvised, but it deals with some
interesting points. First of all, in what way do the
locations matter? Do the musicians listen to what the
other is doing and in what way do the sounds from the
environment interact with their playing? Do they respond?
I think they do. When the subway passes, the music
increases. That’s one aspect. The other one is that field
recordings are used here in a very subtle way. The
environment becomes an extra instrument, and perhaps Dugan
as an extra player. On the bridge side, Shiraishi’s
saxophone sounds like tires of a car and Meehan’s snare
drum produces some interesting scratching, making both to
sound as something else. The environment is of course used
a lot inside the world of field recordings but never (or
at least not as much) as it is done here. The music gets
incorporated in the environment and the recording is
simply breathtaking. This is a great work, one of the few
of improvised music that has something new to say.” —Frans