Various Artists/ Yasujiro Ozu - Hitokomakura (2CD)
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"This release turns its focus upon Yasujiro Ozu's use of
"pillow shots" (i.e. short poetic pauses that appear between the acting
segments of his films. The term "pillow shot" was not coined by Ozu
himself, but several years after his passing in the early 1960s by a
Japanese journalist who was trying to draw a comparison of the
intermediate scenes to "pillow words" found in traditional Japanese
poetry. This is a double CD release with both CDs featuring audio plus
a cross-platform compatible PDF booklet containing pillow shots
(courtesy of Criterion Collection) and liner notes.
Each artist who appears on this release was asked to choose one or
more "pillow shots" to use as inspiration for their pieces. A link to
web pages containing a large assortment of "pillow shots" was
provided, and accordingly, the pillow shots were reserved on a first
come, first served basis. The artists also watched the films from
which the pillow shots came from in order to get a sense of how their
chosen pillow shots were employed by Ozu.
The sound work featured represents a wide range of artistic
approaches, but as always with these projects, the artists were
chosen specifically, based on their previous work and on how it
might contribute to the collective whole of each project.
Featured artists include:
ALEJANDRA & AERON
AONO JIKKEN ENSEMBLE
DEAN MOORE (with Michael Shannon)
-Doug Cummings (Masters Of Cinema and Filmjourney.org)
and Dale Lloyd (and/OAR).