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

Short biography of Tetuzi Akiyama: 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).

Also on the Web you may find Tetuzi Akiyama by links below:
  1. http://www.japanimprov.com/takiyama/
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Tetuzi Akiyama - Periodic Drift Periodic Drift 10
mp3, CD
2001 Corpus Hermeticum
2 Tetuzi Akiyama - Compositions For Guitars Vol. 2 Compositions For Guitars Vol. 2 5
mp3, CD
2004 A Bruit Secret
3 Tetuzi Akiyama - Playback08: Proletarian Blues Playback08: Proletarian Blues 3
mp3, CD
2005 Commune Disc
4 Tetuzi Akiyama - Playback09: Wild Horses Playback09: Wild Horses 3
mp3, CD
2005 Commune Disc
5 Tetuzi Akiyama - Points And Slashes Points And Slashes 6
mp3, CD
2005 Erstwhile Records
6 Tetuzi Akiyama - Luwa Luwa 2
mp3, CD
2001 Rossbin
7 Tetuzi Akiyama - Relator Relator 9
mp3, CD
2001 Slub Music
8 Tetuzi Akiyama - Till We Meet Again Till We Meet Again 9
mp3, CD
2005-09-00 For 4 Ears
9 Tetuzi Akiyama - Oimacta Oimacta 4
mp3, CD
2004 Improvised Music From Japan
10 Tetuzi Akiyama - Ailack Ailack 3
mp3, CD
2005 Creative Sources
11 Tetuzi Akiyama - Don't Forget To Boogie! Don't Forget To Boogie! 13
mp3, CD
2003 IDEA (2)
12 Tetuzi Akiyama - Enha 4 Enha 4 15
mp3, CD
2003-10-00 Enha
13 Tetuzi Akiyama - Résophonie Résophonie 8
mp3, CD
2002 A Bruit Secret
14 Tetuzi Akiyama - Tetuzi Akiyama & Richard Francis Tetuzi Akiyama & Richard Francis 2
mp3, CD
2003 CMR
15 Tetuzi Akiyama - International Domestic International Domestic 3
mp3, CD
2003-04-00 Corpus Hermeticum
16 Tetuzi Akiyama - Futuro Futuro 3
mp3, CD
2004-02-00 Quakebasket
17 Tetuzi Akiyama - Duo / Playback 07 Duo / Playback 07 3
mp3, CD
2004 Commune Disc
18 Tetuzi Akiyama - Proletarian Drift Proletarian Drift 2
mp3, CD
2004 BV Haast Records
19 Tetuzi Akiyama - Willow Weep And Moan For Me Willow Weep And Moan For Me 3
mp3, CD
2006-08-22 Antiopic
20 Tetuzi Akiyama - Pre-Existence Pre-Existence 8
mp3, CD
2005 Locust Music
21 Tetuzi Akiyama - Six Strings Six Strings 8
mp3, CD
2007 Korm Plastics
22 Tetuzi Akiyama - Live At The Western Front Live At The Western Front 2
mp3, CD
2007 Simple Geometry
23 Tetuzi Akiyama - Hymn For A Fallen Angel Hymn For A Fallen Angel 7
mp3, CD
2007 Incunabulum
24 Tetuzi Akiyama - The Ancient Balance To Control Death The Ancient Balance To Control Death 7
mp3, CD
2008 Western Vinyl
25 Tetuzi Akiyama - Broken Blues Broken Blues 3
mp3, CD
2007 absurd
26 Tetuzi Akiyama - Bject Bject 2
mp3, CD
2002 Hibari Music
27 Tetuzi Akiyama - Varianter Av Døde Traer Varianter Av Døde Traer 15
mp3, CD
2008 Sofa
28 Tetuzi Akiyama - Low Cloud Means Death Low Cloud Means Death 10
mp3, CD
2008-11-00 Digitalis Recordings
29 Tetuzi Akiyama - The Old Language The Old Language 3
mp3, CD
2008-11-00 Digitalis Recordings
30 Tetuzi Akiyama - Nero's Expedition Nero's Expedition 6
mp3, CD
2009-08-15 Monotype Records
31 Tetuzi Akiyama - Stoned Runes Stoned Runes 3
mp3, CD
2008 U-Sound Archive
32 Tetuzi Akiyama - Terrifying Street Trees Terrifying Street Trees 3
mp3, CD
2005 Esquilo Records
33 Tetuzi Akiyama - Selektiv Hogst Selektiv Hogst 7
mp3, CD
2010-05-03 Sofa
34 Tetuzi Akiyama - In Search Of Wild Tulips In Search Of Wild Tulips 3
mp3, CD
2009 Bombax Bombax
35 Tetuzi Akiyama - Tetuzi Akiyama & Noël Akchoté Tetuzi Akiyama & Noël Akchoté 9
mp3, CD
2011-04-23 Noël Akchoté Downloads

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