Robert J Kirkpatrick ‎– Sounds From The Floating World

Hollow Earth Recordings ‎– HER 010
CDr, Album, Limited Edition


1 Ten Ten Kyoto Overlay 10:10
2 Ryoan-ji (For John Cage) 13:13
3 Tokyo Electrics 33:33
4 One Ten Over Kyoto 1:10



Track 1) Created from recordings made in the streets, parks, temples and gardens of Kyoto, Japan from September 23rd to September 26th. Assembled in Kirkland WA on January 17th 2009.

Track 2) Field recording from the karesansui at Ryoan-ji Temple Kyoto Japan, made on September 24th 2008. Overlay recorded in Kirkland Washington, on October 4th 2008. Originally released as part of the Listen project on Bagatellen. In Memoriam John Cage.

Track 3) Recordings made in parks, trains, streets and venues around Tokyo, Japan from September 17th-22nd. Assembled into form in Kirkland WA, 11 April 2009 from a score based on images found via a Google Images search for "Tokyo Electric".

Track 4) Assembled from various recordings made around Kyoto, Japan from September 23rd to September 26th. Assembled into a one minute piece in Kirkland WA on January 10th 2009. Performed with live overlay for a Seattle Improvised Music Festival benefit.

Packaged in a vinyl sleeve with double sided 5" by 7" folder and numbered 5" by 7" photograph.