In the 90's, Yoshio Machida was involved in international cooperation work in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Mexico, etc... Through this work, he was inspired by Pan-East Asian sun worship basis, then he came out with collage painting & field recording works. Now Machida improvises Steel Pan (which was chosen as an instrument that can be symbol of light, like Asian Gong) and makes "PHOTOBATIK" as well. The music includes elements of ambient, experimental, electro-acoustic, noise, electronic, and contemporary music.
Machida is also a band member of WALK WITH THE PENGUIN, a collaborative post-rock with Cinc, a Serbian band and Miimo, dub-electronica unit by Tatsu (bass) and Norihide Saji (drums). In 2004, Machida founded AMORFON, a music label / platform for contemporary art events. From this label, he has released his solo albums, unique artists' works from Eastern Europe that have not been introduced so much and "Kindermusik: Improvised Music by Babies", a unique compilation album consisted of only Babies' improvisations as expressing concerns about music. He organized "Japan-Macedonia Exchange Art Exhibition" in Japan and Macedonia for the first time for both countries. In 2007, Machida started to run a podcasting station, SOUNDROOM.JP with Yasufumi Suzuki (commune disc) to introduce experimental music and art.
Machida also writes for magazines, gives lectures and has some unique workshops for children through his art activity. In 2008, French record label Baskaru releases "Hypernatural #3", the conclusion of the Hypernatural electroacoustic trilogy... [ http://www.baskaru.com/karu10.htm ] [ http://www.baskaru.com/machida.htm ] Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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