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A Deep Mysterious Tone

by AGF & Various

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A Deep Mysterious Tone
AGF & Various

feat. Tujiko Noriko - Kyoka - Ryoko Akama - Yu Kawabata and Misumi Mizumi

A Deep Mysterious Tone is the third edition in AGFs poetry series, following Gedichterbe [German/2010] and Kuuntele [Finnish/2013]. The series investigates the history of poetry in one particular language from a female perspective. Via current music and sound art practices the poems are reimagined in a 21st century context. Twelve Japanese poets were selected for this issue. Three poets date from the Heian period (794-1185/1192) and the rest are from the Meiji Restoration (when closed Japan finally opened up to the world, starting in 1868) and after. In addition to the Japanese language poets, one piece features the sound of the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan. These primarily female stories were interpreted by AGF and her contemporaries Kyoka, Tujiko Noriko, Yu Kawabata and Ryoko Akama, fellow artists and producers she got to know at various music festivals in Europe. The only living poet here is Misumi Mizuki, who reads her work herself.


1 State of Ainu: Dance
2 Yosano Akiko (1878-1942) - Admidst the Notes - AGF
3 Ito Noe (1895 - 1923) - The Rock and The Rock - feat. Ryoko Akama
4 Izumi Shikibu (976-?) - Yugure Wa - feat. with Kyoka
5 For Kaneko Fumiko (1903-1926)
6 Hiratsuka Raicho (1886-1971) - I am - New Woman - feat. Tujiko Noriko
7 Kurahara Shinjiro (1889-1965) - A Secret Code - AGF
8 The Lady Ki (around 1100) - Oto - feat. Yu Kawabata
9 Tsuboi Shigeji (1897-1975) - River of Ice - AGF
10 Misumi Mizuki (1981) - Complicity - feat. Misumi Mizuki
11 Crows of Sapporro
12 Ibaraki Noriko (1926-2006) - If I Could - AGF
13 Muro Saisei (1889-1962) - Falling - AGF
14 a/b Tanka & Haiku
15 Ono no Komachi (825-900) - Ono - AGF [in dedication to Yoko Ono]

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released June 6, 2015

thanks to all poets and people who helped tho make this work

all Ainu people in Hokkaido, Yosano Akiko, Ito Noe, Ryoko Akama, Izumi Shikibu, Kyoka, Kaneko Fumiko, Hiratsuka Raicho, Tujiko Noriko, Kurahara Shinjiro, The Lady Ki, Yu Kawabata, Tsuboi Shigeji, Misumi Mizuki, the crows of Sapporro, Ibaraki Noriko, Muro Saisei, Ono no Komachi and keiko Yoshida who was a tremendous resource on this project

all music and production by AGF
all text by respective poets
performances stated per track




AGF ✸ poemproducer ✸ Antye Greie-Ripatti Hailuoto, Finland

audio sculptress performing as AGF, poetess and new media artist Antye Greie-Ripatti utilises language, sound, politics & explores speech within the audible depths of anti-rhythmic post-internet assemblages @poemproducer *

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