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David Sylvian

David Sylvian
Background information
Birth name David Alan Batt
Born 23 February 1958(1958-02-23)
Origin England
Genre(s) Avant-garde
Instrument(s) Guitars
Keyboards
Years active 1974 -
Label(s) Samadhi Sound
Associated
acts
Japan
Nine Horses
Website David Sylvian.com

David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, 23 February 1958, in Beckenham, Kent, UK) is an English singer, musician and composer who first gained attention as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the band Japan. His subsequent solo career has been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz, ambient, electronic, and progressive rock. Photograph of musician David Sylvian. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The group called Nine Horses is a collaboration between David Sylvian, his brother and frequent collaborator Steve Jansen and electronic composer/remixer Burnt Friedman. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beckenham is a town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. ... The Kent coat of arms For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ...

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Biography

Japan

The band Japan, whose other members included bassist Mick Karn, guitarist Rob Dean, keyboardist Richard Barbieri and Sylvian's brother Steve Jansen on drums, began as a group of friends who grew up together. As youngsters they played music as a means of escape, playing Sylvian's two-chord numbers – sometimes with Karn as the frontman, sometimes with Sylvian at the fore. Mick Karn (born July 24, 1958) is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, most noted as the bassist for the 1980s art rock band Japan, from 1974 to 1982. ... Rob Dean is a British musician, who played guitar on early albums by the British band Japan. ... Richard Barbieri Richard Barbieri (born on November 30, 1957, in London, England) is the current keyboardist for British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. ... Steve Jansen Steve Jansen was born Stephen Batt on December 1, 1959, in Beckenham, Kent. ...


Eventually, they christened themselves Japan in 1974, signed a recording contract with Hansa, and became an alternative glam rock outfit in the mold of David Bowie, T.Rex and The New York Dolls. Over a period of a few short years, however, their music became more sophisticated – drawing initially on the art rock stylings of Roxy Music. Their visual image also evolved and the band was tagged with the New Romantic label. Indeed, it could be argued that Japan were at the forefront of the entire New Romantic movement, even though the band never associated themselves with it. Japan recorded five studio albums between March 1978 and November 1981. In 1980, the band signed with Virgin Records, where Sylvian remained as a recording artist for the next twenty years. Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock and roll music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The New York Dolls were a glam rock band in the 1970s that prefigured much of what was to come in the punk rock era. ... Art rock is a term used by some to describe rock music that is characterized by ambitious or avant-garde lyrical themes and/or melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard modern popular music forms and genres, toward influences in jazz, classical, world music or the experimental avant... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The usual recounting of the band's demise in December 1982 has to do with various interpersonal relationships, tensions therein including Sylvian linking with Yuka Fujii, a photographer, artist and designer who also happened to be Mick Karn's former girlfriend. Fujii quickly became an influential figure in Sylvian's life. She was the first person to seriously introduce Sylvian to jazz, which in turn inspired him to follow musical avenues that were not always open to him. Yuka also influenced Sylvian to incorporate spiritual discipline into his daily routine. Throughout David's solo career, Fujii had also maintained a large role in the design of David's album artwork, which lead to the couple forming Opium (Arts) to manage Sylvian's interests. Mick Karn (born July 24, 1958) is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, most noted as the bassist for the 1980s art rock band Japan, from 1974 to 1982. ...


In 1982, Sylvian released his first collaborative effort with Ryuichi Sakamoto titled "Bamboo Houses/Bamboo Music". He also worked with Sakamoto on the song "Forbidden Colours" for the 1983 Nagisa Oshima film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ... Nagisa Oshima (大島 渚 Ōshima Nagisa, born March 31, 1932) is a famous Japanese director. ... Merry Christmas, Mr. ...


Exorcising Ghosts

Sylvian's debut solo album, Brilliant Trees (1984), met with critical acclaim and functioned well as a bridge between the musical sounds he created with Japan and the more challenging directions he was to pursue in his future work. Sylvian intentionally placed the more accessible tracks on side one of the record, while utilizing the second side for songs of a slightly more experimental nature. The album included contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, trumpeter Jon Hassell and former Can bassist Holger Czukay. These three musicians also figured prominently upon the writing and recording sessions which resulted in Sylvian's second release, the entirely instrumental Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities (1985). Imbued with a 'Fourth-World' influence, the album signalled Sylvian's decisive move away from the mainstream. Brilliant Trees is David Sylvians first solo album, released in 1984. ... Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ... Not to be confused with The Libertiness bassist John Hassall Jon Hassell (born March 22, 1937, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American musician and trumpet player. ... Can was a musical group formed in West Germany in 1968. ... Holger Czukay (born March 24, 1938) is a German musician, probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. ...


The next release was the ambitious two-record set, Gone to Earth (1986), which further flouted conventional and commercial wisdom by featuring one record of atmospheric vocal tracks and a second record consisting of ambient instrumentals. The album contained significant contributions from noted guitarists Bill Nelson of BeBop Deluxe and Robert Fripp of King Crimson. On a majority of the songs, Fripp laid a foundation with his patented system of tape delay loops, known as Frippertronics, which gave the album a distinctly vast and spacious sound. This is an article about an album by David Sylvian. ... Bill Nelson (born William Nelson on 18 December 1948) is a prolific guitarist, songwriter, painter and experimental musician from Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, UK. He currently lives in Selby, Yorkshire, England, UK. // Nelson was educated at the Wakefield College of Art, where he developed an interest in the work of poet... Be Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Frippertronics is a system of tape loops developed by composer Brian Eno with guitarist Robert Fripp. ...


Secrets of the Beehive (1987) made greater use of acoustic instruments and was musically oriented towards somber, emotive ballads laced with shimmering string arrangements by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Brian Gascoigne. The album yielded one of Sylvian's most well-received songs, "Orpheus", and was later supported by his first solo tour, 1988's 'In Praise of Shamans'. Sylvian's touring band included ex-Japan bandmates Jansen and Barbieri along with trumpeter Mark Isham, bassist Ian Maidman and guitarists David Torn and Robbie Aceto. David Sylvians third solo album. ... Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ... Mark Isham (born September 7, 1951 in New York City) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and composer. ... David Torn (born 1953 in Amityville, New York) is a guitarist and composer known for electronics and performance techniques that have a highly atmospheric or textural quality. ...


Thoroughly Lost To Logic

Never one to conform to commercial expectations, Sylvian then collaborated with Holger Czukay to produce a pair of instrumental albums focusing on random chance, found samples and group improvisation. Plight And Premonition, issued in 1988, and Flux + Mutability, recorded and released the following year, also included contributions from Can members Jaki Liebezeit and Michael Karoli. These two albums were released on a Virgin subsidiary called Venture Records, which had been created in 1987 for some of the more experimental artists on their roster. Holger Czukay (born March 24, 1938) is a German musician, probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. ... Can was a musical group formed in West Germany in 1968. ... Jaki Liebezeit is a drummer probably best known as a founding member of Can. ... Michael Karoli (April 29, 1948 – November 17, 2001, Essen) was a guitarist, violinist and founding member of the German krautrock band Can. ...


Virgin then decided to close out the Eighties with the release of Weatherbox, an elaborate boxed-set compilation consisting of Sylvian's four previous solo albums. To accompany this release, the label had requested that Sylvian produce a new song in a more 'pop-oriented vein' which could be released as a single to promote the compilation. Sylvian obliged them with the track "Pop Song", which was anything but aptly described. Essentially the track was an atonal diatribe on the machinations of the music industry, equating the creation of modern music for mass consumption to that of everyday factory work. Yet Virgin CEO Simon Draper admirably continued the support of Sylvian's career no matter how far from the mainstream he was determined to drift.


In 1990, Sylvian collaborated with artists Russell Mills and Ian Walton on the elaborate multi-media installation using sculpture, sound and light titled Ember Glance - The Permanence of Memory. The exhibition was staged at the Temporary Museum on Tokyo Bay, Shinagawa. The music which accompanied the exhibit was an extended improvisation between Sylvian and percussionist Frank Perry. Russell Mills (born July 14, 1944, in St. ...


Rain Tree Crow

Also in 1990, Sylvian reunited with the former members of Japan for a new project. Yet unlike their past work, Sylvian had decided to utilize methods of improvisation like that which he explored in his work with Czukay. This proposal held great appeal to his former bandmates and the initial results were extremely promising. Guitarists Bill Nelson, Phil Palmer and Michael Brook were each brought in at various times to augment the quartet for the recording of the album. In an effort to distance the project even more from the sound and atmosphere that surrounded Japan in the early-1980s, but to the dismay of both Virgin and his former bandmates, Sylvian insisted on releasing the project under the name Rain Tree Crow. As the group went forward with recording, production costs started mounting and in order for the label to advance more money, Virgin had suggested that the project be released under the name Japan. Sylvian turned down such an offer of compromise and instead paid any subsequent costs out of his own pocket. Further recording sessions grew increasingly acrimonious as Sylvian reportedly assumed a controlling temperament over the proceedings. Once the time came to mix and master the tapes, Sylvian had completely shut out the other musicians from the process and all decisions regarding the final product were his own. When the album was released in 1991, Karn, Barbieri and Jansen were no longer communicating verbally with Sylvian, though many harsh criticisms regarding his demeanor during the sessions were exchanged in print interviews conducted at the time. Bill Nelson (born William Nelson on 18 December 1948) is a prolific guitarist, songwriter, painter and experimental musician from Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, UK. He currently lives in Selby, Yorkshire, England, UK. // Nelson was educated at the Wakefield College of Art, where he developed an interest in the work of poet... Michael Brook (born 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist familiar with many disciplines including rock, minimalism and film scores. ... Rain Tree Crow was the name used by Japan (excluding Rob Dean) when they briefly reformed in 1991 for this one-off project. ...


In an effort to divert his attention away from the rancorous aftermath of Rain Tree Crow, Sylvian took up an offer from Hector Zazou to participate in a musical tribute to the work of the 19th Century French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Sylvian was originally slated to read text to one of the pieces. Sakamoto and Fujii also took part in these recording sessions and gradually Sylvian's involvement grew to further vocal, guitar and keyboard contributions, as well as composing brand new material for the project. Zazou and his record label, Made To Measure, then made the strange decision to list Sylvian under the pseudonym of 'Mr. X', rather than requesting the necessary permission from Virgin to use Sylvian's extensive contributions. When the album, titled Sahara Blue, was finally released in 1992, Virgin filed a cease-and-desist case against the Made To Measure label, resulting in the exclusion of two tracks that featured Sylvian's vocal from any subsequent copies of the album that would be produced. Discography Albums External links Hector Zazou reviewed by All Music Guide Hector Zazou reviewed by MBHs Sunday Features ... Rimbaud redirects here. ...


Sylvian and Fujii separated shortly after the sessions for Sahara Blue. Around the same time, Ingrid Chavez, an artist signed to Prince's Paisley Park Records, sent Sylvian a copy of her first album. He liked what he heard and thought her voice would fit well with some material that Ryuichi Sakamoto and he were working on for a new Sakamoto release. Chavez and Sylvian quickly developed a bond and decided to travel together throughout the UK and the USA, where they eventually settled after marrying in 1992. Chavez, 1991Photo: Paisley Park Records Ingrid Julia Chavez, born 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia, is a Mexican-American poet, vocalist, songwriter and photographer. ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ... Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ...


The Fripp Trip

In late 1991, Fripp had approached Sylvian and asked him to be the vocalist for a new lineup of King Crimson. Sylvian declined the invitation due to the turmoil that had often plagued the band in the past and instead suggested they collaborate on a future project. With frequent Fripp associate Trey Gunn on Chapman Stick, and performing a set of newly composed material, the trio performed throughout Japan and Italy during the spring of 1992 on 'The First Day' tour. With the addition of Jerry Marotta on drums and Marc Anderson on percussion, the group went into the studio in late 1992 to document the material they had written together. King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Trey Gunn with Warr guitar Trey Gunn was a member of the band King Crimson from 1994 to 2003. ... A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... Marc Anderson, is an American percussionist who has toured and recorded with Steve Tibbetts since 1977. ...


In July of 1993, Sylvian startled many of his long-term fans with the album The First Day, which melded Sylvian's philosophical lyrics to funk workouts and aggressive rock stylings very much in the mold of Fripp's King Crimson. The First Day put Sylvian back into the Top 40 after nearly a ten year absence and to capitalize on the album's success, the musicians went back out on the road in the autumn of 1993. Sylvian, Fripp and Gunn were joined by Michael Brook and ex-Mr Mister drummer Pat Mastelotto for what they dubbed 'The Road To Graceland' tour. A live recording, called Damage and released in 1994, was culled from the final shows of the tour. The First Day is the first of three collaborations between David Sylvian and Robert Fripp. ... Michael Brook (born 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist familiar with many disciplines including rock, minimalism and film scores. ... Lee Patrick Mastelotto (born September 10, 1955 in Chico, California) is a rock drummer who has worked with King Crimson and XTC. Pat started playing the drums at the age of 10. ...


Sylvian and Fripp's final collaboration was the installation Redemption – Approaching Silence. The exhibition was held at the P3 Art and Environment Center in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo and ran from August 30 to September 18, 1994. The accompanying music was composed by Sylvian, with text written and recited by Fripp.


In the late summer of 1995, Sylvian undertook a one-man solo tour of which he called 'Slow Fire - A Personal Retrospective'. Performing either on an acoustic guitar or on keyboards, Sylvian drew largely upon his solo catalog for song selection, in turn scaling each tune down to its most basic form. He also included a few rearrangements of tracks from his recordings with Japan, Rain Tree Crow and Robert Fripp. The 'Slow Fire' tour marked the end of a highly productive four years. Rain Tree Crow was the name used by Japan (excluding Rob Dean) when they briefly reformed in 1991 for this one-off project. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ...


Everything And Nothing

A period of relative musical inactivity followed, during which Sylvian and Ingrid Chavez moved from Minnesota to the Napa Valley. Chavez had given birth to two daughters and pursued her interest in photography and music. During this time, Sylvian aided Chavez in composing and recording some new material for a possible solo work Little Girls With 99 Lives. Copies of the demo were sent to select friends and distributed to disinterested record labels. Chavez, 1991Photo: Paisley Park Records Ingrid Julia Chavez, born 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia, is a Mexican-American poet, vocalist, songwriter and photographer. ... Napa County is in north-central California Napa Valley is most famous for its wine. ...


In 1999, Sylvian released Dead Bees on a Cake, his first solo album since Secrets of the Beehive from twelve years earlier. The disc gathered from the most eclectic influences of all his recordings, ranging from soul music to jazz fusion to blues to Eastern-inflected spiritual chants, and most of the songs' lyrics reflected the now 41-year-old Sylvian's inner peace from his marriage, family and beliefs. Guest musicians included longtime friend Ryuichi Sakamoto, classically-trained tabla player Talvin Singh, avant-garde guitarist Marc Ribot, jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and contemporary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. David Sylvian’s solo album released in March 1999. ... David Sylvians third solo album. ... Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ... Talvin Singh (Matharu) (born in 1970 in Leytonstone, London, England) is a British DJ and tabla player, known for creating an innovative fusion of classical Indian music and drum n bass. ... Marc Ribot (born 1954) is a Jewish American guitarist, composer and occasional singer from Newark, New Jersey. ... Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler (born 14th January 1930, Toronto, Canada) is a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based in the U.K. since the 1950s. ... William Richard Bill Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is a North American jazz guitarist, progressive folk musician and composer. ...


Following Dead Bees, Sylvian released a pair of compilation albums through Virgin, a two-disc retrospective Everything and Nothing and an instrumental collection Camphor. Both albums contained previously released material, some re-mixes, and several new or previously unreleased tracks which Sylvian finished especially for the projects. In 2001, Sylvian made an effort to promote the compilations with the 'Everything and Nothing' tour. Sylvian travelled the world with a band that included his brother back on drums, Tim Young on guitar, Keith Lowe on bass, and Matt Cooper on keyboards. The US leg in 2002 was shortened due to poor ticket sales. Everything and Nothing was David Sylvian’s last album with Virgin Records. ... R-phrases 11-20/21/22-36/37/38 S-phrases 16-26-36 RTECS number EX1260000 (R) EX1250000 (S) Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ...


Samadhi Sound

David Sylvian in performance with his brother Steve Jansen.

Sylvian parted ways with Virgin and launched his own independent label, Samadhi Sound. The first proposed project was a collaboration with his brother Steve, and work had begun in the Autumn of 2002. Bassist Keith Lowe had been retained from the previous tour to help out during the initial writing and recording sessions but the process was slow going and Sylvian did not yet feel fully connected to the project. During a break in the proceedings, Sylvian experimented on his own with treated sounds made from his guitar and computer. The results were recorded during February of 2003. A few months later, he released the album blemish. The disc was shockingly stark in its sound and content, partially spurred by the involvement of experimental guitarists Derek Bailey and guitarist/sound artist Christian Fennesz. The lyrical subject matter dealt primarily with the impending dissolution of Sylvian's marriage. With the collaborative effort now put on the backburner due to the strong reception for the new disc, Sylvian and Jansen headed out to promote blemish with visual artist/musician Masakatsu Takagi for the 'Fire In The Forest' tour. Musician David Sylvian in performance. ... Musician David Sylvian in performance. ... Steve Jansen Steve Jansen was born Stephen Batt on December 1, 1959, in Beckenham, Kent. ... David Sylvians first solo album since 1999’s Dead Bees On A Cake is experimental in its use of electronics and sound. ... David Sylvians first solo album since 1999’s Dead Bees On A Cake is experimental in its use of electronics and sound. ...


Sylvian surprised his fans by lending his vocals to a commercial advertisement for TIAA-CREF. The track was a sixty-second rendition of "Somewhere" written by Leonard Bernstein and the spot ran various times during the course of the 2004 Summer Olympics. Also somewhat out of character, Sylvian commissioned an album of remixes of tracks from blemish, titled The Good Son vs. The Only Daughter, which was released in early 2005. TIAA-CREF is one of the largest financial services companies in the United States, with some $360 billion in assets under management as of Sept. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... The Good Son vs. ...


With the conclusion of the 'Fire In The Forest' tour in 2004, work resumed on the joint project between Sylvian and Jansen. Participants in the sessions included the ever present Ryuichi Sakamoto, vocalist Stina Nordenstam, and trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Yet the course of the album took on a completely new tone after Sylvian's decision to add keyboardist/programmer Burnt Friedman to the proceedings through the technology of file sharing. Friedman brought along with him a large roster of musicians from around the globe and a breadth of musical ideas that Sylvian utilized as foundations for new compositions. Due to his heavy involvement in the project, Friedman was then granted equal partnership with Sylvian and Jansen. The band name Nine Horses was adopted and their first cd, titled Snow Borne Sorrow, was released in October 2005. The album successfully fused together elements of pop, avant-garde jazz, folk and electronica, creating an overall sound that seemed like a logical path for Sylvian to follow. Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ... Stina Nordenstam born Kristina Marianne Nordenstam March 4, 1969, Stockholm, Sweden is a Swedish singer, songwriter and musician. ... The group called Nine Horses is a collaboration between David Sylvian, his brother and frequent collaborator Steve Jansen and electronic composer/remixer Burnt Friedman. ... The first and possibly only album released in October 2005 by Nine Horses, a collaboration between David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Burnt Friedman. ...


In January 2007, Nine Horses released a follow-up EP, Money For All, which included new material as well as remixes of selected songs from their first cd. Also in 2007, Sylvian issued When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima, an environmental piece which was commissioned by the Fukutake Art Museum Foundation for the 2006 Standard Festival held on the island of Naoshima. The seventy minute track, which was intended to give the aural sensation of walking around the island during the wintry month of February, included contributions from guitarist Christian Fennesz, trumpeter Arve Henriksen, flautist Clive Bell and samples by Akira Rabelais. The group called Nine Horses is a collaboration between David Sylvian, his brother and frequent collaborator Steve Jansen and electronic composer/remixer Burnt Friedman. ... Nine Horses, Money For All Money For All is a 2007 release by the band, Nine Horses, featuring David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Burnt Friedman. ... Christian Fennesz (born December 25, 1962) is an Austrian musician who uses white noise to create his electronic compositions. ...


Though he had claimed in recent interviews that he had no particular interest in performing live, Sylvian took to the road once again for 'The World Is Everything' tour, beginning in Stockholm on September 7, 2007. Sylvian is being accompanied by Takuma Watanabe on keyboards, Keith Lowe on bass and Steve Jansen on drums. The quartet will be augmented by clarinetist/saxophonist Theo Travis for various gigs throughout the course of the tour. And if certain logistics can be sorted out, trumpeter Arve Henriksen will be slated to join the group for select shows as well.


Japan

See also: 1970s in music. ... Adolescent Sex was the first full length release from New Romantic band Japan. ... Japans 1978 follow-up to their debut Adolescent Sex. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... Released by Japan in 1979, this album was a huge departure for the band, musically. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... Released by Japan in 1980, this album continued in the vein of their previous album, Quiet Life. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... Tin Drum is the last studio album produced by Japan. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... Oil on Canvas is a live album by Japan, released in 1983 by Virgin Records, after the band had split in 1982. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Rain Tree Crow was the name used by Japan (excluding Rob Dean) when they briefly reformed in 1991 for this one-off project. ...

Solo & Collaborations

This article is about the year. ... Brilliant Trees is David Sylvians first solo album, released in 1984. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This is an article about an album by David Sylvian. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... David Sylvians third solo album. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This is the first of two collaborations between David Sylvian and Holger Czukay. ... Holger Czukay (born March 24, 1938) is a German musician, probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This second collaboration between David Sylvian and Holger Czukay. ... Holger Czukay (born March 24, 1938) is a German musician, probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Rain Tree Crow was the name used by Japan (excluding Rob Dean) when they briefly reformed in 1991 for this one-off project. ... Steve Jansen Steve Jansen was born Stephen Batt on December 1, 1959, in Beckenham, Kent. ... Richard Barbieri Richard Barbieri (born on November 30, 1957, in London, England) is the current keyboardist for British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. ... Mick Karn (born July 24, 1958) is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, most noted as the bassist for the 1980s art rock band Japan, from 1974 to 1982. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The First Day is the first of three collaborations between David Sylvian and Robert Fripp. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... David Sylvian’s solo album released in March 1999. ... This article is about the year. ... Track listing The Beekeepers Apprentice Epiphany Approaching Silence Categories: | | ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Everything and Nothing was David Sylvian’s last album with Virgin Records. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Camphor is a David Sylvian solo album released in 2002. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Sylvians first solo album since 1999’s Dead Bees On A Cake is experimental in its use of electronics and sound. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Good Son vs. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The first and possibly only album released in October 2005 by Nine Horses, a collaboration between David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Burnt Friedman. ... The group called Nine Horses is a collaboration between David Sylvian, his brother and frequent collaborator Steve Jansen and electronic composer/remixer Burnt Friedman. ... Steve Jansen Steve Jansen was born Stephen Batt on December 1, 1959, in Beckenham, Kent. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Nine Horses, Money For All Money For All is a 2007 release by the band, Nine Horses, featuring David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Burnt Friedman. ... The group called Nine Horses is a collaboration between David Sylvian, his brother and frequent collaborator Steve Jansen and electronic composer/remixer Burnt Friedman. ... Steve Jansen Steve Jansen was born Stephen Batt on December 1, 1959, in Beckenham, Kent. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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David Sylvian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2036 words)
David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, February 23, 1958) is an English singer, musician and composer who first rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the band Japan, and whose subsequent solo career has been influenced by a variety of musical styles, including jazz, ambient, electronic music, and prog rock.
David Sylvian was born in 1958, in Beckenham, Kent.
Sylvian insisted on calling the project and the album Rain Tree Crow, to the dismay of both his label Virgin Records (who were hoping for a hit "comeback" album) and his former bandmates.
One on One - with David Sylvian (3444 words)
David: Because the work I did with Japan was commercially far more accessible than the work I've been doing in my solo and collaborative work in the years since then.
David: It seemed worthwhile, I'd been working with improvisation with Holger Czukay [from the German avant garde rock band Can] in the studio, and I wanted to expand on that, and I was looking for a band of sorts that would have a loose lineup that would change from project to project.
David: I'd really love to be able to represent this material well, particularly the material from "Dead Bees," and that means having a band behind me. And right now the climate doesn't seem right for that.
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