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movement by Eija Ranta eijaranta.com
poem & voice by Misumi Mizuki misumimizuki.com

taken from Japanese poetry interpretations album: AGF & Various: A Deep Mysterious Tone
feat. Tujiko Noriko, - Kyoka, - Ryoko Akama, - Yu Kawabata and Misumi Mizumi

2014.04.04 Friday
Complicity/加担する
Waiting for the plane
From Amsterdam
Six hours to go
Just when I'm leaving
The weather clears
The moon bear You mustn't kill it
In words that don't reach me
The warning comes
The moon bear You mustn't kill it

Ranting that
Time is too short
Suddenly six hours
Is given me
And I fall silent
The moon bear You mustn't kill it
No it's not good to kill
So what would be
All right to kill?

In this small airport
People waiting and
People arriving
Maintain the same pace
Clouds too have gathered
But the fading glare
Scares me
And I go on
Pretending to be blind
I
Killed the moon bear

[Misumi Mizuki: misumimizuki.com]

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 (794-1185slash1192) 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.

Tracklisting

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]

see also: #newwoman feat. Tujiko Noriko
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