November 30, 2017
Starting 2018 off strong.
Noton is set to kick off next year with a live recording of a 2002 performance by oddball vanguards Mika Vainio, Ryoji Ikeda and Alva Noto.
Live 2002 features the supergroup performing in Newcastle’s Baltic Arts Center in September of that year and according to Boomkat, this is the only known recording of the trio’s collaborations.
Earlier this year, Ikeda debuted his mind-bending The Store X The Vinyl Factory-commissioned new installation test pattern [N°12], as well as conducting the largest synth orchestra in history via the engines of 200 cars in a Downtown Los Angeles parking garage across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Pan Sonic founder and noise icon Vainio passed away earlier this year at the age 53.
Live 2002 is out on 2xLP 20th January. Head here for more info.