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Plexus

Hitoshi Kojo


From Octpia 06 - Plexus (digest edition)

Track 1: L. Elerod - R. Rirog

Track 2: L. Firanch - R. Inserbe

Track 3: L. Echass - R. Stopening

Track 4: L. Cramber - R. Bamteeval

Track 5: L. Bristeel - R. Radinance

Track 6: L. Sonisht - R. Leaforal

Track 7: L. Driftal - R. Strood

Track 8: L. Mornird - R. Symplute

Track 9: Metto Harip

Track 10: Resell Mirran

Track 1 - 8 are 16 mono channel sound materials. Each left and right channel contains different sound that were used for an installation with the same title.
Play some or all tracks together, and enjoy your own mix by changing the volume and the starting position of the tracks.
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Various objects were attached to the speakers during the actual installation. And the noises which were occurred by the vibration of the sound had been involved in the piece.
Some sounds are strongly enhanced by compressors in order to vibrate objects.
Therefore the listening by headphones are not recommended.

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Octpia 04


  • Album title: Plexus
  • Artist: Hitoshi Kojo
  • Track title:
    Disk 1: L. Elerod - R. Rirog
    Disk 2: L. Firanch - R. Inserbe
    Disk 3: L. Echass - R. Stopening
    Disk 4: L. Cramber - R. Bamteeval
    Disk 5: L. Bristeel - R. Radinance
    Disk 6: L. Sonisht - R. Leaforal
    Disk 7: L. Driftal - R. Strood
    Disk 8: L. Mornird - R. Symplute
    Disk 9: Metto Harip
    Disk 10: Resell Mirran
  • Duration: Each disk: 19:30
  • Format: 3" CDR x 10 / Digital files
  • Cover: Silkscreen on Handmade Wooden Box, Jewel case, Inkjet on Japanese paper, Feather
  • Issue: 2004 / 2011 January (digital file edition)
  • Number: Limited to 10 copies, Numbered, Signed (out of print)

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Octpia 06


  • Album Title: Plexus (digest edition)
  • Artist: Hitoshi Kojo
  • Track title:
    Track 1: L. Elerod - R. Rirog
    Track 2: L. Firanch - R. Inserbe
    Track 3: L. Echass - R. Stopening
    Track 4: L. Cramber - R. Bamteeval
    Track 5: L. Bristeel - R. Radinance
    Track 6: L. Sonisht - R. Leaforal
    Track 7: L. Driftal - R. Strood
    Track 8: L. Mornird - R. Symplute
    Track 9: Metto Harip
    Track 10: Resell Mirran
  • Time: Track 1-9: 6:05, Track 10: 10:00
  • Format: CDr / Digital files
  • Cover: Silkscreen on cardboard slipcase, Paper, Tracing paper, Inkjet / + Feather, Honey wax (special edition)
  • Issue: 2004 / 2011 January (digital file edition)
  • Number: Limited to 100 copies, Numbered, Signed, (Special edition: 15 copies) / Out of print

PLEXUS Installation

The installation had been set in HEADSCAPE gallery in Paris from 14 November 2001 until 12 January 2002, as a part of an exhibition ZENLOGIQUE which was aimed to present ZEN in our time.
Various pre-recorded sounds which were made from processed everyday-sounds had been played by CD players from ten loudspeakers that were attached to various objects.
The volume of the sounds and the place of the speakers were adjusted to vibrate the objects for the purpose to add acoustic noises on pre-recorded sounds.
The space had a beauty salon jointly. So the environmental sound were also mixed in the installtation.
The mixture of sounds from different realities created an multidimensional sonic space that merges difference between a daily space and an art.


PLEXUS Recording / Performance

Disk(track) 1 to 8 are sixteen mono channel sound materials. Each left and right channel contains different sound that were used for the installation. It means a 16 channels speaker installation can be set immediately by using these materials.

Disk(track) 9 is a mix of two recordings that are taken from a same combination of the sound source and the objects. One was recorded from the installation in Paris, and another one was recorded at a studio in Tokyo.

Disk(track) 10 is a part of sound material that was used for a slow-motion performance during the opening party of the exhibition.
I had worn a black costume with a necklace made by seven small speakers and audio cables, and a cylindrical black mask which was decorated by small circle mirrors - the hollow on the top was stuffed by feathers.
I also had held a big speaker in my arms and had walked in and around the space as slow as possible throughout four hours.
Disk(track) 10 was played from the big speaker, and track 1 to 8 were played from the necklace speakers simultaneously during the performance.


PLEXUS system

These recordings were compiled and released as free sound materials in 2004.
They could be used for a composition, installation and any other creative purposes by anyone.
One of my intention was to make creative circulations by involving the new results into my next works.
Although Yoko Higashi, Emmanuel Holterbach, Kiyoharu Kuwayama and Fabio Carboni could have kindly showed me their works that contains my materials, I have not had a chance to involve their works into my new works yet.
However the sound file edition of PLEXUS is also free to use for any creative purposes. So let me know if you could make something interesting by these materials.

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