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4 | 5 – Bach, Sax, Space

4 | 5 – Bach, Sax, Space

One day, while practicing the prelude to Bach’s Cello Suite #1, Yasuaki Shimizu accidentally ran his tenor saxophone through a reverb machine. The sound so moved him that he embarked on an odyssey to record each of the six Cello Suites in a different acoustical environment. In this piece, Shimizu takes us into a warehouse, a stone quarry, a mine, a concert hall, a Baroque villa and a Gothic palazzo, showing us how the unique acoustics of each site drew out the emotional nuances of each suite in Bach’s masterwork.

Japan Production Team
Producer: Lisa Schiavon
Translation Assistant: Dan Grunebaum
Text Adaptation Assistant: Kate Klippensteen
Recording Assistant: Kate Klippensteen

US Production Team
Producer: Willem Boning
Senior Editors: Joseph Bedford and Curt Gambetta
Production Consultant: Griffin Ofiesh
Technical Assistant: Brendan Smith
Announcer: Trudy Watt

Interview: Yasuaki Shimizu