March 29, 2019

IRO, anima animus

Accompanying the exhibition by Heidrun Holzfeind

Record release party

An evening to celebrate the release of IRO’s latest album anima animus, produced for Heidrun Holzfeind’s film installation the time is now.

With selected music by IRO from the new album and their punk days in the 1980s  as well as other eclectic edgy avantgarde and underground music from Japan – electronic and acoustic – from the 1960s till today.

With DJ Dyskenetik & Yukika Kudo


Released in conjunction with the exhibition by Heidrun Holzfeind, the vinyl record anima animus features music by Japanese shaman improvisation duo Iro (Shizuko and Toshio Orimo). The record comes with an illustrated booklet with Heidrun Holzfeind’s interviews with the musicians as well as the architect Yuko Saito, a former associate at Takamasa Yosizaka’s studio (Atelier U), about his work and ideas.

Vinyl record
Side A
yurari (prayer of summoning) 2’13
ryūjin tamafuri (invoking the dragon god) 2’41”
anima animus 14’09”

Side B
susabu 22’24”

Shizuko Orimo (double bass, chime, vocals)
Toshio Orimo (frame drum, piano, vocals)
Sabu Orimo (bamboo branch, jinashi shakuhachi, primitive shakuhachi)

Details: Softcover, 16 pages
Texts: Conversation between Shizuko and Toshio Orimo, Norie Fukuda and Heidrun Holzfeind, “Noritō prayer” by Shizuko Orimo, Interview with architect Yuko Saito
Concept: Heidrun Holzfeind
Released and produced by Secession 2019
€ 19,-
Available in the shop