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Merzbow (Musician), 1956-


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  • Variants

    • メルツバウ (Musician), 1956-
    • Merutsubau (Musician), 1956-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1956-12-19
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Tokyo (Japan)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Japan
    • Gender

        male
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    • WikidataMerzbow Offsite linkLabel from public data source Wikidata
  • Sources

    • found: SCSI duck, 2003:insert (Merzbow; all music by Masami Akita)
    • found: Wikipedia(Merzbow is the name used by Japanese musician Masami Akita, b. 1956, Tokyo. Included bibliography lists Ikei no manierisumu, 1989. Merzbow started as a duo with Kiyoshi Mizutani, sometimes a trio or larger when live (see no2001064713) but is Akita solo in the studio.)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 11, 2016(Masami Akita; 秋田 昌美; born December 19, 1956, Tokyo, Japan; better known by his stage name Merzbow (メルツバウ; Merutsubau); Japanese noise musician; lists numerous aliases and groups under side projects. As well as being a prolific musician, he has been a writer and editor for several books and magazines in Japan, and has written several books of his own. He has written about a variety of subjects, mostly about music, modern art, and underground culture. His more renowned works have been on the topics of BDSM and Japanese bondage. Other art forms Akita has been interested in include painting, photography, filmmaking, and Butoh dance.)
    • found: Oxford music online, March 11, 2016:Enc. of popular music, 4th ed. (Merzbow; born Masami Akita, 1956, Tokyo, Japan. Taking his name from a work by German collage artist Kurt Schwitters, Merzbow launched his recording career in the late 70s with a series of cassettes for his own label Lowest Arts & Music. Although occasionally joined by fellow Japanese noise musicians, Merzbow's recordings are essentially the work of Akita, who oversees everything from the playing and producing to the collage artwork featured on the album covers. He has also released music under a wide range of pseudonyms, including Masami Akita, Abe Sada, Flying Testicle (with Yamazaki Maso and Zev Asher), MAZK (with Zbigniew Karkowski), SCUM, Tibeta Ubik (with KK Null), and True Romance.)
    • found: OCLC database, March 11, 2016(Bib records for sound recordings consistently give prominence to the name Merzbow. Bib records for books have usage Masami Akita.)
  • Editorial Notes

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    • [First Wikipedia citation, undated but presumably from the revision of February 13, 2007, extracted from n 88289599]
  • Change Notes

    • 2016-03-14: new
    • 2019-04-30: revised
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