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On Kawara:"One Million Years (Past and Future)"

24 CD Boxed Set (Recorded at Akira Ikeda Gallery/Taura in 2005)

 

This 24 CD boxed set was produced in association with the live reading and recording of "One Million Years (Past and Future)" by On Kawara (January 8-February 19, 2005) at Akira Ikeda Gallery/Taura, Japan.

Akira Ikeda Gallery /Taura hosted the second live recording sessions of "One Million Years". All other previously released "One Million Years" except for the 24 CD boxed set Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin produced in 2002 were recorded in studios. Native Japanese speakers read in English and all odd numbers were read by men, all even numbers by women.

Each live recording session was approximately 60 minutes. This clearly made this exhibition a reading/recording exhibition and distinguished itself from previously organized "One Million Years" shows.

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CD Information:

PAST CD

CD #

Years Covered

Recording Date

Readers

39

983,068BC-982,655BC

01/08/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Noriko Miyamoto

40

982,654BC-982,277BC

01/08/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Noriko Miyamoto

41

982,276BC-981,906BC

01/08/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Sae Kawahara

42

981,905BC-981,549BC

01/08/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Sae Kawahara

43

981,548BC-981,173BC

01/09/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Momoko Muraoka

44

981,172BC-980,793BC

01/09/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Momoko Muraoka

45

980,792BC-980,369BC

01/09/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Rio Nagakura

46

980,368BC-979,913BC

01/09/2005

Seiichi Hayashi, Rio Nagakura

47

979,912BC-979,461BC

01/09/2005

Mr. and Mrs. Watanabe

48

979,460BC-979,001BC

01/09/2005

Mr. and Mrs. Watanabe

49

979,000BC-978,746BC

01/10/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

50

978,745BC-978,483BC

01/10/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

FUTURE CD

CD #

Years Covered

Recording Date

Readers

39

19,941AD-20,263AD

01/10/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

40

20,264AD-20,578AD

01/10/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

41

20,579AD-20,852AD

01/11/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

42

20,853AD-21,155AD

01/11/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

43

21,156AD-21,473AD

01/11/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

44

21,474AD-21,810AD

01/11/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

45

21,811AD-22,087AD

01/12/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

46

22,088AD-22,370AD

01/12/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

47

22,371AD-22,693AD

01/12/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

48

22,694AD-23,030AD

01/12/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Sae Kawahara

49

23,031AD-23,335AD

01/13/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Monami Sugiyama

50

23,336AD-23,641AD

01/13/2005

Takuma Kanaiwa, Monami Sugiyama

Note: On Future CD's 49 and 50, one of the reader's name is indicated as "Monami Suzuki" but it is a misprint and "Monami Sugiyama" is correct.

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Additional Information:

Books: On Kawara produced twelve sets of "One Million Years (Past)" in 1970-71 in New York. Each set consists of ten volumes and begins with the year 998,031 BC and ends with the year 1,969 AD. Each book is made up of 200 pages and each page holds 500 typed years. They were first shown at Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf in 1971.

"One Million Years (Past)" is dedicated to: For all those who have lived and died.

The first set (ten volumes) of "One Million Years (Future)" was produced in 1980 in New York and was shown the following year at Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf. The year 1981 AD - 1001980 AD were covered. Eleven more sets were made in 1981-98.

One Million Years (Future)" is dedicated to: For the last one.

Compact Discs: In 1999, Dia Center for the Arts in New York published the first audio recording of "One Million Years" on CD. As of May, 2005, there are 38 CDs published by different institutions.

List of CDs published as of May, 2005

CD# Institution Years Covered
CD 1 Past Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris;Paris, France Past 998, 031 AD - 997, 400 BC
CD 1Future Dia Center for the Arts; New York, USA Future 1994 AD - 2613 AD

CD 2 - 6Past & Future

David Zwirner, New York, USA Past 997, 399 BC - 994, 993 BC Future 2, 614 AD - 5, 565 AD
CD 7 - 8Past & Future Konrad Fischer; Dusseldorf, Germany Past 994, 992 BC - 993, 721 BCFuture 5, 566 AD - 6, 900 AD
CD 9 - 24Past & Future Documenta XI; Kassel, Germany Past 993, 720 BC - 988. 629 BC Future 6, 901 AD - 13, 292 AD
CD 25 - 36Past & Future Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin; Berlin, Germany Past 988, 628 BC - 983,797BC Future 13, 293 AD - 19,155AD
CD 37 - 38Past & Future South London Gallery; London, England Past 983,796BC - 983,069 BC Future 19,156AD - 19,940AD
CD 39 - 50Past & Future Akira Ikeda Gallery/Taura; Taura, Japan Past 983,068 BC - 978,483BC Future 19,941AD - 23,641AD
CD 51 - 74Past & Future La Maison Rouge; Paris, France Past 978,482BC - 972,889BC Future 23,642AD - 29,120AD
CD 75 - 82Past & Future Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Singapore, Republic of Singapore Past 972,888BC - 971,212BC Future 29,121AD - 31,426AD
CD 83 - 86 Past & Future Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo; Vigo, Spain Past 971,211BC - 969,612BC Future 31,427AD - 33,410AD

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"One Million Years (Past and Future)" CD Past & Future 39 - 50 Credits

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