The Works and Days: The Black Sections is a sound collage album that emerged out of the production material of a film by Anders Edström and C.W. Winter, The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin). The film — winner of the Encounters Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2020 Berlinale — is an eight-hour fiction shot for a total of twenty-seven weeks, over a period of fourteen months, in a village with a population of only forty-seven, in the mountains of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It's a geographic description of the work and 'non-work' of a farmer. A portrait, over five seasons, of a family, of a terrain, of a sound space, and of a duration.
This beautiful LP features musical excerpts from Tim Berne & Bill Frisell, Tony Conrad, Graham Lambkin, Mary Jane Leach, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Folke Rabe, Éliane Radigue, and Akio Suzuki.
With digital download.
Producing, editing, and recordings by: C.W. Winter
Mastered by: Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung Mastering Mastercut by: Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Loop-O Mastering Pressing: Monotype Pressing
Design by: Lucas Quigley
Photography by: Anders Edström