En Blanc Et Noir.
Photographs by Tomoko Mukaiyama and Philip Mechanicus.
16 pp., 13 black & white illustrations and CD, 12¼x12¼".
Made in collaboration between the celebrated pianist, Tomoko Mukaiyama and her late husband and photographer Philip Mechanicus, ‘en blanc et noir’ combines both contributor’s skills in a personal and stylish publication. A series of full-page, black and white photographs, present previously unpublished nude pictures of the pianist along with an image of her behind her piano and other images taken by Mechanicus. While an accompanying CD with some 50 minutes of music presents the pianist’s improvised work – ‘Sonic Tapestry’ – which provides a historical journey over four centuries of music that zigzags between Eastern and Western influences.