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The Nijmegen duck was recorded as part of a Brombron project where 

Tetuzi Akiyama and I had several days in residence at Extrapool. The 

tune is our version of a Steve Lacy tune of various titles such as duck, 

the new duck , the Swiss duck, the new York duck, the Japanese Duck.

As this tune was rehearsed recorded in Nijmegen,the name followed 

the appropriate course. I think our version of this nicely conveys the 

atmosphere of our red wine fuelled late night recording sessions, very 

relaxed and probably different from a New York Duck. 

Plate spinning 

Greg Malcolm’s solo performances are a mesmerising experience 

involving three guitars played with hands, feet and all manner of 

household objects. His sound is a beautifully paced, lush world of 

chimes, drones, twangs, scrapes and thumps. 


Tetuzi Akiyama plays the guitar with primitive and practical implications, by adding a desire of own to the instrument’s characteristic nature in minimal and straight method. He delicately and sometime boldly controls the dynamics of the sound from micro to macro level, and tries to quantize his physical system. Besides making variety of solo albums which covers from fingerpicking and slide acoustic guitar atonalism to noisy experimental drone to never ending boogie, he has made many albums in collaboration with highly praised artists such as Jozef Van Wissem, Donald McPherson, Greg Malcolm, Bruce Russell, Günter Müller, Jason Kahn, Michel Henritzi, Phantom Limb, Gul3, Tim Barnes, Oren Ambarchi, Martin Ng and Alan Licht, just to name a few. He is also a band member of “Koboku Senjû”, “Satanic Abandoned Rock & Roll Society” and “Hontatedori”. Akiyama has been frequently invited for international music festivals in East & West Europe, North & South America, Australia and New Zealand in recent years.