Pianist Fujii Satoko is a great name in the present-day impro-scenein Japan. She has only performed in the Netherlands once before.Then with Misha Mengelberg, now with her new Japanese quartetMa-Do. When Satoko puts together a new band, it is a sign of a newmusical course she is setting. 'Ma-Do' is the Japanese word for'window' and 'Ma' stands for the silence between tones. And this isexactly what Satoko looks for with her new quartet; a feeling fortimbre, silence, interaction and a subtle balance betweeninterpretation and composition. In comparison with her previousband, a rock band with a powerful sound, Ma-Do is able to compilesmall collages that open onto the outside world like a window. Thecompositions that Satoko wrote for Ma-Do open new sonicpossibilities and include a rich diversity of moods and tempos.