Filed under sound recording | Tags: · architecture, art history, bauhaus, design
“This full-length archive CD explores the highly influential Bauhaus school of art and architecture, which operated in Germany between 1919 and 1933.
The spoken word element is centred on a revealing talk by Walter Gropius, the architect and theoretician who founded the Bauhaus in 1919. The album also includes contributions from the school’s third and final director, architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as teacher Josef Albers. All interviews are in the English language.
The musical content features piano pieces written between 1919 and 1925 by six composers associated with the Bauhaus: Arnold Schoenberg, Josef Matthias Hauer, George Antheil, Stefan Wolpe and H.H. Stuckenschmidt. Several reflect serialism and 12-tone technique; most are performed by Steffen Schleiermacher on piano.
With a generous running time of 72 minutes, the CD booklet also features archive Bauhaus images and liner notes by James Hayward.”
Publisher LTM Recordings (LTMCD 2472), 2007
Filed under artists book, sound recording | Tags: · ecuador, environment, field recording, oil
“The book contains “Ecopolitik”–an introduction as an epilogue by José Luis Espejo, a letter to the Huaorani people, two research texts and one bertso, descriptive texts and photos of recordings, a possible chronology, a glossary, a compilation of several texts with testimonies, reports and declarations from different people, groups, institutions, and publications in reference to the impact—direct or indirect—of the noise from the oil industry during its various phases of development on the people, the environment and the fauna.”
The book is supplemented by a CD containing 34 recordings in one track.
Publisher Gruenrekorder, Frankfurt/M., 2016
Filed under booklet, sound recording | Tags: · hipster, language, satire
“This album captures the underground comedians at their early best and manages to both lampoon and accurately encapsulate the difference between hip and square society at the time. Unlike other mean-spirited comedy takes on the beatnik craze (Allan Sherman’s ‘The Rebel’ springs to mind), Close and Brent’s satire was close to the truth because they truly were bohemian spirits. John Brent wrote poetry and honed his ‘Geets Romo’ character (also known as ‘Huey the Hipster’) while acting in a Jules Feiffer play. Del Close was an actor and poetry director at the Gaslight. And they both became well-known as being early members of Chicago’s Second City.” (from the WFMU blog)
The album comes with “an illustrated booklet of complete instructions and a Dictionary of Hip. A Thorough reading of this Dictionary will familiarize you with a number of useful Hip expressions.” (from the liner notes)
Publisher Mercury, 1961Comment (0)