Selten Gehörte Musik - 3. Berliner Dichterworkshop CD
Selten Gehörte Musik is a group project by artists from the Wiener Gruppe; Gerhard Rühm, Oswald Wiener, and Dieter Roth, who gathered together in Berlin in the 1970s after leaving Vienna, in part, because of scandals incited by their art. The project began as a spontaneous form of musical interaction born during their workshops which, without being restricted to any one field of the arts, fostered creative production of a totally pleasure-oriented kind. Initially, it was just recorded on audiotape, but by 1974 they began to make public appearances in collaboration with the Vienna Actionists, and other artist friends. Selten Gehörte Musik can be viewed as an early example of the free, and in part intentionally dilettantish interplay of avant-garde artists, blurring art mediums, sound, and performance into their works.
This is the first in a series of reissues of the legendary Selten Gehörte Musik records by Tochnit Aleph. This is a reissue of the first Selten Gehörte Musik LP from 1973. Recordings of the 3rd Berliner Poetsworkshop/First Berliner Musicworkshop with Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, and Oswald Wiener, in Berlin on the 12th and 13th of July 1973. CD packaged in full colour LP gatefold sleeve reproduction of the original artwork, with printed inner sleeve featuring rare photos and an English text on Selten Gehörte Musik by Gerhard Rühm. Edition of 500 copies.
Label: Tochnit Aleph
Genre: Sound Art, Experimental, Avant-Garde