Selten Gehörte Musik – Streichquartett 558171 (Romenthalquartett) 2xCD

Selten Gehörte Musik – Streichquartett 558171 (Romenthalquartett) 2xCD

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REISSUE - 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 fourth in a series of reissues of the legendary Selten Gehörte Musik records by Tochnit Aleph. Originally published as a 3xLP Box Set in 1976. Includes recordings from 1975 by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Dieter Roth, and Gerhard Rühm from a production that took place at Hermann Nitsch's Villa Romenthal by Lake Ammer, and a duo piano session by Dieter Roth and Hermann Nitsch recorded in Stuttgart. Double CD packaged in full colour LP gatefold sleeve reproduction of the original artwork, with printed inner sleeve. Edition of 500 copies.


Label: Tochnit Aleph

Genre: Sound Art, Experimental, Avant-Garde

Release: 2016