Selten Gehörte Musik – Tote Rennen - Lieder CD
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 fifth in a series of reissues of the legendary Selten Gehörte Musik records by Tochnit Aleph. Originally published as an LP in 1977, it includes recordings by Dieter Roth and Oswald Wiener, at Mosfellssveit, Iceland, from May 28 to 30, 1976. CD packaged in full colour LP gatefold sleeve reproduction of the original artwork, with printed inner sleeve featuring a new text about "Tote Rennen Lieder“ by Michel Roth, with the english translation on an insert, as well as a drawing and liner notes. Edition of 500 copies.
Label: Tochnit Aleph
Genre: Sound Art, Experimental, Avant-Garde