La Vie

La Vie

57 minutes of sound art with a connection to human life. Animal sounds, voices, everyday noises, or musical instruments function as parts of a Cinéma Pour L’Oreille. Put into action by Anton Bruhin, Jacki Apple, Tazartès, Toshi Ichiyanagi and others between 1969 and 2010.

Only 2 of the 10 tracks are on Spotify.

Velemir Chlebnikov – The Radio Of The Future

re-creation by Miguel Molina and Leopoldo Amigo, based on references about sound from the Russian Futurist’s 1921 essay about the possibilities of radio (2006, ReR Megacorp)

Jon Appleton – Dima Dobralsa Domoy

celebrating the friendship between the American composer Appleton and Russian choral director Dimitri Pokrovsky (1993, Empreintes DIGITALes)

Jacki Apple – The Garden Planet Revisited (Scene 4 “The Storytellers”)

visionary journey through the nightmares of the world (1982, Audio Arts)

Tony McAulay – Collaborative Poem

roll-call of famous and obscure collaborative teams (1986, Philips)

Tazartès – La Mort De Berchou

surrealistic listening piece with lyrics from French poet and pataphysics practitioner René Daumal (1989, Ayaa)

Hannah O’Shea – A Litany For Women Artists

action to reclaim women artists of the past for history (1982, Audio Arts)

Anton Bruhin – Die Welt

interpretation of a work by German Baroque poet Christian Hofmann von Hofmannswaldau, recorded on a cassette recorder with almost used up batteries (1976, Alga Marghen)

Giovanni A. Bignone – Maschinengewehr

sound poetry confronted with its musical mate (1982, Assessorato Cultura Comune Bondeno)

Toshi Ichiyanagi – Electric Chant

electronic sounds as special backdrop for praising the Tenno (1969, Bridge)

Arturas Bumšteinas – My Own Private Bayreuth #7

composition with recordings of rehearsals from various Wagner scores (2010, HotelMariaKapel)

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